Posted: Thursday November 18, 2010 12:31PM ; Updated: Friday November 19, 2010 3:11PM
Eric Mack
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NFL Week 11: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em
 
Oakland at Pittsburgh
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Raiders
None.

The Raiders have shown improvement this season and they are rested and prepared after the bye week, but this is the Steelers. The Raiders won't be able to run the ball and control the clock against this opponent.

Steelers
RB Rashard Mendenhall, D/ST, QB Ben Roethlisberger, K Shaun Suisham

There is little reason to believe the Steelers will struggle coming off a loss. It should be a huge week for Mendenhall, Big Ben and the D/ST. Suisham is a sleeper if you are sick of the kicker you have.

SIT
Raiders
RB Darren McFadden, K Sabastian Janikowski, RB Michael Bush, WR Louis Murphy, D/ST, QB Jason Campbell

Forget what happened last Sunday against the Pats, the Steelers are the best run defense in the NFL and Campbell is facing a bitter and stout defense. This could be a blanking on the scoreboard, making even the elite kicker a bad play.

Steelers
WR Mike Wallace, TE Heath Miller, WR Antwaan Randle El, RB Mewelde Moore, RB Isaac Redman

If there is one thing the Raiders do well enough to match up against the Steelers, it is stop the pass. This game could be a very short game with Pittsburgh RBs grinding out the clock. If you see it this way, Moore might be a solid play again in deeper formats.

INJURY WATCH
Raiders
TE Zach Miller (foot), QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring), WR Chaz Schilens (knee) -- Miller is the only one worth watching, but the Steelers will be geared up to stop the TE after what happened last Sunday against the Patriots.

Steelers
WR Hines Ward (concussion) -- He should play, but the fact this one could be over with early could lead to him resting against and inferior opponent.

 
Cleveland at Jacksonville
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Browns
RB Peyton Hillis, TE Ben Watson

If Hillis can run against the Jets, he can run against anybody. Oh, the Jags just happen to have given up a league-high 11 rushing TDs to RBs, too. Watson is coming off a bounce-back week and the Jags are the sixth-worst team in fantasy vs. TEs.

Jaguars
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, QB David Garrard, WR Mike Thomas, WR Mike Sims-Walker, TE Marcedes Lewis, K Josh Scobee

It doesn't matter the Browns have given up the fewest rushing TDs in the NFL, you don't sit MJD. You can play the primaries in the passing game, though. The Browns are so good at stopping the run, they have been a bottom-10 team in fantasy against QBs, WRs and TEs. The expected lack of rushing TDs should lead to some points for Scobee, too.

SIT
Browns
QB Colt McCoy, RB Mike Bell, K Phil Dawson, D/ST, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, WR Brian Robiskie

The Browns and McCoy have been a nice surprise -- and the Jags are a defense to take advantage of -- but we still wouldn't trust anyone but Hillis and Watson in this offense.

Jaguars
D/ST, RB Rashad Jennings

While the Browns are not exactly a potent offense, they play close enough to the vest to make the frequently abused Jags a difficult play still.

INJURY WATCH
Browns
QB Jake Delhomme (ankle), QB Seneca Wallace (ankle), WR Josh Cribbs (toes) -- McCoy has taken over as the starting QB and Cribbs just isn't a big enough part of the offense.

Jaguars
None.

 
Washington at Tennessee
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Redskins
WR Santana Moss, TE Chris Cooley, RB Keiland Williams

Williams looks like he could be a star in Mike Shannahan's offense. The top of the Redskins RB depth chart is hit by injury and the rookie is coming off a great game against the Eagles on Monday night. Moss and Cooley are mediocre with the QB struggles, but they are still good enough to keep active most weeks.

Titans
RB Chris Johnson, WR Randy Moss, K Rob Bironas, D/ST, WR Nate Washington

This is the make-or-break week for Moss. He begins a stretch of favorable matchups. The Redskins were torched Monday night and have a short week. They are second-worst in fantasy against QBs and WRs. There is little reason to expect Moss to struggle the way he has, especially since he has plenty of time to adjust to his new team now. The WR Washington, not the team, will be a threat in the passing game and useful to fantasy owners, too.

SIT
Redskins
QB Donovan McNabb, TE Fred Davis, D/ST, WR Anthony Armstrong, WR Joey Galloway, K Graham Gono, RB Chad Simpson

McNabb has been a mess and this isn't a particularly favorable opponent either, especially in a short week. The saving grace could be they will be playing catch-up again, though.

Titans
QB Vince Young, TE Bo Scaife, RB Javon Ringer, WR Justin Gage

Young will likely start again, but even a favorable matchup is not enough to get you to trust him. They other options in the offense will take a back seat to game-breakers Johnson and Moss.

INJURY WATCH
Redskins
RB Clinton Portis (groin), RB Ryan Torain (hamstring) -- They are questionable to play this week and should be avoided, especially after the emergence of Williams.

Titans
WR Kenny Britt (hamstring), Kerry Collins (calf) -- They figure to be out a few more weeks.

 
Houston at New York Jets
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Texans
WR Andre Johnson, RB Arian Foster, QB Matt Schaub

Foster is in for a rough week, but the Jets are surprisingly in the bottom half of fantasy against QBs and WRs. That makes a potentially tough matchup look good enough to keep Schaub active. Johnson never sits, when healthy, which he looks like he is.

Jets
D/ST, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, RB Shonn Greene, QB Mark Sanchez, TE Dustin Keller, WR Santonio Holmes, WR Braylon Edwards, K Nick Folk

The Texans have one of the worst defenses in the NFL, particularly against the pass. They are last in fantasy against QBs and TEs and third-worst vs. WRs. This is a good week to take advantage of the Jets on your roster. L.T. has been limited more of late, but he remains a solid play along with the emerging Greene at RB.

SIT
Texans
K Neil Rackers, RB Derrick Ward, RB Steve Slaton, D/ST, WR Kevin Walter, WR Jacoby Jones

The Jets could be in for a week of FGs-only, but there is little reason to trust a mediocre kicker against the Jets if you can avoid it. The Jets are fourth-best in fantasy against kickers. Oh, they also happen to have a great defense that makes it tough to trust anyone against.

Jets
None.

We don't see a real good reason to sit any of the Jets you own this week, especially the receiving threats.

INJURY WATCH
Texans
TE Owen Daniels (hamstring) -- He just isn't 100 percent right now. Avoid him.

Jets
WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin) -- He is too far down the depth chart, despite a surprising Week 10.

 
Baltimore at Carolina
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Ravens
RB Ray Rice, WR Anquan Boldin, QB Joe Flacco, K Billy Cundiff, WR Derrick Mason, D/ST, RB Willis McGahee, TE Todd Heap

This is one of the most lopsided matchups of the week, if not the season. The Ravens will pin their ears back against a bad rookie QB making his first start and the Panthers defense is no match for a rested Ravens team coming off a loss. Start all Ravens and sit all Panthers -- easy money.

Panthers
None.

A rookie QB against the Ravens is a mess for any team, especially one that has struggled as much as the Panthers have this season.

SIT
Ravens
WR T.J. Houshmanzadeh, RB LeRon McClain, WR Donte' Stallworth

OK, so we found some Ravens we wouldn't start this week, but you can if you're desperate and feeling saucy.

Panthers
RB Mike Goodson, WR Steve Smith, D/ST, QB Tony Pike, K John Kasay, TE Dante Rosario, WR David Gettis, WR David Clowney, WR Devin Thomas

Goodson had a solid game last Sunday, but he must contend with the Ravens defense and potential returns from the starting running backs. Smith has been worthless for a long while, so there is no reason to see that end with Pike under center.

INJURY WATCH
Ravens
None.

Panthers
RB DeAngelo Williams (foot), RB Jonathan Stewart (concussion), QB Jimmy Claussen (concussion), WR Brandon LaFell (concussion) -- Headaches, all. And that was true when they were healthy. Avoid them. Williams is out for the season, too. Cut him.

 
Green Bay at Minnesota
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Packers
QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Greg Jennings, D/ST, K Mason Crosby

The Packers return from bye against a division rival with a capable defense, but none of these top fantasy options should be sitting anymore this season.

Vikings
RB Adrian Peterson, WR Percy Harvin, K Ryan Longwell, TE Visanthe Shiancoe

Harvin hasn't been a picture of health, but coach Brad Childress expects to have him in the starting lineup. Shiancoe has been a huge bust this season, but he has caught four passes in each of the three games and could be involved more this week with the depleted WRs corps.

SIT
Packers
RB Brandon Jackson, RB John Kuhn, WR James Jones, TE Donald Lee, TE Andrew Quarless

The Vikings are stout against the run, so sit the RBs. Jones is the wild card here. You cannot be sure he will get the start, despite going into the bye with a huge game. The TEs have just proven worthless.

Vikings
QB Brett Favre, D/ST, WR Greg Camarillo, WR Greg Lewis, RB Toby Gerhart

Favre and the Vikings defense have been two of the more inconsistent fantasy options this season, so using them against a contender like the Packers isn't a good idea even if you think there is some market correction to come.

INJURY WATCH
Packers
WR Donald Driver (quad) -- He could play, but you're best off waiting for him to prove healthy and productive again.

Vikings
WR Bernard Berrian (groin), WR Sidney Rice (hip) -- You cannot use either of these guys.

 
Arizona at Kansas City
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Cardinals
WR Larry Fitzgerald, WR Steve Breaston

The Cardinals have improved some at the QB position and the Chiefs defense has been struggling after a solid start. Fitzgerald and Breaston look like solid plays again with more potency in the passing game.

Chiefs
RB Jamaal Charles, RB Thomas Jones, WR Dewayne Bowe, K Ryan Succop, QB Matt Cassel

Arizona is the absolute worst team in fantasy vs. RBs, so Charles and Jones should have big weeks along with the kicker. Strong running attacks tend to lead to FGs, so it is no wonder the Cardinals are also the worst in fantasy vs. K's, too. Bowe is scorching and Cassel is facing a defense that is in the bottom 10 against both QBs and WRs.

SIT
Cardinals
RB Beanie Wells, RB Tim Hightower, QB Derek Anderson, D/ST, WR Stephen Williams, K Jay Feeley, TE Ben Patrick, WR Early Doucet

Wells rested a sore knee last week, allowing Hightower to make an impact again, but his status makes both mediocre plays this week now, especially in Kansas City. Anderson is coming off a 300-yard game and looks like he can hold down the job now, but there are still better options out there.

Chiefs
D/ST, WR Chris Chambers

The Chiefs defense has been abused of late and the Cardinals are getting Wells back for the running game to complement an improving passing attack under Anderson. The Chiefs might get some turnovers, but they will give up yards and their best return man is banged up right now.

INJURY WATCH
Cardinals
RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring), RB Jason Wright (concussion) -- They are not factors in the offense anyway.

Chiefs
TE Tony Moeaki (concussion), WR/RB Dexter McCluster (ankle) -- The injuries are more than enough reason to avoid them.

 
Detroit at Dallas
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Lions
WR Calvin Johnson, TE Brandon Pettigrew, WR Nate Burleson

The Cowboys have had one of those most generous secondaries in fantasy, which makes some of the Lions top targets solid plays. Pettigrew owners should have especially liked the game Kevin Boss put up against the Cowboys.

Cowboys
RB Felix Jones, WR Miles Austin, TE Jason Witten, RB Marion Barber, WR Roy Williams, WR Dez Bryant, QB Jon Kitna, D/ST

Jones looks like he will be a beast this week, coming off that breakaway game against the Giants. Barber should even be a decent play against the Lions, who are second-worst in fantasy against RBs. Even Kitna and the defense looks like they are solid plays under the new leadership now, too.

SIT
Lions
RB Jahvid Best, QB Shaun Hill, RB Kevin Smith, K John Hanson, D/ST, WR Bryant Johnson, TE Tony Scheffler

If Best struggled against the Bills last week, we cannot imagine you're dying to start him against the rejuvenated Cowboys this week. The Lions defense looks like it could be a victim of an emboldened Dallas offense like the Giants were last Sunday, too.

Cowboys
K David Buehler, RB Tashard Choice

The Lions have allowed the second-fewest FG attempts this season and Buehler missed a kick that could have put the Giants away earlier last Sunday. The running game is making a comeback for the Cowboys, but not because of choice.

INJURY WATCH
Lions
QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) -- He is closer to being out for the season than returning to fantasy lineups anytime soon.

Cowboys
QB Tony Romo (shoulder) -- The Cowboys have to get real hot for Romo to play any games again this season.

 
Buffalo at Cincinnati
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Bills

RB Fred Jackson

Jackson is coming off his best week of the season, his backup RB is likely out and the Bengals are in the bottom half of fantasy against RBs. All those reasons combine to make Jackson a nice option this Sunday.

Bengals
RB Cedric Benson, WR Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, QB Carson Palmer

Benson has arguably his most favorable matchup of the season, while the QB and WRs are just too good to sit even if the Bills are a top-1o team in fantasy against WRs.

SIT
Bills

WR Lee Evans, WR Steve Johnson, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, TE David Martin, K Rian Lindell, D/ST

While the Bengals defense isn't particularly great, you shouldn't be excited about the Bills on the road coming off a rare victory -- Johnson, especially. He was looking like he was going to be a go-to man, but he laid an egg against the Lions last week.

Bengals
D/ST, TE Jermaine Gresham, K Aaron Pettrey, RB Bernard Scott

You might think the Bengals D/ST is an intriguing play against the lowly Bills, but they actually haven't been abused by opposing defenses. Pettrey replaces Mike Nugent but there are better kickers to trust. If you see a blowout, you might want to take a chance on Scott in deeper formats.

INJURY WATCH
Bills
RB C.J. Spiller (hamstring) -- He looks like he will be just as worthless this week as he has been all season.

Bengals
None.

 
Seattle at New Orleans
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 4:05 p.m. EST
 
START
Seahawks
RB Marshawn Lynch, RB Justin Forsett

These two backs aren't great options because they split so much time, but they both scored last week and figure to be the focal points of a game plan geared to control the clock. They are each coming off a TD last week and could find the end zone again.

Saints
QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston, WR Robert Meachem, D/ST, WR Devery Henderson, WR Lance Moore, K Garrett Hartley

The Seahawks are sixth-worst in fantasy against WRs, which makes all of Brees' targets intriguing plays coming off the bye week. The rest should have helped the QB's knee issues, so perhaps this is the week we all have been waiting for in their passing game. It is a rested, prepared, healing and once-again hungry defending champion here.

SIT
Seahawks
QB Matt Hasselbeck, K Olindo Mare, D/ST, WR Mike Williams, TE John Carlson, WR Deon Butler, RB Leon Washington

The Saints have the No. 1 defense in fantasy vs. QBs and WRs -- perhaps because everyone focuses on the run to try to keep the ball away from the Saints offense. The Saints haven't blown teams out and forced garbage time either. Sit Seahawks if you can afford to.

Saints
TE Jeremy Shockey, RB Chris Ivory, RB Ladell Betts, RB Julius Jones

The Seahawks have been a solid team against TEs, so Shockey is a difficult start. Meanwhile, the running game is in a state of flux with the potential returns of the starters.

INJURY WATCH
Seahawks
WR Golden Tate (ankle) -- He remains out.

Saints
RB Pierre Thomas (ankle), RB Reggie Bush (leg) -- They might be playing this week, but you are best off waiting to see how they do and how they are used before you trust them in your fantasy lineup

 
Tampa Bay at San Francisco
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 4:05 p.m. EST
 
START
Buccaneers
RB LeGarrette Blount, TE Kellen Winslow, WR Mike Williams

Blount has been a fantasy gem of late. While you cannot really like his matchup, his production is too tough to sit. Winslow and Williams are still good enough to keep out there against a much-improving 49ers defense, too.

49ers
RB Frank Gore, WR Michael Crabtree, D/ST, TE Vernon Davis

The Bucs are a bottom-five team in fantasy vs. RBs, which should keep Gore plenty productive. Crabtree and Davis were pretty good with the new QB last week, so keep them active, too. The important note here is the D/ST, which is looking closer to its preseason elite status after a slow start. The Bucs offense just shouldn't scare you, particularly since the 49ers are good at stopping the run.

SIT
Buccaneers
RB Cadillac Williams, QB Josh Freeman, D/ST, WR Michael Spurlock, WR Arrelious Benn, K Conner Barth

Cadillac broke a long run, but he is a bad play against a 49ers defense that is moving up the top 10 against RBs. Freeman could have a good day, but you likely have a better starting QB option on your roster. Benn is coming off back-to-back weeks with a TD, but one or two catches a game just isn't enough.

49ers
QB Troy Smith, RB Anthony Dixon, WR Josh Morgan, WR Ted Ginn, RB Brian Westbrook

Dixon has the matchup to exploit, but he just doesn't get the touches to really trust. Smith is more of a game-manager than a threat, so ignore the alternatives to the stars in the 49ers' offense.

INJURY WATCH
Buccaneers
RB Earnest Graham (hamstring), WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) -- They aren't good enough to use when healthy.

49ers
QB Alex Smith (shoulder), K Joe Nedney (knee) -- They are expected to play.

 
Atlanta at St. Louis
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 4:05 p.m. EST
 
START
Falcons
RB Michael Turner, TE Tony Gonzalez, Matt Ryan, D/ST, K Matt Bryant

The Rams have a solid defense against all positions, but not good enough for you to consider sitting any of these standouts. The kicker might be an elite option this week if the drives stall in FG attempts as we suspect.

Rams
RB Steven Jackson, WR Danny Amendola

Jackson has a tough matchup against a top-five defense in fantasy against RBs, but he should remain active as the focal point of the offense and coming off a string of big weeks. Amendola is the primary WR for the rookie QB and the Falcons are the fifth-worst team in fantasy against WRs, even if you don't completely trust the QB.

SIT
Falcons
WR Michael Jenkins, RB Jason Snelling, WR Brian Finneran, WR Harry Douglas

Jenkins has a standout return in Week 6 but he hasn't done much since. Neither has the rest of these options. This is quietly a pretty good Rams defense playing at home.

Rams
QB Sam Bradford, RB Kenneth Darby, D/ST, K Josh Brown, TE Daniel Fells, WR Brandon Gibson, WR Laurent Robinson, WR Marty Gilyard

Bradford, while solid, just isn't spectacular enough to trust against a top contender like the Falcons. The defense or kicker aren't strong plays either, because Atlanta is among the elite in fantasy against those positions.

INJURY WATCH
Falcons
WR Roddy White (knee) -- He starred despite being banged up in the short week against the Ravens, so consider him a must-start.

Rams
WR Danario Alexander (knee) -- He might be running, but he won't be playing yet.

 
Indianapolis at New England
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 4:15 p.m. EST
 
START
Colts
QB Peyton Manning, WR Reggie Wayne, K Adam Vinateri, WR Pierre Garcon, RB Donald Brown

The Colts are banged up, but the injuries merely make these options more intriguing. Garcon has been inconsistent, but he should improve as his health does, while Brown could carry the load between the 20s. The Pats are a bottom-10 team in fantasy against RBs.

Patriots
QB Tom Brady, WR Wes Welker, RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB Danny Woodhead, K Shayne Graham

You likely have to stay loyal to Brady and Welker, while BGE and Woodhead get a favorable matchup against a Colts team in the bottom 10 against RBs. The running game figures to get Graham some FG chances in this one.

SIT
Colts
D/ST, RB Javarris James

James and the Colts defense had scores last week, but they are the circumstantial types you cannot count on week to week. Don't be sucked in.

Patriots
TE Rob Gronkowski, TE Aaron Hernandez, WR Deion Branch, D/ST, WR Brandon Tate, RB Sammy Morris, WR Julian Edelman

Gronkowski was the TE of choice in Week 10; Hernandez was the man in Week 9. Couple the uncertainty with the fact the Colts are No. 1 in fantasy and you should be sitting both these options this week. The Patriots targets are pretty tough to figure post-Moss now.

INJURY WATCH
Colts
RB Joseph Addai (neck), WR Austin Collie (concussion), TE Jacob Tamme (back), RB Mike Hart (ankle), WR Blair White (shoulder) -- This is a mess. You likely cannot use Addai, Hart and White. Collie and Tamme could play, but they are a risk at this point. Track their progress closer to your lineup deadline. If they are healthy, you play them.

Patriots
RB Fred Taylor (toe) -- The game-time decision shouldn't be used even if he plays.

 
New York Giants at Phildelphia
Sunday, Nov. 21 :: 8:20 p.m. EST
START
Giants
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Hakeem Nicks, QB Eli Manning, WR Mario Manningham, TE Kevin Boss

The Giants face an Eagles team that has struggled some defensively against TEs, RBs and QBs this season. Manningham is the key here: He is a starter right now and has put up some pretty consistent numbers the past two seasons. Boss broke through with a big week last week and the Eagles are fifth-worst in fantasy vs. TEs.

Eagles
QB Michael Vick, WR DeSean Jackson, RB LeSean McCoy, WR Jeremy Maclin, K David Akers, D/ST

Vick has become the star of fantasy and there is little reason to believe a short week is going to stop this train -- no matter how good and hungry you think that Giants defense is. You're lucky to have these guys right now. Don't do something stupid like sit them, even if the Giants are among the best in fantasy against QBs, RBs and WRs. The D/ST is especially intriguing because of the Giants' lack of health along the line and Eli's turnover problems.

SIT
Giants
D/ST, RB Brandon Jacobs, K Lawrence Tynes

The defense has been a gem save for a few hiccups, but you likely want no part of Vick and the Eagles right now if you have an alternative D/ST to use. The Giants could try to pound the rock against Philly, which would include Jacobs, but there is no guarantee the Giants won't fall behind early again and abandon the run.

Eagles
TE Brent Celek, RB Jerome Harrison

If one thing is clear with the potent Eagles, Celek isn't much of a factor with Vick at the helm. He has been one of the biggest busts of his position with little promise in sight. Harrison looked good in garbage time, but it is hard to imagine their will be as much garbage time against the Giants on a short week.

INJURY WATCH
Giants
WR Steve Smith (pectoral) -- He is out through Thanksgiving at this point.

Eagles
McCoy (shoulder) -- He should be fine and remain active, even against a stout Giants run defense.

 
Denver at San Diego
Monday, Nov. 22 :: 8:30 p.m. EST
 
START
Broncos
WR Brandon Lloyd

Lloyd has become a star in Denver and is the lone Broncos option you should trust in your starting lineup this week -- see below.

Chargers
QB Philip Rivers, WR Patrick Crayton, RB Mike Tolbert, K Nate Kaeding

The Chargers likely will roll the bowling ball Tolbert against a Broncos defense that is the third-worst in fantasy against RBs. Crayton should remain a large part of the game plan no matter who else is healthy for the Chargers, so keep him active in deeper leagues. Kaeding makes his return in what should be a high-scoring shootout.

SIT
Broncos
Knowshon Moreno, QB Kyle Orton, WR Eddie Royal, D/ST, TE Daniel Graham, RB Correll Buckhalter, Laurence Maroney, WR Jabar Gaffney, K Matt Prater, WR Demaryius Thomas

The Broncos have looked like a great offense at times and a bad one at others. This week, they face a Chargers team that is No. 2 in fantasy against QBs and WRs and top 10 against RBs. These guys are tough starts, even if you can see it being a shootout. Orton's QB scoring has gotten sapped of late by the goal-line usage of Tim Tebow, who you still shouldn't own, by the way.

Chargers
D/ST, RB Darren Sproles, WR Seyi Ajirotutu

The Broncos have a pretty good offense that can make it a stressful Monday night in leagues that reward big points to defense. It tends to be tough watching that score whittle down as the game progresses in a tight fantasy matchup. Save yourself the heartache. Sproles is intriguing in this matchup and with the injuries ahead of him on the depth chart, but he just isn't getting enough touches. And, as for the undrafted rookie Ajirotutu, let's just say we need to see more from him.

INJURY WATCH
Broncos
None.

Chargers
Antonio Gates, (foot), Malcom Floyd (hamstring), Ryan Mathews (ankle), Legedu Naanee (hamstring) -- Another one of the most banged up teams in the league, even coming off a bye and getting an extra day to heal to Monday. You will want to start Gates, Floyd and Mathews, if they play. You likely sit Naanee either way.

 

Eric Mack writes the Start 'Em, Sit 'Em fantasy football column weekly for SI.com. You can mock him, rip him and (doubtful) praise him before asking him your personal lineup questions on Twitter @EricMackFantasy. Hit him up. He honestly has nothing better to do with his free time.

 
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