These games are causing havoc in all kinds of leagues. If you have Eli Manning on your roster, well, he is back so you can now use him if you choose to. As always, let’s begin with this week’s starts and sits.
Another rough week for fantasy owners. If you have Eli Manning on your roster, we are sorry but you will have to bench him since that’s what his own coach did. Shameful. As always, let’s begin with this week’s starts and sits.
By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz
The fantasy football league playoffs are looming ever closer. Currently, I stand at 4th place in three leagues and 7th in the other two. I have some work to do. On a high note, at least one of my five teams has been the top point scorer in it’s league most weeks.
As a reminder to new readers, I am going strictly by the projected points each week. If a player has higher stats than the other, in they go to my week’s lineup. The grades after my original draft were all B or higher.
Here are the top point getters for the season, so far, in each position courtesy of fantasypros.com: At quarterback – Russell Wilson, running back – Todd Gurley, wide receiver – Antonio Brown, tight end – Rob Gronkowski, kicker – Greg Zuerlein, team defense – Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive player – Bobby Wagner.
Alvin Kamara had an outstanding week once again.
Alvin Kamara now leads all NFL RBs in YAC/att (4.03) and forced missed tackles. He’s logged a defender whiff on 30.5% of his touches. Godlike.
— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) November 27, 2017
Heading in to Week 13 of the NFL, these are the division leaders. Definitely some surprises if you think back to Labor Day weekend and you were doing a division pick ’em for the upcoming 2017 season.
Now, let’s see who was tops in Our Turf Football fantasy leagues.
- Week 12 winner – Bongs Over Brussels Sprouts 186.63
- 1st place in league – Bongs Over Brussels Sprouts 10-2
Female Free #1:
- Week 12 winner – Liz’s Primo Team 142.06
- 1st place in league – Gpodawund 10-2 *
Female Free #2:
- Week 12 winner – BrownLee 153.58
- 1st place in league – MinKee 10-2
- Week 12 winner – prissybee’s Team 155.22
- 1st place in league – WandaC’s Team 9-3 *
- Week 12 winner – DavidL’s Team 155.58
- 1st place in league – Heels n Football 8-4
- Week 12 winner – Zacharyan 157.52
- 1st place in league – Pink Panthers 9-3 *
* = clinched playoff spot
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Well, it was a rough Week 11 for fantasy owners. Bye weeks are all done so all players are eligible to play. If you have the follower players on your roster, please be aware of their injury status: Wide receivers Robert Woods, Kelvin Benjamin, running backs Chris Thompson and D’Onta Forman. As always, here are this week’s starts and sits.
|QB||Kirk Cousins: He should have a favorable day.||Jared Goff: Another bad matchup against a surging Saints defense…||QB||Marcus Mariota: Colts have surrendered 6th most fantasy points to QBs||Derek Carr: He has thrown for just one TD in seven games. Broncos will emerge.|
|Matt Stafford does very well on Thanksgiving. A must start..||Josh McCown: Panthers defense will disrupt every pass attempt. Sit him out.||Matt Ryan: The Bucs have given up the 4th most points to QBs||Case Keenum: Lions have been brutal to QBs.|
|RB||Latavius Murray: Lions have given up big numbers to RBs. Handcuff Jerick McKinnon if need be.||Jordan Howard versus Eagles run defense will be difficult to overtake.||RB||Carlos Hyde: He has Seattle’s number.||Marshawn Lynch: Broncos can at least stop the run as of late.|
|J.D. McKissic: Seahawks will focus on the run against 49ers.||Alex Collins: Ravens need the run but won’t do much versus Texans.||Duke Johnson: Bengals defense has surrendered big PPR points to RBs.||Joe Mixon: Browns have allowed 31 yds per attempt.|
|WR||Jamison Crowder: Giants have surrendered the 6th most PPR points to slot receivers.||Jordy Nelson: With Hundley under center Nelsons production will remain stuffed.||WR||Mohammed Sanu: His fantasy points are surpassing Julio Jones. Definite start.||Larry Fitzgerald: Jags have been brutal versus WRs, plus they are the #1 defense.|
|Devin Funchess: Jets defense won’t be able to stop Funchess height advantage.||Marvin Jones: Vikings will keep this receiver at bay.||Rishard Matthews: He has been getting 17+ pts past several weeks and should versus Colts||Sammy Watkins: Even with Robert Woods out, still a bad matchup vs Saints|
|TE||Delanie Walker: Mariota will depend on the big TE versus Colts.||O.J Howard: Falcons have shut town TEs pretty well all season.||TE||Vernon Davis: Old but keeps on making separation. Nice matchup versus Giants||Charles Clay: Health is questionable and Chiefs are tough on TEs.|
|Jared Cook: Broncos have allowed an average of 19.5 PPR points per game.||Austin Hooper: Bucs have held TEs pretty well this season.||Eric Ebron: Kid finds ways to make plays.||Julius Thomas: Patriots defense has found its voice. He will have a soft day.|
|DEF||Eagles vs Bears
Patriots vs Dolphins
|Bucs vs Falcons
Lions vs Vikings
|DEF||Steelers vs Packers
Bengals vs Browns
|Saints vs Rams
Rams vs Saints
|K||Chris Boswell vs GB
Ryan Succop vs IND
|Mason Crosby vs PIT
Mike Nugent vs LAC
|K||Harrison Hutker vs BUF
Justin Tucker vs HOU
|Graham Gano vs NYJ
S Hauschka vs KC
Not much time left to get your fantasy team in playoff contention. The next couple of weeks are crucial.
With NFL players going down each week, the list of quality fantasy point getters is dwindling. Many have picked up WR Adam Thielen of the Minnesota Vikings who proves to be worthy.
By Wanda Wiedman and Kate Arhar
Last week Kate and I had a few good picks for you and we hope to have the same this week. At least we know that running back Ezekiel Elliott will be out for six weeks as he came to realize that the cost was too much to continue fighting. And it looks like the Buffalo Bills have chosen to sit out their quarterback Tyrod Taylor and throw in rookie Nathan Peterman. It is never a dull moment in the NFL!
As always, let’s begin with this week’s starts and sits.
Last week Kate and I sat out some players that showed up to play such as wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, and running back Jay Ajayi. They both put up some nice points last week. However, we did recommend starting Jacoby Brissett as a sleeper and sitting out Jameis “Eat a W” Winston. Who knew that Josh McCown was going to ball out? But it’s the NFL and anything can happen!
So here are our starts and sits for your Fantasy lineups!
Moving along with my fantasy football theory of playing the projected stats…
Roster drops/adds are limited to injured players out for the season and bye weeks. Tight ends, team defense and defensive players I only keep one so when a bye week happens they are dropped and those players/teams available with the highest points for the season are added.
I have five fantasy teams, one NFL and four Yahoo. Each of those rosters is quite different. This week I had top points in four of those five leagues (see below), thanks to the New York Jets defense, wide receiver Doug Baldwin and running back Todd Gurley II. If only I could win more weeks. Anyone else have that problem?
By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz
Anybody like theories? I’m taking a unique journey with my fantasy football teams this season – going with the basic stats. My drafting reports mostly were in the higher than average category. Here’s my strategy:
Each week my starters are the players or defense with the highest projected points from my team. If it’s a bye week, I drop the extra position player on my team with the least points for the season. The top player for that position available is added to my team. Same goes for players who are out for the season due to injury. I have 5 teams – 1 NFL, 4 Yahoo.
I’ll be sharing my findings as we progress through the season. Should be interesting.
There has been a lot of wheeling and dealing this week! The San Francisco 49ers have a new quarterback in Jimmy Garrapolo, running back Jay Ajayi is now with the Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is now with the Buffalo Bills! For some teams, this bye week is a welcome time of rest and rejuvenation.
Now there are six teams on a bye deserving some much needed rest: Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers.