Sunday, November 10, 2013

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em (Week 10)

Start 'Em:
Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints
Thomas continues to get consistent touches for the Saints, both in the passing and rushing game, making him a fairly low risk option. The adage goes "low risk, low reward," however, this week, with the Saints heading into a shootout against the Cowboys, Thomas could provide a quite high reward for fantasy owners.

Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers
Allen is in the middle of a breakout year, and his production does not seem likely to end any time soon. It is undeniable at this point that he is Phillip River's number one option, and he has a favorable matchup against the Denver Bronco's defense this week. Chances are, the Broncos will get up early and the Chargers will air the ball out the remainder of the game, which means big numbers for Keenan Allen.

Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans
At this point in the season, you should have noticed a positive trend in terms of fantasy points when offensive players go up against the Jaguars. Locker is having a great season (despite being injured for two weeks) against some quality defenses, including an outstanding performance against the stout 49er's defense.  The jags, on the other hand, do not have a quality defense, and should be lit up by Locker.

Sit 'Em:
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
The "Law Firm" has put in another unremarkable, but at times productive, season. As the year has gone on, though, Giovani Bernard has been receiving a significantly larger workload than Green-Ellis. Additionally, the Bengals go up against the tough Raven's run defense that has allowed only one rushing touchdown all year.

Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Boldin looked as if he was going to have a great year after a huge week one performance, but since then he has looked quite underwhelming. Vernon Davis has emerged as the clear-cut number one option for the 49er's offense and Boldin has been forced to play second fiddle. To make matters worse, this week, Boldin goes up against the tough Panther's pass defense that ranks second in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers.

Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
After receiving a huge contract during the offseason, Flacco has failed to impress.  On sunday, the Ravens face a Bengal's defense that has had a great season so far. Flacco has struggled against lesser defenses such as the Dolphins, Texans, and Bills, so it seems likely that Flacco will have a difficult sunday against the Bengals.

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