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2010 Wild Card Weekend: Fantasy Pro Bowl Game

Welcome to the postseason
edition of the Brew Crew Corner. I will break down the 2009 fantasy season
throughout the postseason, starting with the position Most Valuable Player
honors and the 2010 Fantasy Pro Bowl. If you are playing playoff fantasy
football, keep an eye on weather conditions and make sure that you are aware of
the players off in the first round.

Week 17 Quick Notes

In fantasy football, running
backs win championships. The proof is in Week 17, where seven of the Top 10
fantasy performers were running backs, and they all put up very good numbers.

Another key component is
scrapheap talent. These are guys you grab in the final weeks of free agency
that pulled through for you while Drew Brees was hanging out on the sideline at

Carolina.

1. Jamaal Charles, Kansas
City RB, 43 points

5. Jabar Gaffney, Denver WR, 35 points

6. Arian Foster, Houston RB, 32 points

9. Jerome Harrison, Cleveland RB, 28 points

16. Jason Snelling, Atlanta RB, 24 points

17. Malcolm Floyd, San Diego WR, 23 points

22. Devin Aromashodu, Chicago WR, 21 points

Jamaal Charles – 25 carries,
259 yards, 2 TD. Monster game from a guy that put up the same amount of points
in this game that he had in the first nine weeks of the season combined.

Chris Johnson – 36 carries,
134 yards, 2 TD. Johnson posted 11 straight 100-yard games and six multi-touchdown
games. His numbers – 2,006 rushing yards and 503 receiving yards – makes him
the consensus No. 1 2010 draft pick.

Willis McGahee – 16 carries,
167 yards, 3 TD. It is hard to explain the kind of season McGahee had as he
started the year strong and then disappeared. Just when owners had sent him to
the bench or dropped him to free agency, he would have a breakout game. He
rushed for the lowest total of his NFL career but scored the most total touchdowns
in a season of his career.

Fantasy
Football MVP and Top RB

Chris Johnson, Tennessee
RB, 450 fantasy points this season/28.1 fantasy points per week.

Fantasy
Football Top WR

Andre Johnson, Houston WR,
306 fantasy points this season/19.1 fantasy points per week.

Fantasy
Football Top QB

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
QB, 363 fantasy points this season/22.7 fantasy points per week.

Fantasy
Football Top TE

Dallas Clark, Indianapolis
TE, 263 fantasy points this season/16.4 fantasy points per week.

Fantasy Football
Top K

David Akers, Philadelphia
K, 172 fantasy points this season/10.8 fantasy points per week.

Fantasy Football
Top D/ST

Green Bay Packers D/ST, 228
fantasy points this season/14.2 fantasy points per week.

2010 Shark League Pro
Bowl

This is the third annual
Shark League Pro Bowl.

Past years’ results:

2008: NFC 179, AFC 155

2009: NFC 192, AFC 140

The Pro Bowl selection
will be like the NFL’s – AFC versus the NFC. I selected the top players overall
from each position and used the stats from Week 17. I set the lineup according
to Shark League scoring.

Here are the Pro Bowl
Selections:

NFC QB

1. Aaron Rodgers,

Green Bay, 363/22.7

2. Drew Brees,

New Orleans,
315/21

3. Tony Romo, Dallas, 301/18.8

AFC QB

1. Matt Schaub, Houston,
313/19.6

2. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, 300/18.8

3. Tom Brady, New England, 291/18.2

NFC RB

1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 377/23.6

2. Frank Gore, San Francisco, 311/22.2

3. Steven Jackson, St. Louis, 293/19.5

AFC RB

1. Chris Johnson,
Tennessee, 450/28.1

2. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville, 365/22.8

3. Ray Rice, Baltimore, 356/22.2

NFC WR

1. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona, 277/17.3

2. Miles Austin, Dallas, 275/17.2

3. Steve Smith, New York Giants, 265/16.6

AFC WR

1. Andre Johnson,
Houston, 306/19.1

2. Randy Moss, New England, 281/17.6

3. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis, 278/17.4 

NFC TE

1. Vernon Davis,
San Francisco, 246/15.4

2. Brent Celek, Philadelphia, 213/13.3

3. Jason Witten, Dallas, 201/12.6

AFC TE

1. Dallas Clark, Indianapolis, 263/16.4

2. Antonio Gates, San Diego, 235/14.7

3. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh, 183/11.4

NFC K

1. David Akers,
Philadelphia, 172/10.8

2. Ryan Longwell, Minnesota, 159/9.9

3. Mason Crosby, Green Bay, 150/9.4

AFC K

1. Nate Kaeding, San
Diego, 171/10.7

2. Jay Feely, New York Jets, 159/9.9

3. Rob Bironas, Tennessee, 157/9.8

NFC D/ST

1. Green Bay, 228/14.2

2. Philadelphia, 226/14.1

3. New Orleans, 214/13.4

AFC DEF

1. New York, 221/13.8

2. Baltimore, 198/12.4

3. Denver, 190/11.9

Here is the live scoring
summary.

2010 FANTASY FOOTBALL PRO BOWL  

AFC  

 

 

NFC  

Player  

Points  

 

 

Player  

Points  

Matt Schaub 

20

 

 

Aaron Rodgers

20

Chris Johnson

37

 

 

Adrian Peterson

13

Maurice Jones-Drew

12

 

 

Frank Gore

30

Andre Johnson

12

 

 

Larry Fitzgerald

10

Randy Moss

12

 

 

Miles Austin

16

Dallas Clark

12

 

 

Vernon Davis

20

Nate Kaeding

15

 

 

David Akers

0

New York Jets

24

 

 

Green Bay

23

Total:  

144

 

 

Total:  

132

WILD CARD ROUND

AFC

Jets at Bengals

Jets Run Defense: 8th,
Pass Defense: 1st

Bengals Run Defense: 7th, Pass Defense: 6th

First meeting: Jets 37,
Bengals 0 (Week 17)

This outcome of the game
is a little misleading as the Bengals did not need this game as much as the
Jets did. What will be a big factor is Chad Ochocinco’s status for the game as
that can play a big part in the game. I think the Jets are the more balanced
team going into this game and they will win it by a field goal. I expect the
score to be a lot lower.

Prediction:

Jets 20, Bengals 17

Ravens at Patriots

Ravens Run Defense: 5th,
Pass Defense: 8th

Patriots Run Defense: 13th, Pass Defense: 12th

First meeting: Patriots
27, Ravens 21 (Week 4)

Everyone is picking this
as an upset, especially with the news of Wes Welker’s injury. Not so fast. New
England is 5-0 against the Ravens career. They will be playing at home which is
a bigger advantage in the playoffs then in the regular season. No Welker will
mean the return of Julian Edelman as Welker 2.0. Edelman will get 10 catches in
this game and that will be the reason the Patriots will win.

Prediction:

Patriots 24, Ravens 21

NFC

Eagles at Cowboys

Eagles Run Defense: 9th,
Pass Defense: 17th

Cowboys Run Defense: 4th, Pass Defense: 20th

First meeting: Cowboys
20, Eagles 16 (Week 9)

Second Meeting: Cowboys 24, Eagles 0 (Week 17)

The Cowboys have swept
the season series and will play the Eagles again. That should cause them
concern. If you watched the second game, the Eagles did not blitz as much as
they normally do and I think once they decided the game wasn’t winnable, they
cruised the rest of the way. It’s going to come down to which team wants it
more and I think Donovan McNabb will outplay Tony Romo.

Prediction:

Eagles 33, Cowboys 28

Packers at Cardinals

Packers Run Defense: 1st,
Pass Defense: 5th

Cardinals Run Defense: 17th, Pass Defense: 23rd

First Meeting: Packers
33, Cardinals 7 (Week 17)

This is the third matchup
of teams that played in Week 17 that will play again in the first round. The Packers
are the hottest NFC team coming into this game having won six of their last
seven. They are the Wild Card team to watch out for as people will be high on
the Saints and the Vikings. The Cardinals are more banged up in key areas. This
game will be decided by a key turnover that will be in favor of Green Bay.

Prediction:

Packers 28, Cardinals 21

Good Luck to those with
teams in the playoffs.

Cheers!

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