Start Sit

Fantasy Football Start Sit Week 11

Author: Kevin Nelson

Trent Richardson, Doug Martin, CJ Spiller, Ray Rice.... man. We always know some guys in the top 12 won’t end up being what we thought but what a year of busts! CJ Spiller at least occasionally flashes his owner a big game but these other guys just make me feel like the morning after a terrible binging decision. When you just shake your head and wonder why. When the moment came, it seemed like a wonderful idea. You had a blast, you were excited, and then the ride started. Now you are just left with the regretful aftermath.

I am typically a positive person, so starting off an article with such negative undertones is really against my preferential nature. Because of this, I would like each of you to put up your right hand. Face your palm center. Put up your left hand and face it inward as well. Now give yourself a big high five and let’s get our lineups right!!!!

 

Start

 

QB:

Russell Wilson vs MIN: I have harped on how Russell Wilson was the number one fantasy quarterback during the second half of last season exponentially. All offseason, early season, and now I will drop a reminder. It seems there is something about Pete Carroll’s strategy that lends to improving as the year goes on. He has 4 straight games with multiple TDs and will have a wonderful opportunity to continue that success against a terrible Minnesota pass defense in the friendly confines of Centurylink field. There was one more thing I wanted to add, but I can’t.... what was.... hmmmm.. OH YEAH! Percy Harvin is back.

Nick Foles vs WAS: 16 TDs to 0 interceptions. He leads an offense that plays fast, they take shots, and he has weapons all around. We knew coming in that the Eagles would have a good offense with Chip Kelly at the helm IF they could get solid QB play. Well, Foles has provided that in spades. Look for him to stay hot against the Redskins 25th ranked pass defense.

Other QBs to feel good about: Case Keenum vs OAK, Mike Glennon vs ATL, Ben Roethlisberger vs DET

 

RB:

Andre Brown vs GB: 30 carries in his first game back in nearly a year. There is nobody else to share carries with in that backfield. Tom Couglin absolutely loves him. So should you. Let’s not complicate things.

Ben Tate vs OAK: The ribs are still sore which is clearly limiting him some. But with Foster officially shelved for the season, Tate knows these next few weeks will decide his monetary value for the rest of his life. Best believe he will be ready. Oakland is middle of the road at stopping the run and Case Keenum will be able to keep the defense off balance enough to let Tate get off.

Fantasy Football Start Sit - Week 10

Author: Kevin Nelson

Better late than never right?

 

It’s not how early you get the right line up set, it’s that the right line up gets set!

 

Start

 

QB:

 

Russell Wilson at ATL: Did you forget about that playoff game last year? I’ll tell you what, Russell didn’t. 385 yards passing and 60 rushing. Oh, and Atlanta was good back then.

 

Nick Foles at GB: We know it’s Chip Kelly’s offense and they want to score. When a guy comes off 7 touchdown passes and is the quarterback of a fast paced offense like the Eagles you know what you do? Start him.

 

Other QBs to feel good about: Philip Rivers vs DEN, Eli Manning vs OAK, Jake Locker vs JAC

 

 

RB:

 

Zac Stacy at IND: Must start status. Over 250 yards against the Seahawks and the Titans. Stats like, the Rams haven’t scored a rushing TD since blah blah blah always crack me up when the situations don’t relate. Like, some team hasn’t done some feat in 20 years. Pretty sure 20 years ago has nothing to do with today, and pretty sure the Rams have not had Zac Stacy running until recently. 

Fantasy Football Start Sit Week 9

Author: Kevin Nelson

Happy Friday!! Who’s getting excited for this playoff run? Trade deadlines are all probably around the corner, everybody scheming and manipulating on each to get their squad ready for this last push to glory. Ohhhh thinking about it gives me more Goosebumps than RL Stine! But this isn’t about trade watch, this is about your starting line ups. Trades and free agent moves are certainly important but they are only as good as starting the lineup that gets you the big W when Monday Night Football goes off the air. Let’s try and make that happen! Here’s week 9…. Good luck!

 

Start

 

QB:

Russell Wilson vs TB: Sure, you are correct. I know what you are thinking, I have abilities like that. Percy Harvin is not back and Sidney Rice just went out for the season. First of all, Percy has never played with Wilson in his entire career. Second, Sidney Rice? Taking away his whopping 15 catches in 8 games this year will not have the huge effect some people are worried about. Sure, it will do some things schematically for the defense, but the most important thing for Russell will be the Seahawks getting Marshawn Lynch to stabilize a run game that will allow him to play action pass. The Bucs give up multi TD games to Quarterbacks like candy on Halloween.

Alex Smith at BUF: With so many byes this week, Smith is the kind of guy you may be looking at to cover your Peyton Manning or Matt Stafford, and a good look at that. Buffalo is among the worst teams in the NFL at defending the quarterback from a fantasy perspective and Jamaal Charles is banged up a bit. Yes, Smith does not challenge down the field a ton, but he should put up solid yardage and have a couple touchdowns.

Others to feel good about: Terrelle Pryor vs PHI, Geno Smith vs NO, Philip Rivers at WAS

 

RB:

Ryan Mathews at WAS: Mathews has been a mountain size player of potential since being drafted in the first round a few years ago. Always seeming to be injured, disappointing, or flat out ineffective, Mathews has finally begun to put things together. He has back to back games with 20 plus carries, a huge feat often discussed here, and has topped 100 yards rushing both times. The Redskins are very vulnerable against the run and the Chargers have been successful this season by dominating the line of scrimmage. Look for Mathews to continue his string of recently successful performances.