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Play smart in Week 15

Every year my husband's family does a college bowl pool and every year I absolutely tank...as in I perform alongside the family pets whose picks are based on school mascots being a cat, dog, etc. Or I do about as well as my aunt who participated one year and just picked whichever school was in a state that she had lived in or visited before. That's the level of effectiveness I've got going in the bowl pool and it's fairly embarrassing. Though I think I've finally figured out why I do so poorly: I'm just like my aunt, I pick with loyalty. I'm a total sucker for picking teams that I care about. No chance in hell am I picking against my Northwestern Wildcats, my sister's Stanford Cardinal, or my grandma's Michigan Wolverines, just ain't happening. I'm guessing many of you can relate and perhaps have made similar decisions in your fantasy football lives. Now I realize you've made it to the playoffs so you're obviously savvy and probably don't need this reminder, but don't get all emotional with your fantasy football picks now that we've hit Week 15. Be smart, roll with players that have given you consistent points each week, and of course remember to sprinkle in a dose of expert advice. You can't do much better than FantasyPros.com's Bold Predictions for the Fantasy Playoffs, particularly if you've seen an injury bug or have a scrappy team that somehow has made it this far. And of course we have our daily linkage to cover...

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