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Last Week: 168 passing yards, no scores
Fitzpatrick is a hit or miss play each week. Through 10 games, Buffalo’s starting quarterback has gone four times without throwing a single touchdown while only throwing for 300 yards once (Week 10). With a favorable matchup this week against the Colts’ 20th-ranked pass defense in a must-win game for the 4-6 Bills and 6-4 Colts, this could very well be a shootout.
Ronnie Hillman RB Broncos
Last Week: 43 yards rushing
Hillman had 12 carries for 43 rushing yards last Sunday vs. San Diego, while McGahee was injured and is now out for the season being put on injured reserved. Facing the 25th-ranked pass rush defense in the Kansas City Chiefs (giving up an average of 129 yards per game), Hillman should reap the benefits in Week 12.
Jalen Parmele RB Jaguars
Last Week: 80 rushing yards
Parmele was one of the hottest commodities this past week in waiver-wire pickups while former starter Rashard Jennings failed to produce. The Titans and their 28th-ranked rush defense (allowing 128 yards per contest) as well as their 26th ranked pass defense (266 yards) look to be favorable for everyone on offense in Jacksonville, especially Parmele.
Benjamin Watson TE Browns
Last Week: 47 receiving yards, 2 TD
Watson is not having the season every tight end dreams of, but he does have three touchdowns on the year and will be going against a Pittsburgh Steelers defense, which at times has struggled to stop the pass. Watson makes a valued start at the tight end position this weekend.
Mohamed Sanu WR Bengals
Last Week: 22 yards, TD
Sanu has scored two touchdowns in his past two games. The second-round draft pick out of Rutgers has proven to be a red zone threat for the Cincinnati Bengals along with A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham. Although Sanu has yet to have that breakout game yardage-wise, this week he will be facing the 24th ranked pass defense in Oakland, which allows 253 yards passing a game with a banged up secondary.
Top Defense: Baltimore Ravens
Last Week: 3 turnovers, touchdown, 10 points allowed
The Ravens haven’t had the dominant performances that they’ve had in the past seasons in Baltimore, but there still playing at a high level and Phillip Rivers, who leads the National Football League in turnovers over the past 2 years. The Chargers have been struggling on offense all year long and with an injury prone Ryan Mathews always one play away from leaving the game, the Ravens defense is the way to go.
Last Week: 21 points allowed, 1 turnover, 2 sacks
Tampa bay’s defense have been somewhat of a surprise, scoring four touchdowns on defense already in just 10 games played. With that being said, they will be going against the Atlanta Falcons (9-1) who keep on giving confirmation that they are the team to beat in the entire league. Not to mention a lethal offense with Matt Ryan at helm and one of the best 1-2 wide receiving combinations in the NFC and possibly NFL and Michael Turner, whom you can always count on a score or two in NFC south match-ups.
Sidney Rice WR Seahawks
Last Week: 54 yards, 2 touchdowns
Rice has caught five touchdowns in the past five weeks. With six total touchdowns on the year, Rice has looked to be back to his usual self, where he was one of the most dominant flankers back in 2009 with the Minnesota Vikings. Though I’m thinking his touchdown streak luck runs out this week vs. Miami.
LaRod Stephens-Howling RB Cardinals
Last Week: 127 yards, touchdown
Stephens-Howling had a break out performance vs. Atlanta Falcons last weekend and had 22 carries for 127 yards and a rushing touchdown. Now the St. Louis Rams come into play and have an average rush defense, ranked 16th in the league with Beanie Wells healthy again, it looks as if the Howling tour has stopped until further notice.
Scott Chandler TE Bills
Last Week: 2 receptions, 30 yards
Chandler is a very frustrating starting tight end to say the least. He is a legitimate risk/reward type of start and with the fantasy playoffs on the line each week now, he just doesn’t seem as attractive to play as he once was. While five touchdowns for a tight end is hard to ignore, I’m staying away even with a favorable match-up vs. Raiders.
Ryan Tannehill QB Dolphins
Last Week: 141 passing yards, 2 interceptions, touchdown
Tannehill’s rookie season continues with plenty of struggles. Factor in one of the best defenses and secondaries in the league in the Seattle Seahawks, and the week just got that much worse. If you’re this desperate for a guy with five touchdowns on the year vs. 12 turnovers, good luck.
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