Opponent: Arizona Cardinals
Location: Georgia Dome (Home)
There is no doubt – Matt Ryan is a no doubt top 6 QB for fantasy at this point and a must start every week. He took full advantage of the good matchup against the Saints last week and with the Cardinals on the slate in week 11 in the Georgia Dome another big game is expected.
Michael Turner had a terrible game against the Saints – 13 carries for 15 yards is pretty darn bad. Turner is obviously trending downward and isn’t a reliable option moving forward. Arizona is a decent matchup but at best he’s a flex play. Jacquizz Rodgers continues to be stuck in a holding pattern as the Falcons use Turner as their main back – Rodgers had only three carries last week although he made the most of them getting 29 yards. He’s interesting in deeper leagues and a must own in keeper and dynasty leagues.
Last week’s game reiterated the point that Roddy White is the Falcons receiver you want as he hauled in 7 catches for 114 yards. He’s a must start every week and definitely this week. Julio Jones on the other hand seems reliant on the big play – when he gets it he has lots of fantasy value but when he doesn’t he’s just another guy as shown by his 4 for 75 against New Orleans. You’re starting Julio pretty much every week but he’s a very boom or bust play.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock this season you know that Tony Gonzalez is still a rock-solid fantasy stud and had a big game against the Saints with two touchdowns in a 11 for 122 yards performance. You’re starting him every week just like his wide receiver teammates and most certainly you have to put him in this week against the Cardinals.