It's that time of the season. Because we're only a few weeks away from the fantasy playoffs, you should be trying to trade for elite starters rather than build depth for the long haul. The latter is a concrete strategy early in the season when players face the onslaught of injuries and you navigate your way through ridiculous bye weeks, however, by now, you have to build your best starting lineup.
As always, before we get into this week's Sit 'Em/Start 'Em players, let's do a quick accountability check and see how TheSportster did last week. Overall, not bad. We definitely improved on our week nine predictions by hitting on 55 percent of our week 10 predictions.
We had some nice hits and a couple of duds. For example, Percy Harvin continues to give this segment fits, and we wisely left him out of this week's column (of course, he's actually on a bye, but don't tell anyone. We'll just take the free pass). Last week, we suggested fantasy players start Harvin because he broke out in week nine against the Chiefs. It was much different in week 10 when he put up roughly six fantasy points against the Steelers.
On the bright side, we hit big on some sleepers, and hopefully you started them. Tight end Mychal Rivera put up 18 fantasy points against the Broncos. As we predicted, he grabbed many of those points in garbage time. But hey, it doesn't matter how you get the points, it just matters that you get them somehow. We also suggested that you continue to put faith in Steelers' receiver Martavis Bryant. He saved his fantasy day with a late 80-yard touchdown score and put up 20.30 points.
So that's enough recapping. Let's look ahead to week 11. (Note: All projections are based on Yahoo! Fantasy)
20 Indianapolis Colts' Defense – SIT
19 Cleveland Browns' Defense – START
18 Zach Ertz – TE, Philadelphia Eagles – SIT
17 Kyle Rudolph – TE, Minnesota Vikings – START
16 Dwayne Bowe – WR, Kansas City Chiefs – SIT
15 Mohamed Sanu – WR, Cincinnati Bengals – START
14 John Brown – WR, Arizona Cardinals – SIT
13 Pierre Garcon – WR, Washington Redskins – START
12 Andre Johnson – WR, Houston Texans – SIT
11 Jordan Matthews – WR, Philadelphia Eagles – START
10 Bobby Rainey – RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – SIT
9 Shane Vereen – RB, New England Patriots – START
8 Tre Mason – RB, St. Louis Rams – SIT
7 Jeremy Hill – RB, Cincinnati Bengals – START
6 Joique Bell – RB, Detroit Lions – SIT
5 Rashad Jennings – RB, New York Giants – START
4 Drew Stanton– QB, Arizona Cardinals – SIT
3 Josh McCown – QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – START
2 Jay Cutler – QB, Chicago Bears – SIT
1 Robert Griffin III – QB, Washington Redskins – START
In his first start after coming back from injury, Griffin put up pretty decent fantasy numbers against the Vikings. He showed no ill-effects from his ankle dislocation in week two, rolling out on a number of occasions and hitting DeSean Jackson for a beautiful bomb. He finally provides the Redskins with some much needed versatility and should absolutely torch a Tampa Bay defense that ranks 29th in points allowed, 27th in total yards, 28th in passing yards, and 16th in rushing yards.
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