Fantasy Football: Week 11 Rankings

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Who Is Ranked Where?

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Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

We have reached Week 11 of the fantasy football season which means another week has ticked off of the regular season. Hopefully you are in a great spot to move into the playoffs and not sitting on the outside looking in right now. There were a ton of injuries last week that are going to impact this week’s rankings with Alex Smith, Jay Cutler and Ben Roethlisberger all looking unlikely to play which has an effect on all of the other players on their teams.

There are also the impacts of bye weeks and thankfully for fantasy owners, this is the final week of those for the 2012 season with the Vikings, Titans, Giants and Seahawks all taking this week off. That also means that Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Eli Manning, Chris Johnson, Marshawn Lynch and the Giants’ wide receivers are all out of play this week so be sure you get them out of your lineup right away and don’t wait until Sunday when who knows what will happen.

With all that, here are my rankings for Week 11. There are a few surprises along the way so make sure you play the higher-ranked player and go from there. You can always tweet me any fantasy questions @ASchmidtSports and I will get back to you before the games get underway. It is getting down to crunch time so take the time out to figure out that lineup and make sure no one is on a bye week. Good luck with your fantasy teams this week.

Andy Schmidt is a prep sports columnist who dabbles in NFL, MLB and fantasy sports coverage. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports

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Quarterbacks

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Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

There is no shock who I have at the top spot this week with the Packers playing the Lions in what could easily turn into a shootout between those two teams. A sleeper could be Nick Foles for the Eagles in his first NFL start….

1. Aaron Rodgers

2. Drew Brees

3. Tom Brady

4. Robert Griffin III

5. Andrew Luck

6. Matt Ryan

7. Tony Romo

8. Matthew Stafford

9. Peyton Manning

10. Cam Newton

11. Philip Rivers

12. Josh Freeman

13. Joe Flacco

14. Carson Palmer

15. Andy Dalton

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick

17. Matt Schaub

18. Jason Campbell

19. Brandon Weeden

20. Nick Foles

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Running Backs

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Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

This should be another very solid week for the Boise State rookie. Joique Bell could get some garbage time fantasy points if you want to take a risk….

1. Doug Martin

2. LeSean McCoy

3. Arian Foster

4. C.J. Spiller

5. Marcel Reece

6. Alfred Morris

7. Ray Rice

8. Felix Jones

9. Stevan Ridley

10. Reggie Bush

11. Trent Richardson

12. Jamaal Charles

13. Ryan Mathews

14. Steven Jackson

15. Willis McGahee

16. Rashad Jennings

17. Jonathan Stewart

18. Mikel Leshoure

19. Michael Turner

20. BenJarvus Green-Ellis

21. Frank Gore

22. Shonn Greene

23. Matt Forte

24. Rashard Mendenhall

25. Donald Brown

26. LaRod Stephens-Howling

27. Chris Ivory

28. Danny Woodhead

29. Daniel Thomas

30. Peyton Hillis

31. Daryl Richardson

32. Dexter McCluster

33. Joique Bell

34. Michael Bush

35. Jacquizz Rodgers

36. Ben Tate

37. Mark Ingram

38. Vick Ballard

39. DeAngelo Williams

40. James Starks

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Wide Receivers

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Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

It could be a high-scoring game and it is quite possible that Megatron has another 150 yards receiving. If you haven’t picked up Danny Amendola, do it now as well.

1. Calvin Johnson

2. Reggie Wayne

3. Miles Austin

4. A.J. Green

5. Roddy White

6. Jordy Nelson

7. Vincent Jackson

8. Demaryius Thomas

9. Marques Colston

10. Eric Decker

11. Brandon Marshall

12. Larry Fitzgerald

13. Mike Wallace

14. Julio Jones

15. Wes Welker

16. Stevie Johnson

17. Dez Bryant

18. Dwayne Bowe

19. Steve Smith

20. Denarius Moore

21. Torrey Smith

22. Andre Johnson

23. Malcom Floyd

24. Brandon Floyd

25. Randall Cobb

26. Darrius Heyward-Bey

27. Danny Amendola

28. James Jones

29. Jeremy Maclin

30. Mike Williams

31. Brian Hartline

32. Donnie Avery

33. Davone Bess

34. DeSean Jackson

35. Lance Moore

36. Titus Young

37. Anquan Boldin

38. Cecil Shorts

39. Andre Roberts

40. Santana Moss

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Tight Ends

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Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

It may be a very interesting Sunday evening with the Patriots against the Colts and Gronkowski may just find himself in the endzone once or twice for New England. Tom Crabtree could be a nice sleeper from Green Bay as well if you are desperate….

1. Rob Gronkowski

2. Jason Witten

3. Jimmy Graham

4. Tony Gonzalez

5. Heath Miller

6. Aaron Hernandez

7. Owen Daniels

8. Vernon Davis

9. Jermichael Finley

10. Jermaine Gresham

11. Antonio Gates

12. Brandon Pettigrew

13. Greg Olsen

14. Dustin Keller

15. Brent Celek

16. Joel Dreessen

17. Scott Chandler

18. Coby Fleener

19. Tom Crabtree

20. Dennis Pitta

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Kickers

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Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The kicker position is always fluid but Bryant has the best-looking matchup to me this week for the Falcons but there are several kickers on the waiver wire that could easily get a similar amount of points for your team this week like Nick Folk or Kai Forbath….

1. Matt Bryant

2. Dan Bailey

3. Garrett Hartley

4. Mike Nugent

5. Mason Crosby

6. Sebastian Janikowski

7. Matt Prater

8. Stephen Gostkowski

9. Alex Henery

10. Kai Forbath

11. Justin Tucker

12. Dan Carpenter

13. Nick Folk

14. Robbie Gould

15. Shaun Suisham

16. Greg Zuerlein

17. Shayne Graham

18. Nick Novak

19. Phil Dawson

20. Connor Barth

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Defense

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Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

This is a week where some defensive efforts could bring in huge fantasy numbers from teams like the Texans, Bengals and Falcons. I wouldn’t be shocked if 15-20 fantasy points come from any or all three of those defenses this week. If you want to go deep, take a chance on the Eagles defense. They just may surprise owners this week.

1. Houston

2. Cincinnati

3. Atlanta

4. St. Louis

5. Buffalo

6. Chicago

7. New England

8. Dallas

9. San Francisco

10. Denver

11. N.Y. Jets

12. Washington

13. Baltimore

14. Cleveland

15. Green Bay

16. Tampa Bay

17. Philadelphia

18. Pittsburgh

19. New Orleans

20. Miami

1 of 7

Who Is Ranked Where?

who
Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

We have reached Week 11 of the fantasy football season which means another week has ticked off of the regular season. Hopefully you are in a great spot to move into the playoffs and not sitting on the outside looking in right now. There were a ton of injuries last week that are going to impact this week’s rankings with Alex Smith, Jay Cutler and Ben Roethlisberger all looking unlikely to play which has an effect on all of the other players on their teams.

There are also the impacts of bye weeks and thankfully for fantasy owners, this is the final week of those for the 2012 season with the Vikings, Titans, Giants and Seahawks all taking this week off. That also means that Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Eli Manning, Chris Johnson, Marshawn Lynch and the Giants’ wide receivers are all out of play this week so be sure you get them out of your lineup right away and don’t wait until Sunday when who knows what will happen.

With all that, here are my rankings for Week 11. There are a few surprises along the way so make sure you play the higher-ranked player and go from there. You can always tweet me any fantasy questions @ASchmidtSports and I will get back to you before the games get underway. It is getting down to crunch time so take the time out to figure out that lineup and make sure no one is on a bye week. Good luck with your fantasy teams this week.

Andy Schmidt is a prep sports columnist who dabbles in NFL, MLB and fantasy sports coverage. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports

2 of 7

Quarterbacks

qb
Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

There is no shock who I have at the top spot this week with the Packers playing the Lions in what could easily turn into a shootout between those two teams. A sleeper could be Nick Foles for the Eagles in his first NFL start….

1. Aaron Rodgers

2. Drew Brees

3. Tom Brady

4. Robert Griffin III

5. Andrew Luck

6. Matt Ryan

7. Tony Romo

8. Matthew Stafford

9. Peyton Manning

10. Cam Newton

11. Philip Rivers

12. Josh Freeman

13. Joe Flacco

14. Carson Palmer

15. Andy Dalton

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick

17. Matt Schaub

18. Jason Campbell

19. Brandon Weeden

20. Nick Foles

3 of 7

Running Backs

rb
Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

This should be another very solid week for the Boise State rookie. Joique Bell could get some garbage time fantasy points if you want to take a risk….

1. Doug Martin

2. LeSean McCoy

3. Arian Foster

4. C.J. Spiller

5. Marcel Reece

6. Alfred Morris

7. Ray Rice

8. Felix Jones

9. Stevan Ridley

10. Reggie Bush

11. Trent Richardson

12. Jamaal Charles

13. Ryan Mathews

14. Steven Jackson

15. Willis McGahee

16. Rashad Jennings

17. Jonathan Stewart

18. Mikel Leshoure

19. Michael Turner

20. BenJarvus Green-Ellis

21. Frank Gore

22. Shonn Greene

23. Matt Forte

24. Rashard Mendenhall

25. Donald Brown

26. LaRod Stephens-Howling

27. Chris Ivory

28. Danny Woodhead

29. Daniel Thomas

30. Peyton Hillis

31. Daryl Richardson

32. Dexter McCluster

33. Joique Bell

34. Michael Bush

35. Jacquizz Rodgers

36. Ben Tate

37. Mark Ingram

38. Vick Ballard

39. DeAngelo Williams

40. James Starks

4 of 7

Wide Receivers

wr
Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

It could be a high-scoring game and it is quite possible that Megatron has another 150 yards receiving. If you haven’t picked up Danny Amendola, do it now as well.

1. Calvin Johnson

2. Reggie Wayne

3. Miles Austin

4. A.J. Green

5. Roddy White

6. Jordy Nelson

7. Vincent Jackson

8. Demaryius Thomas

9. Marques Colston

10. Eric Decker

11. Brandon Marshall

12. Larry Fitzgerald

13. Mike Wallace

14. Julio Jones

15. Wes Welker

16. Stevie Johnson

17. Dez Bryant

18. Dwayne Bowe

19. Steve Smith

20. Denarius Moore

21. Torrey Smith

22. Andre Johnson

23. Malcom Floyd

24. Brandon Floyd

25. Randall Cobb

26. Darrius Heyward-Bey

27. Danny Amendola

28. James Jones

29. Jeremy Maclin

30. Mike Williams

31. Brian Hartline

32. Donnie Avery

33. Davone Bess

34. DeSean Jackson

35. Lance Moore

36. Titus Young

37. Anquan Boldin

38. Cecil Shorts

39. Andre Roberts

40. Santana Moss

5 of 7

Tight Ends

te
Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

It may be a very interesting Sunday evening with the Patriots against the Colts and Gronkowski may just find himself in the endzone once or twice for New England. Tom Crabtree could be a nice sleeper from Green Bay as well if you are desperate….

1. Rob Gronkowski

2. Jason Witten

3. Jimmy Graham

4. Tony Gonzalez

5. Heath Miller

6. Aaron Hernandez

7. Owen Daniels

8. Vernon Davis

9. Jermichael Finley

10. Jermaine Gresham

11. Antonio Gates

12. Brandon Pettigrew

13. Greg Olsen

14. Dustin Keller

15. Brent Celek

16. Joel Dreessen

17. Scott Chandler

18. Coby Fleener

19. Tom Crabtree

20. Dennis Pitta

6 of 7

Kickers

kicker
Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The kicker position is always fluid but Bryant has the best-looking matchup to me this week for the Falcons but there are several kickers on the waiver wire that could easily get a similar amount of points for your team this week like Nick Folk or Kai Forbath….

1. Matt Bryant

2. Dan Bailey

3. Garrett Hartley

4. Mike Nugent

5. Mason Crosby

6. Sebastian Janikowski

7. Matt Prater

8. Stephen Gostkowski

9. Alex Henery

10. Kai Forbath

11. Justin Tucker

12. Dan Carpenter

13. Nick Folk

14. Robbie Gould

15. Shaun Suisham

16. Greg Zuerlein

17. Shayne Graham

18. Nick Novak

19. Phil Dawson

20. Connor Barth

7 of 7

Defense

defense
Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

This is a week where some defensive efforts could bring in huge fantasy numbers from teams like the Texans, Bengals and Falcons. I wouldn’t be shocked if 15-20 fantasy points come from any or all three of those defenses this week. If you want to go deep, take a chance on the Eagles defense. They just may surprise owners this week.

1. Houston

2. Cincinnati

3. Atlanta

4. St. Louis

5. Buffalo

6. Chicago

7. New England

8. Dallas

9. San Francisco

10. Denver

11. N.Y. Jets

12. Washington

13. Baltimore

14. Cleveland

15. Green Bay

16. Tampa Bay

17. Philadelphia

18. Pittsburgh

19. New Orleans

20. Miami


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