Thursday, December 1, 2011

Weekly rankings take into account opponent, injuries and other incidental factors.

Ryan Boser highlights one quarterback who will "POP," and one who will "FLOP."

Matt Moore (Miami Dolphins) vs. Oakland
Matt Moore continued his strong play on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys, completing 19-of-32 passes for a season-high 288 yards and one touchdown. In his past four games he’s been intercepted just once, and has two three-touchdown efforts to his name, so he’s quickly shaping up as a dependable fantasy option with very nice upside...Click here to read the rest of the breakdown at Bruno Boys.

Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens) at Baltimore
Joe Flacco’s attempts, and subsequently, yardage, have been all over the board this season. The one constant has been the touchdowns. Or lack thereof. Flacco’s managed multiple touchdown passes just once in his last eight games, and things won’t get any easier this week against Cleveland’s top-tier pass defense... Click here to read the rest of the breakdown at Bruno Boys.

Joey Cavalier highlights one running back who will "POP," and one who will "FLOP."

LeGarrette Blount (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) vs. Carolina
Blount, once again, looks like he is going to finish the season strong for fantasy owners. Blount is looking for his third straight 100-yard game, and is beginning to show signs that he can be useful in the passing game (56 receiving yards in his last outing). Blount comes into this week with a dream matchup against the putrid Carolina run defense. Blount will likely get 18-23 touches and is a must-start this week. Start him and be rewarded!

Cedric Benson (Cincinnati Bengals) at Pittsburgh
After coming on strong over the last two weeks, fantasy owners will be looking to Cedric Benson for another big game. Benson squares off with a Steelers defense that ranks 6th against the run. Benson may be a workhorse, but the Bengals could easily abandon the run game if they get down early against the high-powered Steelers offense. Benson is worth a look as a flex-play, but if you are looking for someone to be a difference maker and win you a game, Benson is not that guy.


Brian Dezelske highlights one wide receiver who will "POP," and one who will "FLOP."

Eric Decker (Denver Broncos) at Minnesota
The native of Cold Spring, MN has been managed to score four touchdowns with Tim Tebow at the helm, which just so happens to be the same amount of touchdowns he tallied when Kyle Orton was the starter. The Denver Broncos have been dialing up more pass plays for Tebow as each week goes by, and the Minnesota Vikings have given up the most passing touchdowns in the league. That combination should make for a great homecoming for the former Golden Gopher. Decker should get at least one score, and might even top 100 yards in the process as the Broncos ‘Tebow’ the Vikings this Sunday.

Roddy White (Atlanta Falcons) at Houston
Roddy White and the Atlanta Falcons square off against the Houston Texans in what should be run-heavy affair between the two. The Texans are the No. 2 pass defense in the league and are only giving up 6.0 yards per attempt, making it difficult for any offense to score through the air. It’s understandable to play him if you have him, just don’t expect a third 100-yard game in a row.

NOTE: Mario Manningham was downgraded after rankings were submitted, and is not expected to play.


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