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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 11

Bold Predictions

Thomas Rawls outproduces C.J. Prosise.

Rawls is due back this week which meant there was no room for Christine Michael. Michael was waived yesterday and that opens the door for Rawls to be the early down back for Seattle. I’m sure there’s going to be rust and Prosise is the preferred passing down back, but the Seahawks have always been a ground and pound team. They will get back to this with Rawls back in the mix. He comes back to a tough matchup against the Eagles, but I think Rawls has to be treated as no worse than a FLEX play and will outscore Prosise in fantasy on Sunday.

James Starks is top 5 fantasy RB.

Starks returned last week and right away took over the backfield for Green Bay. Ty Montgomery filled in nicely, but he’s just not a true running back. The Packers want to run the ball more and with Starks healthy they can do that more effectively. He had 10 touches last week and that number is sure to improve in Week 11. Starks faces-up against a weak Redskins’ run defense and should see a minimum of 15 touches. With all the byes this week, I see Starks having a top-five fantasy day for running backs. Start him with confidence as your RB2.

 

Shark Sleepers

Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo

Woods is the clear number one receiver for Buffalo, evidenced by his huge game two weeks ago against Seattle when he had 10 catches for 162 yards. Coming off the bye week, Woods gets a fairly easier assignment with the Bengals. For some reason, he’s owned in less than 30% of leagues. He’s been a target-monster of late and can surely help those who are missing Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Marshall, etc this week.

Dion Lewis, RB, New England

Lewis was a healthy scratch for the Patriots last week as they have been targeting a Week 11 debut for him. James White has played well in his absence, but still doesn’t possess the skills that Lewis does. Rob Gronkowski is very doubtful this week and San Francisco allows opposing running backs to run wild so Lewis is a very interesting play this week. One never knows what the Patriots game plan will be, but Lewis is too good to not get touches.

 

Lock of the Week

Cameron Meredith, WR, Chicago

With news that Alshon Jeffery has been suspended four games, Meredith is now the top receiver for the Bears. He hasn’t shown much chemistry with Jay Cutler over the last two weeks, so Meredith better get that going quick. He’s too big and talented to only have two targets in a game and I think both the coaches and Cutler will realize that come Sunday. Look for Meredith to get double-digit targets and have a huge day for Chicago.

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