I use fantasy points against in figuring our pass and rush strategery for the week, but it’s a little harder to look at each position using the strategery numbers.  I decided to split them up by the average fantasy points scored on each defense and where they ranked for QB, RB, WR, and TE for the last 6-7 weeks and plugged those rankings into the schedule for weeks 14, 15, and 16.  Does that even make sense?  Yes, of course it does.

Running Back FPA:

Our man Darren McFadden hasn’t quite come back to form since his injury, but he has the easiest playoff stretch of any running back.  I think he’ll be very useful.  The Falcons will be tough on LaGarrette Blount this week, but he gets a nice fantasy playoff stretch that you can cash in on. I want to say my man Beanie Wells will snap out of it and stop sucking, but I can’t guarantee that, but his schedule is too good to drop him.  I’ve been touting Knowshon Moreno’s fantasy schedule and he’s been doing good things lately against even good run defenses.

Quarterback FPA:

I’ve talked about Josh Freeman’s nice schedule.  He should be a good backup to have during the playoffs.  The rich keep getting richer if you are an Aaron Rodgers owner.  Ditto for Michael Vick owners.  Kyle Orton and Jon Kitna’s playoff schedule has looked good all season and it still is.

Wide Receiver FPA:

The Saints and Cowboys receivers have the easiest schedules going forward.  I could see grabbing Robert Meachem as a possible home run pick.  Vincent Jackson has a nice appointment with the crumbling Bengals in week 16, which is the only reason to keep him around at this point.

Tight End FPA:

The Arizona Cardinals tight ends should have an easy row to . . . uh, right, they are horrid.   Jermaine Gresham has a decent schedule, but he’s just too inconsistent.  Todd Heap could be steady.  Whoever the Texans trot out there might have value.  Chris Cooley should continue to be worthwhile.  But when it comes down to it tight ends are extremely unpredictable this season.  So much depends on the game plan and game flow.  Do they need to pass or run block?  Will they get red zone targets?  A lot depends on touchdowns when you average 50 yards a game (if you are lucky).

  1. Abner says:
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    Quick heads up in the WR section there are two #25…

  2. Chris says:
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    Doc, quick question…

    Dez or Malcom Floyd this week in PPR?

  3. TigersDen says:
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    1 point per reception/1 per 15 yards

    Pick One
    Blair White or Danny Amedola

    Pick One
    Thomas Jones
    Donald Brown
    L. Blount
    loser of pick one

    thanks a bunch

  4. TigersDen says:
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    1 point per reception/1 per 15 yards

    Pick One
    Blair White or Danny Amendola

    Pick One
    Thomas Jones
    Donald Brown
    L. Blount
    loser of White/Amendola

    thanks a bunch

  5. Wilsonian says:
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    I don’t usually take weather into account, but should the possible snow in Cincy have any effect on Colston’s value? I could play either Buc Williams or Boldin in his place.

  6. Damion says:
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    Who’s the better Tight End for the playoff stretch run 14-16? Dressen, Keller, Daniels, or Celek?

  7. nostrathomas says:
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    Who should I play in my WR/RB flex spot this week? This thing is is a never-ending pain in the ass for me this year.

    M. Lynch (Hate him, love the matchup), R. Mathews (Hate him too), R. Moss (Hate him more), J. Jones GB, K. Williams (Hate Shanahan), L. Blount

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

    Pick TWO each for this week

    League 1: Wes Welker, Mike Williams (TB), Garcon or Obomamu

    League 2: Boldin, Blair White, James Jones or Danario Alexander

    Many thanks.

  9. TDCC says:
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    If Malcolm Floyd does suit up this weekend would you start him over Naannee? I started Floyd last week when I saw he was active last weekend and that didn’t work out too well so I went out and picked up Naannee for insurance. But not sure if I actually start him or not if Floyd is playing.

  10. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @TDCC: Tough call, but I’m leaning Naanee since we know he is healthy

  11. dja says:
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    i’ve got the option for fred jackson, westbrook, beanie wells or kelland williams at flex this week. i can’t decide who to play. right now i’m leaning toward fred jackson…

    thoughts?

  12. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @dja: I’d go with Fred

  13. Wilsonian says:
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    @Doc: ah, I was going with lil Breesy’s Twitter post saying it might be a snowy one tomorrow.

    If it gets worse would you swap in Buc for Colston?

  14. paul says:
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    Doc who should I use for my flex this week?

    James Jones, Blount, Naannee, Mason, Alexander?

    thanks

  15. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @paul: All very close, but I’m leaning Jones.

  16. G.O.B. says:
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    PPR, do you roll with Westbrook, Bradshaw, or McFadden this week?

  17. DSimms says:
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    Do you think Peterson will be limited enough that it would be worth playing Gerhart over Ronnie B?
    Flex this week is killing me, my options:
    Ronnie B – Gerhart – Randy Moss – Britt

  18. herschel says:
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    @Doc: PPR league flex help, Santana Moss, T. Choice or Danario Alexander is available on waivers….thoughts?

  19. yoshi says:
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    Have to fill my last flex spot in a PPR league…who do you like out of Blount, Morris & Westbrook?

  20. Luke says:
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    Doc, I need to play two of these three:
    Brown
    Goodson
    Westbrook…..
    Thoughts?

  21. PatriotsFTW says:
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    @Doc
    what 3 rbs would you go with
    Chris Johnson vs Jaguars
    Rashard Mendenhall vs Ravens
    Cedric Benson vs Saints
    Chris Ivory vs Bengals
    Anthony Dixon vs Packers

  22. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @PatriotsFTW: CJ, Mendy, Ivory

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