Week 12: Sit 'Em
In Week 12 New Orleans faces a tough San Francisco defense. Last week Moore scored twice on three receptions. His number of targets are the tough issue here. Brees has many options in his passing game. San Fran is ranked #5 vs. wide outs so far this season. You might expect Moore to get more looks if Colston is well covered, but I think Colston will find ways to get open or make plays. Moore will be in the mix and see that his fantasy owners get somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-7 pts. this week, but is that enough to get him your start? I would argue there are better options out there for a flex this week.
Whether Leftwich or Batch is leading Pittsburgh's offense, the production of the wide outs is going to suffer. This write-up pertains to Wallace, but you might want to consider benching the entire bunch. Pittsburgh got rocked by Baltimore's defense in Week 11. In Week 12 they face a much friendlier Cleveland defense. However, the fact still remains that without Roesthlisberger, Pittsburgh's passing game is extremely disrupted. Wallace is lilkely going to see a significant drop in fantasy value until Big Ben returns or this offense syncs with another passer. Look for 3-4 passes this week for 40-50 yards.
Rudolph killed me three weeks in a row. Then he came back from the dead last week and threw owners a nice double digit week. This week he faces a stout Chicago defense that is ranked just outside the top ten against tight ends. If we look at Rudolph's past performances, his highs are followed by lows. I am not going to risk starting Rudolpgh against Chicago. I think Chicago will be able to contain Minnesota's passing game this week. I expect 2-3 receptions for minimal yardage out of Rudolph.