Week 11 Start/Sit Special Thursday Edition—Eagles/Texans
Start these guys
Am I the only one that loved watching Cortland Finnegan get uppercut Mortal Kombat style? Surely I wasn’t the only one watching. My guess is the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary watched it too. How closely do you think they will want to play Andre “The Giant” this week?
With DeSean complaining about coach Andy Reid, I expect that Maclin will continue to quietly become the best fantasy receiver on the Eagles. He already has DeSean beat in every statistic except yards per reception, but Maclin is only 5 yards behind Jackson’s 19-yard average. Start Maclin with confidence against the 31st ranked Houston pass defense.
The lowest fantasy game that McCoy has had all season is 5 fantasy points. He boasts an average of just under 14 fantasy points.
Sit those dudes
It may seem strange that I say to start the Texans No. 1 WR, but I tell you to sit the man throwing the ball to him. There are a lot better fantasy QBs out there, and if you are choosing between Schaub and another QB, it deserves a second look. While Schaub has thrown 5 TDs with 0 INTs in the last three weeks, he may have a tough time against the Eagles’ pass defense. While Jay Cutler had no problem on Sunday throwing 4 TDs against an Asante Samuel-less Philly Secondary, Samuel is looking like he may return this week. Keep an eye on the his situation. If he is in, think twice about Schaub.
What have we learned from complaining diva WRs this year? We learned that they can be spectacular fantasy options, but they also can anger the offensive coordinators and QBs, leading to games with very few yards. Will DeSean Jackson’s comments lead him to fantasy exile? Two things you need to know:
1: Jeremy Maclin has more yards, receptions and TDs this season
2: LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant all have more receptions than DeSean Jackson
It’s hard to tell you not to start D-Jax against the 31st ranked pass defense, but Maclin has emerged as a safer bet.
Think of how Willis McGahee is used in the Ravens redzone offense and you can kind of imagine Jerome Harrison’s value. Especially with LeSean McCoy’s bum shoulder, you might think about starting Harrison as a flex play. There are much better options available out there like Mike Goodson and Brian Westbrook.
Why would you want a big slow TE in the redzone when you can sub in a big fast target named Riley Cooper. Vick hardly looks at Celek anyway. It’s time for another TE.
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