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Corner Lockdown – Week 11

Bold Predictions

Tony Romo is a must start.

Romo makes his much anticipated return to the field in Week 11 for Dallas and it couldn’t come at a better time. Dallas has not won a game since Romo went down with a broken collarbone, but surprisingly, is still in playoff contention. He will be a little rusty, but he’s too good of a quarterback to not have a solid fantasy day against Miami. I think Romo is easily a QB1 this week and should put up around 275 passing yards with a couple touchdown passes. Start him if you own him.

Denver running backs get it going in Week 11.

It’s been a nightmare season for the Denver backfield. Both C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman have been inconsistent and neither one has separated themselves as the lead back, but I think this week is going to be their week. Hillman will most likely get the start and see more touches, but Anderson should be in the mix as well. Denver is without Peyton Manning so should rely heavily on the running game and short passes. Chicago has been average against the run this season, allowing more than 4.5 yards per carry so I think it’s reasonable to assume Hillman puts up solid RB2 numbers while Anderson adds in much flex appeal. Both running backs are starts this week.

Shark Sleepers

Coby Fleener, TE, Indianapolis

Fleener has been much more effective in games that Matt Hasselbeck has started compared to those of Andrew Luck. His targets have increased by about three which is just what you want to see out of a sleeper. The Indianapolis offense has been more fluid now that offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is the new playcaller and Fleener should benefit since Chudzinski is known for incorporating a lot of tight end action into his play calls. He could be a sneaky start this week against a terrible Atlanta defense.

Leonard Hankerson, WR, Atlanta

Atlanta WR Leonard Hankerson.

Hankerson has been out for about a month with a hamstring injury, but is on track to return in Week 11 in a great matchup with Indianapolis, who has allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers and Julio Jones can’t catch every pass thrown by Matt Ryan. Hankerson was solid early in the season and when healthy he has been the clear No. 2 receiver for Atlanta. As long as he suits up on Sunday, he should be a high-end WR3 with WR2 upside in Atlanta’s high-powered offense. Use him in your flex to play it safe.

Lock of the Week

Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets

All Decker has done this season is catch touchdown passes. He’s scored in 7-of-8 games in 2015 and has been a sure thing for at least six receptions per game over the last month. I guess I’m not going too far out on a limb here when I say that Decker is going to score for the fourth straight game. Houston does have a decent secondary and Ryan Fitzpatrick is coming off thumb surgery, but that won’t stop Decker from putting up high-end WR2 numbers once again in Week 11.

Who’s on Revis Island?

The New York Jets travel to Houston for a must-win. Revis has his toughest assignment of the season against DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins has proven he is matchup-proof this year as he has failed to post double-digit fantasy points just twice all year and he obviously needs to be in your lineup once again in Week 11. What hurts him most this week is that Houston will be without quarterback Brian Hoyer due to injury. Having T.J. Yates as your starter will definitely affect Hopkins. I think he scores around 8-12 points this week.

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Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.