Week 16 Must Start/Must Sit …….

Championship Week is upon us all, some of you the title game is next week. But for everyone it’s an important week this week. Good luck to you all.

Must Start

Matthew Stafford v.s ATL – Coming off a rough week against the Cardinals, Stafford faces a semi tough matchup. But the Falcons defense before last week gave up 275+ yards in 3 straight games against QB’s. I think they just made sure to revenge last year’s playoff blowout. So look for the him to have a nice bounce back game this weekend.

Darren McFadden v.s Car – Carolina has been good against the run the last two weeks because they have jumped out to big leads. I don’t think they do the same against the Raiders. McFadden had his 1st 100 yard game since week 8 and should have another this week. I am always cautious about teams traveling across the country to face teams. But start McFadden regardless.

Alfred Morris v.s Phi – Whether Griffin plays or not Morris is a must start. But if RGIII sits again this week, his value peaks high again. He had a season high 27 carries last week and he has 100 yards or a TD in 4 straight games. He faces a Eagles team that has given up 100 yards on the ground in 10 straight games. Love the matchup, easy must start this week.

Steven Jackson v.s TB – Facing one of the tough defenses against the run in Tampa Bay. You would think Jackson might be good on the sidelines this week. Well I think that is wrong, he will have another solid week this week. He has 19+ touches in the last 4 games and has 14 catches out of the backfield in the last 3 games.

Pierre Garcon v.s Phi – Ever since coming of the injury this guy has been money. It doesn’t matter if RGIII or Cousins is at QB, he has 32 targets in the last 3 games. He is producing and should again this week against a weak Eagles secondary.

Danny Amendola v.s TB – Can we just call him Wes Welker 2.0? Could you imagine how many receptions this guy would have if he stayed healthy all season? He is a PPR machine, easy must start whenever he is playing.

Antonio Gates v.s NYJ – Gates found the end zone for the 5th time this year late in the game last week. I look for him have a very nice game against the Bad news Bears the Jets.

Must Sit

Andrew Luck v.s KC – If you have him as an only option this week, than I believe you should start him. But if you can get your hands on another option i.e. Wilson, Freeman or Flacco. I would start them ahead of Luck this week. They are ranked 7th against the pass this year in terms of yardage. The potential for a rough week is possible.

Jonathon Dwyer v.s Cin – Terrible matchup for him this week against a Bengals team that hasn’t given up over 50 yards on the ground in 3 games. Look for other options this week that have a better upside than Dwyer.

Chris Johnson v.s GB – Green Bay hasn’t been the best on stopping the run, but I don’t think this game will be close. I think the Packers will get out in front early taking the run out of this game. So if you have better RB’s on the roster to start, I would put them in the lineup.

Bryce Brown v.s Was – He is basically Fantasy Irrelevant now that McCoy has been named starter of the Eagles. Even with possibly splitting carries he is not worth the start this week.

Josh Gordon v.s Den – The young rookie will get to meet Champ Bailey this week. Bailey is one of the best this game has seen. I believe he will make him a non-factor in this game. Making him bench able this week in all formats.

Falcons D v.s Lions – I don’t trust the Falcons D we saw last week, they will struggle against the Lions. I think the Lions will get a lot of yardage and score over 20 points. Making them a not so hot start for this week.

Those are my week 16 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

 

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Week 14 Must Start/Must Sit …….

Very important week for Fantasy owners everywhere. Its playoff time, so I will help out and show you who you should and shouldn’t start for week 14.

Must Start

Brandon Myers v.s Den – Had an amazing game last week and this week should be good as well. Denver is one of the worst teams in football defending against the TE. He has at least 5 catches in each of his last 5 games. He also has 4 touchdowns in that span as well. Myers has been easily been one of the better Fantasy Waiver pickups of the 2012 season.

Mikel Leshoure v.s GB – 3 straight games in which GB defense has given up over 100 yards rushing. Also 3 straight games that Leshoure has scored a TD. He had 84 yards and a TD in his week 11 game against GB. I believe he is one of the safest options at RB this week.

Demarco Murray v.s Cin – Murray showed Fantasy owners that hung on to him what they were missing. He came back with 83 yards(should’ve been 94 but lost 11 on his last run) a TD & also registered 4 catches as well. He does have a tough matchup in the Bengals this week, but this guy should be started in any and all formats.

Pierre Garcon v.s Bal – Baltimore D hasn’t been as good as they have been in years past. They have shown they can be thrown on as well. Garcon is RGIII favorite target, totaling 17 in the last two games. He should be targeted pretty heavily in this battle of two potential playoff teams.

Matt Schuab v.s NE – I think this is the biggest game of Matt Schaub’s career. This is the game he should step up and play really well. He is playing a NE Secondary that has gotten better over the past few weeks. But we all know that they can be thrown on. He as of late has been throwing pretty darn well. He has 8 touchdowns in the last 3 games and should propel to another multi TD game this week.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis v.s Dal – Dallas D has given up over 100 yards rushing in 6 of the last 7 games. Green-Ellis has a nice string of 3 consecutive games with 100 yards rushing as well. This is a great matchup for him and should be a very solid RB1/RB2 this week.

Must Sit

Colin Kaepernick v.s Mia – Teams are averaging only 176 yards through the air the last 4 games against Miami’s D. Kaepernick has been good but not great Fantasy wise so far. I don’t look for him to have that great of the game this week either. I see a bunch of other options worth starting over him.

Larry Fitzgerald v.s Sea – A great player like this shouldn’t have to suffer the misery he has since Kurt Warner has retired. He has 26 targets in his last 3 games and only 5 catches to show for it. The balls are just not getting to him and with a tough matchup this week. You got to sit him, I know he is a stud but this year he has been far from it.

Antonio Gates v.s Pitt – This has been a very disappointing season for Gates owners this year. While he has been healthy most of the year his stats haven’t really warranted the high draft pick everyone spent on him. He draws a tough matchup this week and you should find other options.(Tamme, Clark, & Bennett)

Alex Green v.s Det – Even with Starks out for the season, I do not like Green at all. Green wasn’t very productive in his time as a starter. The team also just signed Ryan Grant back as well. He is not worth picking up or starting in any format unless it’s a 20 team league.

Any and all multiple RB situations – Its playoff time folks no need to hope a RB from NO, AZ, JAX & Car to maybe get a TD. Get the guys who you know are going to get you 15-20 carries and help you win a playoff game.

Those are my week 14 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

 

 

Week 13 Must Start/Must Sit …….

This could be a swing game for most of you this weekend, whether or not you make the playoffs. So good luck to all of you out there and I hope this helps you out.

Must Start

Chris Johnson v.s Hou – CJ has 80+ yards in each of his last 6 games. Johnson broke out of his early season slump against the Texans going for 141 yards on the ground. Yes a lot of those yards were on garbage time. But if you are a Fantasy owner, who really cares right? Look for him to have another good game this weekend against the Texans.

Owen Daniels v.s TN – One of the game’s best TE’s taking on one of the worst teams at defending the position. 8+ targets in his last four games and has touchdowns in 3 out of his last 4 games. Should be a top TE option for week 13.

Stevan Ridley v.s Mia – The Dolphins Run D have given up 96+ yards on the ground to teams over the last 6 weeks. Ridley has been tearing it up as of late with a touchdown in each of the last 4 games. Look for him to have another good week before back to back tough matchups.

Brian Hartline v.s NE – Hartline has been an on again and off again WR this year. But I think this week in a game which they could be playing from behind all game. He should see plenty of targets this week. Which should result into him getting some solid production.

Andy Dalton v.s SD – I really like the Red Rifle and this team a lot. They have a ton of talent on the offense side of the ball. Look for him to make it 4 games in a row with multiple touchdowns against the Chargers.

Knowshon Moreno v.s TB – Much to the surprise to just about everyone, Moreno got the start last week. Looked pretty good as well going for 85 yards on 20 carries. He has another nice matchup against the Bucs this week. Look for him to have another solid game this week.

Must Sit

Carson Palmer v.s Cle – Palmer has been trending down as of late. He has a tough matchup this week in the Browns. Whose defense has stepped up the last few weeks. They have forced 9 turnovers and have 8 sacks in there last two games. I look for them to pressure Palmer this week. I would look for other options at QB this week.

Green Bay RB’s v.s Min – I really don’t like Starks or Green at all. Fantasy owners should not either. There are plenty of other option that could be had than worrying about hoping for points from these guys.

Mike Wallace v.s Balt – Wow is this a true sad story of such a great WR. 22 Targets over the last 3 weeks totaling 8 catches for 47 yards and a TD(a fumble as well). Charlie Batch couldn’t get the ball anywhere near him last week. Even if somehow Big Ben plays this week find other options at WR.

Vincent Jackson v.s Den – In 12 meetings against the Broncos, Jackson has yet to get over a 100 yards. On top of that has been held to under 56 yards in 7 of those meetings. He will be shadowed by one of the best in Champ Bailey again this weekend. I know he is a stud, but with the Playoffs on the line. You might want to look elsewhere for a WR.

Fred Jackson v.s Jax – He had only 7 total touches in week 12 and didn’t produce much with them. Gailey came out and said that it would be a 60/40 split and Fjax getting the Goal-line carries. But I am not sure I would trust that. Spiller has had the hot hand and I look for him to continue to get the ball over him.

Those are my week 13 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

Week 12 Must Start/Must Sit…….

The bye weeks are gone and everyone should be full speed heading into the playoff chase. Some really talented players injured this past week, so starting the right guy is very important to making the playoffs.

Must Starts

Danario Alexander v.s Bal – I think the Ravens secondary is still a bit questionable. Also with Ed Reed possibly out for this game. Alexander who in past three games has 15 catches 291 yards & 3 TD’s. Will see a lot of targets his way this week.

Hakeem Nicks v.s GB – Nicks came out this week and said he was 100% healthy. Nicks had a 9 catch 75 yard performance against the Bengals. He was targeted a team high 14 times in that game. He is the #1 WR for this team and in a favorable matchup is a Must start this week.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis v.s Oak – I really liked him last week and do again this week. He has had 15+ in every game over the last few weeks. Oakland’s run D is terrible and BJGE should have a field day on Sunday.

Harry Douglas v.s TB – Keep an eye out on Julio Jones status for the week. If Jones is out this week, Douglas is a Must start. I even like him if Jones does play. The Bucs defense can’t stop the pass period. Douglas has 13 targets over the last two games.

Lance Moore v.s SF – Pretty much known that Moore is more of an indoor guy. This week he draws a tough matchup in the 49ers. But do not let that shy away from starting him this week. Brees will get him the ball this week.

Must Sit

Shonne Greene v.s NE – The Patriots Run D is 10th best in the NFL this year. Had a very nice game against the Patriots in week 7. But most of that was based on his 6 catches. I look for Powell to take some carries away from his as well.

Chad Henne v.s TN – Let’s not get crazy kids, Henne is not Dan Marino. Even though he has a favorable matchup, he is just not reliable. I don’t care who you got at QB, I promise you can find better options.

Browns WR’s v.s Pitt – Outside of Boldin in week 11, Pittsburgh shut down the Ravens receiving core. I do not seeing that changing this week. Gordon & Little will get the targets, but I don’t see the production worth starting.

Dwayne Bowe v.s Den – I really feel bad for this guy, could you imagine him with a good QB.(Andrew Luck anyone?) Even with the injury, if he starts Bowe will for sure get Champ this week. So I don’t see much production coming from him this week.

Reggie Bush/Daniel Thomas v.s Sea – Neither one of these guys is worth a start this week. They are going against a tough Seattle D. Both struggled against a terrible Bills run D. So make sure to find suitable replacements.

Those are my week 12 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

Week 11 Must Start/Must Sit……

The last of the bye week’s has approached us and it’s a good one. Hopefully you will have all your studs back next week in time to make a playoff run.

Must Starts

CJ Spiller v.s Mia – It is Spiller time again in Buffalo and Fantasy owners should love it. Spiller has a pretty good matchup this week against Miami. Who are fresh off CJ2K running all over there defense. Spiller is a Top 5 play this week and is a must start for all owners.

Jeremy Maclin v.s Was – Maclin got knocked out of the game in the 1st quarter against the Cowboys. But came back in and totaled 12 targets, 8 catches and a 44 yard TD reception from Foles. I think he will benefit more with Foles at QB. Be cautious and monitor his health. But he should be good to go and have a monster game against a weak Redskins secondary.

Steven Jackson v.s NYJ – Jackson had his 1st 100 yard rushing game last week. Coming against one of the best run defenses in football the 49ers. It was also the first time since week 1 he had over 20 carries as well. The Jets run D has been really bad this year. So Jackson shouldn’t have a problem having another good week.

Andrew Luck v.s NE – Luck has been pretty darn good this year. This week he gets a NE defense who has given up 4 – 300 yard passers this year. He should have no problem shredding a pretty bad NE secondary. I think he is a easy top 10, maybe top 5 Fantasy QB this week.

Brandon Lloyd v.s Ind – This one is really on a whim here. Cecil Shorts and Laurent Robinson had a field day last week against the Indy secondary. So I think he should have no problem getting his this week.

Must Sit

Frank Gore v.s Chi – I know he is a stud RB, but with the injury to Smith and the facing a good Bears run D. It could be a very tough week for him this week. I look for the Bears to stack the box this week. Forcing the 49ers to try to beat them with the passing game. If you have two better options. Start them and throw Gore on the bench for the week.

Mike Wallace v.s Bal – He had I believe one target in the 2nd half with Leftwich at QB. I think this week won’t be much better for him either. I think he will have a tough outing this week.

Reggie Bush v.s Buf – I know he faces one of the worst run defenses in all of football this week. But after his benching this past week due to fumbling, I think Daniel Thomas is going to see a nice set of carries. Splitting carries hurts his value a lot, not sure I would start him this week.

Mark Ingram v.s Oak – This is a bit of a favorable matchup for him. But I just don’t trust this running game at all. I think Ivory is going to get more carries this week. With that being said, Ingram’s fantasy value is really slim at best.

Phillip Rivers v.s Den – Denver defense has been really good as of late. Cam Newton becoming the latest victim this past weekend. 12 Sacks, 3 INT’s, 2 FF’s & 3 def/st TD’s in the last 2 games. Rivers may have to start for some of you based on injuries this week. But if you there are better options find one. Could be a really rough week for Rivers.

Those are my week 11 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

Week 10 Must Start/Must Sit……

We have got ourselves some key stars out this week, so those of you who are without a Top star. This should give you a helping hand with this week’s Start/Sit.

Must Start

T.Y. Hilton v.s Jax – Hilton had a very nice week last week against the Dolphins. 11 targets with 6 catches for 102 yards and a TD. Hilton 2nd 100 yard receiving game of the year(1st coming against Jax). With Avery looking like he is out for this week, Hilton should have a very nice game this week.

Brandon Myers v.s Balt – Myers finally reached the endzone last week and did so in fashion. Hauled in 8 catches and found the end zone twice. Palmer definitely likes to target him in this offense. Look for him to have another good week this week.

Stevan Ridley v.s Buf – Bills among the league worst in giving up yards. Last time these two teams played the Patriots had 247 yards rushing. Ridley accounted for 107 of those yards, notching 2 TD’s as well. He is a potential Top 5 RB option this week and a Must Start this week.

Brian Hartline v.s TN – After being quiet the 2 weeks prior, Hartline busted out with a 8 catch 107 yard game against the Colts. The Titans are giving up a solid 21 points a game to WR’s. Hartline with the great matchup should work well as a WR2 or Flex Option this week.

Mikel LeShoure v.s Min – The Vikings run D was pretty impressive over the first 5 weeks. Since then they have given up an average of 130 yards a game on the ground. LeShoure coming off a 3 TD game last week. Should be in line for another good Fantasy week.

Must Sits

Jamaal Charles v.s Pitt – oh how the mighty have fallen. Charles has been pretty bad the last few weeks. 29 carries for 83 yards in the last 3 weeks. This week he faces a Steelers defense that has only given up only one total 100 yard rushing game. So I don’t expect Charles to fair that good against them either.

Cam Newton v.s Den – Denver’s defense just might be for real. QB’s are averaging only 220 yards passing against them. I also think the Broncos has the right D to contain his rushing attack as well. There are plenty of other options out I like better this week.(Wilson, Fitzpatrick & Vick)

Fred Jackson v.s NE – Both he & Spiller were not 100% last time they played NE. But I really don’t like either of them this week. If you are in a PPR they both have much more value. But if not I think you have to look elsewhere this week. Patriots D has been pretty good against the run this year. Also think they will be playing from behind pretty early in this as well.

Felix Jones v.s Phi – He has made 3 straight starts at the RB position for the Cowboys. He has yet to top 50 yards in any of the games. Scoring in only one of the 3 games so far. He might be of some use in a PPR situation if you are desperate. But I feel so many better options out there than him.

Falcons D v.s NO – The Falcons D has been pretty consistent all year. Having recorded 3 sacks in 6 of their 8 games. But the Saints are finding their Mojo right now. I feel this will be a high scoring affair this week. So I feel they are better left on the bench this week.

Those are my week 10 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

 

Week 9 Must Start/Must Sit……

Another exciting weekend of Football ahead of us. So here we are with this weeks Must Start/Must Sits for Week 9.

Eric Decker v.s Cin – I really like this start for him this week. After having a 4th consecutive game with a TD last week. Decker has a good matchup against the Bengals. They are giving up the 5th most points to #2 WR.

Jeremy Maclin v.s NO – Do I really have to explain much of why he is a must start? NO the worst Pass defensive team in the league. Him & Jackson should have a field day against them.

Jermaine Gresham v.s Den – Denver giving up 10.1 Fantasy Points to TE’s this year. Gresham I like to bounce back after the bye week and the rough week against Pittsburg.

Cam Newton v.s Wash – Newton should have a very nice game this week against the Redskins. QB’s are averaging 300+ yards against their secondary. Newton owners should finally be paid off for drafting him this week.

Anquan Boldin v.s Cle – One of my favorite matchups of the weekend. He had 9 catches for 131 yards in their last meeting. I really see him having another good week against the Browns.

Must Sits

Andy Dalton v.s Den – The Broncos defense are coming off shutting down Drew Brees and the Saints. I don’t see Dalton having much luck either against them.

Titan WR’s v.s Chi – I really don’t like this matchup for the Titans this week. Britt & Wright have been far to inconsistent to start every week. I really think the Bears shut them down this week.

Vick Ballard v.s Mia – his stock is slowly declining to me with Brown being back. I think they have a split carry situation here. Ballard is not even worthy of a Flex option against a tough Miami D.

Andre Brown v.s Pit – I know he isn’t your typical Fantasy option. But I have seen him as a Flex in a lot of leagues as of late. Touchdowns in back to back games, but I don’t see much of anything for him this week against Pittsburg.

 

Those are my week 9 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

Week 8 Must Start/Must Sit….

Week 8 is upon us and sadly I feel this NFL season is going way to fast. But I am here with my Must Start/ Must Sit guys for week 8.

Must Starts

Alex Green v.s JAX – Other than last week against the Raiders, The Jaguars have given up 120+ yards a game over the 1st 6 weeks of the season. Green hasn’t been very impressive in his 1st two starts. But this week I feel with a nice matchup and factor in GB will probably playing with a lead. Green should exceed 20+ touches and reach the end zone this week.

Chris Givens v.s NE – As we all know the NE defense is just not that good defending the pass. Givens is 3rd in the NFL in down the field targets. Take all that into consideration and we have a potential Fantasy Stud. I really like him this week and you should as well.

Eric Decker v.s NO – Going against the worst Pass Defense in Football. I think the Saints are really going to focus on Thomas this week. Should lead the way for Decker to have a field day against the Saints defense.

Must Sits

Matthew Stafford v.s SEA – Stafford not having a terrible season, just not having the season we thought he would have. But this week facing a tough defense that has faced some tough competition. Only allowed one QB 20+ fantasy points this year(Brady). I like other guys like Rivers, Bradford or Vick this week over Stafford.

Michael Turner v.s PHI – Eagles run defense has been decent this year. Turner just doesn’t have the talent he once had. I look for this to be a shootout between these two teams. Taking Turner out of the game completely.

Felix Jones v.s NYG – He wasn’t that impressive in his 1st start of the year. The Giants were shredded on the ground last week. Mostly thanks to RGIII opening up the run game though. This guy somehow always gets carries taken away while being on the sideline injured for a play or two. So many better options this week than this guy.

Those are my week 8 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

 

Week 8 Fantasy Football Sleepers

We have the BYE weeks of some of the best Fantasy RB’s and a Couple good Fantasy QB’s. So I am going to give you my Top 5 list of potential Sleepers that you can replace for this week.

Week 8 Sleepers

1. Sam Bradford v.s NE – Boy it’s a sad state of a football team when you make Mark Sanchez look like a stud. NE pass defense is just plain bad, Bradford who is much better than Sanchez shouldn’t have any problem passing on this defense. Should have a good Fantasy game. I feel he is definitely worth the pick-up on a bye week replacement.

2. Josh Gordon v.s SD – This guy is a stud, he is a borderline start/flex every week now. SD defense can be thrown on and the Browns like to pass a lot. Gordon should have another really good Fantasy week, cementing his spot on rosters everywhere.

3. Joel Dreessen v.s NO – We all know that the Saints defense can be passed on. Dallas Clark had his best game as a Buc last week against them as well. I really like Dreessen and his matchup here. His targets have risen over the past few weeks, he has scored in 3 or the last 4 games as well. I think Owen Daniels owners should easily target him as a starter this week.

4. Vick Ballard v.s TN – Ballard was on my list last week and didn’t have that great of a game. But this week against a rough TN team who can’t stop anything at all. I like Ballard to reach the end zone this weekend. Is definitely worth inserting into the starting lineup either as a RB2 or Flex.

5. Antonio Brown/Mike Wallace v.s Wash – These two should have a field day against this lack thereof a defense. You should easily start these two against them and feel real comfortable about it.

Those are my Week 8 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits on Friday. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)