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Fantasy football: Start Andrew Luck

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) looks for a receiver as guard Mike McGlynn (75) blocks Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Tyson Alualu (93) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)


This week marks the last of the bye weeks. The Titans, Vikings, Giants and Seahawks have the week off, which means quarterbacks Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, Eli Manning and Russell Wilson are unavailable. If missing any of the four (even the slumping Manning, who hasn't thrown a TD pass the last three games) has an adverse effect on your fantasy team, then perhaps it's time to start boning up for the fantasy baseball season.


Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis: Is there any doubt that the NFL's top rookie should be in your lineup every week? Even though he didn't throw a TD against Jacksonville, he did rush for two scores. This week he gets New England's 27th-ranked defense, which allows 285 yards per game.

Marcel Reece, RB, Raiders: With Darren McFadden and Mike Woodson still ailing, look for Reece (104 total yards vs. Ravens) to get plenty of opportunities against New Orleans' league-worst defense.

Danny Amendola, WR, St. Louis: Playing for the first time since breaking his collarbone in Week 5, Amendola caught 11 balls for 102 yards in the tie with the 49ers. He's back as Sam Bradford's top target.

Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego: The former Ram is worth taking a flier on as he has supplanted Robert Meachem in the starting lineup and has big-play ability. Grab him off waivers if he's still available.


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