Week Eleven NFL Fantasy Advice For Texans vs. Jets - It's Your Turn, Mr. Sanchez

Matt Schaub - Check his status on Sunday morning, but he should start, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Whether you believe in the Jets' 20th-ranked pass defense or trust that the Texans will be throwing a lot because they'll be playing from behind, Schaub will need to throw the ball, and the Jets secondary has allowed 13 passing touchdowns.
Mark Sanchez - Yes, he's only completed 54.7% of his passes, but Sanchez is taking on the league's worst secondary. This could be a day where he completes 60-70% of his passes for 250+ yards and 2+ touchdowns.
Dustin Keller, Braylon Edwards, and Santonio Holmes - The three leading receivers for the New York Jets should benefit from the porous Houston secondary. In particular, Keller could have a big day as the Texans give up easy out routes to tight ends on a regular basis. All three could score a touchdown and/or catch a few long passes.
LaDainian Tomlinson - He has slowed up in recent weeks with his rushing numbers, but he leads the Jets in receptions as they prepare to face a secondary that makes everyone look like All-Pros.

Andre Johnson - He's a stud, and you always start studs that you spent a first-round pick on. However, Jets CB Darrelle Revis held him to 4 catches and 35 yards in their 2009 match-up, so Johnson could be held in check again.
Kevin Walter & Jacoby Jones - If Johnson is covered then these two should find open lanes as Football Outsiders ranks the Jets among the league's worst at covering non-#1 receivers. However, they've been inconsistent so it's a cautious recommendation.
Arian Foster - The dual-threat running back is another stud, but the Jets rush defense is dominant. They're top-five in yards per game and second in rush DVOA. Against the highly-rated San Diego defense, Foster had a huge game, but he also struggled against the other top-five rated New York defense. It's hard to predict what he'll do.
Shonn Greene - He's only a rushing threat and is behind LT. The Texans are vulnerable up the middle, but the Jets could be doing a lot of passing on the vulnerable Houston secondary.
New York's Defense - Great defense, but the Texans could put enough points on the board to make other options attactive.

Owen Daniels - He likely will not play on Sunday.
Houston's Defense - If they're on your roster then you're probably not watching your fantasy team.


James Casey. Over the past two weeks, Casey has shown flashes while Daniels has been out with a hamstring injury. The Jets are hit-or-miss with tight end coverage, and Casey seems like more of a pass catcher than Joel Dreessen. If you're in a bind for a tight end, Casey may be a decent pick up.

For more on the Texans, check out Battle Red Blog.

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