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Week 11 Rankings

Saturday, November 20, 2010



Week 7 Running backs

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Frank Gorevs. TB -
2Chris Johnsonvs. WAS -
3Adrian Petersonvs. GB -
4Ray Riceat CAR -
5Arian Fosterat NYJ -
6Maurice Jones-Drewvs. CLE -
7Rashard Mendenhallvs. OAK -
8Jamaal Charlesvs. ARZ -
9Peyton Hillisat JAC -
10Michael Turnerat STL -
11Steven Jacksonvs. ATL -
12Ahmad Bradshawat PHI -
13LeSean McCoyvs. NYG Sidelined(shoulder)
14Cedric Bensonvs. BUF Questionable(foot)
15Darren McFaddenat PIT -
16LaDainian Tomlinsonvs. HOU -
17Fred Jacksonat CIN -
18Knowshon Morenoat SD -
19Felix Jonesvs. DET -
20LeGarrette Blountat SF -
21Shonn Greenevs. HOU -
22Mike Tolbertvs. DEN -
23BenJarvus Green-Ellisvs. IND -
24Matt Forteat MIA -
25Thomas Jonesvs. ARZ -
26Jahvid Bestat DAL -
27Keiland Williamsat TEN -
28Brandon Jacksonat MIN -
29Ronnie Brownvs. CHI -
30Donald Brownat NE -
31Reggie Bushvs. SEA -
32Danny Woodheadvs. IND -
33Tim Hightowerat KC -
34Ricky Williamsvs. CHI -
35Willis McGaheeat CAR -
36Mike Goodsonvs. BAL -
37Marshawn Lynchat NO -
38Beanie Wellsat KC Questionable(knee)
39Brandon Jacobsat PHI -
40Justin Forsettat NO -
41Javarris Jamesat NE -
42Jason Snellingat STL -
43Marion Barbervs. DET -
44Chester Taylorat MIA -
45Darren Sprolesvs. DEN -
46Ryan Torainat TEN Questionable(hamstring)
47Bernard Scottvs. BUF -
48Julius Jonesvs. SEA -
49Ladell Bettsvs. SEA -
50Toby Gerhartvs. GB -
51Michael Bushat PIT -
52Cadillac Williamsat SF -
53John Kuhnat MIN -
54Maurice Morrisat DAL -
55Derrick Wardat NYJ -
56Leon Washingtonat NO -


RB Notes: It's not that Ricky Williams is playing poorly, but he's really only helped fantasy teams that have started him in two games this season. Ronnie Brown isn't a ton better and looks like a shaky RB2 against Chicago. … Lost in the Jaguars' terrible secondary is their lame rush defense. They are third worst in points allowed, 2nd worst in rushing touchdowns allowed, and 23rd in yards-per-attempt allowed. Translation: Me likey Peyton Hillis more than usual this week. … The entire top-12 is rock solid. Not terrible matchups except for guys that are matchup proof (Peterson, Foster.) Atlanta's rush defense could give Steven Jackson problems, but I'm not worried.

LeSean McCoy has to be considered matchup proof as well. In my office league, he's my RB2 with Fred Jackson and Knowshon Moreno on the bench behind him. It's tempting to sit McCoy in such a tough matchup, but I remember the only other time I did that this year. He put up 104 yards with six catches against Tennessee. … LaDainian Tomlinson's numbers continue to sink, but watch him play. He makes some miss a few times per week, which wasn't happening last year. He's still the guy near the goal line or on third downs most of the time. I like Lt2 and Shonn Greene this week, but it's not time to give up on Tomlinson.

The Bengals have a great pass defense and a terrible rush defense. That makes Fred Jackson a fine option with C.J. Spiller out. … Even if Keiland Williams starts without Clinton Portis or Ryan Torain available, I'm not in love with playing him at Tennessee. … Thomas Jones is not playing well, but the Cardinals defense is worth pushing him up in the rankings. This should be a game Kansas City controls on the ground. … Right now Ryan Mathews is not in the rankings. That makes Mike Tolbert a fine option, and Darren Sproles a reasonable (but not great) flex place. … Don't think you can trust the Seahawks backs in almost any scenario unless you are desperate. … Beanie Wells is almost dead to me. Not trustworthy to get enough carries.

Week 11 Wide Receivers
RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Roddy Whiteat STL -
2Calvin Johnsonat DAL Probable(knee)
3Hakeem Nicksat PHI -
4DeSean Jacksonvs. NYG -
5Reggie Wayneat NE Probable(knee)
6Andre Johnsonat NYJ Probable(ankle)
7Brandon Lloydat SD -
8Larry Fitzgeraldat KC -
9Greg Jenningsat MIN -
10Marques Colstonvs. SEA -
11Miles Austinvs. DET -
12Terrell Owensvs. BUF -
13Dez Bryantvs. DET -
14Dwayne Bowevs. ARZ -
15Mike Wallacevs. OAK -
16Anquan Boldinat CAR -
17Brandon Marshallvs. CHI Probable(-)
18Jeremy Maclinvs. NYG -
19Santonio Holmesvs. HOU -
20Percy Harvinvs. GB Questionable(ankle)
21Chad Ochocincovs. BUF Probable(shoulder)
22Mike Williamsat SF -
23Randy Mossvs. WAS -
24Michael Crabtreevs. TB -
25Mario Manninghamat PHI -
26Braylon Edwardsvs. HOU -
27Hines Wardvs. OAK Probable(concussion)
28Steve Johnsonat CIN -
29Johnny Knoxat MIA Probable(ankle)
30Mike Sims-Walkervs. CLE -
31Santana Mossat TEN -
32James Jonesat MIN -
33Pierre Garconat NE -
34Wes Welkervs. IND -
35Mike Williamsat NO -
36Malcom Floydvs. DEN Probable(hamstring)
37Nate Burlesonat DAL -
38Steve Breastonat KC -
39Mike Thomasvs. CLE -
40Eddie Royalat SD -
41Steve Smithvs. BAL -
42Lee Evansat CIN -
43Lance Moorevs. SEA -
44Jabar Gaffneyat SD -
45Robert Meachemvs. SEA -
46Nate Washingtonvs. WAS -
47Mohamed Massaquoiat JAC -
48Derrick Masonat CAR -
49Kevin Walterat NYJ Probable(-)
50Brandon Gibsonvs. ATL -
51Louis Murphyat PIT -
52Davone Bessvs. CHI -
53Jacoby Fordat PIT -
54Danny Amendolavs. ATL -
55Seyi Ajirotutuvs. DEN -
56Patrick Craytonvs. DEN -
57Sidney Ricevs. GB Sidelined(hip)
58Deion Branchvs. IND -
59Earl Bennettat MIA -
60Roy Williamsvs. DET -
61Devery Hendersonvs. SEA -
62Anthony Armstrongat TEN -
63Brian Hartlinevs. CHI -
64Michael Jenkinsat STL -
65Jacoby Jonesat NYJ -
66Devin Hesterat MIA Probable(shoulder)
67Laurent Robinsonvs. ATL -


WR Notes: We continue to not give up on Miles Austin as a WR1. Sure he only got a few catches last week, but it's hard to worry about the guy when Jon Kitna is throwing for 300 yards a week. Dez Bryant is a top-15 wideout now too, but there should be enough production to go around. … The Panthers secondary could make life tough on Anquan Boldin, as could a big early by the Ravens. … Dwayne Bowe's run can continue against a small Arizona secondary that struggles with physical receivers.

Brandon Lloyd is beyond worrying about the matchups much. In fact, wide receivers are statistically affected less by matchups than any other position. … Chad Ochocinco played a terrific game last week and is worth using as a WR2 this week against the Bills. … It would be hard to sit Santonio Holmes against the Texans. … The 49ers seem to like to go their tight ends more with Troy Smith at quarterback. Then again, many of their big plays are improvised, with Smith running out of the pocket. Overall, I think the change in Smith's doesn't make a huge impact on Michael Crabtree either way.

Randy Moss owners have been through a lot this year. You really almost have to stick with him one more week, though. with the Redskins on the schedule. … The Browns secondary doesn't give up much underneath, but they do give up a lot of big plays. That makes it a Mike Sims-Walker week. … Wes Welker looked better last week than he has in a long time. He's still just a so-so WR3, but keep an eye on him. … As poorly as Pierre Garcon has played, he's going to have a big game or two down the stretch. This is them matchup to do it. … James Jones is ranked as if Donald Driver doesn't play. Check Season Pass for updates there.

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Gregg Rosenthal has directed Rotoworld's football content since 2003. He co-hosts the NBC Fantasy Fix and covers the NFL for NBCSports.com and Profootballtalk.com. Catch him on Twitter.
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