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2011 Fantasy Football: NFL Week 11 Last Minute Suggestions

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Forum Question: Which QB would you start in Week 11, Philip Rivers (@Chi) or Jay Cutler (vs.SD)? (view post by Alexmul05)

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FST_Brent: Cutler is up and down so I say Rivers – I am going down with the ship here.

FST_Dustin: The Bears pass D isn’t that great, so I think you have to go with Rivers with this one. The Chargers pass D is pretty solid, and Cutler can be inconsistent.

FST_Mike: I think Cutler could struggle against the Chargers tough pass defense. Rivers has been a turnover machine this year and he’ll likely throw a couple more picks this week against the Bears, but I still think he is the better start than Cutler this week.

Forum Question: Which QB would you start in Week 11, Ryan Fitzpatrick (@Mia), Carson Palmer (@Min), or Tim Tebow (vs.NYJ)? (view post by robotFOOD)

FST_Brent: I say Palmer here – I am not a fan of the match-up for Tebow and just think Fitz is on the downs.

FST_Dustin: With Palmer having the best matchup and coming off a solid week, I think he is your guy. The Vikings can’t stop the pass, and Palmer has a lot of weapons at his disposal. Not only do the Vikings have a hard time stopping the pass, but they give up over 27 points per game.

FST_Mike: I’d go with Palmer. He is getting more comfortable with his full arsenal of weapons in Oakland and he faces a Minnesota D who give up the second most fantasy points to opposing QBs. Tebow has a tough matchup against the Jets. Fitzpatrick has a decent matchup against the Dolphins 25th ranked pass D ranks, but he has not been playing well as of late.

Forum Question: Which QB would you start in Week 11, Michael Vick (@NYG), Eli Manning (vs.Phi), or Tim Tebow (vs.NYJ)? (view post by carcelkaye)

FST_Brent: Vick is out due to the ribs. Tebow is out due to the match-up. So by default, I go would go with Eli – which is not so bad because he is playing great.

FST_Dustin: I think Tebow is still going to do ok, but he is a little too risky to start him over Eli. Manning is putting together a great season, and he should be able to have another solid game. He has all of his weapons back, and even against a tough D they should be able to put up some points.

FST_Mike: Eli and the Giants face the Eagles this week, who he threw four TDs against in Week 3. I like the matchup, especially at home and without Ahmad Bradshaw in the lineup they’ll likely pass the ball more. Vick is likely out, and I am not a Tebow believer this week against the Jets.

Forum Question: Which player is the better flex start in Week 11, Michael Crabtree (vs.Ari) or Brandon Pettigrew (vs.Car)? (view post by robotFOOD)

FST_Brent: I just got a feeling about Crabtree this week – I know he had a down week but as you said it is a nice match-up this week. I think Zona stacks the box and Crabtree breaks one this week – more of a gut call but that is who I would roll with.

FST_Dustin: Honestly I am not a big fan of either of these guys this week. I would rather see you go with a guy like Vincent Brown if he is available. If these are your only two options I think Pettigrew is the safer pick for 6-12 points. I don’t think the 49ers are going to have much problem getting the lead in that game, and I think they will be running for most of the second half.

FST_Mike: I think Crabtree has a bounce back game this week against Arizona. I like Pettigrew for around five catches, but with Staffords injured finger and Scheffler stealing looks, his upside is somewhat limited this week. I’d rather take my chances with Crabtree.

Forum Question: Which WR would you start in Week 11, A.J. Green (@Bal) or Stevie Johnson (@Mia)? (view post by ajmitch82)

FST_Brent: I say Green. I don’t know how many forum questions we got about AJ Green last week if he should sit due to the match-up with the Steelers. I said he is a must start based on any match-up and even though he got hurt he still pulled through with a double digit fantasy day due to finding the endzone. Now, before starting him ensure everything in his hyper extended leg is fine (it looks pretty good right now) but if it is then feel free to move him right into your starting line-up. Green is simply a beast and the Dalton to Green connection just might give Cam a run for his money in the second half for what was at first thought to be a lock on the offensive rookie of the year.

FST_Dustin: Both these guys are a little banged up so your decision might be made up for you. If they both end up playing then I say stick with Green. He has been amazing this year, and to this point he has been matchup proof.

FST_Mike: Both players are questionable this week so be sure to keep an eye on the injury report. Assuming they both play, I would go with Green regardless of the matchup. While the Bills have a much better matchup against the Dolphins, Johnson is still a risky start mainly due to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s recent struggles.

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