Patriots fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 1:47 p.m.
Posted By Kevin Fishbain

If the Patriots proved anything last week, it's that their offense is still a worthy start in all fantasy leagues after piling up 39 points on the Steelers' defense.

QB Tom Brady is still one of the top quarterbacks in fantasy and threw for a season-high 350 yards last week. If you were frustrated with his play earlier on, be happy to have him now as the offense is back.

At the wide receiver spot, with Brady's resurgence came a solid game from Wes Welker against Pittsburgh. Welker is not as good as he has been, but Brady will still go to him often. Welker hasn't scored a TD since Week Two, but he leads the team in receptions and yards and had a season-high 89 receiving yards in Week 10.

The Colts have the league's 29th-ranked rushing defense and are last in the NFL allowing five yards per rush. While RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has not been consistent, he had a solid game against Pittsburgh's stout run defense. The Patriots will want to do their best to keep Peyton Manning off the field by running the ball and they should find success. Expect a solid game from Green-Ellis, who also gets the team's goal-line carries.

At tight end, Rob Gronkowski should be a solid start in fantasy after his three-touchdown day in Week 10. While Aaron Hernandez is still the team's best tight end between the 20s and will generally get more receiving yards, "Gronk" is the red-zone tight end and he leads all rookies with six touchdown catches.