Skip to main content

Thinking about the Divisional Round and MVPs

For those of you who are in the playoffs FFLibrarian's Challenge (and wow, the group keeps growing!) it looks like the weekly standings for my FFLibrarian's group aren't available quite yet - however the top 20 overall for the NFL.com's fantasy playoffs challenge are up and all of those top scorers were around the 144+ mark and basically all had Sproles and Peterson at RB. Interesting stuff.

There will be plenty of links with advice for the Divisional Round this coming weekend, so if you're like me and you have say 5 of your 8 man roster to replace, no problemo. Take a look at what the experts have to say throughout the week. As for today, welcome back to work for the first time in 2009 to many of you - not so fun to have to come back to work after a holiday break, eh? Well here are some links to try and make the return a little easier:
  • First, if you missed any of the games and are wondering whose star shone most brightly, check out Lester's Legends Fantasy Football Peak Performers - Wildcard Round.
  • You can always count on The Hazean to provide an injury update in Monday Morning Rehab - the news on LT's injury continues to swirl and who knows exactly what will happen this weekend. I for one would be nervous about starting him this weekend but more news is sure to come over the next several days.
  • Fifth Down has a very quick look at the Divisional Round matchups - I'm currently debating between starting Heath Miller against the Chargers or Brent Celek against the Giants. I know a lot of people see the Steelers going far, so I'm leaning towards plugging in Miller, especially with his excellent matchup this weekend.
  • If you dig Berry's sense of humor, you'll enjoy his Fantasy Predictions 2009: You heard me where all sorts of randomness is answered.
  • If you're feeling a bit retrospective what with 2008 in the books, scope out the Bruno Boys' Fantasy Football MVP Awards (Position by Position) - I find myself wanting to add more names to this list in more of a fantasy fashion, like RB2 MVP or WR2 MVP...I mean it's great to know which WRs are top dog but, for example, which of the Welkers, Moores and Royals of the world were a great grab?
By the way, my brother-in-law gave me a solid Christmas present - NFL Game Rewind (thank you Brian!), which shows full games, sans commercials but with integrated stats as you can find the time to watch them. It would have been a nice little tool to have for the full 2008 season but I'm actually really psyched to go back and scope out some of the games during the offseason (at least until March 31 when it expires) and see if there are any players that really have escaped the radar in some way - particularly IDPs.

Finally, your feedback on the Snuggie has been impressive. You guys are too funny - I should have been busting out commentary on infomercials all season if I had known it would provoke as many e-mails and comments as I've received. So I'll keep looking for the next ridiculous product that I kind of covet...

Comments

Anonymous said…
For your birthday, expect the NFL Game Fast Forward, which will be all the games for the 2009-10 season before they happen!

-Brian
Matt said…
Well, I've replaced my 6 players (Colts and Falcons). At first I feared I'd have to put all my eggs in one basket to have a chance, but I've actually got it split so that one of two teams can lose in one conference... but I'm toast if my team from the other conference loses.

Popular posts from this blog

Back on the fantasy wagon

With my library conferences behind me (for a few weeks at least), I can now concentrate on fantasy football again. If you happen to be a librarian and are interested in how my co-presenter and I tied together fantasy football and information literacy, check out my co-presenter’s blog . Though I imagine most of you would much rather catch up on the following football news and thoughts for the week: I remain a bit dazed and confused by my certainty last summer that Cedric Benson was going to rock my RB2 world in 2007. Didn’t happen and now he’s moved onto ankle surgery, alleged intoxication and resisting arrest on boats. Awesome. You can practically taste Matt Forte’s value skyrocketing here. In fact, wondering about rookie RBs in general? Well then check out FF Xtreme’s The Day After: Ranking the Rookie Running Backs . I love reading articles or stats that challenge my preconceived notions – The Fifth Down’s Chad the Completion Percentage Machine does just that. No offense to thos

Streaming Defenses - Week 16

Don't know about you all, but in our house this week is just chock full of events, visiting with family, and getting organized for our upcoming time off over the holidays. Lots of scrambling going on around here and attempts to install some sense of gratitude in my boys. What am I grateful for this season? Many things but let's start with Bob. Bob has been my fantasy football rock, coming back week after week to post. Hats off to you, Bob, and thank you for your diligent work and research. So here he is with this year's final streaming defense post.  Well it’s the last week of the Fantasy Football Playoffs in most leagues, and my last post of the season. I hope you all found these posts useful. And if I failed you, you have to murder a lot more experts before you get to me. I myself have had a terrible playoff season. I’m out of all but one of my leagues due to the weird games the last two weeks. Between weather that didn’t materialize to normally consistent players co

A hiatus

Update:  It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you all that yesterday, August 30th, I delivered our stillborn daughter, Caroline Mary. This has been an almost surreal and definitely heartbreaking experience and I appreciate the support in each and every one of your notes. Caroline will be honored and loved always. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your thoughts and prayers - they mean the world to our family. I have been a very poor blogger this month and feel I owe you all an explanation, particularly as this is crunch time for draft prep. I hope this is not too personal of a look into my life since I know most of you are just here for the football. I am nearly 18 weeks pregnant and we have learned that our baby (a little girl!) has triploidy, a chromosomal abnormality that means she has three copies of every chromosome instead of the normal two. The doctors have explained that it's a completely random occurrence and fairly rare that she has made it this far along, but tha