Fantasy Football Redraft League Week 11 Report
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By Andrew Porter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Week 11. Only two more weeks of bye weeks and only three more regular season games for most people. However, if you play in weekly re-draft leagues, none of that really matters does it?
Here are some of the top week 11 starts at each position for you weekly redraft fantasy players.
*These projections and stats are based on standard fantasy scoring systems
RGIII at Philadelphia
Tough to separate fantasy from rooting for your hometown team, but you have to do it, until the game starts. Always root for the Eagles over fantasy players, but don’t let that stop you from objectively drafting your team.
The Eagles, as we know, give up a ton of yards and points through the air (although they are improving). In fact, the Birds give up the 8th most fantasy points to opposing QB’s (19.67/gm) and are second worst in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (306.5). The Eagles defense has been better of late, but so has RGIII, who has thrown for a total of 572 yards and 3 TDs in his last two games. I expect this to be a high scoring game, and I expect two or three total TD’s from RGIII.
LeSean McCoy vs. Washington
Staying with the Birds game here. I’m telling you, there will be points in this game. You can’t really go wrong with any of the following in this game: Foles, RGIII, McCoy, Morris, Jackson, Cooper, Garcon, Reed.
I think Shady is the #1 running back in fantasy this week. Other top running back candidates, like Adrian Peterson, is at Seattle, Jamaal Charles is at Denver, and Marshawn Lynch is home against Minnesota (he could give a Shady a run for his money this week).
I’ll take McCoy, who is coming off a 25 carry, 155 yard performance against Green Bay, a middle of the pack run defense. Washington, on the other hand, gives up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing running backs (22.3/game) and can’t stop anyone.
Danny Woodhead at Miami
Woodhead is one of my top value plays of the week, as he comes in as FanDuel’s 18th most expensive running back (including the Thursday night game players).
Miami is 25th in the NFL in allowed rushing yards (119.1/game) and they give up the second most fantasy points to opposing running backs (23.2/game). Giovani Bernard, who serves a similar role for the Bengals as Woodhead does for the Charges, in terms of being that small-shifty back and catching the ball out of the backfield, finished with 124 yards and 2 TD’s against Miami two weeks ago.
Woodhead has at least four receptions in every game except one this year.
Andre Johnson vs. Oakland
Andre Johnson has a good shot to be the #1 overall WR this week and he’s only the seventh most expensive wideout on Fanduel. The Raiders give up the 8th most fantasy points to opposing receivers, and Houston, with Arian Foster now done for the season, doesn’t have much on offense besides Johnson.
Johnson has 12 and 13 targets, respectively, the last two weeks and has produced 65 fantasy points and five TD’s over that two-game span.
Torrey Smith at Chicago
The Bears have given up five touchdowns in their last four games to opposing wideouts and give up 22.6 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers. Smith has been held under 80 receiving yards the past four games, after back-to-back 100+ yard receiving games in weeks 4 and 5, so kind of a gut feeling Smith is just due for a big one here.
Smith is only the 24th most expensive receiver on Fanduel. Bargain buy.
Coby Fleener at Tennessee
Sneaky play here. Tight end is tough this week, but the Titans give up the ninth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, and the Colts are coming off an awful offensive display against the Rams. Fleener only had four catches for 33 yards last week, but he saw ten targets. Ten. I got a feeling Fleener finds the end zone tonight.
Arizona at Jacksonville
The cards have 17 and 15 fantasy points in their last two games, respectively. They are playing the Jaguars, who allow the second most fantasy points to opposing defenses (14.1/game).
PS: Chad Henne is Jacksonville’s quarterback, who has thrown five picks in his last four starts. Patrick Peterson pick six coming, you heard it here first.
Andrew Porter is the Audio Roadshow Coordinator for SportsRadio WIP, editor and writer for The School Philly, and a contributing sports blogger for CBS Philly. You can follow him on Twitter @And_Porter.