Fantasy News and Notes Week 16

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Congratulations, if your team is still playing, that means you should be playing for a championship. For newer players and leagues this is the first time in years where we were not wondering if some star fantasy players were going to sit or play because their teams had wrapped up home field for the playoffs. That was always the case for the past several years with Peyton Manning, as we all know he is sitting for different causes in 2011. With playoff seeds still very much up in the air, your players should be taking the field this week barring being slowed by injuries.   

Cardinals, RB Chris Wells fantasy statistics have slowed some recently….try to avoid playing him this week against the Bengals, who are playing the run tough in recent weeks

Bills,  CJ Spiller has averaged ninety nine yards in his four starts for Fred Jackson and has scored three touchdowns….the Broncos have allowed a 100 yard running back in five of their last 7 games

Panthers, TE Jeremy Shockey has two touchdowns the last 2 games….RB DeAngelo Williams has scored a TD in three of his last four games; the Buccaneers have allowed the most fantasy points to running backs

Bears, this only has meaning in leagues that start two QB leagues… Josh McCown will start at quarterback Sunday at Green Bay….keep in mind when fantasy football first became popular in the 1980’s; two QB leagues were the rule  

Bengals, QB Andy Dalton should have WR AJ Green on the field Saturday….the

Cardinals allowed Seneca Wallace 226 yards and touchdown pass last week…this is a favorable passing match up for the Bengals

Cowboys, With Felix Jones slowed by injury, RB Sammy Morris will get touches against a soft Eagle run defense…Cowboys have averaged more than 30 points a game their last 4 home games against the Eagles

Broncos, RB Willis McGahee will play against the Bills

Lions, QB Matt Stafford has thrown for more than 290 yards in each of his last three games; the fantasy story of the year might be that he started every game this year

Chiefs, The Raiders will double team WR Dwayne Bowe Saturday giving WR Steve Breaston who had 4 receptions against the Packers last week a favorable match up…Chiefs ran for more than 130 yards and two touchdowns when they faced the Raiders week eight

Dolphins, The Patriots are still soft against the pass, QB Matt Moore and WR Davone Bess should have solid weeks

Jets, 7 of the last nine quarterbacks to face the Giants have scored at least 22 fantasy points, you have to start Mark Sanchez this week….he also has five rushing touchdowns

Raiders, RB Darren McFadden will not play against the Chiefs, Michael Bush has been steady…Bush ran for 137 yards and a touchdown on the road against the Chiefs in 2010

Eagles, TE Brent Celek led the Eagles last week in receiving and in week 8 against the Cowboys with 7 receptions, ninety plus yards and a touchdown

Steelers Charlie Batch will start for Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback Saturday against the Rams

Rams, dating back to 1938, the Rams lead the all time series against the Steelers 15-7-2, they beat the Steelers 33-21 in 2003 in Pittsburgh

Chargers, WR Malcolm Floyd has 11 receptions, 233 yards and two scores the last three games and has three one hundred yard games in his last half dozen games….QB Philip Rivers has 7 touchdown passes and no interceptions his last three games

Redskins The Vikings pass defense is their worst since their first year in 1961, a year in which they faced Hall of Famers John Unitas and Bart Starr twice each…if WR Jabar Gaffney is available pick him up for this week in what is an easy match up for the Redskin passing game.

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Kurt's passion for the game began in the 60's watching the Colts on TV and at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He began following the statistics of not only his beloved Colts but also those of the Colts opponents, with a keen eye on Vince Lombardi's Packers. His thirst for and attention to statistical detail would...more

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