Pick 6 - Week 11

Time to get back on track this week!

Each week this column will suggest borderline players that you should start, and borderline players that you should sit. These projections are based on historical match ups, the match up against the current defense, and how the player is performing this year.


Russel Wilson  - I know he has been down this year, but the 49er's have really struggled this year, and Wilson has played well in his home games. Lynch is still banged up, so I expect the offense to lean on Wilson's play making ability to create offense through the air and with his legs.

Davante Adams - Something isn't quite right with Randall Cobb this year. Maybe it is his lingering shoulder injury, or maybe the shift of the attention of oponent's top CB's to cover him has left him little room to opperate. Either way, Adams has come on strong after his early season injury. He has your prototypical outside WR body with his 6'1" frame. I like his odds of building on last week's performance of 90+ yards. The Packers will be throwing a lot as the running game won't find much room against the Vikings stout run defense.

Jordan Matthews - The QB change to Mark Sanchez this weekend could have a great payoff for Matthews. With Sanchez at QB last season, Matthews caught fire last year. This week he faces a Tampa Bay defense with the top 4 corners measuring in at 5'10". Matthews should have room to use his 6'3" frame to win some battles near the goal line. 


Melvin Gordon - The Cheifs have held every RB they have played not named LeVeon Bell to 62 yards or fewer this year. Consider that Gordon has topped 60 yards once himself during the entire season and you have your answer that Gordon should be left on the bench this week.

Gio Bernard / Jeremy Hill - In what is probably the league's most infamous committee backfield this year, both should be left on the bench this week. Arizona has one of the league's best rushing defenses, and the Bengals are traveling accross the country on a short week after playing Monday night.

James Starks / Eddie Lacy  - Offensive line in shambles, on the road against a defense that has allowed two rushing TD's since week 1, and in a strict committee. Do any of these circumstances sound like either of these players are set up for success this weekend? I didn't think so. There is no real upside here with either player, therefore, I'm leaving both on the bench this week.

Waiver Wire Stud
This is the player that I pick each week who is currently a no-namer or unowned in the majority of leagues, but will become one of the top pickups next week. This player is a great speculative add if you have a free roster spot that you can use before you miss out on him next week due to your league’s waiver wire pickup order.

Jay Ajayi - This guy is owned in only 18% of ESPN leagues right now. I know you will say that Lamar Miller is red hot, however Ajayi is himself as he is averaging 8+ YPC himself. Look for Ajayi to get more playing time as the season goes on as the Dolphins will want to know what they have in their rookie as they prepare for Lamar Miller's free agency this offseason. Ajayi could be a big factor down the fantasy playoff stretch

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