Found December 14, 2011 on
Fantasy Football Mastermindz:
San Francisco 49ers
St. Louis Rams
Green Bay Packers
By Adam McGill
Guys to Start:
QB Alex Smith, SF (@ STL) – Smith is an outstanding sleeper this weekend since he plays a 2-13 Rams team who is looking like a favorite to finish dead last in the NFL. He threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns against them four weeks ago and will post similar numbers against one of the worst teams in the league.
RB Rashard Mendenhall, PIT () – “Mendy” will be counted on a lot this weekend, especially with Ben Roethlisberger’s status still uncertain for the game. Expect Mendenhall to get over 25 carries and to easily eclipse the 100-yard mark for the second week in a row.
WR Stevie Johnson, BUF (@ NE) – The only thing the Bills have left to play for is pride. This divisional rivalry is always jam-packed with scoring so expect Johnson to get loose from a defender at least once in the game. New England’s defense is also allowing an unspeakable 312 yards in the air per game and could easily let up 28 or more points this weekend,
TE Jared Cook, TEN ...
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Paul Conners Associated Press
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