Whew! Sorry this is so late.
First, for those of us still playing fantasy football, congratulations! Several fantasy owners are deep in the playoffs now. Remember, trust your gut and instinct when decided who to start and sit, now more than ever.
Mother nature is going to throw some curve balls at fantasy owners everywhere this weekend. Here are a few guys you may consider using given the bad weather (particularly in the Northeast).
- Kurt Warner @ Saints: If Chris Redman can torch the Saints’ secondary, Warner should have a field day in a game that means everything for both teams.
- Vince Young @ Chiefs: It is do or die time for the Titans, which means Young must step up his game. Tennessee’s playoff hopes rest on his shoulders now.
- Earnest Graham v. Falcons: Graham has been showing up on this list often and he has yet to disappoint. The Bucs have a pretty easy sched the rest of the way, starting with the reeling Falcons.
- Aaron Stecker v. Cardinals: Stecker became the first 100-yard rusher of the season for the Saints (that is right, not Deuce McAllister or Reggie Bush). He could be in for another triple-digit performance against the Cards and maybe a score or two.
- Roddy White @ Buccaneers: White is emerging as the best wide receiver on the Falcons and has been playing well lately.
- T.J. Houshmandzadeh @ 49ers: Housh has struggled but could see a return to early-season form against the 49ers.
- David Garrard @ Steelers: I know the Patriots were able to throw on Pittsburgh last weekend. But Garrard is no Tom Brady, and Reggie Williams certainly is no Randy Moss. Plus, the Steelers’ D needs to bounce back after last weekend.
- Eli Manning v. Redskins: Manning in the snow/rain and wind? Heck no.
- Justin Fargas v. Colts: It is hard to run on the Colts, as Willis McGahee found out last weekend. As long as Bob Sanders is roaming around on the field, runningbacks like Fargas are going to struggle.
- Fred Taylor @ Steelers: Taylor and the rest of the Jacksonville offense are in for a battle this weekend. In poor field conditions, Maurice Jones-Drew may be the better play with his low center of gravity.
- Laveranues Coles @ Patriots: I trust Tom Brady and the Patriots’ passing game in the snow/rain and wind. I do not trust Kellen Clemens and the Jets’ passing game in the same conditions.
- Torry Holt v. Packers: If Marc Bulger sits this one out, Holt is not a good play with Brock Berlin at the helm … especially against the Green Bay defense.
Note: The Hazean will be around to answer lineup questions through quitting time Friday afternoon. Good luck to all fantasy owners this weekend, and keep a close eye on the weather in all your matchups. ~TH~