Tacklin' Fantasy: Week 11 outlook

Tacklin' Fantasy: Week 11 outlook
November 13, 2013, 9:30 am
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For the Raiders in Week 11, start Rashad Jennings and sit Terrelle Pryor. (USATSI)

Tacklin' Fantasy: Week 10 recap

*Vernon Davis: 1-2-0
Terrelle Pryor: 11-26-122-0-1, 5 carries-19-1 TD
Ben Tate: 15-56-0, 3 rec.-8-0
Doug Baldwin: 5-76-0

Rashad Jennings: 20-88-0, 2 rec.-19-0
Frank Gore: 16-82-0, 2 rec.-21-0
*Mike James: 5-41-0
Trent Richardson: 5-2-0, 3 rec.-33-0
Bold = correct
*= left with injury

In his career Maurice Jones-Drew is averaging 4.5 yards per carry; this year he's averaging just 3.0 ypc. (USATSI)

Editor's note: Welcome to the weekly installment of "Tacklin' Fantasy," our recap of the news and trends you need to keep top of mind for fantasy dominance

 49er to start: Frank Gore, RB
The only thing consistent about the 49ers offense this year has been running back Frank Gore. He is ranked No. 6 in the NFL in yards with 700, and No. 3 in rushing touchdowns, with seven. In Week 11, the 49ers visit a New Orleans Saints team that is giving up an NFL-leading 5.0 yards per carry.

Raider to start: Rashad Jennings, RB
In the two games since taking over for an injured Darren McFadden, Raiders running back Rashad Jennings has thrived, rushing for 190 yards on 35 carries. In Week 11 the Raiders face the Houston Texans, whose defense leads the NFL in average yards allowed at 280. With the Texans' stout defense and the Raiders' quarterback struggles, Jennings should get an ample amount of touches, which is all you can ask for in fantasy.

[RELATED: Allen: Jennings has earned more touches]

49er to sit: Colin Kaepernick, QB
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick struggled in the Week 10 loss last to the Panthers with 91 yards passing, zero touchdowns and 16 yards rushing. He cannot be trusted this week in fantasy, especially with Vernon Davis’ status up in the air against a New Orleans Saints defense that in five home games is holding opponents to 15 points per game. Sit Kap in New Orleans.

[RELATED: Kaepernick's sailing not as smooth in first full season]

Raider to sit: Terrelle Pryor, QB
In the last four games Terrelle Pryor has completed 61 of 120 passes with only one touchdown. Normally his running ability would supersede his throwing, but after spraining his knee in Week 9, Pryor rushed for 19 yards on just five carries last week. With Pryor still limited in Week 11, he’ll be restricted to the pocket, throwing against the league’s best pass defense, the Houston Texans.

NFL trend: Return of the Injured
Percy Harvin (hip) -- Harvin should be slowly integrated into the Seahawks receiver rotation, but is a dynamic athlete and should be owned and saved for fantasy football playoff time.
Shane Vereen (wrist) -- The Patriots pass-catching back is a PPR extraordinaire. In his only game this year, Vereen saw 10 targets and had seven receptions for 58 yards. His return hurts incumbent running back Steven Ridley, but aids quarterback Tom Brady. If Vereen is a go, he needs to be started.
Nate Burleson (arm/pizza) -- Burleson should slide back into the No. 2 receiver slot over Kris Durham upon return. Burleson is a solid PPR player and should be owned, but not started in Week 11, as he is still behind Calvin Johnson at receiver.

Buy-low candidate: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has at least 54 receiving yards in each of the three games with Case Keenum as quarterback. With defenses focused on shutting down quarterback Keenum’s favorite target Andre Johnson, Hopkins should continue to see single coverage from opponents. In Week 11 the Texans play the Oakland Raiders who have had their fair share of problems against the pass -- 50 plus yards and a touchdown to a No. 2 receiver in each of the past three weeks.

Sell-high candidate: Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson has a multitude of things going against him. 1.) C.J. Spiller, the Bills’ more explosive back, is continuing to get healthy. 2.) The Bills’ starting receivers Stevie Johnson (groin) and Robert Woods (ankle) are banged up and questionable to play. 3.) The Bills face the New York Jets, a team yielding a league-low 73.8 rushing yards per game.

Star to sit: Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Last week, a game in which the Jacksonville Jaguars got an early lead against the No. 21 ranked rush defense in the NFL (Tennessee Titans), running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for only 41 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown. Jones-Drew has run for 70 or more yards just three times this year, but his Jaguars face the Arizona Cardinals and their No. 3-ranked run defense in Week 11. Don’t expect much from the eight-year vet.

No-namer to start: Mike Brown, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Mike Brown is now the team’s No. 2 receiver after Justin Blackmon’s off-the-field mishaps. The 1-8 Jaguars might be down to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11 ... pass much? All-world corner Patrick Peterson should shadow Jaguars No. 1 receiver Cecil Shorts III, causing for easier coverage against Brown. In four of the past five games against the Cardinals, No. 2 wide receivers have had at least four catches and 69 yards. 


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