FANTASY REPORT: WEEK 11
November 14th, 2013
By Grant Borgen
By Grant Borgen
Time for Pick Six Previews' Week 11 Love/Hate fantasy rankings. The NFL is starting to come down the wire, and each game is becoming even more crucial. This week we have some key divisional games, such as the Eagles vs. Redskins, Browns vs. Bengals, Bills vs. Jets, and most importantly Chiefs vs. Broncos. Divisional games can often be the toughest to predict, especially when it comes to fantasy players, as these games are almost always close. Only two teams have bye weeks, and these two teams couldn’t have had a much more different week 10. The St. Louis Rams stunned the Colts last Sunday, and Tavon Austin may have finally broke out of his rookie shell. The Cowboys, however, looked worse last week than they have in a long time, as the Saints pounded them on national television. With the NFL and fantasy football seasons reaching their climax, let’s take a look at who makes the Love/Hate rankings for Week 11…
Andrew Luck: Coming off an embarrassing loss last week I expect Luck to have a big game. Luck’s numbers coming off a loss are consistently good, and I expect him to take it to a Titans team that just lost to the Jags.
Matthew Stafford: Stafford is having a monster season, and I expect more of the same from him playing a Steelers team has given up some big games to opposing quarterbacks.
RGIII: Even though the Redskins lost last Thursday, RGIII played incredibly well and was just a few yards short of a comeback win. With the extra time to rest and playoff implications on the line, I wouldn’t be surprised if Griffin has a huge game passing against a weak Eagles passing defense.
Peyton Manning: Interesting reports coming out of practice this week as Peyton seems to be nursing an ankle injury. Pair that with a massive divisional game against the best defense in the NFL, I do not like Peyton’s projections this week.
Tom Brady: I’ve been saying this for weeks, but this Panthers defense is no joke. Brady might not necessarily have a bad game, but do not expect anything big from him.
Andy Dalton: Divisional game versus the Browns, I’m expecting a low scoring game.
Reggie Bush: Reggie should get touches a lot in both the running and passing game vs the Steelers this week.
LeSean McCoy: Shady has finally started to find a rhythm in Chip Kelly’s offense. He should be able to keep building on it this week vs. the Redskins.
Alfred Morris: Morris had a slow start to this season, but I think Shanahan is finally figuring out that he needs more touches for this offense to be successful. Morris should be the focus of the Redskins offense this week.
Lamar Miller: The Dolphins team is a mess, avoid at all costs.
Stevan Ridley: Going against one of the best front sevens in the NFL.
CJ Spiller/Fred Jackson: Bills running backs have been an overall disappointment this season.
DeSean Jackson: Foles has been looking good lately and Desean should have no trouble getting behind a weak Redskins secondary.
Andre Johnson: The Raiders secondary hasn’t been able to cover anybody this season. Andre should have a good game.
Josh Gordon: The Bengals secondary has suffered numerous injuries, and the Browns passing offense has looked surprisingly good in recent weeks.
Torrey Smith: The Bears are fighting for a playoff spot, and even though they are banged up defensively they will not let Smith out of their sight.
Jordy Nelson: Jordy is very good, but not good enough to overcome Scott Tolzien being his quarterback.
Percy Harvin: Sorry, had to do it.
Coby Fleener: We’ve been waiting all year for Coby to have a big game, and this might finally be the week.
Jimmy Graham: This is a no-brainer, but he’s been playing so good this year that I feel I have to mention his name.
Rob Gronkowski: Carolina has some very athletic linebackers that should be able to match up with Gronk.
Vernon Davis: Nagging injury issues have really limited Vernon’s impact this year.
Arizona Cardinals: Playing the turnover prone Jags this week. With formidable returners like Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu, don’t be surprised if they put up some serious points this week.
San Francisco 49ers: (Insert any team playing @ New Orleans here)
Remember. These are simply suggestions as to players I believe will have above or below average weeks, so take that as you may. As is with any prototype, this format is subject to change week to week, so make sure to check back next Wednesday. Also, feel free to hit me up on Twitter: @PickSix_NFL
Best of luck this week.