Thursday, December 22, 2011

Week 16 Fantasy Football HotnNot's - the weekly Start'em Sit'em


- Start'em if ya Got'em

QB – Kyle Orton – If you’ve made it to the Championship Game in your league with Big Ben or Flacco as your quarterback, then perhaps you need to consider Orton for your title game. In his first game as a starter for K.C. he completed 74% of his passes for 299 yards against the Packers. This week he faces and Oakland defense that allows the 3rd most points to QB’s and the 2nd most TD passes.

RB – DeAngelo Williams – DWill is on a roll of late. He’s scored a TD in his last 2 games and 4 TD’s in his last 4 games. This week he is at home hosting a Tampa Defense that allows the most points and most TD’s in the league to RB’s. Tampa is also allowing the 3rd most yards to RB’s. DWill could put up RB2 numbers in this matchup and is certainly a must start at FLEX.

RB – Ben Tate – If you’re looking for a flex with upside, consider Ben Tate. Against a Colts defense that gives up the 4th most points and yards to RB’s and tied for the 2nd most TD’s to RB’s there should be enough touches for Tate to do some damage. Tate is flex worthy in deeper leagues. He’s averaging 5 yards per carry over his last 4 games.

SleeperSammy Morris – Felix hasn’t practiced yet this week as of this posting.

WR – Santana Moss / Jabar Gaffney – The Redskins are facing the Minnesota Vikings, who are at the bottom of the league in pass defense; allowing the most TD’s to WR’s and the 3rd most points to WR’s. Having faced similarly bad pass defenses over the last 2 games, Moss has scored a TD in each of those games and Gaffney has had 6 catches in both for a total of 12 catches, 177 yards and a TD over that span. Both are WR3’s with upside and quality flex plays.


- Nate Dogg: "Hold up;..... Wait"

QB –
Carson PalmerCarson and the Raiders will be going into a hornets nest in Kansas City. The fanbase is still tailgating in the parking lot after their win over the Packers. Players are already speaking out for Romeo Crennel to remain as head coach, so look for another inspired effort. It’s a tough divisional rival on the road. Look elsewhere.

WR – Steven Jackson – If having Kellen Clemons as your starting quarterback wasn’t enough to pause for concern, how about facing Pittsburgh, on the road, in December. Pitt is Top 6 in limiting points to RB’s. SJax is only a high RB3 low RB2 here. I’d go for more upside in another player for my fantasy title life, while abandoning the theory of playing your studs

RB – Marshawn Lynch – Apply the theory of Sjax here a bit. Marshawn is on quite the scoring streak but faces a San Francisco defense that hasn’t allowed a hundred yard rusher, or a rushing TD all YEAR! Tread carefully here. The 12th man in Seattle may be need to block for Beast Mode if he’s going to be popping skittles this week.

WR – Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown- With the likelihood of Big Ben resting this week and the juicy ground game matchup against the St. Louis Rams who allow the 5th most points to RB’s and the 2nd most rushing yards in the league; look for the Steelers to rely on their defense against Kellen Clemons and Mendy and Isaac to carry the rock to victory.