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"Hash Marks" Harris: Receivers To Steal Show

Posted Nov 14, 2013

New to Steelers.com is the weekly fantasy football report brought to you by me, Eddie "Hash Marks" Harris. I will give a recap of the previous weekend that was and will throw out some suggestions for the upcoming weekend’s games. Check back every Thursday morning to see my analysis on what it takes to get into the end zone in your fantasy league.

The Best of Week 10:

Tavon Austin, WR – Wow, just wow. In a 12-minute span, he scored three times. He totaled 314 all-purpose yards. 

Drew Brees, QB – 392 passing yards and four touchdowns. Brees knew exactly what he needed to do, and he exposed a depleted Cowboys’ secondary.

Peyton Manning, QB – Manning puts up numbers you would expect to see in a video game. Peyton recorded his eighth 300-yard passing game of the season, throwing for 330 yards and four touchdowns.

Demaryius Thomas, WR – Three receiving scores and 108 yards. Peyton having a good day means his receivers do as well.

Rishard Matthews, WR – Breakout performance for Matthews. He was thrust into a starter’s role due to injuries and he had a big game on Monday Night Football.

Suggested Week 10 Starters:

Quarterbacks

Russell Wilson (vs. Minnesota) – He’s at home. He’s facing a Vikings’ pass defense that is 29th in the league.

Drew Brees (vs. San Francisco) – The 49ers have a great defense. But since the start of the 2011 season, Brees hasn’t thrown less than two touchdown passes in a home game.

Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Detroit) – In a matchup where Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson get all the publicity, Roethlisberger will put up big numbers against the 27th ranked Lions’ pass defense.  

Running Backs

Adrian Peterson (at Seattle) – Seattle has an average run defense but their pass defense is second in the league. I’d expect a heavy dose of A.P.

Frank Gore (at New Orleans) – The best thing the 49ers can do is keep Drew Brees off the field. By running the football, they can do that. Gore is their guy.

Reggie Bush (at Pittsburgh) – Bush does it all. He’s only had one game with less than double-digit fantasy points and averages nearly 20 touches per game.

Wide Receivers

Calvin Johnson (at Pittsburgh) – As Head Coach Mike Tomlin said, “He needs no endorsement from me.”

Antonio Brown (vs. Detroit) – League leader in receptions and tied for fifth in yards. I like his quarterback to have a big day as well.

Andre Johnson (vs. Oakland) – He has five touchdowns in the past two games. Case Keenum looks for him every chance he can get.

Tight Ends

Rob Gronkowski (at Carolina) – Gronkowski is coming off a bye, which could have only assisted his health. He’s scored three times in his last two Monday night games.

Jimmy Graham (vs. San Francisco) – In Graham’s last 10 home games, 11 touchdowns and five games with at least 70 receiving yards.

Antonio Gates (at Miami) – Despite a lack of touchdowns, he has the second-most targets out of any tight end. This is the week he finds the end zone, too.

Defense/Special Teams

Arizona Cardinals (at Jacksonville) – Though they are just now starting to get recognition, the Cardinals’ defense has been solid all season. They’ve forced 13 turnovers their last five games.

Baltimore Ravens (at Chicago) – The Bears will be without Jay Cutler. Baltimore has forced four turnovers its last two games.

Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Cleveland) – Big AFC North contest. Bengals have lost two straight but their defense won’t let them lose three.

Kicker

Justin Tucker (at Chicago) – Hasn’t missed a kick since Week 2. I think he makes at least three in this game.

Steven Hauschka (vs. Minnesota) – Hauschka has the most fantasy points for kickers. He will add to that total this week.

Stephen Gostkowski (at Carolina) – He’s the only kicker that has made at least two field goals in every contest.

Waiver Wire Week 9:

Jerricho Cotchery, WR (vs. Detroit) – Four touchdowns in his last two games and has six on the season.

Rishard Matthews, WR (vs. San Diego) – He had a breakout game last week.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB (vs. Indianapolis) – The Colts defense the last two weeks has allowed nearly 600 passing yards and five passing touchdowns. If you need a quarterback, he’s the best option.

Mark Ingram, RB (vs. San Francisco) – The former first-round pick had a monster game last week. I don’t expect that this week, but I think he could sneak into the endzone.

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