Look, it’s your fault. You’re playing through to week 17 as your championship. No one put a gun to your head to make it that way. You went into your options, selected weeks 15 through 17 as your playoffs so now you get to talk about backups that no one has talked about all year. Well ok, we’ve talked about Christine Michael in passing. He had a strong preseason for the Seahawks but we all knew the story would end there. Seattle is Beastmode country and we all know it. But what happens if the Seahawks lock up home field advantage through the rest of the NFC playoffs this Sunday? What are they playing for in week 17? I mean, I get that it’s at home and they’ll want to keep that pristine home record intact but are they really gonna roll RW3 and company out there for abuse in a game that doesn’t matter much all day? I’m gonna have to say what my magic 8 ball says when I ask if I’ll become a famous hand model: unlikely…you’ve got a couple of hammer fingers…and why don’t you clean your nails? My Magic 8 Ball gets a bit personal sometimes…but nevermind all that, we’re here to talk about Christine. I have a hard time believing Turbin gets to run the show. He’s still too important for the playoff run to put him out there too much and so in steps Michael. Though it’s hard enough to predict the future in weekly rankings, I’m here trying to predict how a team will do in two weeks and whether or not they’ll even run their starters out on the field so give me some slack if this don’t work, y’all. Given that the Rams are in the bottom five for points against from opposing RBs, Christine is set up for a nice day if he finds the field. And if he goes off, we’ll have to spend the rest of the off-season hearing about him going in the 2nd or 3rd round in 2014. Joy. But let’s finish this show off. Here’s the rest of the ideas I’ve got brewing for week 17 of this crazy 2013 Fantasy Football season…
Andre Holmes – Um…you’re serious right? He’s still 5% owned and his worst line since gaining a larger role with the Raiders has been 3/63. That was his bad day. Steve Smith averages about 4 and 50 and is 91% owned. I know Moore is back but Holmes still led all Oakland receivers in snaps last week and finished the day with 4/58/1 and gets to face a Broncos secondary that gives up plenty and Oakland will have to air it out if they want to keep up. And if Denver isn’t really even playing for anything? Could be a banner day for a guy this unowned. Pick up Holmes, holmes!
Ryan Tannehill – This is probably a repeated request that I just have to do. The kid is 31% owned, gets that Jets secondary in week 17 and looks like Tate Donovan. You can’t go wrong! For cereals, I shouldn’t have to pimp the 4th best QB over the last 4 weeks this hard to you. Help me help you.
Michael Vick – What if the Eagles have nothing left to play for by week 17? Division won, they can’t move up or down in the standings. It’s playoffs and not much else. You don’t think Vick couldn’t rip apart that Dallas defense? Mmm-hmmm. Consider this also a side suggestion to look into Chris Polk and Bryce Brown.
Andrew Quarless – It’s hard making this suggestion. I mean the matchup is nice but who the heck is Quarless? Sounds like a Superman arch nemesis. If Bostick is still out come week 17, why not? Good matchup. You don’t like it? Well ppppbbbbttt.