2011 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 17

Dec 29, 2011


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Here’s a look at LestersLegends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the 17th week of the NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
Start:
Ryan Fitzpatrick @ New England: In the first meeting the Bills knocked off the Patriots behind Fitzpatrick’s 369 yards and two TDs. The Patriots (ranked 32nd with 294.7 ypg allowed) have yet to solve their secondary woes.
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Sit:
Matt Moore vs. New York Jets: In the other AFC East showdown I would look to sit Moore despite throwing for five TDs in the past two weeks. In the first meeting he completed 16 of 34 passes for 204 yards and two picks. He was sacked four times and recorded a dismal 41.8 passer rating. The Dolphins are clearly a better team now, but Moore’s splits concern me. He’s averaging just 164.6 ypg at home (221.7 on the road).
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Running Backs
Start:
Toby Gerhart vs. Chicago:  When Toby has received ten plus carries in a game, he has delivered. He has four games in the past five with double-digit carries and he has averaged 103.5 total yards with a pair of scores. Even sharing the load with AP in Week 15 he had 58 total yards and two TDs.
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Sit:
LeGarrette Blount @ Atlanta:  Raheem Morris sat him last week because of a fumble. You should sit him this week. Atlanta is going to hang a bunch of points on the Bucs. They will be forced to abandon the run. That’s when Blount watches from the sidelines.
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Wide Receivers
Start:
Malcom Floyd @ Oakland:  Floyd is hot, averaging 82.0 yards with three TDs in his past four games. Oakland ranks25th with 247.5 passing yards allowed per game and tied for 30th with 28 passing TDs allowed.
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Sit:
Andre Johnson vs. Tennessee:  The Texans are locked in with the #3 seed. Johnson will look to get some reps, but won’t play a lot of snaps in a meaningless game. You’ve made it this far without him, you might as well roll with the WRs that brought you there.
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Tight Ends
Start:
Jared Cook @ Houston:  Cook is averaging 8.5 catches for 136 yards in his past two games. He’s sizzling hot right now and should be in lineups that don’t have no-brainer options ahead of him.
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Sit:
Owen Daniels vs. Tennessee:  Like Andre Johnson I would avoid Daniels. He could see a reduced snap count. Plus, he hasn’t scored since Week 4 and is averaging just 37.4 yards in his past seven games.
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Defenses
Start:
Philadelphia @ Washington:  The Eagles are on fire. The have held the Dolphins, Jets, and Cowboys to an average of 12 points during their three-game winning streak. They had three INTs, forced four fumbles, and collected 16 sacks to bring their season total to an NFL high 49.
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Sit:
Green Bay vs. Detroit:  They lead the league with 29 INTs, but they have nothing to play for. The Lions have averaged 33.3 points during their three-game winning streak. Stafford has nine TDs and no INTs during that stretch.
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