Man, where did the season go? We’re already at Week 11 of the NFL season, and the fantasy playoffs are within sight. Time to start jockeying for position. No AFC team has a bye this week, so all AFC players are available. Start ‘em Case Keenum (vs. OAK): Keenum has 3 touchdowns in each of his […]
Man, where did the season go?
We’re already at Week 11 of the NFL season, and the fantasy playoffs are within sight. Time to start jockeying for position.
No AFC team has a bye this week, so all AFC players are available.
Case Keenum (vs. OAK): Keenum has 3 touchdowns in each of his last 2 starts, as the Texans seem to be relying more on the pass than the run lately (since starting running back Arian Foster is out for the year). Keenum has attempted 102 passes this year with 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Paired with the fact that he’s playing Oakland this week, Case should have a very solid game.
Rashad Jennings (vs. HOU): Staying in the same game, I like Oakland’s tailback. With the news that QB Terrelle Pryor will not be playing this week, I’ve got to think that Jennings gets his share of looks. He’s coming off of a 20 carry game, and head coach Dennis Allen says he has earned a larger role in the offense going forward. He’s worth a start just for the sheer volume of touches.
Danny Amendola (vs. CAR): This is somewhat of a risky play, but I’ll go for it. Carolina gives up the least fantasy points to wide receivers, but Danny and the Patriots aren’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill offense. Not only does Amendola get a lot of looks underneath as a slot receiver, but he can also score on big plays, like his 34 yarder last week. With Rob Gronkowski back, Danny is definitely the #2 option in the passing game, but that’s still pretty good for your fantasy team.
Andy Dalton (vs. CLE): I don’t really hate any of the normal AFC starting fantasy quarterbacks this week. This pick is just to confirm that if Dalton is your guy in a 1 QB league, you’re probably in trouble. He also only had 5 points in standard scoring when he played Cleveland in Week 4.
Le’Veon Bell (vs. DET): Bell is most definitely the feature back in Pittsburgh, but the rookie doesn’t have the best match up this week. The Lions held Matt Forte to 33 yards on 17 carries last week, and Forte is much better than Bell. I wouldn’t be surprised if Bell got a goal line touchdown, but I’m not expecting a lot from him this week.
Dwayne Bowe (vs. DEN): Bowe had his most catches in a game this season last week with 7, but I don’t think that should put him in your lineup. It seems like the player most likely to catch a receiving touchdown for the Chiefs is Jamaal Charles, the starting running back. I think the Broncos defense won’t let Bowe beat them, so he’ll have a sub-par fantasy day, which isn’t unusual for him this year.
Bonus NFL prediction: The Chiefs have a better chance of beating Denver at Kansas City in 2 weeks, but the Chiefs defense can hopefully get to Peyton Manning, with his injured ankles limiting him a bit. I’ll be a homer and take KC to win, 23-20.
Until next time,