It’s week 17; I’m drinking a Jameson Red Breast after going to see the Coen Brothers’ True Grit and watching the last four episodes of The Walking Dead. So as I drink, I’m mentally preparing for a man hunt and warding off the end of the world, all while preparing for the end of the regular season. It’s a hard life I live.
If you have a championship game in week 17 it feels a bit like a post-apocalyptical situation. Most of the rest of the fantasy players of the world have tunneled into their fallout shelters and are setting in for a long nuclear winter and are just hoping they have enough provisions to get them through a possible work stoppage. They don’t.
But I am here for you! I am still traveling that lonesome highway picking up free agents and dynasty prospects (as long as they have extra ammo and water). There are many players who might be ducking for cover to fight another day, so go with the guy with the most to gain. And by most to gain, I mean they are surrounded by zombies and have no hope but to fight their way out exploded head by exploded head.
So what teams have the most to play for? The Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans, Jacksonville Jaguars (even though they most resemble The Walking Dead), and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all have the most to play for.
There are just a few teams that don’t have much to play for and they are the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, and New England Patriots. Of course there are some players on these teams that can produce, but it’s a little trickier to get the short wave radio in tune enough to decipher who those guys are.
If it comes down to a coin flip between two players and one is on the first list and the other is on the next, go with the first.
As we ponder the end of times, let’s take a look at some links to distract us —
Now the warm links —
Check out the season end standings for the RCL leagues. And make sure you get me your info if you won your league!
The Football Girl announces her All Fantasy Team, but still hasn’t caught on to the new and hipper (or is that hippier) nickname for Sebastian Janikowski, Sea Kow.
Here is the Football Outsiders’ all rookie team.
Do you want to know the Pro Football Weekly Fantasy Buzz? Ok, you just missed it.
Take a gander at Dave Richard’s thoughts on who will play, sit, or take a schvitz.
There will be NFL Weather.
Well, it seems that Carl has gone on a bender and can’t record any of his locks of the century, of the week, so watch him in this classic ATHF episode Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past. It’s like The Christmas Story, but with a swimming pool full of blood.