Where did the time go? Week 11 has arrived, my Fantasy Football friends. Seems like only yesterday we were just a bunch of wide-eyed kids with big fantasy dreams. Now we sit here a disgruntled group of misanthropes drinking cheap scotch for lunch and wondering where it all went wrong. Is there a Fantasy Bowling league?
Taking a look through The Team Boston Bloggers League standings we find contributing writer Sean Riley's team - cleverly named Team Riley - an undefeated 10-0! I blame the PEDs. Mike Saver and his team, All About Banana 18, is second at 8-2 and your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru is currently mired in fourth place at 5-5 having lost last week by one point to a team that had three players on IR. I’m certainly in no position to talk the trash or put anyone in a verbal vice-grip, but gentleman, I’m coming for you and hell’s coming with me. Either that or I have gas.
The push towards the playoffs has begun. Let’s play the waiver wire blues and run down the players widely available position-by-position as we head into the stretch run.
Case Keenum, (Hou) vs. Oak: Through his first three NFL games, Keenum has seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. I keep waiting for the undrafted rookie with the streetball slinging style to turn into Matt Schaub, but so far you have to make a case to start Keenum. See what I did there? Fantasy projection:18.50 points.
Andre Brown, (NYG) vs. GB: Brown rushed 30 times for 115 yards and a touchdown last week. 30 carries? If you were an Arian Foster owner, lost Mike James or are just fed up with Ray Rice, Brown is as good as gold. Gold, Jerry! Fantasy projection: 15 points.
Doug Baldwin, (Sea) vs. Min: Baldwin is averaging over 10 fantasy points the last two weeks. Baldwin faces the Minnesota Adrian Peterson’s this week. Minnesota has given up the 9th most fantasy points to WRs this season. Can AP play DB? Nope. Fantasy projection: 9 points.
Tyler Eifert, (Cin) vs. Cle: With Jermaine Gresham out, Eifert has stepped up. Eifert only caught three passes for 55 yards on Sunday, but was targeted 10 times. That’s a good sign for anyone willing to take a gamble. Place your chips on Eifert, it’s fantasy roulette. Damn, double zeroes! Fantasy projection:7 points.
New York Jets at Buf: The Bills are banged up and EJ Manuel was sacked eight times the last time these two tangled. Don’t really like taking a D against the Bills in Buffalo in November, but this matchup is too tasty to pass up. Tangy Buffalo wings kinda tasty. Fantasy projection: 9.50 points.
Nick Folk, (NYJ) at Buf: Another J-E-T-S pick? I hate the Jets, but personal hatred gets set aside when you’re trying to win your league. Folk is 24-of-24 on field goals – including 11-of-11 from 40-49 yards out. Keep an eye on the weather map, it could snow 36 inches up there. Fantasy projection:11 points.
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