Week 11: Sit 'Em
Gordon had three big weeks in 5, 6 and 7. Then he settled down and his fantasy owners are worried. The double digit points from Gordon were excellent. The four and five point games are tough to swallow. This week Gordon and his fellow wide outs take on a Dallas defense that can play the game well. I am hoping to see Gordon's game turnaround soon, but his weeks 11 and 12 are tough - Dallas then Pittsburgh. I think the best we can hope for out of him for these next two games is slight improvement from weeks 8 and 9 and then maybe another big game looming in the future. Look for 3-4 receptions for 30-40 yards, but no score.
Alex Smith is likely out with a concussion this week and Davis' production has been extremely low five of the last six weeks. In the tie last week vs. St. Louis, Davis grabbed four passes for a mere 30 yards. If you have Davis in a non-PPR format that is poor performance and if you have him in a PPR, it is not much better. The concern with Davis is yardage and of course his red zone and end zone targets. In terms of yardage, Davis has been limited to less than 40 yards in his last few outings.
Whether Smith starts or if it's Colin Kaepernick this Monday, I still worry about Davis' fantasy value from week to week. The offense needs a bit of an overhaul with a shift toward adjusted schemes and patterns for Davis to resurge as a key member of this passing game. This week Davis is a tough start vs. a solid Chicago defense. I am thinking 35 yards from 3-4 receptions.