What’s going on fantasy fans. Hope your fantasy playoffs have started off on the right foot; I am here to help bring the championship home. I have no bias, so my picks can offer up a objective view to the week ahead. Eliminated from your playoffs? No worries, we’ve got plenty of weekly fantasy football at Fantazzle.
The late season in fantasy football is more about playing the right match ups than it is being loyal to your high draft picks. Following that logic, you must bench Mike Vick. He opposes the solid Jets pass defense, and is much less than 100%. His cracked rids slowed him last week, and the Jets aren’t a defense to get healthy against. Instead, roll with Joe Flacco against the Chargers. He’s playing better than Vick right now (100+ QB Rating in 3 of past 4 games) and faces a middle of the road pass defense.
I realize you likely drafted Rashard Mendenhall as an every week back, but I’m following standard operating procedure and benching running backs that play San Fran. Not only do the 49ers have the leagues best run defense and play this huge game at home, but Mendenhall has underwhelmed this season, averaging only 3.8 yards per carry. On the exact flip side, we’ve got a rested Felix Jones taking on the leagues worst run defense in Tampa Bay. The Cowboys have no depth at RB, and with Murray out for the year, look for Jones to produce in a big way.
Fantasy Football is more of a “what can you do for me now” than it is a “what have you done for me lately” type of game. Julio Jones made his owners jump for joy with two late touchdowns last week, one of which was a 75 yard strike from Matt Ryan, but don’t over rate the Falcons rookie. He has been up and down this year, and doesn’t deserve a spot in your lineup against the Jags on Thursday. Jacksonville’s boasts a stingy defense and runs the ball effectively, limiting Atlanta’s time with the ball. In fact, there is a “JJ” I would rather this weekend: James Jones. Greg Jennings will be sidelined for the remained of the regular season, but the Packers won’t stop passing the ball. Jordy Nelson moves into Jennings role, and I like Jones to become the teams second option.
Over Priced Player of Week 15 – Tom Brady
Under priced Player of Week 15 – Doug Baldwin
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