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QB Case Keenum $6,600 OAK@HOU
Sometimes cheap/inexperienced quarterbacks end up coming back to haunt me, but I’ve been really impressed with Keenum, especially from a fantasy perspective. Keenum has had three starts this season and is averaging 274 yards passing, 2.3 touchdowns and no interceptions. That’s pretty good in itself, but in two of those starts he’s faced Kansas City and Arizona, both top pass defenses. He needs to learn to read blitzes better, but when he gets outside the pocket he’s still accurate on the run and hasn’t been afraid to throw to Andre Johnson in tight coverage. The Texans will face the Raiders at home where he’s had his best game, a 350-yard, three-touchdown affair. The Raiders also just gave up seven touchdowns to Nick Foles, so it isn’t like they are setting the world on fire defensively.
RB Andre Brown $6,500 GB@NYG
I don’t think Brown will ever be an elite back, but when a running back sees 30 carries in his first start back from injury that is a good sign. The Giants are going to continue to ask more of the defense and the running game than of Eli Manning whose turnovers have put them in a hole most of the season. That means Brown will get his shot and the Packers, sans Aaron Rodgers, won’t put up big numbers fast to put the Giants in hurry up/pass mode.
RB LeSean McCoy $8,700 WAS@PHI
The last time these teams met was Week 1 when McCoy rushed 31 times for 184 yards and a touchdown. McCoy cooled down a bit after his hot start, but he’s still averaging the most total yards per game for running backs with 125.9 and is coming off a 25 attempt, 155-yard effort in Green Bay. Washington’s rush defense has been poor to awful all season giving up 96.2 yards and 4.3 yards per carry to running backs per game and the second most rushing touchdowns with 11.
WR Vincent Jackson $7,100 ATL@TB
Jackson is my attempt to not chase stats and get the guy who should turn things around this week. Jackson has had just 12 targets over the last two games, which is slightly less than the 35 he had the two previous games. I think he should see more and Greg Schiano agrees. He made a point to say Jackson should see the ball more even if he’s covered; he’s just too good not to. And the good news is that Atlanta’s pass defense has been horrible this season and Jackson lit them up for 10 receptions, 138 yards and two touchdowns already. With Brian Leonard as the lead back the Bucs will need to throw the ball.
WR Antonio Brown $6,900 DET@PIT
Detroit ranks 30th in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers and they allow 195.7 receiving yards per game to the position which ranks 29th. Brown leads the league in receptions and the only thing holding him back from true elite fantasy status are touchdowns. He is easily one of the safest wide receivers in the game with his average of 10.3 targets and 7.4 receptions per game.
WR Eric Decker $5,800 KC@DEN
Eric Decker has been the odd man out in Denver as far as touchdowns are concerned, but you know what happens when one of Manning’s receivers is feeling a little blue about being left out of the club? Manning throws him three touchdowns. Ok, so that might not happen, but Decker averages 12.51 FanDuel points per game and he has Manning throwing him the ball at home. I’ll take that for a paltry $5,800.
TE Rob Gronkowski $8,200 NE@CAR
Last week Jimmy Graham burnt me with the blow out and limited snaps. I’m not going to risk that again even though I’m sure he’ll catch 20 touchdowns this week. Gronkowski is still cheap for his upside. The Panthers aren’t giving up huge numbers to tight ends, but every time they face a competent one he plays well. Kyle Rudolph posted nine receptions, 97 yards and one touchdown. Tim Wright caught five passes for 48 yards and a touchdown and Tony Gonzalez caught six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. Last week they luckily didn’t have to face Vernon Davis for the whole game since he left early with a concussion. Gronk will get his.
K Garrett Hartley $5,100 SF@NO
The San Francisco defense usually keeps kickers from scoring, but they haven’t played many good offenses this year. The Saints will move the ball on the 49ers and won’t always be able to punch it in for a touchdown.
D Houston Texans $5,100
The Texans are either going to see a gimpy Terrelle Pryor who looked just awful against the Giants last week or Matt McGloin. I’ll take either against my Week 11 defense.