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Good Call/Bad Call – Week 11

Quarterbacks

It looks like the Philadelphia Eagles have found their starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.
Nick Foles

has a 16-to-0 touchdown to interception ratio so far this season, and should be able to improve on that even more with a soft matchup against Washington this week. The Redskins have allowed seven of the 10 quarterbacks they’ve faced to throw two-or-more touchdown passes against them, while giving up an average of 275 passing yards per game. Foles should have no problem tearing apart the Washington defense and putting up some good fantasy points along the way. If you’ve got him, start him this week.

If you’re looking for a waiver wire quarterback you can pick up and start this week, check and see if
Carson Palmer

is available. Palmer gets an easy game this week with a trip to Jacksonville. Palmer’s problem lately is that he throws about as many interceptions as he does touchdown passes. That won’t be a problem this week since the Jaguars have only intercepted four passes all year. Palmer won’t have a huge game but if you’re in a tight spot he’ll get it done for you this week.

There has not been one quarterback that has thrown more than one touchdown in a game when playing Carolina. The Panthers haven’t allowed a quarterback to score 20-or-more fantasy points since Week 1. They are the toughest team for a quarterback to go against, and that is why you do not want to start
Tom Brady

this week. Before his last game in Week 9, Brady had just two touchdown passes over his previous four games. He’s been having a down year, and you’ll be having a down week if you start him. He’s a bad call.

Running Backs

Somehow
Danny Woodhead

is the 12th-best running back in fantasy right now. It looks like San Diego finally found someone to fill the
Darren Sproles

role in their offense. Woodhead has 53 catches on the year, and only nine passes that have been thrown at him have hit the ground. This week he’s going to have a huge week. Pass catching running backs have gone big when playing Miami.
Giovani Bernard

,
Darren Sproles

, and
Ray Rice

averaged 30 fantasy points against the Dolphins between the three of them. Things are setting up well for Woodhead to have his best game of the year this week, and you’re going to want to start him.

The Jacksonville Jaguars lead the league in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns given up. When your running back gets a game against the Jaguars it’s an early Christmas gift. The week it will be
Andre Ellington

checking his stocking early for his gift from Santa. Ellington has been playing better lately with four of his last five games in double-digit fantasy points. Lately, Ellington has been carving out a larger share of the workload by getting 15 and 11 carries over the last two games. This week Ellington should be able to get you some good points against a weak defense. He’s a good call.

The New England Patriots are going to have a tough time with Carolina this week. Not only is their pass defense good (hence, why I said to sit
Tom Brady

), the Panthers’ run defense also ranks as the fifth-toughest for a running back to go against.
Stevan Ridley

is a guy you’re going to want to keep out of your starting lineup. Ridley has been on a nice streak with six touchdowns over his past four games but Carolina has only given up two rushing touchdowns all year. Seeing as how rushing touchdowns are where Ridley gets his points and Carolina doesn’t give them up easily, Ridley is a bad call this week, and you’re going to want to keep him out of your lineup.

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