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Time to start planning for the postseason, or making the last push for a playoff spot with the postseason looming for all leagues. Here are some options to start and sit this coming week:
Russell Wilson (vs. Minnesota): Wilson is getting Percy Harvin to play along side him this week, which is a huge boost, especially against a struggling Vikings defense.
Ray Rice (vs. Chicago): The struggling Ravens running back should be able to run against the Bears, who have allowed nearly 21 points each week to opposing running backs.
Josh Gordon (vs. Cincinnati): After the bye week, a matchup on the road is just what Gordon needs. He has put up double digits in four games and two of his best games came on the road. Gordon deserves a start this week.
Rob Housler (vs. Jaguars): Jacksonville is one of the worst teams in the NFL against the tight end. Housler’s touchdown last week should make him a great bye-week replacement for Jason Witten.
Nick Folk (vs. Buffalo): Folk is one of the best fantasy kickers this season. The Jets should be able to move the ball on a regular basis and Folk should get multiple field goal attempts.
Jets DEF (vs. Buffalo): Buffalo has been struggling to run and pass the last couple weeks and the Jets run defense will make it hard for any sort of yardage on a consistent basis.
Terrelle Pryor (vs. Houston Texans): The struggling Raiders QB has not thrown more than 16 points in his last four games and the Texans defense should be able to keep him from having another huge game in Week 11.
C.J. Spiller (vs. New York Jets): Spiller has been the big busted of the season at the running back position. This Jets matchup will be too much for him to handle and he will struggle to reach double digits.
Steve Smith (vs. New England): With Aqib Talib expected to return, Smith will get the most coverage from the tough cornerback. The 34-year-old has struggled to be a consistent fantasy player most of the season and this matchup with Talib deserves a seat on the bench.
Heath Miller (vs. Detroit): Several tight ends have struggled against Detroit, but Miller has not been looked at as a receiver enough to be fantasy relevant. Bench him until he shows signs of life.
Blair Walsh (vs. Seattle): Seattle’s defense is just too good against kickers and Walsh is no different. Maybe a field goal and a couple extra points for the kicker.
San Francisco DEF (vs. New Orleans): New Orleans will score more than 20 points against any team, so San Francisco defense owners will need to find something on waivers for this week’s matchup.