Fabiano’s Fantasy Focus Week 11, Volume I

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Every Wednesday during the season NFL Network and NFL.com Senior Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano joins Sports360AZ.com’s Brad Cesmat to share his insight on building and developing your fantasy team for success.

Here are some hi-lights from our most recent conversation (November 12th) with the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Hall of Famer.

What in the heck is going on with Cam Newton? “If you watched that game on Monday night as I did…and I have Cam as my starting quarterback in three leagues-yeah, I’m in trouble in those leagues. He, number one, does not look healthy although Ron Rivera says he is healthy. For a guy whose best ability is running the football…he doesn’t look like a guy who can scramble very much and his offensive line is basically five turnstiles. They can’t block to save their lives right now.”

I lost Carson Palmer last week: I’m looking at Stanton, Sanchez, Mallett and RG III on the waiver wire: “RG III this week but you’re going to want to play the match ups. I like RG III better than I like Sanchez this week because Sanchez has a really tough matchup in Green Bay and I know he was great against the Panthers but that was a home game and Carolina’s defense was lousy so I like RG III this week…but I think you’re probably playing the match ups every single week. Sanchez could be a pretty good option when the matchup is favorable but again this week it’s not.”

What’s Gio Bernard’s status in Cincinnati? “Looks like he’s going to be back this week although you do want to check on his status over the next few days because typically if a running back is able to practice, or any player is able to practice, on a Friday so that’s good news so check the practice reports on Friday. If Gio’s out there he’ll likely play this week in New Orleans.”

Who’s going to get the heavier workload in Denver: C.J. Anderson or Montee Ball? “This is going to be one of those confusing situations I feel like for the rest of the season because Ronnie Hillman was really good. Really good. Then he got hurt and didn’t play very much against Oakland and then C.J. Anderson came in and played really well but the Raiders are awful against the run. Right now I would say Anderson is the get in that backfield but Brad I fear that’s going to be a confusing backfield for the rest of the season or at least until Ronnie Hillman is able to come back because I can’t see John Fox not giving him the chance to be the starter once again because he had been so productive in that role before getting injured.”

Michael Floyd or Reggie Bush–I’m going to drop one: which one? “It really depends on your depth at running back or wide receiver. If I had to choose one I’d drop Michael Floyd because running backs are harder to come by off the waiver wire.”

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