Beast or Bust: NFL Week 10 Fantasy Analysis

Posted on November 12, 2011


By Jeremy Sickel

Beast: Michael Vick – Vick has to be due for one of those monster games that he has shown he is capable of right? The Cardinals are middle of the pack against the run, but have given up 11 TDs on the ground this year. So when Vick gets in trouble, he should be able to gain yards in large chunks when scrambling out of the pocket. Although Arizona has only given up 9 passing TDs all year, they do allow the 4th most yards by opposing QBs. Vick is in line for a major statistical output.


Bust: Ben Roethlisberger – The Bengals are riding great defense on the way to their fast start. They have only allowed 8 passing TDs and are in the top in passing yardage against with only 217 YPG. Although the Steelers seem to have the propensity of throwing the ball a lot more these days, I think the Bengals will be able to key on their main targets and limit Big Ben’s success. And if all that weren’t enough, Big Ben has struggled against Cinci in the past, so the track record is there.


Beast: Maurices Jones-Drew – With a rookie QB at the helm and facing an Indy defense that can’t stop the run, MJD will receive a heavy workload on Sunday. The Colts are 2nd worst in rushing yardage allowed and tied for worst with 11 TDs given up on the ground as well. A great recipe for success for Jones-Drew this week; should have a great game.


Bust: Marshawn Lynch – The Seahawks will not be able to keep up with the Ravens, meaning they will find themselves behind and passing the ball for most of the game. Even when they have the opportunity to play the clock management game, the Ravens stout defense will be up to the challenge.


Beast: Michael Turner – The Saints defense is pretty much average against the run, but the recent return of the explosive Julio Jones onto the scene, alongside Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez, means there are more holes for Turner to run through. As long as the Falcons are in position to give him 20-25 touches per game, his fantasy owners will be very happy.


Bust: AJ Green – I don’t like the Steelers/Bengals game from a fantasy standpoint whatsoever. Will it be a great game? Sure. But the offenses are set up to look very ugly. The Steelers will be able to key on the rookie wideout, limiting his touches, thus limiting his production.

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