Despite all of Jim Mora’s pleas this week we are talking about
playoffs, not the NFL but the much more important fantasy version.
If you’re still interested, you must still be alive for your
league’s title and you must have been following our advice all season or you’re
trying to survive in the last place bowl and you’ve realized you need our help.
Whatever your reasons are for coming to the Fantasy Oracles, we
aren’t going to disappoint, like Daniel Thomas has all season.
Get in the Game:
QB Phillip Rivers, SD – Rivers came back from the dead last week to swing a lot of
fantasy matchups on Monday night. More of the same this week against a porous
QB Rex Grossman, WAS – The stats aren’t going to be pretty. Hopefully Grossman avoids turnovers while the Pats are putting up points to get the game into garbage time as quick as possible. In garbage time Grossman thrives and could go for 300+ and 2
RB CJ Spiller, BUF – Getting the majority of the touches without Fred Jackson, should put up a lot of points in a high scoring contest with the Chargers.
RB Ryan Matthews, SD – The Bills defense is equal opportunity bad. They are happy to give up points on the ground and through the air.
WR Victor Cruz, NYG – Manningham is still out which means Cruz is still sitting at the No. 2 spot. He’s been a huge weapon for the Giants and playing against the Cowboys, you know the Giants are going to be playing from behind, forced to chuck it deep.
WR Nate Burleson, DET – Would have had a pretty big day in garbage time against the Saints, but got called for offensive pass interference on three long catches.
TE Tony Gonzalez, ATL – Michael Turner is banged up and that means the Falcons need to go to goal line option number 2. Could score a couple TDs.
Grab some Pine:
QB Mark Sanchez, NYJ– As the last few weeks have shown the worst thing for a fantasy QB is a duel with Tyler Palko. Teams playing against the Chiefs have scored 16
points combined against the Chiefs, sure one had Caleb Hanie as a QB but the
other had Ben Roethlisberger.
QB Kevin Kolb, ARI – Probably want to avoid any matchup with the 49ers defense at this point.
RB Michael Bush, OAK – Not a great position to be in as a RB in the second half against the Packers.
RB LeSean McCoy, PHI – If you have him you probably can’t afford to sit him, but if you have other options you might want to look there. The Dolphins defense is for real and the Philly offense is a mess.
WR AJ Green, CIN – Green is an absolute monster and will start to get mentioned with the top WRs in the game if Andy Dalton continues to improve. This week against a Texan defense that has been very strong this season I expect a quiet day.
WR Demaryius Thomas, DEN – Don’t let last week’s big game fool you. The Thomas-Tebow connection isn’t going to be the new Harrison-Manning. He scored two long TDs on bad plays by the Vikings secondary.
TE Aaron Hernandez, NE – The two-headed tight end monster that New England displayed early in the season has somewhat disappeared. Gronk is the clear main man and Hernandez’s numbers have suffered.
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