Fantasy playoff time. The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to never get cute with your lineup. Start your studs regardless of match-up, and do your best to steer clear of starting guys you just picked off the waiver wire. Like the lure of the siren’s song, never what it seems to be, yet who among us can resist?

When it comes to your role players, that’s where you get fancy. All season I’ve been helping you exploit match-ups. I’ve included the excel tool I’ve been using so you can go deeper than just this article. The “past 3 weeks” column is just a quick visual cue that’s helps me identify recent trends. I go back many more weeks if needed. Good luck!

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Fantasy Football stats, news, and opinions heading into NFL Week 14.

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Cleveland at Pittsburgh

  • QB Colt McCoy showed some toughness by coming back in the game after getting walloped by LB James Harrison. But no matter how tough he is, he can’t make a completion longer than 10 yards (and don’t blame the West Coast offense).
  • Ten rushes for RB Peyton Hillis. It doesn’t look like we’ll be able to use him again this year.
  • LB Chris Gocong’s fourth quarter back-to-back-to-back-to-back goal line stuffs on RB Rashard Mendenhall were impressive.
  • Pretty cut by WR Antonio Brown.
  • DB Troy Polamalu has about two or three more seasons in him. His body takes too much abuse.
  • LB Jason Worilds had a sack/forced fumble to end the first half, and a sack to end the game (to go along with 8 Solos). Just my luck… I’m going against him this week.

 

Kansas City at NY Jets

  • Back to QB Tyler Palko. Yuck.
  • I’ve only received one negative comment all year long. You guys sure are swell. It was in the Week 5 Two Minute Drill. “Hey Joe, for the record I’m 4 -1 (<—–Pun) Oh and I picked up Jackie Battle earlier this week. Appreciate your snide comment aboutBattle. Funny thing is smart, savvy fantasy owners saw an opportunity and picked him up. I will no longer read your post, as you have ZERO credibility.” How’s that working out?
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Jets give up the fourth fewest fantasy points to wide receivers. Palko plus Jets pass D’ equals trouble. Definitly bench Steve Breaston. Strongly consider benching Dwayne Bowe, who hasn’t scored or topped 88 yards since Week 5.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Jets give up the third most fantasy points to linebackers. Stock up Matt Forte-killer Derrick Johnson.
  • Siren’s song example #1 – Rookie LB Justin Houston, Week 13: 7 Solos, 3 Sacks, 1 FF, 1 PD.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Jets give up the fifth fewest fantasy points to safeties. Jon McGraw has shown flashes when healthy, but this match-up puts him on your bench. Also bench Kendrick Lewis.
  • QB Mark Sanchez has thrown for under 200 yards in six games. Bet on the Chiefs defense making it seven. But you usually start Sanchez for touchdowns, and that’s unpredictable.
  • RB Shonn Greene reminds me of a slower, less skilled Michael Turner. Don’t be all giddy based on last week’s explosion.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Chiefs give up the sixth fewest fantasy points to wide receivers. Stock down Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes.
  • LB David Harris has at least 5 Solos in four consecutive games. It’s about time we saw consistent tackle numbers.

 

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville

  • The RB LeGarrette Blount off-field incident happened in September. You shouldn’t be worried about it. You should be more worried about his inconsistent play.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Jaguars give up the third fewest fantasy points to wide receivers. Even if you sort the Points Allowed for the past four weeks, the Jags are still near the bottom. I’m benching Mike Williams.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Jaguars give up the second most fantasy points to tight ends. Stock up Kellen Winslow.
  • Siren’s song example #2 – LB Mason Foster. He might be on your waiver wire and he’s a three-down Mike LB, so you figure he’s better than what you own. He’s not.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Jaguars give up the fourth fewest fantasy points to safeties. Stock down Sean Jones and Tanard Jackson.
  • What kind of message is sent to the Jaguars’ fan base when Wayne Weaver extends G.M. Gene Smith for three years, then sells the team to Shahid Khan. Smith is the man who traded up for QB Blaine Gabbert and constructed a below-average team year-after-year. Now you’re stuck with him.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Buccaneers give up the second most fantasy points to running backs. Maurice Jones-Drew is hot at the perfect time for fantasy owners.
  • LB Daryl Smith, past two games: 6 Solos, 3 Assists. Only sit him if your LB depth is superb.
  • DB Dawan Landry, past two games: 3 Solos, 2 Assists. He’s been there for you all season, but I understand if you want to sit him.

 

New England at Washington

  • QB Tom Brady will Wes Welker you to death, until he gets to the Red Zone. Then you get “Gronked”. That’s the official term when you play a team who owns TE Rob Gronkowski.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Redskins give up the second most fantasy points to linebackers. You are forced to start Jerod Mayo.
  • CB Kyle Arrington, past three games: 18 Solos, 2 Assists, 1 FR, 2 Ints, 4 PDs. His recent streak has made him the fourth ranked fantasy CB and the seventh ranked fantasy DB on the season. That was supposed to be CB Devin McCourty.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Redskins give up the most fantasy points to safeties. I only start Patrick Chung if the Pats announce on Friday that he’s playing. I don’t touch him if he’s a game-time decision.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Patriots give up the second most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Stock up Rex Grossman.
  • Past 9 weeks, Points Allowed: Patriots have moved from 3rd to 16th in fantasy points given up to running backs (3, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16). Still start Roy Helu and pray for no Shanahanigans.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Patriots give up the most fantasy points to wide receivers. Start Jabar Gaffney and Santana Moss.
  • Fred Davis ends his season with a Top 10 tight end fantasy average. Good, but you needed him for the playoffs. Now what, Ed Dickson?
  • Past 4 weeks, Points Allowed: Patriots have moved from 7th to 23rd in fantasy points given up to linebackers. London Fletcher’s surge is remarkable considering how soft his season started. Use him with confidence. Perry Riley is playing well since he became a starter (past four games: 21 Solos, 21 Assists, 1 FR), but the lack of big plays is a concern. Also, his fantasy stats have been inflated by a ridiculous amount of assists. Consider benching him if you have solid options.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Patriots give up the second most fantasy points to safeties. I don’t trust Reed Doughty, and LaRon Landry is injured. Damn.

 

Atlanta at Carolina

  • The Texans defense is stout like Guinness. Mmmmm, nothing tastier. So don’t be bummed about QB Matt Ryan’s inefficiency last week.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Panthers give up the most fantasy points to running backs. Stock up Michael Turner.
  • Reminder, WR Julio Jones can’t be trusted.
  • TE Tony Gonzalez’ stats have been insanly good over his past five games.
  • Past 3 weeks, Points Allowed: Panthers have moved from 9th to 20th in fantasy points given up to linebackers. Stock down Curtis Lofton and Sean Weatherspoon.
  • Siren’s song example #3 – DB James Sanders. DB William Moore is no longer on the injury report, but Sanders appears top have taken over. But you can find safer options.
  • Rookie Cam Newton is now the second ranked fantasy QB on the season. And if teams spy him, WR Steve Smith will torch them. It’s a pretty good situation brewing for the future.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Falcons give up the fifth fewest fantasy points to running backs. Stock down Jonathan Stewart. Bench DeAngelo Williams.
  • Siren’s song example #4 – WR Legedu Naanee.
  • What are you gonna do about TE Greg Olsen? Unless you have a stud, I keep starting him.
  • LB James Anderson, past two games: 5 Solos, 8 Assists. He’ll be fine. Keep starting him.
  • DB Charles Godfrey is a Top 20 fantasy DB on the season. The fact that he’s been guaranteeing you solid points basically every game makes him even more valuable.

 

Indianapolis at Baltimore

  • Siren’s song example #5 – QB Dan Orlovsky. Do I really need to elaborate?
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Ravens give up the second fewest fantasy points to running backs. Donald Brown and Joseph Addai beong on your bench. Delone Carter owners hope the light comes on in 2012.
  • So WR Pierre Garcon goes off for 9 Receptions, 12 Targets, 150 Receiving Yards, and 2 TD’s last week, while WR Reggie Wayne musters 5 Receptions, 6 Targets, and 55 Receiving Yards. Very frustrating from aWayne owner’s perspective.
  • It’s not terrible if LB Pat Angerer is inactive this week. Excluding last week where he was hurt on the firt play, he’s managed just 8 Solos over his past three games. His injury forces you to find a potentially better substitute. Maybe LB’s Philip Wheeler or Kavell Conner step up for the Colts, but ignore them for fantasy purposes.
  • The Niners defense is solid and the Browns defense is good, so don’t be bummed about QB Joe Flacco’s recent stats.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Colts give up the third most fantasy points to running backs. Hop on Ray Rice’s back.
  • WR Anquan Boldin, past four games: 9 Receptions, 24 Targets, 152 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
  • I just lost TE Scott Chandler to injury, so I have to go back to fantasy slut TE Ed Dickson. I know it’s embarrassing and dirty, but it’s a 16-team league and I have no other options.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Colts give up the second fewest fantasy points to linebackers. I’d rather the Ravens give Ray Lewis an extra game of rest than be required to start him in this lousy match-up.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Colts give up the fewest fantasy points to safeties. Stock down Bernard Pollard and Ed Reed.

 

Philadelphia at Miami

  • Past 6 weeks, Points Allowed: Dolphins have moved from 2nd to 11th in fantasy points given up to quarterbacks (2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11). Stock down Michael Vick.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Dolphins give up the fourth fewest fantasy points to running backs. Stock down LeSean McCoy, who has the most running back fantasy points on the season.
  • WR DeSean Jackson hasn’t scored since Week 5, has only two touchdowns on the season, and hasn’t topped 100 receiving yards since Week 4.
  • Check on WR Jeremey Maclin’s status Sunday morning. He’s a dangerous fantasy start if he’s active.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Dolphins give up the second fewest fantasy points to defensive ends. Stock down Trent Cole and Jason Babin.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Dolphins give up the seventh most fantasy points to linebackers. Bad news coming out of Philly. Jeff McLane (via RotoWorld) reported Jamar Chaney has been removed from the nickel package. Still start him, but expect fewer opportunitites.
  • Siren’s song example #6 – DB Nate Allen.
  • If you start QB Matt Moore for your playoff game, you’re nuts. But looking at his game logs, you at least have an argument.
  • Keep rolling with RB Reggie Bush. Four of his last six games have come against poor rushing defenses, but he’s in a groove.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Eagles give up the sixth most fantasy points to linebackers. Kevin Burnett, with the aid of some good transition blocking, had one of the best linebacker performances last week. Look for it to continue for him and Karlos Dansby this week.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Eagles give up the third most fantasy points to safeties. Thumbs up to the IDP Forum at FootballGuys. It’s a great place to do research, and their weekly “News, Notes and Inactives” thread is very helpful. The analysis on DB Yeremiah Bell was enough for me to get him out of my starting lineup last week. Turf toes linger, and he hasn’t had a dominating game since Week 7. Strongly consider benching him despite the juicy match-up.

 

Minnesota at Detroit

  • 1pm game means you have all your options to replace RB Adrian Peterson and/or RB Kevin Smith.
  • Past 3 weeks, Points Allowed: Lions have moved from 28th to 17th in fantasy points given up to quarterbacks. Too bad for Christian Ponder, as all signs point to him being inactive.
  • WR Percy Harvin has scored in three straight games, and he’s now a Top 12 fantasy WR.
  • Nice hands TE Kyle Rudolph.
  • Past 5 weeks, Points Allowed: Lions have moved from 24th to 10th in fantasy points given up to linebackers. Stock up Chad Greenway and E.J. Henderson.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Vikings give up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Stock up Matthew Stafford.
  • After four consecutive 100+ yard games, WR Calvin Johnson now as a streak of four consecutive -90 yard games. You’ll notice during the bad streak, WR Nate Burleson has seen an increase in stats. One word – coverage.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Vikings give up the most fantasy points to kick/punt returners. Stefan Logan has 771 special team yards on the season. He’ll at least touch the ball whether it’s a kickoff or punt, which is a lot more than some junky WR4.

 

New Orleans at Tennessee

  • I anticipate the Saints taking a safe approach with RB Mark Ingram, which translates into an increased workload for RB Pierre Thomas.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Titans give up the sixth most fantasy points to tight ends. Stock up Jimmy Graham.
  • Starting WR’s Lance Moore or Robert Meachem is always a good plan. Just don’t bang your head if you happen to get the poor performance (which happens far too often).
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Titans give up the fewest fantasy points to linebackers. Stock down Jonathan Vilma. Cut Jo-Lonn Dunbar.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Titans give up the sixth fewest fantasy points to safeties. Stock down Roman Harper and Malcolm Jenkins.
  • QB Matt Hasselbeck, past three games (at ATL, vs TBB, at BUF): 141 Passing Yards per Game, 1 TD, 3 Ints. What the F’?
  • Past 7 weeks, Points Allowed: Saints have moved from 29th to 11th in fantasy points given up to running backs (29, 26, 18, 20, 17, 18, 17, 11). Things are still looking up for Chris Johnson. His cut just before the 40-yard line gives hope that he can be more than a weekly match-up player.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Saints give up the second most fantasy points to wide receivers. Stock up Nate Washington and Damien Williams.
  • Are you glad you drafted TE Jared Cook ahead of TE Tony Gonzalez?
  • Past 4 weeks, Points Allowed: Saints have moved from 19th to 29th in fantasy points given up to linebackers. Colin McCarthy can not be stopped.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Saints give up the fourth most fantasy points to cornerbacks. Jason McCourty has been a fantasy monster, but now he’s dizzy with a concussion. Awful. Stock up for Cortland Finnegan with or without McCourty.
  • Siren’s song example #7 – CB Alterraun Verner.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Saints give up the fourth most fantasy points to safeties. According to the Tennessean (via RotoWorld), Chris Hope is taking playing time away from Jordan Babineaux. Damn. Both should be benched on your fantasy team, and I’d stay away from Michael Griffin too.

 

Houston at Cincinnati

  • The Texans better bottle some of this magic for the playoffs. I have a hard time believing the zone-blocking scheme can overcome injuries to WR Andre Johnson, QB Matt Schaub, and LB Mario Williams.
  • Siren’s song example #8 & #9 – WR’s Jacoby Jones and Kevin Walter.
  • RB Ben Tate is no longer a fantasy option.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Bengals give up the fourth fewest fantasy points to tight ends. Bench Owen Daniels and Joel Dreessen.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Bengals give up the fifth fewest fantasy points to linebackers. Stock down Brian Cushing.
  • Don’t start DB Danieal Manning until you see his name in the kickoff return column.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Texans give up the fourth fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. Stock down rookie Andy Dalton.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Texans give up the third fewest fantasy points to running backs. Stock down Cedric Benson.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Texans give up the fifth fewest fantasy points to wide receivers. Stock down A.J. Green.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Texans give up the third fewest fantasy points to tight ends. Stock down Jermaine Greshman.
  • So that’s stock down everyone important.
  • Rey Maualuga, solid linebackers don’t over-pursue to the point where you’re made to look silly.
  • DB Reggie Nelson is off the fantasy radar.

 

Chicago at Denver

  • If I were RB Matt Forte, I’d take my sweet-ass time getting back on the field. He needs to put pressure on the Bears regarding his contract. And this is coming from a Matt Forte fantasy owner.
  • Siren’s song example #10 – RB Kahlil Bell.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Broncos give up the fourth most fantasy points to wide receivers. Johnny Knox is the only decent match-up option.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Broncos give up the most fantasy points to kickers. What to do about Robbie Gould? We know the Bears offense will be stuck in quicksand. The only chance he has to attempt field goals will be great field position courtesy of Broncos’ turnovers or WR Devin Hester returns.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Broncos give up the fifth most fantasy points to defensive ends. Stock up Julius Peppers.
  • LB Brian Urlacher, past three games: 8 Solos, 3 Assists.
  • So now the Tim Tebow pixie dust is sprinkling on WR Demaryius Thomas. The magic is contagious.
  • RB Willis McGahee is galloping and cutting like a 23-year old kid.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Bears give up the fourth most fantasy points to defensive ends. Elvis Dumervil, past five games: 9 Solos, 7 Assists, 6.5 Sacks (which includes at least a half sack every game), 1 PD.
  • If LB Von Miller is active, you start him.

 

San Francisco at Arizona

  • Last season I won my playoffs with Matt Cassel at quarterback. If you win this year with Alex Smith, you’ll have the same feeling.
  • Past 3 weeks, Points Allowed: Cardinals have moved from 13th to 24th in fantasy points given up to running backs. Stock down Frank Gore.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Cardinals give up the fifth most fantasy points to wide receivers.Can the Niners stop this Braylon Edwards and Ted Ginn experiment at WR2 and give Kyle Williams a full-time opportunity? The kid has jets.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Cardinals give up the second most fantasy points to defensive ends. Stock up Justin Smith.
  • There is no reason for the 49ers to play LB Patrick Willis unless he’s 100% healthy, and that’s bad news for fantasy owners.
  • Past 3 weeks, Points Allowed: 49ers have moved from 15th to 24th in fantasy points given up to quarterbacks. Stock down Kevin Kolb.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: 49ers give up the fewest fantasy points to running backs. Stock down Beanie Wells.
  • WR Larry Fitzgerald, past three games: 10 Receptions, 25 Targets, 151 Receiving Yards, 1 TD. We need more.
  • Past 3 weeks, Points Allowed: 49ers have moved from 20th to 8th in fantasy points given up to defensive ends. Stock up Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: 49ers give up the sixth fewest fantasy points to linebackers. Stock down Daryl Washington, Paris Lenon, and rookie Sam Acho.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: 49ers give up the fewest fantasy points to cornerbacks. Bench Richard Marshall. Only use rookie Patrick Peterson in leagues rewarding points for special teams yardage.

 

Buffalo at San Diego

  • We have a RB C.J. Spiller siting! And don’t give me the fact that he got lucky on his TD, cause he had a long TD-run called back on a light holding call. Taketh. Giveth.
  • Siren’s song example #11 – WR Brad Smith. He’s trying to proof he can be a WR2 inBuffalo (past two games: 11 Receptions, 17 Targets, 149 Receiving Yards, 1 TD). I definitely recommend adding him to your roster, but no way can you start him.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Chargers give up the fourth most fantasy points to linebackers. Stock up Nick Barnett.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Chargers give up the sixth most fantasy points to safeties. George Wilson will play, so start him. Stock up Jarius Byrd.
  • Try not to be swayed by QB Philip Rivers’ Week 13 primetime game. He’s had some terrible moments this season.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Bills give up the fourth most fantasy points to running backs. Stock up Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert. Tolbert had 5 Solos last week. That’s a nice bonus for big boy leagues.
  • WR Malcolm Floyd, Week 8: 5 Receptions, 7 Targets, 107 Receiving Yards. Weeks 9-12: injured. Week 13: 4 Receptions, 4 Targets, 108 Receiving Yards, 1 TD. Gotta start him.
  • TE Antonio Gates has been very productive since his return from injury. Just bringing it up in case you lost him in the TE shuffle.
  • Siren’s song example #12 – LB Takeo Spikes. Too many Assists and not enough Solos.

 

Oakland at Green Bay

  • The Packers defense is getting slightly better, but QB Carson Palmer is still a great start.
  • RB Darren McFadden was supposed to double-down on last year’s breakout. Now it’s reasonable to think 2011 will be his ceiling.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Packers give up the third most fantasy points to wide receivers. Too bad you can’t count on anyone.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Packers give up the third fewest fantasy points to linebackers. Bench Rolando McClain and Kamerion Wimbley.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Packers give up the third fewest fantasy points to safeties. Stock down Tyvon Branch.
  • Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson are both Top 10 fantasy wide receivers. It helps to have QB Aaron Rodgers.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Raiders give up the fifth most fantasy points to running backs. Siren’s song example #13 – RB Brandon Saine. He’s too low on theGreen Bay food chain to make a contribution.
  • A concussion can’t slow down the 35-year old CB Charles Woodson.
  • CB Tramon Williams has at least 5 Solos plus PD’s in three consecutive games.

 

NY Giants at Dallas

  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Cowboys give up the sixth fewest fantasy points to running backs. Stock down Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs.
  • Victor Cruz is the fourth ranked wide receiver in fantasy football. FOURTH!
  • TE Jake Ballard is either receiving more attention in coverage, or he’s just been Jake Ballard over the past month.
  • Get DE Justin Tuck back in your lineup.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Cowboys give up the fifth most fantasy points to linebackers. Stock up Michael Boley (if he’s active) and Mathias Kiwanuka.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Cowboys give up the second most fantasy points to cornerbacks. Corey Webster should be used in deep leagues.
  • Past 5 weeks, Points Allowed: Giants have moved from 25th to 4th in fantasy points given up to quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees will do that to you. Stock up Tony Romo, but remember it’s a primetime game (where he often is mentally challenged).
  • Even if WR Miles Austin returns, you have to keep starting WR Laurent Robinson.
  • Past 5 weeks, Points Allowed: Giants have moved from 31st to 4th in fantasy points given up to tight ends. Stock up Jason Witten, who has the most fantasy points on the Cowboys other than the quarterback.
  • LB Sean Lee, past three games: 15 Solos, 8 Assists. It’s still off his pre-injury pace, but at least it’s serviceable.

 

St. Louis at Seattle

  • Who’s quarterbacking the Rams this game? Stock down everyone. RB Steven Jackson will see 9-man fronts.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Seahawks give up the sixth most fantasy points to defensive ends. Stock up Chris Long and James Hall.
  • Another game with four or more Solos for LB Chris Chamberlain.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Seahawks give up the fifth most fantasy points to safeties. Thanks to IDP Forum at FootballGuys again. They were the only place that reported Darian Stewart would be inactive Sunday morning. The heads up gave me the option to start 1pm players. We don’t get that luxury this week with the Monday night game, so make sure you have a Seahawk or Ram on your bench.
  • It’s good to own RB Marshawn Lynch. He’ll win your tight fantasy playoff game Monday night.
  • The Seahawks’ wide receivers looked like a strength at the beginning of the season. Now it’s an interchangeable collection of mediocrity.
  • Past 6 weeks, Points Allowed: Rams have moved from 30th to 8th in fantasy points given up to kick/punt returners. Consider using Leon Washington.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Rams give up the third most fantasy points to defensive ends. Chris Clemons was constantly in the backfield in Week 11 vs the Rams. This is the sequel.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Rams give up the most fantasy points to linebackers. Stock up David Hawthorne and Leroy Hill, but keep in mind neither had a solid day in Week 11. Avoid K.J. Wright.
  • CB Richard Sherman has at least 4 Solos plus PD’s in seven consecutive games.
  • Season-to-date, Points Allowed: Rams give up the second fewest fantasy points to safeties. Stock down Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.

 

Vegas, NFL Spreads Week 14, Season Record 23-23-1

  • Cincinnati (-2.5)  vs  Houston
  • Detroit (-10)  vs Minnesota
  • New England (-8)  at Washington
  • Denver (-3)  vs Chicago
  • Seattle (-9)  vs St. Louis

 

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  1. hideousmutants says:
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    I have two spots to use Spiller, Nicks, Roddy in a ppr. Thoughts?

    thanks!

  2. Joel says:
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    Accumulated a lot of decent wide receivers, but need to pick three this week in a must win game:

    Currently starting: Greg Jennings, Steve Johnson, Santana Moss
    Bench: Jeremy Maclin, Laurent Robinson, Michael Crabtree.

    Leaning towards benching Moss for Maclin. Thoughts?

  3. Cole says:
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    PPR

    Larry Fitzgerald vs SF or DHB vs GB

    Considering this with Ford and Moore OUT…thoughts??

    Thanks!

  4. HotRod says:
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    Hasselback vs. NO or Grossman vs. NE????

    Big decision in my 2nd QB spot…any help/insight is appreciated!!

  5. Nick says:
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    Having a couple dilemmas this week. Firstly trying to pick between Jason Witten and Jermichael Finley. Witten has been far from spectacular the last few weeks, while Finley’s coming off of a game where he was targeted heavily.

    Second problem is in my receiver corps. Of these four, which three would you start (assuming everyone’s healthy come Sunday):

    Santonio Holmes
    Julio Jones
    Malcom Floyd
    Laurent Robinson

    I worry about Laurent’s separated shoulder leading to a reduced role with a healthy Miles Austin, while 100% of Holmes’ value is in if he’s lucky enough to catch a touchdown from “Throws to the Feet” Mark Sanchez. Thoughts?

  6. Robert says:
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    Joseph…need some Flex help…VJax, A. Gates, or take a chance on Santana Moss? I wouldn’t even be asking if I didn’t fear VJax and his every-other-week syndrome. Thoughts?

  7. Joseph Buccellato

    Joseph Buccellato says:
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    @hideousmutants: nicks white

    @Joel: makes sense

    @Cole: don’t ever bench your studs

    @HotRod: hmmm, very tough call. i do grossman cause hasselbeck has been ice cold

  8. Joseph Buccellato

    Joseph Buccellato says:
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    @Nick: witten – i never trust finley

    @Nick: bench julio

    @Robert: gates is super safe, i like him

  9. Stinkfinger says:
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    Yo Yo..Thanks

    PPR
    1) Pick 1 in the Flex – Spiller or Stevie Johnson
    2) Cam or Romo?

  10. dedalus says:
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    Flex to replace ADP and Kevin Smith:

    B. Tate, R. Wayne, or D. Baldwin?

    Yes, I’m in some serious trouble…

    thanks!

  11. dedalus says:
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    oh, .5 ppr too.

  12. Jeff says:
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    In ppr should I start M. Bush, Burleson, or L. Robinson in my RB/WR spot?

    Also E. Dickson or Marcedes Lewis at TE?

  13. Joseph Buccellato

    Joseph Buccellato says:
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    @Jeff: bush; dickson

  14. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    12-team, 0.5ppr

    Pick THREE for this week:

    DJax @MIA
    Lloyd @SEA
    Laurent Robinson vs NYG
    Mike Williams (TB) @JAX
    Michael Crabtree @ARI

  15. Joseph Buccellato

    Joseph Buccellato says:
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    @Commish Cauda (formerly Mike): DJAx = Darrell Jackson, retired Seahawks receiver. because Robinson is a bit dinged, i go lloyd, desean, crabtree

  16. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Ppr league, miles Austin or Willis McGhaee?

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