Tom Brady, Cam Newton look to rebound after disappointing Week 10 performances
Tom Brady was the top-ranked fantasy quarterback for Week 10, however, he didn't throw a touchdown (thanks, LeGarrette Blount) and he threw his first interception of the season. The good news is that New England faces San Francisco this Sunday, which is a recipe for a get-right game for the offense. Even if Rob Gronkowski is out, Brady should still come out throwing and put up a top performance.
In the past two weeks, the 49ers have allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for more than 300 yards. In six of the past seven games, the New Orleans Saints have allowed QBs to throw at least two touchdown passes. Cam Newton faces the Saints on Thursday night, and while he (and the Carolina offense as a whole) has been struggling, he should fare well in Week 11. He threw for 322 yards and accounted for three total touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing) the first time these teams played back in Week 6.
And while we are just about done with the bye weeks, don’t forget that Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Trevor Siemian and Ryan Fitzpatrick/Bryce Petty are off in Week 11. OK, you may want to forget about that last pairing.
Teams on bye: Atlanta, Denver, New York Jets, San Diego
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.