2011 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 14

Dec 9, 2011


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Here’s a look at LestersLegends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the 14th week of the NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
Start:
Michael Vick @ Miami:  If you’re still playing this week and have Vick on your roster, kudos to you for making the necessary adjustments. The Dolphins actually have a pretty solid defense, having won four of their past five games, but Vick can still give you the big play ability. He may not have a rushing TD yet this year, but he’s averaging 59.4 ypg.
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Sit:
Joe Flacco vs. Indianapolis:  The match-up looks good, going up against a Colts’ defense allowing 242.9 ypg (22nd) and 21 passing TDs (25th), but this has the makings of a heavy ground game. Flacco has been so inconsistent that he’s hard to trust in the fantasy playoffs.
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Running Backs
Start:
Shonn Greene vs. Kansas City:  As if you needed more ammo than his three touchdown performance to have him in your starting lineup this week, but the Chiefs rank 25th with 130.3 rushing yards allowed per game. They are also one of 14 teams that have allowed double-digit touchdowns.
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Sit:
Marion Barber @ Denver:  I understand that you might not have a choice if you lost Forte, but if you have a capable alternative, I’d go that direction. Barber will be sharing the load with Kahlil Bell and is facing a Broncos run defense that has allowed just five TDs.
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Wide Receivers
Start:
Santana Moss and Jabar Gaffney vs. New England: The Patriots continue to allow passing yards by the truckload. The Redskins lost a key weapon in the passing game as Fred Davis’ season went “Up in Smoke”. Thanks Fred. Moss and Gaffney should be productive this week.
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Sit:
Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens:  Like Flacco, Smith has been inconsistent. After catching six passes for 165 yards and a TD in Week 11, he has just three catches for 55 yards in the past two weeks. While his overall numbers look solid (645 yards, five TDs), he has just five games over 35 yards.
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Tight Ends
Start:
Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Detroit Lions:  It will take a leap of faith to start a TE that has averaged just 25.7 yards with one touchdown in the past six games, but he lit up the Vikings in Week 3 for 11 catches for 112 yards.
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Sit:
Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Miller heads into his match-up against the league’s top pass defense with a combined six catches for 63 yards in his past three games.
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Defenses
Start:
Seattle Seahawks:  The Seahawks have won three of their past four games, giving up 15.3 ppg during that stretch (20.5 on the year). The Rams are scoring a ridiculous 11.7 ppg and have allowed a league high 43 sacks. To make matters worse they have serious QB issues.
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Sit:
Dallas Cowboys:  The Cowboys are tied for second with 35 sacks and are among the leaders with 22 takeaways, but they aren’t a good option against the Giants’ high-powered offense.
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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. andy
    December 9th, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Having a hard time making a call on Benson or Morris? Help??

  2. LestersLegends
    December 9th, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    I think it’s going to be an aerial show in MN so I like Benson a little more.

  3. The Hurdsman
    December 9th, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    Lester, I need your help with a QB decision. I lost Matt Schaub weeks ago and now I have Matt Moore and Rex Grossman sitting on my roster. I know that Rex has more risk/reward upside facing the Pats, but my league penalizes 5 points for every pick. What do you think the over/under will be for Rex’s TD/INT ratio? Would you just go with the safer play in Moore?

  4. LestersLegends
    December 9th, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    I would probably roll the dice with grossman

  5. Andrew
    December 10th, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Hello Lester, Which 2 of these WR would you start between DeSean Jackson, Julio Jones and Mike Williams. I also have M. Turner as my number 1 RB which one of these backs would you start as my 2nd. W Magahee, M Barber or J Stewart-Thanks

  6. LestersLegends
    December 11th, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    I’d go Julio and SMW. AT RB I’m thinking McGahee

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