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.
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
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.
by Wanda Wiedman / @WandaW63
In early October as the football season was in full swing. There was an outcry from fans to bench quarterback Mike Glennon and start rookie Mitch Trubisky. Hoping that it was just a QB issue, Bears fans were ecstatic when the rookie was started and the organization could start winning games. Even though the Bears won two in a row, it was due to the defense and not the quarterback change.
This led bearsbarroom.com to believe that the crux of the Bears losing display was solely on head coach John Fox. They were hoping that by October 30th, their cries and demands would be heard and he would be gone.
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!
By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63
Let’s face it, the Chicago Bears have not started off on the right foot, as they are now 1-4 this season. But with a new quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky, it can only get better.
On his first real big stage, Trubisky managed to tie the game against the Minnesota Vikings but lost by a field goal. Pretty good for a rookie’s first big outing, wouldn’t you say?
So, now that he has had time to watch film, fix his mistakes, and prepare for his next game against the Baltimore Ravens, here are four reasons why the Bears can beat them.
Yes, I know you were expecting a podcast…. but due to technical difficulties, you’re stuck with reading our Starts and Sits for Week 6, including injury options and Bye Week replacements! Also, this week we’ve picked a few twitter followers with questions that we’ll answer here as well. Good Luck!
Four Teams on Bye…Bills, Bengals, Cowboys and Seahawks
HOU Deshaun Watson vs Browns.
WAS Kirk Cousins vs 49ers./ Niners have allowed 8 total TDs and an average of 266.4 pass yards per matchup.
IND Jacoby Brissett vs Titans / Brissett has found his rhythm
If your QB’s on bye, you can pick up Andy Dalton, Trevor Siemian and Case Keenum off Waivers
PIT Ben Roethlisberger vs Chiefs / Until Big Ben fixes his issues, Chiefs will pick him off double
LAR Jared Goff vs Jags / Jags defense is the real deal and the run game will be crucial.
By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63
The pleas of the masses have been heard. On Monday, October 2nd, 2017, the second-round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft will start his career under center for the Chicago Bears. Coach John Fox discussed it at length on the Bears Coaches Show on WBBM AM 780. “It was just a decision I thought needed to be made.” Really?
Doesn’t it seem odd that numerous analysts predict he would get the nod between Week 5 and Week 7? Heck, even former Bears wide receiver Victor Cruz and center Olin Kreutz said he would start Week 5.