So who do you want leading your fantasy team to glory this week? Ah, who cares.  Play all your Thanksgiving players; you know you wanna! Thankfully if you have some Packers you should give thanks for the Detroit Lions ineptitude on defense. Think of Ford Field as the New World and the Lions as the Native Americans and the Packers as the colonizers.  You might have mixed feelings about that metaphor, but I doubt you’ll feel too bad about starting your Packers! There are some easy matchups tomorrow, but you never know when your Aaron Rodgers will metamorphize into General Custer. Ok, I’ve been reading too much Sherman Alexie. Here are your matchups against passing defenses.  I added one wrinkle and instead of looking at fantasy points given up to quarterbacks for the year I’ve gone with just the last five weeks.  I wanted to Febreeze the stats a little without actually taking them to the cleaners.

I’ll have the rushing stats either up later tonight or tomorrow morning.  You know, I have to give thanks for stuff too!


  1. scu316scu316 says:

    Doc, what do you think of this deal? I want to give up Mike Sims-Walker and Kevin Smith for Andre Johnson and Laurence Maroney. Am I offering too little or should I throw in Mike Bell as well?

  2. xopchipili says:

    OK, this Bradshaw injury has left me with a lineup hole. Do I plug it with his replacement, Danny Ware? My other options are Bernard Scott (I’m assuming Benson starts but maybe they use Scott to spell him some?), Mike Bell, Lex Hilliard.

  3. Vargo says:

    Who do I start,

    Romo or Cutler?

    and then 2 out of three wr?

    Harvin, Hester, Gibson?

  4. Asdrubal Bastardo says:

    Hasselsack or Alex Smith + the spread? Both have tasty matchups doused in gravy.

    (this is a 2 QB league btw, which is why I am having to decide between these 2 losers)

  5. Doc

    Doc says:

    @scu316scu316: I like it for you. I could see throwing in Mike Bell if you have to.

    @xopchipili: I’m trying to see how comfortable they are with Ware. I hear good things, but how that translates into carries is hard to tell. Scott is supposed to see more carries, but it’s hard to tell. Out of those Bell has the best track record this season so I would probably go with him.

    @Vargo: Romo, Harvin, Hester

  6. Sos says:

    Rank for ppr for this week: nyg smith, housh, austin, jacobs, j charles. Also favre, eli, or matt ryan? And, romo or hasselback?

  7. Kristina says:

    I am so happy I have quite a few Packers on my best team this season. So, obviously I am going to start A-Rod and Grant. So, out of my WR and Tight Ends I have a hard time picking my starts.

    I need 2 WR: Driver, Fitz, Housh, and Sims Walker. I am leaning towards Driver and Fitz this week, for obvious reasons that they are pretty clutch but with the return of Nelson and Finley, Driver’s targets could slump a little. A-Rod is really spreading the ball around now.

    Which TE to start: Finley, Gonzalez, or V. Davis all three have great matchups this week.

    RB: need one P. Thomas or Beanie Wells.

  8. hideousmutants says:

    really good timing on this post as I have a WR choice to make. I can start two of Roddy, Rice and Bolden. Sat Rice last week and was burned. He’s got two 20 point weeks in a row and I’m thinking he should be in the elite but there’s still a little doubt.

  9. Asdrubal Bastardo says:

    RE: Hasselsack or Alex Smith + the spread? Both have tasty matchups doused in gravy.

    (this is a 2 QB league btw, which is why I am having to decide between these 2 losers)

  10. Sean says:

    1 PPR League for week 12…who would you start at my 2nd RB spot?

    Benson, Scott (I realize Benson if he is healthy but could you give me scenarios for which I should avoid either one – i.e. – they are going to split carries), Forsett, Cartwright, B. Wells, Fargas

    I really can’t screw this decision up. I’m in a four-way tie with 3 other teams at 6-5. We currently occupy spots 3-6 if the playoffs started today (we only get 6 in out of 12 teams). The team I’m playing is also 6-5.

  11. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Asdrubal Bastardo: I like Smith

    @hideousmutants: Yeah, that is tough. I have a bit of a feeling that Rice and White will be the best. White Rice, mmmm

    @Kristina: Yeah, I still like Driver and Fitz.

    I like Davis, but all should do well.

    @Sos: Jacobs, Charles, Austin, Smith, Housh

    Favre, Romo

  12. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Sean: I think we need to wait and see how Benson practices, but if it looks like he’s limited I’d go with Forsett in a ppr.

    Edit — I’m getting more worried about J Jones taking away his red zone looks. I think I’d switch that to Wells.

  13. JoeHorn says:

    Soooo Slaton, Beanie, Forsett or the Rock in a ppr league?

  14. Doc

    Doc says:

    @JoeHorn: Slaton

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