Here’s Week 16’s Fantasy Focus – do work in the playoffs! Sorry for the brief intro, Santa’s got to do his magic… haha.
Elite Starters: Guys picked early that I love this week…
1. Fred Jackson – Atlanta slowed down the Jets rushing attack last week, but Fred will catch a good amount of passes as well. I think he’ll be huge this week.
2. Chris Johnson– Can’t keep him out of my Top 5.
3. Aaron Rodgers – Seattle isn’t ready for deep passes, I promise, Rodgers should eat them alive.
4. Adrian Peterson – Great match-up against a dead Bears team. Hopefully they don’t rest AP.
5. Philip Rivers – I see the Titans closing down the Chargers rush game, not the passing attack.
Solid Starters: Guys picked in middle rounds that should outplay their ranking/draft position this week…
1. Beanie Wells –Best runner on his team, easily, and the Rams mean 20+ carries.
2. Ricky Williams– Houston’s run D is better, but the Dolphins are always tough.
3. Jason Snelling – Lots of room against Buffalo, he’ll get the Lions’ share.
4. Hines Ward – I think Hines has a great game against his favorite foes.
5. Greg Jennings – Tough season, but the upside is against Seattle on Sunday.
Sleeper Starters: Guys ranked low, drafted low or not at all, but I still like them this week…
1. Larry Johnson –Both he and Benson should beat up that Chiefs D-front.
2. Pierre Thomas – He has been very inconsistent, like most of the Saints’ backs, but he’s the healthiest and has a nice match-up against Tampa Bay.
3. Vince Young– You need to start believing me about Vince. Good player.
4. Jon Stewart– Usually the #2 in Carolina, should get #1 carries this week, and even though the match-up isn’t great, Carolina’s run game is, he’s worth the start.
5. Fred Davis– Campbell’s top target these days, I think he’s a solid bet against Dallas’s secondary.
Super Sleepers for Playoff Push…
1. Jerome Harrison – I’ve alwasy thought Harrison was the best runner in Cleveland, can you trust Man-Gina? No – but Harrison is still the most talented runner in Cleveland.
2. Quinton Ganther – He’s not consistently awesome, and he hasn’t had a huge week, but Ganther can still play well against a Dallas D that can overlook opponents.
3. David Thomas – Thomas is a #2 TE with #1 upside, and if you need a guy, he could be yours.
5. Greg Camarillo – If you need 10 fantasy points, I think Greg is good for that these last couple weeks.
6. Deon Butler – I still like Butler, he’s got lots of upside and should be better in his second week getting lots of looks.
Sit ‘Em Son: I don’t care where they were drafted, I don’t like these guys starting this week…
1. Peyton Manning– You’ll either love me or hate me for this advice, I’m betting on love.
2. David Garrard– I don’t see Garrard having a great game against the Pats’ D.
3. Reggie Wayne – Tough to sit one of the best, but even if he played a bit, Revis is shutdown.
4. Thomas Jones –Everyone says “start this guy big time” but I don’t think so. The Colts will sit a bunch of starters and make the Jets beat them via the pass.
5. LaDainian Tomlinson– It’s hard for me to see LT beating up the Titans, I think the Chargers start limiting Tomlinson to keep him healthy for the playoffs.
***I think playing Colts is a risk you might have to take this week, if you have really good back-ups, meaning if your league is shallow, stay away from Colts like Addai, Manning, Wayne, etc – if it’s a 16 team league and there’s not much there, risk it.***