Week 13 Fantasy Football advice
Fri, 30 Nov 2012|
The Fantasy Freak Scott Gramling joins Sports Tonight to help you out with some tough week 13 fantasy football decisions.
Talk about Aaron Hernandez lot of hype coming into the year he's back on the field but is it still too risky to start Aaron Hernandez this week. You know I know he's yet to get off the -- only played five games this year hasn't been over six catches. Or over six yards as you -- think this is a good spot. This will be the breakout game for Hernandez I mean you look at the game against the Jets yet you only caught two passes the Jets defense really seemed focused on stopping Hernandez. And when you look at the Jets this is number seven ranked pass defense in the league. Not Hernandez is going up against the Dolphins they have the 26 ranked pass he. That's the last time Hernandez played in Miami he caught seven passes a 103 yards and a touchdown. I think his numbers on Sunday are gonna be similar to those I would start and start with confidence offense. I think a look at a couple other -- here for the New England Patriots because you look at it Brandon Lloyd Wright Lotta people don't quite know what to do what Brandon -- again join Adam. Struck the last couple of games receptions people that seven out of a 120 yards Beloit. 71 rushing yards settlement check -- and was fifteenth and fourth touchdown catch couples special teams. -- defense but still some people. Down the points for punt return special teams touchdowns individually. Look at it this weekend which is the better players guys. You know up and he thought it was a great finish to play if I had to pick one of them. Have a gold medal and I just think he has more upside he talked about it -- he -- game against the Colts were. Returned the punt for the touchdown he had a touchdown reception also had a 47 yard run on an end around he's just been making plays recently. And Lloyd has not been. I mean you look at -- over the past five games he's averaging three catches and thirty yards a game I think Braden. And the Patriots coach has lost a lot of confidence in loyal. -- last month when the Patriots played the Jets in Foxboro. Boy don't we had that one catching them is targeted eight times had a for only six yards since then he just hasn't been a big part of the office. Lot of eyes again this Pittsburgh at Baltimore matchup with Charlie Batch to quarterback. You lose a lot of weapons here he -- blocking more of Mike Wallace with anybody on Pittsburgh with back to quarterback worth starting this week. You know. -- certainly not the wide receivers I wouldn't start any of those guys. The running backs I think it's a reach but if you had to start one of the running backs who -- Jonathan Dwyer I mean Steelers coach Mike Tomlin came out this week. And he basically said that he wants a -- one primary back. So at least he knows that this committee thing is not working a Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman they're gonna take a backseat to -- Dwyer has been put -- yeah. She's gotten a chance week seven week eight were both hundred yard rushing games were Dwyer so if you're in a bind I would start of I don't expect big things from them. From fantasy standpoint because of the fact that -- is under center and the Ravens could be stacking eight or nine guys in the box to stop a guy like the large. Let's check out some of our viewer questions. And one million Bryce Brown or note Sean Marino which won't would you go at it this week. You know I think you got to roll with Bryce Brown when you look at the matchup here he's going up against the Cowboys he's coming off that game where he had. Couple touchdowns 189 total yards and 23 touches are you look at no shot Moreno he's going against a top. -- run defense the bucks actually in the top ranked run defense in the league right now so I would -- brown I do like Marino. Going forward but I think for week thirteen. Given the choice you go Bryce Brown over nor Sean Moran on the next few question once no called cap critical Philip Rivers. His -- -- gonna turn it he's won at least rushing quarterbacks to give you some extra bonus yards and rushing -- Boy he's a lot of upside of that you're right -- I mean he gives you the rushing yards gives you the rushing touchdowns. I would ride the hot hand here with -- going against the Rams. As opposed Rivers going against the Bengals and Rivers has not been the Philip Rivers of past years I just -- Numbers are serious only 2300. Yard passing games and those were against very weak defense is against the Buccaneers and the Saints teams had to give up the most passing yards this year. The Bengals on the other hand number eight ranked pass defense having given up a 300 yard passer since week two. I would certainly go happening over Rivers.