Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 11 Deep Sleepers
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 11 Gutsy GameDay Starts
November 17, 2013
Week 11 Gutsy GameDay Starts
QB: Case Keenum vs Raiders - Keenum has been overshadowed by Nick Foles' breakout games, but Keenum has been nearly as good in his first few starts. Keenum found instant chemistry with Andre Johnson and he has produced very solid numbers as the starting quarterback in Houston. The knock against Keenum comes from his second half struggles, but he should be able to overcome those obstacles as he gains more experience. Keenum has a good matchup this week against a struggling Raiders team that will also be starting an undrafted quarterback. The Texans defense should be able to feast on the Raiders beat up offense, and that will take the pressure off of Keenum and allow him to sling the rock across the field. Keenum makes for a solid start this week with so many quarterback injuries this year.
RB: Bobby Rainey vs Falcons - The Buccaneers have lost their top two running backs for the season and now they may use an RB committee for the rest of the year. Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey will be competing for carries in Tampa Bay. Of these two players, Leonard is the old trusty vet and Rainey is the more explosive youngster. The Buccaneers have a great matchup this week against the Falcons and their running backs should have solid games. The Falcons have given up over 100 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown in each of their last three games. The Falcons weaken offense means teams don't have to pass to keep up them, and Atlanta's opposition has been able to run at their leisure. Since Rainey is the more explosive back, he has the most upside in this great matchup for the Buccaneers.
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WR: Santonio Holmes at Buffalo - Holmes is an old veteran that has been fighting injuries all season. It is possible Holmes is not as good as his game winning Super Bowl 43 catch made him look, but he is a strong WR that torched the Bills back in week 3. The Jets are still fighting through WR injuries and Holmes will have an immediate impact this week for the Jets. Geno Smith likes throwing to Holmes, and with such a great matchup, Holmes is setup to have a productive week.
TE: Scott Chandler vs Jets - The Jets have played extremely well on defense, but they have been vulnerable to tight ends. The Jets have given up over 100 receiving yards to tight ends in 3 of their last 5 games, and they have also given up 4 touchdowns to tight ends over that same stretch of games. The Bills will also be playing with a depleted receiving corp as their top two wide receivers, Johnson and Woods, have been ruled out for this contest. Chandler should be the most targeted player in the Bills passing attack, and given the favorable matchup, the stage is set for Chandler to have a great fantasy performance.
DEF: Jets at Buffalo - The Jets defense makes for a very sneaky play this week. The Jets have the best rushing defense in the NFL, and they should be able to neutralize the Bills two headed rushing attack. The Jets secondary has not been as good, but the Bills will be playing without their two best wide receivers. The weather in Buffalo could also play a factor in this game as wind gust are expected all throughout the game. And don't forget, the Jets just added a future hall of famer that has a big chip on his shoulder, Ed Reed. The Jets defense should be able to have a strong game against E.J. Manuel and his weaken receiving corp.
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