Fantasy Adviser: Stretch run requires right moves

November 21, 2010 

Here are the keys to a successful Week 11 in your fantasy football league:

SUIT 'EM UP

  • Mario Manningham, WR, New York Giants -- With Steve Smith slated to miss another week, Manningham is in line for his second straight start for the Giants. The former Michigan Wolverine racked up 10 catches in last week's loss to Dallas, and the Giants likely will be throwing the ball often tonight in Philadelphia. Manningham has increased value in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta -- In just his third year, Ryan is beginning to establish himself as one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. And there's good news for us fantasy owners: He's also becoming a pretty darn good fantasy option. He has 16 touchdowns this year and is throwing for 250 yards per game. With a matchup in St. Louis today, start Ryan without caution.

    LET 'EM RIDE THE PINE

  • Thomas Jones, RB, Kansas City -- After a stellar start to 2010, Jones has seen his production gradually fade in the past three weeks. He's rushed for only 35 yards over the past two games, and only got four carries in last week's loss to Denver. That number will increase today, but he still should remain on your bench.

  • Malcom Floyd, WR, San Diego -- San Diego's top target is scheduled to return from injury this week, but don't return him to your lineup. He's facing off against Champ Bailey, who may have been torched last week by Dwayne Bowe for two touchdowns, but much of that was when Denver was playing prevent defense. Wait and see how Floyd bounces back before starting him.

    PICK 'EM UP

  • Mike Goodson, RB, Carolina -- With DeAngelo Williams officially out for the year and Jonathan Stewart ailing, Goodson is about the only option left to run the football for the Panthers. He made good use of his first start last week, rushing for 100 yards and catching three passes.

    SELL 'EM HIGH

  • Keiland Williams, RB, Washington -- Williams was a hot waiver wire pickup this week after his three-touchdown game Monday. But the fine print will tell you that was a fluke. The rookie will be part of crowded backfield shortly, as Clinton Portis may make his return today. And although Ryan Torain is out again this week, he is expected back next Sunday.

    BUY 'EM LOW

  • Austin Collie, WR, Indianapolis -- The victim of a vicious hit two weeks in Philadelphia, Collie is questionable to return from a concussion and suit up for the Colts this week. It's the second injury that has forced Collie to miss time this week, which has many owners skeptical about his worth. But Peyton Manning loves using his slot receiver, so Collie is valuable when healthy.
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