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.
Jordy Nelson and the Packers offense struggled in Week 10 with Seneca Wallace getting the start at quarterback and Scott Tolzien taking over after an injury to Wallace. Tolzien will get the start for the Pack in Week 11, making it tough to start any of Green Bay's wide receivers in fantasy leagues. The Packers will try to get Nelson the ball as often as they can this week, but without Aaron Rodgers under center it will be tough for Nelson to produce any big plays. Fantasy owners in point per reception leagues should start Nelson this week, but non PPR players should consider sitting him if they have other decent receiving options.Injury Status: Injured Reserve