Week 11: Start 'Em
Well, we are finally done with those ever so annoying bye weeks and can try and go back to normal where we have our full complement of players ready and waiting for action. Despite there being no more bye weeks, fantasy owners are still dealing with injury issues, so some of you might be looking for a player or two to throw into your line up. If so, take a look below and see if there is someone you might want to add. Feel free to contact me later in the week if you have any further lineup or roster questions. Good luck and may the force be with you.
If you have been dealing with a lack of scoring from the QB position, you might want to give Shaun Hill a chance to start. The Lions play the Cowboys this week and I'm thinking shootout; don't expect much defense in this game. Hill has a company of weapons to throw to and has passed for at least 1 TD in every game he has started this year. He faces a Dallas defense that has given up 13 passing TDs in the last 4 weeks. Hill will be throwing often and you can expect 300+ yards and at least 2 TD's. Hill might be the answer in your lineup.
After finishing last season with over 1,000 rushing yards, Fred Jackson thought he had finally proven he was ready to be the #1 guy on the depth chart. Unfortunately for Jackson, the Bills drafted C.J. Spiller in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and brought back Marshawn Lynch to start the season; for the first few weeks of the season the Bills were going with a three headed monster. Jackson had to wait patiently, but he did and his time has finally come. With Lynch traded to Seattle, Jackson was now just splitting time with Spiller, but Spiller went down early in last week's game -- leaving the door open for Jackson to take over. With no one left to share the ball Jackson went off for 133 yards and 1 TD rushing, as well as 6 receptions for 37 yards and another TD. Jackson has shown what he can do when he is given the chance. Until Spiller gets back, let Fjax run wild for you.
All season we have been promised and teased with talk of Felix Jones being more of a focal point of the Cowboys offense. While we have seen it here and there, we haven't seen it on a consistent basis. Last week was the first game of the new Jason Garrett regime and it looked like he was ready to make Jones a real part of the offense. Jones rushed for 51 yards and caught 3 passes for 85 yards and his first TD of the year. This week Dallas faces the Detroit Lions and we all saw what Fred Jackson was able to do to them, so you can expect similar production out of Jones this week. Give Jones a shot in your line up this week.
One of the main reasons the Arizona Cardinals were ok with trading Anquan Boldin this past off season was the confidence they had that Early Doucet would be able to take a step forward this year. After drafting Doucet in 2008, the Cardinals were hoping they would see some of the big plays they had seen from Doucet during his college days at LSU, but injuries and playing behind Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston didn't give him much opportunity. 2010 was supposed to be different but he once again was injured in the first game of the season and went on to miss the next 4 games. Last week it looked like the light finally went on, as Doucet caught 6 passes for 71 yards and a TD. If you need some help at the WR or flex, Doucet might be the guy for you.
Sam Bradford seems to be making a habit in his young career of making a fantasy producing WR out of anyone who lines up at the spot. Mark Clayton was his go-to guy at the start of the season, but he is now out for the rest of the season with an injury; Danario Alexander for a week; Danny Amendola for most of the season; and most recently Brandon Gibson. With all the ups and downs at the WR spot, it seems that over the past few weeks Brandon Gibson has quietly moved into the spot opposite of Amendola. After not catching more than 3 balls Gibson has caught 14 over the last past 2 weeks. Two weeks ago Gibson caught 6 passes for 67 yards and last week he caught 8 passes. While Gibson doesn't make many big plays, he is catching a lot of passes and makes sense as a flex start in a PPR league.