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Here’s my Week 11 IDP rankings.

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1. Jerod Mayo (NE) vs. IND:  Simply a beast. 78 tackles in his past six games.
2. Chad Greenway (MIN) vs. GB:  Mr. Consistency has had between 8-12 tackles every game.
3. Paul Posluszny (BUF) @ CIN:  40 tackles in past three games, 78 on the year.
4. Stephen Tulloch (TEN) vs. WASH:  74 tackles in his past seven games.
5. London Fletcher (WAS) @ TENN:  39 tackles in past four games. CJ will keep him busy.
6. Lawrence Timmons (PIT) vs. Oakland:  Raiders rushing attack and use of TE will make him active.
7. James Anderson (CAR) vs. BAL:  Averaging 9.3 tackles per game with 2.5 sacks and a pick.
8. D.J. Williams (DEN) @ SD:  Should bounce back from benching. 74 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the year.
9. Derrick Johnson (KC) vs. ARI:  12 tackles last week, 77 on the season.
10. Ray Lewis (BAL) @ CAR:  Long week to rest and get ready for the Panthers.
11. Patrick Willis (SF) vs. TB:  31 tackles in past three games, 78 on the year.
12. LaRon Landry (WAS) @ TEN:  46 tackles in past five games, 85 on the year.
13. Dhani Jones (CIN) vs. BUF:  22 tackles in past two games, 73 on the year.
14. Barrett Ruud (TB) @ SF:  34 tackles the past four games, 70 on the year.
15. Clay Matthews (GB) @ MIN:  10.5 sacks. 9 tackles, 2 sacks, and INT in past two games.

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Here’s my Week 11 team defense rankings.

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1. Baltimore @ Carolina
2. Kansas City vs. Arizona
3. New Orleans vs. Seattle
4. Tennessee vs. Washington
5. Miami vs. Chicago
6. Pittsburgh vs. Oakland
7. Green Bay @ Minnesota
8. Chicago @ Miami
9. Atlanta @ St. Louis
10. Dallas vs. Detroit
11. Tampa Bay @ San Francisco
12. San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay
13. San Diego vs. Denver
14. Jacksonville vs. Cleveland
15. Detroit @ Dallas

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Inside the numbers:

  • We’ll see if my #1 jinx continues. The Ravens should manhandle the Panthers, but my top teams (Giants, Patriots, Dallas, Baltimore) have struggled in the past four weeks.
  • Arizona has been more competitive in recent weeks, but have a tough draw against the Chiefs on the road.
  • Washington is in complete disarray. Look for Tennessee to capitalize. The Titans could lead all teams in sacks this week.
  • Green Bay typically struggles a bit in the Metrodome, but the Vikings are in the tank. Clay Matthews should spend a lot of time looking down at Brett Favre this week.
  • Because of their match-ups, the Eagles, Giants, Colts, Jets, and Patriots aren’t strong plays this week.

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For the year we are ranked 5th overall, 13th at QB, 15th at RB, 10th at WR, 3rd at TE, 6th at DEF, and 30th at K. Here are my Week 11 fantasy rankings:
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Here’s my Week 11 tight end rankings.

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1. Jacob Tamme @ New England
2. Zach Miller (OAK) @ Pittsburgh
3. Vernon Davis vs. Tampa Bay
4. Kellen Winslow @ San Francisco
5. Dustin Keller vs. Houston
6. Tony Gonzalez @ St. Louis
7.  Jason Witten vs. Detroit
8. Todd Heap @ Carolina
9. Marcedes Lewis vs. Cleveland
10. Brandon Pettigrew @ Dallas
11. Chris Cooley @ Tennessee
12. Visanthe Shiancoe vs. Green Bay
13. Aaron Hernandez vs. Indianapolis
14. Rob Gronkowski vs. Indianapolis
15. Brent Celek vs. New York Giants
16. Greg Olsen @ Miami
17. Benjamin Watson @ Jacksonville
18. Randy McMichael vs. Denver
19. Jermaine Gresham vs. Buffalo
20. Kevin Boss @ Philadelphia

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Inside the numbers:

  • Antonio Gates still isn’t practicing, and given his Monday Night game, it’s too much of a risk. Only keep him in your lineup if you have Randy McMichael on your roster to use in case Gates can’t go.
  • I’m more worried about Tamme’s back than I am about the Patriots stopping him.
  • Out of respect to Jacksonville’s Zach Miller’s big game, I will specify which Zach Miller I’m ranking. Miller makes a strong play against Pittsburgh, who was burned by tight end Rob Gronkowski for three scores last week.
  • Jason Witten was not in Jason Garrett’s plans last week. I’m hesitant to start him.
  • Both New England tight ends should be heavily involved as Brady looks to keep Peyton on the sidelines.
  • Tony Moeaki will likely miss the game because of a concussion so he was taken off the list. I slid Aaron Hernandez-Jermaine Gresham up a slot and added Kevin Boss.

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Here’s my Week 11 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Roddy White @ St. Louis
2. Reggie Wayne @ New England
3. Hakeem Nicks @ Philadelphia
4. DeSean Jackson vs. New York Giants
5. Greg Jennings @ Minnesota
6. Calvin Johnson @ Dallas
7. Dwayne Bowe vs. Arizona
8. Terrell Owens vs. Buffalo
9. Anquan Boldin @ Carolina
10. Dez Bryant vs. Detroit
11. Marques Colston vs. Seattle
12. Andre Johnson @ New York Jets
13. Brandon Lloyd @ San Diego
14. Miles Austin vs. Detroit
15. Brandon Marshall vs. Chicago
16. Percy Harvin vs. Green Bay
17. Larry Fitzgerald @ Kansas City
18. Mike Wallace vs. Oakland
19. Santonio Holmes vs. Houston
20. Michael Crabtree vs. Tampa Bay
21. Jeremy Maclin vs. New York Giants
22. Chad Ochocinco vs. Buffalo
23. Steve Johnson @ Cincinnati
24. Hines Ward vs. Oakland
25. Pierre Garcon @ New England
26. Mario Manningham @ Philadelphia
27. Wes Welker @ Indianapolis
28. Johnny Knox @ Miami
29. Mike Williams (SEA) @ New Orleans
30. Mike Williams (TB) @ San Francisco
31. Braylon Edwards vs. Houston
32. Steve Breaston @ Kansas City
33. Mike Thomas vs. Cleveland
34. Nate Burleson @ Dallas
35. Davone Bess vs. Chicago
36. Deion Branch @ Indianapolis
37. Lee Evans @ Cincinnati
38. Mike Sims-Walker vs. Cleveland
39. Santana Moss @ Tennessee
40. Danny Amendola vs. Atlanta
41. Kevin Walter @ New York Jets
42. Lance Moore vs. Seattle
43. Randy Moss vs. Washington
44. Steve Smith (CAR) vs. Baltimore
45. Robert Meachem vs. Seattle
46. Malcom Floyd vs. Denver
47. Patrick Crayton vs. Denver
48. James Jones @ Minnesota
49. Donald Driver @ Minnesota
50. Roy Williams vs. Detroit

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Inside the numbers:

  • Roddy White gets extra time for his knee to heal. Not that it troubled him in Week 10.
  • New England is getting killed by the pass (277.8 ypg). The last time Reggie Wayne faced them he caught ten passes for 126 yards and two scores.
  • The last time he faced the Eagles, Nicks caught four passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. It’s highly possible he catches TD #10 this week.
  • In the first meeting with the Vikings Greg Jennings caught six passes for 74 yards and a score. Expect more of the same.
  • T.O. may not have had any run-ins with Buffalo like he has with his other former teams, but he’s certain to be up for the meeting.
  • DeSean Jackson tormented the Giants to the tune of 256 yards and 2 TDs last year.
  • Any question who’s the top WR in Dallas right now. Forget Roy Williams, Miles Austin can carry Dez Bryant’s shoulder pads.
  • My gut says Hines Ward will be able to play this week. He was dying to get back in their Sunday night.
  • With Steve Smith out, I slid Mario Manningham up a few notches.
  • Danny Amendola has scored in three straight games, and has a favorable match-up against Atlanta.
  • I don’t have any faith in Randy Moss right until he proves otherwise.

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Here’s my Week 11 running back rankings.

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1. Rashard Mendenhall vs. Oakland
2. Frank Gore vs. Tampa Bay
3. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Cleveland
4. Arian Foster @ New York Jets
5. Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay
6. Chris Johnson vs. Washington
7. Michael Turner @ St. Louis
8. Ray Rice @ Carolina
9. Cedric Benson vs. Buffalo
10. Jamaal Charles vs. Arizona
11. Peyton Hillis @ Jacksonville
12. LeSean McCoy vs. New York Giants
13. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Philadelphia
14. Darren McFadden @ Pittsburgh
15. Jahvid Best @ Dallas
16. Steven Jackson vs. Atlanta
17. LeGarrette Blount @ San Francisco
18. Fred Jackson @ Cincinnati
19. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Houston
20. Matt Forte @ Miami
21. Felix Jones vs. Detroit
22. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Indianapolis
23. Thomas Jones vs. Arizona
24. Keiland Williams @ Tennessee
25. Shonn Greene vs. Houston
26. Tim Hightower @ Kansas City
27. Knowshon Moreno @ San Diego
28. Brandon Jackson @ Minnesota
29. Marshawn Lynch @ New Orleans
30. Michael Bush @ Pittsburgh
31. Ryan Mathews vs. Denver
32. Ronnie Brown vs. Chicago
33. Mike Tolbert vs. Denver
34. Mike Goodson vs. Baltimore
35. Justin Forsett @ New Orleans

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Inside the numbers:

  • Oakland ranks 25th with 124.8 rushing yards allowed. After a relatively quiet game against New England, look for Mendenhall to explode against the Raiders.
  • Tampa Bay is better, but they are still yielding 143.8 yards per fame on the ground. Frank Gore should dominate.
  • The concerns about MJD’s knee are a thing of the past after three straight strong performances.
  • Adrian Peterson averages 126.3 total yards with five touchdowns in seven games against Green Bay.
  • Michael Turner and Ray Rice make exceptional plays after the extra rest from playing in the Thursday game.
  • Cedric Benson could top the 100 yard mark for the second time this year as he faces Buffalo’s league worst run defense (166.9 ypg).
  • Keiland Williams had a coming out party against the Eagles, but Ryan Torain and Clinton Portis could get some work next week.
  • ***Update*** DeAngelo Williams was placed on IR and it looks like Goodson will get the start. He’s not a great play though.

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Here are my Week 11 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Philip Rivers vs. Denver
2. Michael Vick vs. New York Giants
3. Peyton Manning @ New England
4. Aaron Rodgers @ Minnesota
5. Tom Brady vs. Indianapolis
6. Drew Brees vs. Seattle
7. Jon Kitna vs. Detroit
8. Joe Flacco @ Carolina
9. Eli Manning vs. Philadelphia
10. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Oakland
11. Kyle Orton @ San Diego
12. David Garrard vs. Cleveland
13. Mark Sanchez vs. Houston
14. Matt Cassel vs. Arizona
15. Sam Bradford vs. Atlanta
16. Carson Palmer vs. Buffalo
17. Matt Schaub @ New York Jets
18. Matt Ryan @ St. Louis
19. Shaun Hill @ Dallas
20. Jay Cutler @ Miami
21. Josh Freeman @ San Francisco
22. Brett Favre vs. Green Bay
23. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ Cincinnati
24. Donovan McNabb @ Tennessee
25. Vince Young vs. Washington
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Inside the numbers:

  • If Denver made Matt Cassel look like Joe Montana, Philip Rivers should be doing a Dan Fouts impersonation this week.
  • Peyton Manning has 32 touchdowns in 15 career games against New England. Most of those games the Pats had a much better pass defense than they do now. Peyton and Rivers are really 1A & 1B this week.
  • Jon Kitna and the Cowboys made the Giants look bad. They had a hard time containing the explosive Dez Bryant. The Birds have as many explosive players (Vick, McCoy, DeSean, Maclin) as any team in the league. Look for a big game from Vick.
    ***Update**** After Vick’s dissection of the Redskins, I bumped him up to #2.
  • The Vikings are toast. Look for Aaron Rodgers coming out of the bye to lead Brett Favre’s eulogy.
  • Tom Brady showed he can still produce AM (After Moss). He has 17 touchdowns in eight games.
  • The Cowboys are talented and the change to Jason Garrett was rewarded. Look for Kitna to put up big numbers against his former team.
  • The Raiders are tied for second in passing yards allowed per game (184.8), but have allowed 16 passing TDs. Big Ben remains a decent QB1.

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Here’s my Week 10 IDP rankings.

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1. Jerod Mayo (NE) @ PIT:  69 tackles in last five games.
2. Chad Greenway (MIN) @ CHI:  Averaging 10.4 tackles per game this year.
3. Stephen Tulloch (TEN) @ MIA:  Averaging 11 tackles in last six games.
4. James Anderson (CAR) @ TB:  At least 7 tackles every game, plus has 2.5 sacks and a pick.
5. Patrick Willis (SF) vs. STL:  20 tackles in past two games.
6. Paul Posluszny (BUF) vs. DET:  27 tackles in past two weeks.
7. London Fletcher (WAS) vs. PHI:  12 tackles in first meeting with Eagles.
8. D.J. Williams (DEN) vs. KC:  52 tackles in past five games.
9. Bernard Pollard (HOU) @ JAX:  59 tackles in past six games.
10. Ray Lewis (BAL) vs. ATL:  35 tackles in past three games.
11. Donte Whitner (BUF) vs. DET:  61 tackles in past six games.
12. Lawrence Timmons (PIT) vs. NE:  78 tackles on the year.
13. LaRon Landry (WAS) vs. PHI:  76 tackles on the year.
14. Zac Diles (HOU) @ JAX:  19 tackles in past two games.
15. T.J. Ward (CLE) vs. NYJ:  67 tackles on the year.

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Here’s my Week 10 team defense rankings.

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1. New York Giants vs. Dallas
2. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina
3. Seattle @ Arizona
4. Minnesota @ Chicago
5. Chicago vs. Minnesota
6. New York Jets @ Cleveland
7. Philadelphia @ Washington
8. Detroit @ Buffalo
9. San Francisco vs. St. Louis
10. Pittsburgh at New England
11. Arizona vs. Seattle
12. Indianapolis vs. Cincinnati
13. Buffalo vs. Detroit
14. St. Louis @ San Francisco
15. Tennessee @ Miami

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Inside the numbers:

  • Jason Garrett could inspire the team, but the Giants’ pass rush is just too potent.
  • Carolina’s running backs are dropping like flies. Matt Moore is out for the year. Tampa Bay could flash back to the days of Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, and company.
  • Both Cutler and Favre are prone to throw picks and take sacks. Both defenses should be solid in this one.
  • Miami has named Chad Pennington the starter. I’m not sure if that hurts or helps.

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Here’s my Week 10 kicker rankings. Keep in mind that the Green Bay, New Orleans, Oakland, and San Diego are on bye.

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1. Dan Carpenter (MIA) vs. TEN:  Has 19 FGs. Titans have allowed league high 20 FGs.
2. Matt Bryant (ATL) vs. BAL:  Tied for 3rd with 16 FGs. Ravens have allowed 16.
3. Rob Bironas (TEN) @ MIA:  Has 15 FGs. Dolphins have allowed 14.
4. Josh Brown (STL) @ SF:  Has 14 FGs. Niners have allowed 17.
5. Nick Folk  (NYJ) @ CLE:  Has 16 FGs. Browns have allowed 10.
6. David Akers (PHI) @ WAS:  Has 15 FGs. Skins have allowed 13.
7. Graham Gano (WAS) vs. PHI:  Has 15 FGs. Eagles have allowed 11.
8. Lawrence Tynes (NYG) vs. DAL:  Double-digit points in past three games.
9. Connor Barth (TB) vs. CAR:  Has 11 FGs. Panthers have allowed 17.
10. Adam Vinatieri (IND) vs. CIN:  Has 14 FGs. Bengals have allowed 14.
11. Billy Cundiff (BAL) @ ATL:  7 FGs and 6 PATs in past two games.
12. Jeff Reed (PIT) vs. NE:  Has 14 FGs. NE has allowed 13.
13. Neil Rackers (HOU) @ JAX:  Has 13 FGs. Jaguars have allowed 8.
14.  Phil Dawson (CLE) vs. NYJ:  5 FGs and 7 PATs in past two games.
15.  Ryan Succop (KC) @ DEN:  4 FGs and 3 PATs in past two games.

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