Week 11: Buh-bye bye weeks! We won’t miss you!
What I learned last week:
Rashad Jennings is not worth keeping in your lineup as long as Maurice Jones-Drew is out. Jennings has 131 total yards over the past three games and no scores. Not cutting it.
Play the mEn:
Oakland receivers Darrius Heywood-Bey and Denarius Moore. Carson Palmer’s gonna light it up. Nuff said.
Put him on the pine:
Chargers QB Phillip Rivers. The Broncos’ D is hitting on all cylinders, and it’s gonna be a long, long day for the biggest crybaby in California.
SUPER-LONG QUESTION (AND ANSWER) OF THE WEEK
Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger has been ruled out, Chicago’s Jay Cutler and Philly’s Michael Vick are doubtful, and San Francisco’s Alex Smith is questionable for their Week 11 games. How do you rank the Fantasy Football value of their respective backup QBs if they’re forced into action — Byron Leftwich, Jason Campbell, Nick Foles and Colin Kaepernick?
If this were a question presented in a classroom and I was called on to come to the front of the class to give my answer, I’d happily offer to take a zero. If anyone is stuck with any of these options, cash in your chips now, cuz you are staring down the barrel of an almost no-win situation.
With that being said, I would probably rank Campbell at the top of the list simply because he has some pretty good targets, particularly Brandon Marshall. Playing the second half for Jay Cutler last week, Campbell completed 11 of 19 passes for 94 yards, including six completions to Marshall. And don’t forget, Earl Bennett and Matt Forte, I would think Campbell is the front-runner to have the better game. Beyond that, I do think Foles is going to prove himself again this week. Last week, he was 22 of 32 for 219 yards and a touchdown and seemed to be in rhythm with both DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. I’ve never been a Leftwich fan. He reminds me too much of Vince Young — an interception-plagued game waiting to happen.
Kaepernick actually could be the darkhorse of the bunch. Nothing ever wrong with a running QB, and last week he rushed for 66 yards and a score.