After being obliterated by Jamaal Charles in the semi-finals in every league I'm in, I am now forced to be playing for third. Unlike prior years when I fell just short, I really didn't feel bad about things because JC's five touchdown performance probably propelled his owners to title games more often than not.
It has been a bizarre season with injuries and under achievers. Who would have thought when we started this that Ray Rice and Trent Richardson would be fantasy torpedoes or that a Philadelphia quarterback not named Vick would be a fantasy producing machine?
I guess that's what makes fantasy sports so intriguing because you just never really know what is going to happen.
On to the championship (or not):
Early Weather Reports:
Miami at Buffalo- Cloudy 37-Rain/Snow
New Orleans at Carloina- Cloudy 71- Scattered Thunder storms
Minnesota at Cincinnati- Cloudy 57- Rain
Denver at Houston- Partly Cloudy 61
Tennessee at Jacksonville- Partly Cloudy 80
Indianapolis at Kansas City- Cloudy 23- Snow shower
Dallas at Washington- Cloudy 66- Thunder showers
Cleveland at New York Jets- Cloudy 57- Showers
Tampa Bay at St. Louis- Cloudy 36-Rain/Snow showers
Arizona at Seattle- Cloudy 48- Few showers
New York Giants at Detroit- Indoors
New England at Baltimore- Cloudy 65- Thunder showers
Oakland at San Diego- Sunny 67
Pittsburgh at Green Bay- Partly Cloudy 17
Chicago at Philadelphia-Cloudy 66-Thunder showers
Atlanta at San Francisco- Partly Cloudy 62
Yeah, if you have Peyton Manning or Nick Foles, we don't need to pump your tires, but here are a couple of solid plays on championship week.
No defense has allowed more passing touchdowns through the air than the Minnesota Vikings. That makes Andy Dalton a great play this week as he and his Bengals host Minnesota.
Kirk Cousins took over the Redskins quarterbacking job last week and threw for 381 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Falcons. Now he faces a Dallas defense that has given up four touchdowns an astounding five times in 14 games including the past two.
From the department of running backs, Jamaal Charles put his owners into fantasy championships and will likely propel them to fantasy victory. He faces an Indy defense that has allowed over 100 yards on the ground or a touchdown in each of their last 10 games.
I sort of like Donald Brown as a sneaky play against Kansas City. The Chiefs have allowed over 100 yards on the ground in five of their past six games and multiple touchdowns in three of their last five games.
How can you argue what Alshon Jeffery has done this season. He's got 80 catches on the season and now faces a Philadelphia team that just breathed life into Minnesota's non-existent passing attack. He'll score and top 100 yards in championship week.
Pierre Garcon is licking his chops at the opportunity to face Dallas. He is coming off a 7 catch 129 yard and a touchdown performance against the flapless Falcons. Meanwhile, the Big-D in Dallas stands for dumbfounding after their 23 point collapse at the hands of the mighty Matt Flynn led Packers.
Zach Miller will be a hot pickup this week because the Seahawks are playing the Cardinals who apparently don't believe in defending the tight end. Since the bye in week 9, the Cards have allowed 37 catches for 419 yards and 7 touchdowns to the position.
I like Charles Clay this week as well. The Bills have given up touchdowns to tight ends in four straight games including last week at Jacksonville where they gave up 7 catches for 106 yards and a score.