The playoffs are here!!!
Every week from here on out is a one-game season. Now, more than ever, fantasy owners need to be diligent, trust their instincts and make the right roster decisions. If you have any of these guys on your playoff team, take notice:
- Kellen Clemens v. Browns: You likely did not make it to the playoffs because of Clemens, or any of the Jets for that matter. But if you are in a pinch this weekend, Clemens does have a good matchup and has been playing better lately.
- Marc Bulger @ Bengals: Bulger is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. If he plays, he should exploit a terrible Bengals’ secondary. This game should be fun to watch, if nothing else.
- Earnest Graham @ Texans: Graham looked great againt the Saints last week (I watched in person). He is a tough runner with good hands out of the backfield. He should continue to do well this weekend against Houston.
- Travis Henry v. Chiefs: It is put up or shut up time for Henry and the Broncos. Everyone saw what LT did against the Chiefs last week. I would not expect the same from Henry, but he should be decent.
- Hines Ward @ Patriots: Ward is looking young again. The guy is downright fun to watch. He loves the game. And he is playing well. This is the game of the week and Ward will be ready to shine.
- Sean McDonald/Mike Furrey v. Cowboys: Both guys should see increased looks with Roy Williams out of the lineup for an extended period of time. Reports are that either could start opposite Calvin Johnson, but both will produce regardless of who starts.
- Phillip Rivers @ Titans: Rivers is grossly inconsistent and fantasy owners should avoid him like the plague during this part of the season. If you got to the playoffs, I doubt it was because of Rivers.
- Eli Manning @ Eagles: Manning, too, is as inconsistent as they come. He salvaged a horrendous outing last weekend with a late touchdown, but it still turned out to be a pitiful fantasy outing.
- Laurence Maroney v. Steelers: The Pats have shown all year they do not care about a running game. So why even try against Pittsburgh. Maroney might see more time, but you can expect the same mediocre (or less) fantasy results from him.
- Frank Gore v. Vikings: Minnesota’s weakness on defense is through the air, and even though the 49ers suck as passing they likely will try to exploit some weakness in the secondary. That leaves Gore out of the mix.
- Dwayne Bowe @ Broncos: Bowe gets to travel to Denver in one of the league’s most hostile environments. And he also gets to go against the best secondary in the league, too.
- Lee Evans v. Dolphins: Evans is too inconsistent. Yes, he usually blows up this time of year. But can fantasy owners afford the high risk of Evans?
Note: The Hazean will answer lineup questions until quitting time today. I will be out of town and AFK this weekend, so get your questions in today! Good luck this weekend. ~TH~