Saturday, November 12, 2011

NFL Week 10

**OML Weekly Rankings will resume in Week 12**

Ryan Boser highlights three quarterbacks who will "POP," and three who will "FLOP."

Tim Tebow (Denver Broncos) @ Kansas City
Mark Sanchez (New York Jets) vs. New England
Matt Cassell (Kansas City Chiefs) vs. Denver

Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) vs. Houston
Jay Cutler (Chicago Bears) vs. Detroit
Tom Brady (New England Patriots) @ New York Jets

Click here to read all 32 quarterback breakdowns at Bruno Boys.

Joey Cavalier highlights three running backs who will "POP," and three who will "FLOP."

Ben Tate (Houston Texans) @ Tampa Bay
The Houston rushing attack is simply unstoppable. Even with Arian Foster playing like he did last year, Ben Tate is still producing. He has 100-yard performances in 2 of his last 3 games. With Andre Johnson likely to miss another week, look for the Texans to run the ball early and often against a Tampa Bay defense that is without Gerald McCoy. Tate will have another shot at 100-yards in this game. 

Reggie Bush (Miami Dolphins) vs. Washington
Oddly enough, Reggie Bush has become the focal point of the Dolphins offense. With Daniel Thomas taking the back seat as he heals up, Bush will get the bulk of carries against a Redskins’ defense that has cooled off significantly after a hot start. Bush looks for his 3rd straight game with 100+ total yards and will be given the opportunity to do so. Bush makes for nice flex start this week. 

Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans) @ Carolina
Last week, CJ racked up 110 total yards against a tough Bengals defense. Now Johnson has a chance to build off of last week’s success against a feeble Carolina defense, which ranks 28th against the run, and has been unable to stop opposing running backs all year long. Johnson is a solid RB2 this week that has low-end RB1 upside. Plug him in to your lineups and finally get your money’s worth!

Brandon Jacobs (New York Giants) @ San Francisco
After doing a nice job filling in for the injured Ahmad Bradshaw last week, Jacobs gets another chance to prove that he can play at a high level. Bradshaw is out for the second straight week and Jacobs will get the start. Too bad the Giants play the 49ers, a team that has been a nightmare for opposing running backs. Jacobs will get a lot of carries, but will have a tough time doing anything with them. Only start Jacobs if you are desperate.

Cedric Benson (Cincinnati Bengals) vs. Pittsburgh
Despite the fact that Benson has been given the ball an average of about 21 times per game, he only has two 100-yard games to show for it. This week he will likely get 20+ touches against the Steelers defense. The only problem is the Steelers have been absolutely lights out against the run this year. Look for better options this week, as Benson is likely to disappoint and put up a lame stat-line.

LeGarrette Blount (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) vs. Houston
Overall, Blount has run the ball well this year, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. The problem for the Blount-man is that when his team gets down, he watches the game from the sidelines. That could easily happen this week against the Texans. Houston has been putting up a ton of points early in games. Thus, Blount has a good chance of being neutralized and watching much of the game with his Tampa Bay Buccaneers baseball cap on.

Brian Dezelske highlights three wide receivers who will "POP," and three who will "FLOP."

DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles) vs. Arizona
It’s been a rough year for D-Jax owners so far, and that’s hard to wrap the mind around since this is a contract year. Jackson just can’t be kept locked up much longer, and facing the Arizona Cardinals is just what he needs to break out. The Cardinals rank 28th against the pass and struggle with covering speedy receivers—Mike Wallace torched them for a 95-yard touchdown in week 7. It can be unsettling to plug feast-or-famine players into your lineup, but the Cardinals offer an abundance to feast on.

Jordy Nelson (Green Bay Packers) vs. Minnesota
Jordy Nelson and the undefeated Green Bay Packers face the Minnesota Vikings this week on Monday Night Football. With Antoine Winfield coming back this week and sure to be on Greg Jennings most of the day, Nelson is sure to have a big day working the rest of the Vikings DBs. He’s more than just a flex play this week—he’s a solid WR2 play in all leagues.

Percy Harvin (Minnesota Vikings) @ Green Bay
Percy Harvin is another receiver that’s been having a hard time breaking out this year, although he has been more involved in the offense with Christian Ponder under center. The Green Bay Packers have the second worst pass defense in the NFL, and show no signs of being able to fix that any time soon. Now that Ponder has had two full starts under his belt, one already being against the Packers, his growing confidence should play into Harvin’s favor. Look for him to have right around 80 receiving yards and a score. Three or four carries for some rushing yards aren’t out of the question either.

A.J. Green (Cincinnati Bengals) vs. Pittsburgh
A.J. Green faces a pretty tough Pittsburgh Steelers defense this week and it could spell trouble for the young receiver... indirectly. The Steelers' front seven are sure to put tons of pressure on young rookie QB Andy Dalton—pressure that Dalton hasn’t seen yet this season as a rookie. If the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line can control the Steelers pass rush, Dalton and Green could have a nice day, however, I just don’t see that happening. Dalton is going to get his first taste of what a real defense and he won’t like it.

Brandon Lloyd (St. Louis Rams) @ Cleveland
I'm just not buying Brandon Lloyd as a legitimate No. 1 receiver in St. Louis. I know he had a nice game last week, but I feel that was just a flash in the pan. This week Lloyd will go up against Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns, who’s one of the best young players in the NFL that nobody talks about. The Browns are ranked 1st in the NFL against the pass and a huge reason for that is Haden. If you have other options at the WR or flex position, don’t hesitate to sit him.

Greg Jennings (Green Bay Packers) vs. Minnesota
In week seven, Greg Jennings had seven catches for 147 yards and a touchdown in the Green Bay Packers' 33-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings. However, Antoine Winfield was not playing that week. He’s back this week and will be on Jennings all game long, with defensive help rolling over to that side of the field as well. I know if you have to start him if he’s on your team, just don’t be surprised if he has one of his least productive outings of the year.

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