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If you like home teams and big favorites, the Wild Card round was perfection. If you prefer competitive and compelling football, not so much.
Every NFL Monday is about looking back and looking ahead, and that’s what Brandon Funston and Scott Pianowski are here to do. We start with a look at the four departed teams — the Raiders, Lions, Dolphins, and Giants — with an eye towards their fantasy future.
Is Amari Cooper ever going to be the preferred red-zone option in Oakland? Where does Matthew Stafford go from here, in Year 2 of the post-Calvin era? Is the Jay Ajayi breakout season something we can trust going forward? Is Eli Manning still a reliable fantasy commodity? Heck, is Eli a Hall of Famer?
The second half of the show focuses on the games to come, with three juicy matchups in particular. Can the road-weary Steelers find their best form against Andy Reid, czar of the bye week? Can Russell Wilson outscore Matt Ryan, close the Georgia Dome for good? Will a sizzling Aaron Rodgers topple the NFC’s No. 1 seed, or are the precocious Cowboys too big to fail? Is there any Houston Texan worth playing at New England?
Give us about an hour, we’ll get you ready to go.