Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another batch of fantasy playoffs advice

In just a few days we head east for the holidays, and I've gotta admit that my mind isn't really focused on fantasy football as much as it should be - rather thinking ahead to seeing family and friends back home. But then again, I was definitely checking into my flight schedule on Sunday to see how long of a layover we had in the Houston airport for watching football...

So let's talk links. There are some sites that are starting to shut down for the season , but don't worry, I think there are still plenty of sites that will keep churning out content for quite some time and I will do my best to track them all down.

  • There's still more quality waiver wire advice out there - my faves today are:
  • The Fantasy Sharks have their start/bench list up in plenty of time before the Colts vs Jags game tomorrow night - now that's a game I'm looking forward to since the Jags turned it back on a bit last week.
  • FFToobox has a Week 16: Sleepers of the Week post up - these are probably guys that already reside on a roster somewhere and now is the time to get them playing! Matt Cassel and I have rarely been on the same page this season to be honest but I really do think his matchup with the Cardinals this week is a hot one. If there's any time to trust that Cassel will put up big numbers, this is it.
  • That said, NFL.com's Michael Fabiano reminds us at the very end of his mailbag this week that you always start your studs in the playoffs so don't go sitting Brees for Cassel or anything crazy like that.
  • For those that are out of the playoffs but can't stay away, check out the Pro Bowl results - AFC roster and NFC roster. I'm sure there's at least one name in there that will please you and one that will surprise you...
Later today my weekly column for the Bruno Boys should be up so check it out for advice on some D/STs to start in Week 16. I'll be checking e-mail and responding as quickly as possible to start/sit questions so feel free to keep 'em coming. Good luck!

8 comments:

Matt said...

I'm likely sitting Cutler this week (and Pennington as well) in favor of Cassel, due in part to matchup, as well as the fact that the Patriots (and the Dolphins, for that matter) have more to play for than the Broncos do right now. Cutler has done right by me for the whole season, but for the championship I want a sure thing and I think that's Cassel.

TheDewd said...

Nobody cares about kickers, but I'm picking up G. Hartley (New Orleans) in every league where he's available. Indoors against Detroit - hopefully he comes up big!

reddpalmetto said...

I picked up Hartley a couple of weeks ago and have yet to be disappointed!

Matt said...

Ditto on Hartley. I'm hoping that if they decide to let off the accelerator for mercy's sake they might start putting in some extra FG's.

T.M.F. Jackal said...

I have warner, fitz, jennings, roddy, witten, lt, lj, pierre, gore and slaton - and i am benching all of them. i may play bush, however, as i think he is just "playing possom" with his injury...
i am doing all of this, of course, since i was bounced from thr playoffs last week by a guy that has never played fantasy football before in his life. (you don't want to know how i lost last year, right Fantasy Psychologist?)

for what it's worth, today's post was terrific!

Lester's Legends said...

I'd check the weather in NE Matt before I rolled out Cassel over Cutler

BeerLympics said...

I haven't posted a comment all year, but as soon as I found your site, I have to admit-I check it daily. Thanks for all your help and links, it helped me make the championship game in my first year playing FF! And congrats on having an article in the Times-that's pretty cool!

Now, any advice on whether I should start Rhodes tonight over Gore on Saturday. This is a really tough call. Other backs are Turner and J.Lewis. Thanks!

Fantasy Football Librarian said...

BeerLympics, sorry I'm running late on my responses to comments and e-mails but here's hoping you made the best decision! Good luck...