Fantasy Bucs — Week 11

Chris Chancellor is Bucsblitz.com's exclusive in-house fantasy expert. Chancellor has won seven fantasy football titles since he began playing in 1991. He also dispenses his expertise for the Houston Chronicle. Each week Chancellor will provide his Buccaneers to start and to avoid for the upcoming game. Plus, Bucsblitz.com's Matthew Postins provides his insight.

This Buc is so money!

QB Jeff Garcia

Garcia has 10 touchdowns and three interceptions in eight games against the Falcons, and has thrown for 8 touchdowns and just 1 interception in three games at the Georgia Dome. He's your best Tampa fantasy player this week.

You may find a hidden treasure with this Buc!

Buccaneers defense

Anytime you have Joey Harrington staring across from you it's never a bad thing. The Bucs are a decent start this week, if they can force Harrington to air it out.

This Buc could have you walking the plank!

WR Ike Hilliard

He's been a pleasant surprise for the Bucs, leading them with 46 receptions as their No. 2 wide receiver. He's been dealing with a calf injury and it's tough to catch when you can't run. Monitor his status prior to the game.

Postins' take

The return of Michael Pittman will cut into Earnest Graham's fantasy value. But I think the impact will be minimal this week. I don't see Pittman doing a lot of straight running the football. He excels in exotic sets where he's in motion or split out of the backfield. Sure, he'll get 10 or 12 carries. But I think out of running formations Graham will still do the heavy lifting. The Bucs would like to see him get 20 carries so Pittman's work is supplementary, not primary. And, on Hilliard, he'll be fine. He said earlier this week that nothing is going to keep him out of this game. He's had minor physical maladies all season and led the Bucs in receiving in nearly half the games.


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