Where to Put 'em is the Fantasy Football Nerd's look at the best and worst matchups for the week. Decisions are based upon the FFN rankings and matchup analysis. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid in Week 10.
This list does not generally include the elite players that you are going to start regardless of matchup. You don't need us to tell you to start Aaron Rodgers, Andre Johnson, or Adrian Peterson. Where to Put 'em takes a look at other players on your team that we believe either have great matchups or should be avoided for multiple reasons. Factors like opposing defense, performance trending, and peer comparisons may influence our decisions.
PPR flex spot - Fitzgerald or Ryan Mathews?
RB spot - Jacobs/Morris/Helu (starting McCoy)
WR spot - Bennett/Robinson/Cribbs (starting Antonio Brown)
Flex spot from the above
Defense - Bengals or Jaguars
ergot - I'd give the edge to Mathews in this one.
JuJu's - RB: Yuck. Probably go with Helu here, however who the hell knows what Shanahan will do.
WR: I know the FFN rankings say Bennett and he'll probably do very well, I'm inclined to go with Robinson in Austin's absence. Flip a coin on the rest as far as a flex.
DEF: Rolling with the Jaguars but not by much.
Thanks for your input, Nerd. I know....my team sucks. All of my "elite" players except McCoy have been hurt or are out for the year. I've got my fingers crossed that Andre Johnson will be back soon....that's been a killer!!!!! I'm still tied for the lead in my division, but I think the tides changing.
I decided to go with the Rams for my defense.....Thoughts?
2011 has been terrible for injuries. Unfortunately, the last I read on Johnson is that he's doubtful for this week (as expected) and then he's got the bye week. He should be back in top form Week 12, which is helpful if you need him in the playoffs but not as helpful if you're still trying to make it into the playoffs.
The Rams should be ok this week. The Browns are a good match-up for them.
I have injury problems like everyone else. I'm torn on who to start in my Flex spot. I'm choosing between Eric Decker or Greg Olsen. The problem with Decker is Tebow. With Olsen, the Panthers seem to be using Shockey sometimes taking snaps from Olsen, but he's good. I'm starting Brent Celek at tight end. I'm starting Antonio Brown, Crabtree and Harvin at WR. Your thoughts?
Unfortunately, it's tough to factor in the Tebow-effect, but I think Decker edges out Olsen. Karma will probably come back to haunt me on that.....
Need to know should i start Laurent Robinson over any of the following: brandon marshall, dwayne bowe or manningham? everyone is saying robinson will have big games with austin injured. please let me know>>>thanks
Line up analyzer says Battle over Cruz at flex by 0.1 pt. Cruz looks to have a bit higher "low" and "high" estimate than Battle. My gut says Cruz though I don't know why. Thoughts?
I like Laurent Robinson...a lot! He's gotten quite a few targets and he's made the most of those targets. He'll continue to get targets, particularly when Bryant gets doubled in Austin's absence. He has a great rapport with Romo and I think he could end up with a very solid fantasy performance. That being said, I still wouldn't start him over Bowe or Marshall. Manningham - perhaps (oddly he was added to the injury report after being fine in practice all week). The other players represent safer plays. Robinson is still a bit of an unknown quantity. If you can take the risk and want to take a flyer on him, go for it. Like I said - he could make you pretty happy. Personally, I'm going with Bowe and Marshall this week.
As a general rule of thumb, I go with the RB at the flex spot, particularly in PPR formats. That doesn't mean that I won't go against that, as I would in your situation. I don't think the Giants will be able to run the ball against San Fran like they'd want to with Jacobs so Eli will have to throw. Manningham is suddenly questionable and Nicks is certain to be less than 100%. I'd go against the rankings and start Cruz.
with the mysterious knee injury to manningham would you start laurent robinson over manningham?
Yes - I'd start Robinson over the suddenly-injured Manningham. I think it's the safer play.
Who would you play?
TE - olson or winslow
QB - hasselbeck or alex smith
Do you prefer Avant or Robinson to replace the deactivated Jackson? I have Robinson, but Avant is still available. Thanks. Good luck today!
Olsen over Winslow and Hasselbeck over Smith (close)
I'd give Avant a very slight edge but I wouldn't be surprised to see Robinson do better.
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