Jeremy Hill should see a usage increase
with Gio out and gets the Browns during fantasy playoff time.
Week 11 Review
Let’s start out by taking a look at last week…
(Sell) C.J. Prosise: Yes Prosise did have a 72-yard TD. He was 100%
untouched and like the track star he is, he took it yard. Soon after
someone did touch him and he suffered a fracture scapula (or shoulder
blade) which should sideline him the rest of the year. If you sold
on him as a workhorse back, than you are feeling like a million
(Sell) Jordy Nelson: 3-for-28 on 5 targets would account for Nelsonís
second worst stat total of the year. He salvaged this stat line
by catching a TD in a game the Packers nearly got doubled up on.
I fielded a lot of questions on him this week, and all the trades
were heavily slanted in the team giving him up. You can bet this
week will be much different considering the state of the Packers
and their upcoming schedule. Good job if you sold high.
Rawls: Rawls has workhorse back written all over him
from here on out. The schedule isnít great, but the Seahawks offense
is playing like a newly tuned guitar. If you got him off the wire
or through a deal than you are pumped this week against Tampa Bay
as it is their easiest game left on the fantasy schedule (thru Week
16). If youíre lucky enough to be in a league that plays through
Week 17, he gets the 49ers who have been roasted on the ground.
Rogers: After turning in another ďmehĒ performance, Iím
taking the win here. Rogers is as up and down as any WR4 so feel
free to trade, hold, or drop him for other high upside talent.
Robinson: Three straight weeks of touchdowns. I feel
comfortable taking the win here.
Hopkins: I refuse to take a loss when the referees in
last weekís game called Hopkins out of bounds when he clearly took
the ball up the sidelines for long score. Tack that on to his 5-for-58,
and you have WR1 status. Late in the game the Texans converted a
3rd and 4th down as well that was called incorrectly, and it could
have easily led to another Hopkins score. Iím not giving up that
Marshall: Marshall was on bye so we get to see what he
does this week against the leaky Patriots defense who is giving
up massive yards to far worse talent.
Blount: Iím going to eat crow for the time being with
Blount. He defies past performance with Lewis, White, and Brady
all together again. Normally he gets around 10-12 touches in those
scenarios and bounces up and down between RB3 and RB2 weeks. Heís
been a RB1 nearly every week against all front-sevens.
Newton: Cam continues to struggle. He got a dream matchup
with New Orleans last week and couldnít get out of his own way.
His 11:7 passing touchdown to INT ratio is his worst since entering
Benjamin: The Panthers fantasy ship is sinking, and I
blame Cam Newton 100%. He looks indecisive and doesn’t seem
to be able to get clicking. Targeting a surefire stud like Benjamin
four times is criminal against the Saints.
Kelley: This guy looks like the new, young feature back
of a thriving offense. Looks can be deceiving. Yes he scored 3 touchdowns
and averaged a robust 5.7 yards per carry, but outside of that he
has never been a workhorse back including in college where he totaled
just under 2,000 yards from scrimmage in his four-year career.
Garcon: Since Week 8 Garcon has caught 6 passes a game,
and his yardage total has gone up along with him scoring a touchdown.
This is a trend that will be bucked over the next five weeks as
the defenses only get better. Sell him now if you can.
Reed: A bye week and two weeks of down production could
be getting owners nervous. That along with his injury history could
have them on edge as well. Do you have Travis Kelce or another middle
of the road guy you can package up? Fire a trade offer away ASAP
before your deadline (if it hasnít passed already) to land a guy
who won fantasy championships for owners last year. There is risk,
but there is also high reward and upside that only few tight ends
in the league offer.
Hill: Buy Hill for the simple fact he gets Cleveland
during Week 1 of the fantasy playoffs. He is now a true workhorse
back with Giovani Bernard on IR, and the first week of the playoffs
is the most important. I traded Crabtree for Hill straight up in
one league, and he will be a solid play starting Week 13.
I’m constantly wheeling and dealing so hit me up on
twitter, the comments section, and/or email
for advice. At the end of the season I will do a review again
of all my recommendations and bring in real life examples of all
trades that I’ve either helped broker or completed myself.
As always keep those conversations active and hopefully you can
land some premier talent! Follow
me on twitter @ZeroRBJoe
for any questions about trades, lineups, or anything fantasy football