Week 11: Sit 'Em
Danny Amendola and the Patriots come off their bye week and travel to red hot Carolina for a Monday night showdown with the Panthers. Amendola finally broke out in Week 9, catching four passes for 122 yards and a touchdown, his first score as a Patriot. Now having a bye week to get fully healthy, fantasy owners may be expecting another big game for the Patriots' big off-season acquisition. I would be hesitant to get hopes up too high for this game as the Panthers have been an excellent defensive unit against the pass this season -- allowing just 201 yards per game through the air, fourth best in the league. Carolina has also been great at keeping opposing wide receivers out of the endzone, another reason to temper expectations for Amendola this week.
Coming back from injuries, Roddy White has caught just one pass for 20 yards since Week 5. White's fantasy owners can be encouraged by the amount of playing time he received in Week 10, playing on 55 of the Falcons' 58 offensive snaps. While this is encouraing for White, this week's matchup with Darrelle Revis and the Buccaneers should keep the former Pro Bowler on fantasy benches. Revis has been playing more man to man coverage as of late, shadowing Mike Wallace for pretty much the entire game against the Dolphins in Week 10. Revis should be able to handle White, who still may not be at 100 percent this week. Fantasy owners should strongly consider keeping White on their benches this week.