A Prosise Playoff Push

Fantasy A Prosise Playoff Push

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C.J. Prosise starts, totals 153 yards on SNF

Besides Russell Wilson and Jimmy Graham, it’s hard to predict which Seattle skill players will make an impact on the fantasy landscape from week to week.

Perhaps, though, the Seahawks have found an answer to their running back questions. Sunday night in Foxboro, C.J. Prosise had himself quite the breakout game. The rookie running back ran for 66 yards in addition to his 87 receiving yards (for a total of 153).

The sum of his total yards in his four previous games this year was 146.

Sunday night,  Prosise ran with conviction. He seemed motivated. He knew this was his chance. Prosise, according to rotoworld.com, was in on 77 percent of Seattle’s Week 10 offensive snaps. The website cites how Prosise’s value is still fluid, as Christine Michael has been ineffective, but Thomas Rawls’ return is imminent.

Either way, adding Prosise, whether it be as a flex or for playoff depth, would be a wise move.

Dose: Mariota Magic

Is Marcus Mariota becoming an elite fantasy quarterback?

Quite possibly.

With DeMarco Murray running wild, Mariota has been facing defenses that are set up to stop the run. Thus, he’s able to put up eye-popping stat lines. In his last four games, Mariota has passed for 1,110 yards. While that isn’t exceptional, in that same time he’s thrown for 11 touchdowns, only two interceptions, and has a completion percentage of 69.3.

His rushing yards have gone down considerably (47 yards in his last four games). However, the way he’s throwing so effectively (especially in the red zone), running the ball isn’t a necessary element of his game.

Ryan McDowell of rotoworld.com notes that Mariota came into Week 10 with four Top-12 fantasy finishes. McDowell also states that “since Week Five, he’s the top scoring player across all positions.”

He may not be available in your league, and the trade deadline is likely passed. But you may want to pick up a Tennessee receiver, as they’re likely available.

If not, just hope you don’t play against him in the next couple of weeks.

Early pickups for Week 11: James Starks on radar

Liz Loza of yahoo.com gives us a sneak peek at which players you ought to target on the Week 11 waiver wire. She points out that three of the four teams on a bye this week are teams that feature big-time fantasy players (Denver, Atlanta, and San Diego).

Her first suggestion is to pick up Green Bay running back James Starks, who returned to action on Sunday after missing four games due to a knee injury. While his Week 10 numbers weren’t very good (due to Green Bay falling behind so early), the Packers face the Redskins in Week 11. Loza notes that Washington has allowed the 2nd-most rushing touchdowns this season.

According to Loza, Starks is available in 74 percent of Yahoo leagues. His next four games: at Washington, at Philadelphia, versus Houston, and versus Seattle. As of Monday morning, those teams ranked 23rd, 13th, 26th, and 9th in rush defense, respectively.

Top Yahoo adds for Week 11

QB: Tyrod Taylor (2,585, 22nd overall)

WR: Robert Woods (11,033, 1st overall)

RB: Thomas Rawls (8,295, 5th overall)

TE: Eric Ebron (3,658, 15th overall)

K: Adam Vinatieri (9,801, 3rd overall)

D/ST: Miami (9,012, 4th overall)

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