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 —

Oh, before we do that, take me on head to head in FanDuel! Here, here and here.

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!

We don’t have many entries on out Fantasy Football Contest for this week and I added a radical Razzball Mug to the prize package.

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.

Would you like to see DeSean Jackson’s walk off punt return touchdown in Tecmo Bowl form? Yes? Ok, stop bugging me, here it is.

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.

Who are the players that played the best when it mattered most?  Well, Advanced NFL Stats tells you.  For my money I’d say Todd Collins and Rusty Smith.

They gave Gus Johnson the Bills and Jets?  What a waste! Check out who will be announcing your game.

  1. Timmy! says:
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    Doc, what do you do in the off-season? As a job I mean. :) Thanks for winning my league bye the way!

  2. barker says:
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    QRWT – collins fitzgerald rashad jennings maclin webb pick 3

    RB – felix ronnie brown pick 1

    TE – boss celek gronk pick 1

  3. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @barker: Boss, Felix, Jennings

  4. Doc

    Doc says:
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    P Thomas out, good for Ivory, Run DMC out, good for Bush, LT and Greene out, Good for McNight, Colston out, good for Meachem

  5. ClownBaby says:
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    would you say McKnight’s a better flex play now than Pierre Garcon?

  6. johhny o says:
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    total points league-Final lineup-for the $$ Who to start
    Flacco/Big Ben?
    2 RB Adrian Peterson/Mendenhall/Fred Jackson/Felix Jones
    3 WR Jennings/Santana Moss/B LLoyd/Calvin Johnson
    1 RB/WR Flex F Jackson/Felix Jones/Santana Moss
    K Akers/N Folk

    Leaning Big Ben
    Peterson/Mendenhall
    Jennings,Lloyd,Calvin
    Fred Jackson
    Kicker?

  7. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @ClownBaby: Yeah, it’s not a lock, but McKnight will get a ton of touches.

  8. barker says:
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    grossman or collins

  9. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @johhny o: I’d go akers and agree with your other picks

  10. Gambler says:
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    How safe is it to start Jamaal Charles? Do you start him over Ahmad Bradshaw?

  11. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Gambler: Hmm, that is tough. JC says he is going for the rushing crown, but it’s hard to trust Haley. I would lean Bradshaw.

    @barker: Now that is painful. I’d go with Collins

  12. DSimms says:
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    Even tho Calvin Johnson is playing should i take a look elsewhere? options would be pick up simpson, jacoby ford, crabtree or others of that ilk. Or I could bump Joe Webb to WR and pick up a Ronnie B, Dixon, Reggie Bush, Sproles…

    Im going to petition pretty hard to move our championship to week 16 next year considering the bulk of my team; MJD, DMC and Colston are all inactive

  13. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @DSimms: I’d stick with CJ.

  14. DSimms says:
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    @Doc: Burleson is also out there do you like him more?

  15. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @DSimms: not with cj playing

  16. DSimms says:
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    Thanks again for the help this year Doc

  17. barker says:
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    mason hightower ronnie brown welker goodson gronkowski

    pick one

  18. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @DSimms: no problem, good luck!

    @barker: Gronkowski

  19. Gambler says:
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    Anyone watching the Lions game? What’s going on with Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson?

  20. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Gambler: good question, I think both are injured

  21. DSimms says:
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    Survived calvin johnson barely! Doc how do i send the whiskey?

  22. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @DSimms: CJ was a kick in the balls. Glad you overcame that. If you click on the buy doc a whisky link it takes you to a paypal donation page. It’s really pretty simple I think. Thanks and congrats!

  23. johhny o says:
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    Thanks Doc. I won both money leagues-1 head to head, and total points
    Overcame Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson stinking it up today by All-Pro performances from Big Ben and Mendenhall and Gronkowski.

  24. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @johhny o: Congrats!!

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