NFL Fantasy Football: Week Fifteen Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em
Playoff madness, it’s fantastic. Fantastically aggravating, what with all the injuries and slumps and disappointments. But gazing across the landscape, here’s a few ideas for last minute roster changes, if you’re so inclined.
Tim Tebow: Even Chad Henne lit up the Patriots secondary. Chad Henne!
Andy Dalton: He’s got a running game to rely on and Dalton’s got the Rams to throw against inside a wonderful climate controlled dome. What’s not to like?
Matt Stafford: Oakland’s pass defense ain’t what it used to be and it’s banged up. Add to that the fact that Detroit’s passing game is the only strong and healthy part of the offense.
Rex Grossman: Bottom line is that the Giants don’t have a Revis Island to rely on. Grossman should at least come close to the 18 points he scored on them in the season opener.
Cedric Benson: The Rams rush defense isn’t nearly as good as the Texans’ and last week Benson almost hit double digits against them.
Michael Bush: McFadden didn’t practice. So, it’s on Bush and the Lions do give up yards to backs at a decent clip.
Reggie Bush: This Bush has racked up 100 yards two games in a row and Buffalo’s run defense is not good enough to stop him from doing it three times in a row.
Chris Johnson: He had hit a stride there for a while before meeting the Saints last week. The good news is that this week he faces the Colts.
Antonio Brown: Risky if Big Ben doesn’t play, but likely to not be hurt by that as much as Wallace. Brown benefits from all the attention paid to Wallace and the effect of that is heightened if Roethlisberger is out. defense will key on Wallace as the top WR even more.
Jordy Nelson: With Jennings out, Nelson should see even more passes and scoring opportunities coming his way, if that’s even possible to imagine.
Santana Moss: The Giants have a pass defense that’s almost as leaky as the Pats.
Demaryius Thomas: Speaking of a leaky Pats pass defense, Not only does Thomas face them, the last two weeks he’s been Tebow’s favorite WR.
Jake Ballard: The Redskins don’t do that good a job against TEs.
Jermichael Finley: Not only does Jennings on the sidelines increase everybody’s chances to catch passes, the Chiefs also don’t do that good a job against TEs.
Owen Daniels: That Yates kid isn’t as bad as I thought and Johnson’s hammy is still bad.
Carson Palmer: He doesn’t have much left to throw to and if Suh goes back to stomping on guys that piss him off, Palmer may finish the game with even fewer.
Philip Rivers: He’s been resurgent lately, but I think the Ravens are about to change that for him this weekend.
Alex Smith: It’s the Steelers, Need I say more?
Ben Roethlisberger: The big fella is hurt and I don’t think he finishes the game.
Frank Gore: He’s a little gimpy and he’s facing the Steelers. if the Niners want him healthy for the playoffs they’re going to need to spread around the carries, especially this week.
Rashard Mendenhall: Speaking of the Steelers/Niners game. Don’t expect Mendenhall to rack up big numbers, either, not even with Big Ben being limited if he plays.
C.J. Spiller: Say what you will about the ‘Fins, their run defense is more than a match for Spiller.
Ryan Mathews: The Ravens. ‘Nuff said.
Steve Johnson: The guy is healthy, but his hand is injured and the weather is starting to get nippy off of Lake Erie. Plus, the ‘Fins are going to key on him because there isn’t anybody else on the offense that’s a serious threat.
Michael Crabtree: Steelers, baby.
DeSean Jackson: With Maclin gimpy, Jackson mostly likely lands on Revis Island.
Anquan Boldin: He hasn’t put up many points in a while, and against the Chargers DBs, he should score even less.
Jermaine Gresham: For some strange reason, the Rams play the TE pretty well. Who knew?
Vernon Davis: It’s the Steelers. He’ll be doing a lot of blocking.
Dennis Pitta: The Chargers have a good pass defense and Pitta has to share TE targets with Ed Dickson.
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