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- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues 2 minutes 22 seconds ago Flag
Of those 4 Jennings figures to get the most touches in an offense that is committed to the run, he faces a defense yielding nearly 5 YPC and, since he became the starter, Jennings is 5th in fantasy PPG among all RBs. The problem with your other alternatives is that they all share touches and none have been as productive as Jennings. Good luck.
Hmmm...how did Smith snare 30 fantasy points on 20 passing attempts? Whose the better passer: Rivers or Smith? Whose the stronger offense: Chargers or Chiefs? Who's more likely to commit 2 or more turnovers: Cutler or Rivers? I like Rivers more but the risk is a Chargers' blow out means a lot of Mathews whereas Cutler figures to keep on passing.
While I'm not a fan of any in championship week, Todman is the least appalling. Woodhead now backs up Mathews producing very erratic numbers. Johnson plays on the least reliable team in the league (remember Tate's 1 yard of total offense earlier this year in a quality matchup when Foster first went down?). So, I get to Todman who did play well in the only start of his pro career.
With both Manuel and Stevie out and the Fins fighting for a playoff slot Miami will draw a lot of play. KC, however, plays an aggressive turnover minded defense with much stronger special team play and it's the defense that got you there. Yes, Luck is frequently clutch, but I love the Indy RBs, DHB, Da'rick, Fleener, and maybe even TY for a key turnover or 3. KC would be an easy choice for me.
Pairing your QB with a player on the same team can be a strong move or your ticket home. Start the QB with the highest scoring likelihood; not the matchup play. In this case that's Foles. He's on fire.
- Reply to Alex L Dec 19, 2013 9:27 AMOl' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 19, 2013 9:39 AM Flag
Obviously Edelman the #4 fantasy scoring WR over the past month. Your WR2 isn't clear, but I would lean toward Hilton: 12 targets last week, reasonable matchup and the most upside of your alternatives.
- Reply to Doctor Dec 19, 2013 9:02 AMOl' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 19, 2013 9:35 AM Flag
1 McCoy (stud), Mathews (5th in RB fantasy points over the past 6 weeks with a cupcake matchup at home), Bell (the most volume of your remaining choices).
2 Sit Ivory (it's the Jets...who knows what happens) and Johnson (it's Houston...remember Tate's 1 yard total O in a previous quality matchup?).
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 19, 2013 8:58 AM Flag
It's very tough to start a Houston player in the championship game (Tate totaled 1 yard earlier this season in a quality matchup), but your alternatives are not strong. Hold your nose and start him.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 19, 2013 8:53 AM Flag
Hmmm...14 straight games of 5 or more receptions per game (Garçon) and playing at home vs the worst pass defense in the NFL or a WR who has had 2 productive games on the season playing on the road vs a red hot defense? Who do I trust? Tough decisions!
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 19, 2013 8:47 AM Flag
Remember when Case Keenum was a QB1...until DCs discovered he could read blitzes? Cousins body of work is 2 career starts: can he read deceptive defensive formations (and, no, Atlanta has none)? Dallas has no defense, but its DC is a crafty old veteran who can give Cousins plenty of deceptive reads. It's championship week. The Skins play no pass defense. You know Romo can get good numbers. Don't get cute.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 19, 2013 8:37 AM Flag
No the Hawks have nothing to play for other than home field throughout the playoffs and, since they are road warriors and have no home field advantage whatsoever, they probably intentionally tank this one. Vereen got 2 points last week and should double that this week vs a hot Ravens D. He's solid!
Championship week= play your studs. Lynch is. Vereen isn't. Spiller isn't. Gio is good: #14 in RB fantasy scoring since week 9. Lynch is better.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 19, 2013 8:29 AM Flag
Hmmm...in the championship game do I want the RB that plays in a consistently productive offense and has exceeded 100 yards 13 out of 14 games (Forte) or the one who nets much more erratic numbers because he plays for coaches who haven't figured out how to get the ball consistently in the hands of their best players? Who do I want to trust? Tough one...
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 18, 2013 9:42 PM Flag
Vereen over Brown. Defense is a close call as the Saints are beginning to look like a different team on the road, but Detroit would be my start.
- Ol' Blues Ol' Blues Dec 18, 2013 9:18 AM Flag
A healthy Walker with Fitz QBiing posts top 5 TE numbers, a trend which figures to continue vs Jax which yields the 2nd highest production to TEs. Gonzo has been erratic and, while garbage time production may be plentiful, the 9rs are a formidable opponent for a team having problems on both sides of the ball. Walker.