Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/1/12
Oh, Drew Brees it's like we didn't even know you. Did you really throw five interceptions and no touchdowns?During fantasy football playoff week? No one could predict that. But now it is time to move on. If you had Brees in your lineup you can recover.If you didn't it is time to pick a winning fantasy lineup. Sunday's matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos may provide you with winning options.Quarterbacks Peyton ManningHere is the beauty of fantasy football. Chances are you picked Manning up in the second or third round. Now that's a steal. And come Sunday you will be rewarded for your brilliance.Manning is averaging 7.4 yards an attempt. He has thrown for 26 touchdowns with eight interceptions. And if that wasn't enough motivation, listen carefully.Buccaneers' pass defense is dead last in the NFL. They are giving up an average of 315.5 yards per game. And with the suspension of Eric Wright for using Adderall, the Bucs will be starting two rookies in the secondary. Leonard Johnson, who got beat last week for 80 yards, and safety Mark Barron will be the starting rookies that Manning picks apart. Like taking candy from babies, Play Manning.Josh FreemanFreeman has been outstanding this year. He has 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Last week in the loss to Atlanta, Freeman threw for 256 yards. He had no interceptions and he also had no touchdowns.  This week Freeman will face the fourth ranked defense in the Broncos. He will come face to face with every quarterbacks nightmare Mr. Von Miller. Miller and Elvis Dumervil head a defense that leads the league in sacks with 37. Chances are Freeman wasn't your first pick. Hopefully it wasn't Brees.Sit Freeman.Running BacksDoug MartinThere are not enough words to describe how hot Martin is for fantasy owners. He has to be the best waiver wire pickup this year. Martin has 1,050 yards. He has seen the end zone seven times and counting. He will be up against a formidable opponent. But being as the only way to stop Manning is to keep him off the field, it stands to reason Martin will be used to exhaustion.Play Martin.Knowshon MorenoLast week against the Kansas City Chiefs, Moreno saw action for the first time since Week 2. Moreno ran for 85 yards on 20 carries. I am still not sold on Moreno.  The Buccaneers have the NFL's best rush defense. They are allowing an average of 82 yards per game.  Sit Moreno.Wide ReceiversEric Decker/DeMaryius ThomasBrandon Stokley coming out of the slot is injured. Against the league's worst pass defense it won't matter.Decker leads the team in touchdowns with eight. Thomas surpassed 1,000 yards receiving last week. Did I mention that Manning is throwing them the ball?Play Decker.  Play Thomas.Vincent Jackson/Mike WilliamsJackson leads the team with 959 yards and seven touchdowns. He has played against the Broncos in Denver as he is a transplant from the San Diego Chargers. This week he comes in with a different uniform, receiving from a different quarterback. What remains the same is Champ Bailey. Bailey will most likely becoming reacquainted with Jackson. This will hurt Jackson's output.Williams has actually benefited from being the number two receiver. However, in the last two weeks his numbers have significantly diminished. For the season he has 625 yards and five touchdowns. If Freeman finds the time to pass chances are he is going with Williams. This is a hunch. Play Williams. Sit Jackson. KickersUnder normal circumstances I am ambivalent about kickers. This is a special occasion. Remember the air is lighter in Mile High.  It is a kickers dream. Play Connor Barth. Play Matt Prater.Follow Me on Twitter @neverenoughglt  
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