SIT: Running Back, Tevin Coleman – Atlanta Falcons
Coleman is going to see a large increase in his fantasy football status following the concussion suffered by Devonta Freeman.
However, his Falcons are facing a Seahawks team giving up the fourth fewest fantasy points to running backs, and missing cornerback Richard Sherman.
Atlanta should be looking to get their passing attack going early, meaning a lot of scoring opportunities will go to waste for Coleman.
START: Running Backs, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints
News flash: The Saints are a running team.
The Redskins are normally fairly good against fantasy running backs, but this isn’t the same old running attack. If you have one of these guys, start them.
If you have them both, start them both.
SLEEPER: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
The Bucs defense looked solid last week holding the Jets to only one touchdown. Even that one came on a big play, as Josh McCown simply couldn’t get his offense moving the ball consistently.
An argument can be made this performance came against a less than stellar offense, but I’d ask you: What would you categorize Miami’s offense as?
SIT: Tennessee Titans Defense
The Steelers offense will be coming into this Thursday night’s contest looking to show the nation their Week 10 problems were a fluke. Tennessee’s defense has been better than expected, but Pittsburgh is going to put three touchdowns on them in this one.
START: Houston Texans Defense
The Cardinals season has been a disaster, and injuries to key players have been a part of it. This week’s game is in Houston, and the Texans should be able to take full advantage of Arizona’s struggles with two turnovers.
SLEEPER: Quarterback, Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars
No, this isn’t a typo. The Jags face-off against the Browns this week. Bortles has been playing better, and if ever there was a chance for him to come out looking like an All-Pro, it’s this week.