Complete Week 11 Player Rankings & Projections l More Sit & Starts
All things being equal, now is the time to ride the hot hands. And there aren't many hotter wide receivers than Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and Western Michigan's Jordan White But there is one. Coming off a record-setting performance, Michigan's Roy Roundtree looks like a great bet to keep rolling against Purdue. Who says the Michigan offense is all about the run?
Last Week's Wide Receiver Starts: Justin Blackmon (36), Juron Criner (21), Ronald Johnson (2), Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (8), DeMarco Sampson (3), Jordan White (25), T.Y. Hilton (30), Kris Adams (4)
Grade: C. Too much feast or famine.
Last Week's Running Back Sits: A.J. Green (22), Jeff Maehl (13), Bert Reed (3), Greg Salas (1), Jeremy Kerley (13), Lou Greenwood (6)
Grade: B-. Green is just too good to recommend a sit...ever.
Start Em! Wide Receivers
1. Roy Roundtree, Michigan at Purdue
After shredding the Illinois defense for 9-246-2 we have to believe that Roundtree has emerged. This week he'll travel to West Lafayette to take on the nation's 64th-rated pass defense.
2. Julio Jones, Alabama vs. Mississippi State
Jones has caught 22 passes for over 310 yards in his last two outings. Yet he's only scored once in those two contests. Time for more red zone looks.
3. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State at Texas
Too easy. I know.
4. Denarius Moore, Tennessee vs. Ole Miss
Moore's YPC has been off the charts the last two weeks. Let's see if he and Tyler Bray can stay hot.
1. Jordan White, Western Michigan vs. Eastern
Our top-rated wide receiver this week has been unstoppable of late, and this works because Ron English's Eagles can't stop anyone.
2. Dwayne Harris, ECU at UAB
Harris is getting a lot of touches and is on a bit of a scoring binge, just in time for one of the nation's worst pass defenses to show up on the schedule.
3. Noel Grigsby, San Jose State vs. Utah State
Again, riding the hot hand. Grigsby has hauled in 13 passes for 200 yards and two scores in his last two outings. Utah State his horrible against the pass.
4. D.J. Banks, Tulane vs. Rice
Banks is way down our weekly projections, but I'm feeling a little breakout. He's seeing a touch or two on the ground in addition to a larger role in the passing attack. Oh, and Rice is 119 against the pass.
Sit Em! Wide Receivers
1. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame vs. Utah
Freshman quarterback + an angry Utah squad. And I know it's Michael Floyd. Let's put it this way: I'm starting the Notre Dame talent, but I'm not too optimistic. Go with another option if one is reasonable.
2. Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern vs. Iowa
Mr. Ebert has blessed me with some very nice performances this season, but he's facing his biggest challenge of the campaign against Norm Parker's boys.
3. Chris Rainey, Florida vs. South Carolina
1. Johdrick Morris, Southern Miss at Central Florida
Morris has had a couple of nice weeks in a row, and a solid season in general. However the Knights are rolling, and their defense is better than you think.
2. Rishard Matthews, Nevada at Fresno State
Matthews is coming off a huge week against Idaho. Idaho is not Fresno. The Wolfpack may have to grind this one out.
3. Tyshon Goode, Kent State vs. Army
The Army defense is pretty damn good. Prepare for a grind-it-out slopfest.