Quarterback Injuries Abound!
It seems like every single quarterback in the league sustained some sort of injury this past week. Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and Michael Vick all went down for the count in their respective games leaving many fantasy football owners scrambling. Those of you who had been starting Michael Vick may have gotten a blessing in disguise; he is a tough quarterback to sit but given his recent play he has in fact been a player who should be benched. It would seem that decision has been made for you; I hope you have a decent backup quarterback in place. Jay Cutler and Alex Smith look to miss just this one week with their concussions (Alex Smith may even be able to start since his game is the Monday nighter this week) but Ben Roethlisberger’s injury appears to be much more severe. I would not count on having Big Ben any time soon so make other plans. From a fantasy football perspective there should be quite a few options out there via trade. This late in the season, fantasy owners can ill afford to make any mistakes! I strongly recommend submitting any trade offers you might receive or offer of our staff before making a decision. We are always here to help with fantasy football trade advice!
Which Bills Running Back do I Start?
The conundrum with the Bills Running back situation continues as Fred Jackson surprisingly outscored CJ Spiller once again in week 10. This week should be a little bit clearer since Fred Jackson has already been ruled out of the Thursday night tilt with Miami with a concussion. This is a pivotal game for CJ Spiller as well as his fantasy football owners. If Spiller can have a big night against a tough Miami run defense (currently 5th in the league yielding just over 92 yards per game to opposing running backs) then he may well assert himself as the lead back going forward. Either way both back should be very useful in weeks 12-15; the next three opponents are the Colts, Jaguars and Rams.
Don’t’ Mess With Texas!
This just in; the Texans defense is good, I mean really good! Even with IDP monster linebacker Brian Cushing on Injured reserve the Texans still rank 3rd against the run and the pass through ten weeks. Most recently the stout Texans Defense shut down stud running back Matt Forte holding him to just 39 yards on 16 carries. Next up are the Jacksonville Jaguars; I recommend benching every single one of them in week 11. I do expect the current NFL sack leader JJ Watt to get at least two sacks in this one as well.
Winning week 11 is pivotal for a successful season! If you need help be sure to submit any and all trade offers for free fantasy football trade analysis!