The Hive – Week 15 Playoff Edition!
Welcome back to The Hive everyone! Time is a-wastin’, so we will get right to the games this week!
Giddyup! – STUD!
SINS! – Solid If Not Respectable
Hellno! – even Chiefs fans understand this one!
-NO THURSDAY GAME COVERAGE-
Giddyup! – Landon Johnson
SINS! – Jonathan Joseph, Geathers/Smith, Leon Hall
Hellno! – Madieu Williams (GTD)
Giddyup! – Nate Clements, Pat Willis, Michael Lewis, Walt Harris
SINS! – Marques
Hellno! – Brandon Moore
Game notes: This one should be a real slaughter, but maybe the Niners defense can keep them in the game. Their IDP’s will certainly keep you in your game, as the Bengals give up a lot of points to DB’s, and Pat Willis will smash anything in his path. For the Bungles the CB’s are good bets for INT’s this week, but the pathetic Niners passing game will not present enough tackle opportunities to be truly studly starts.
Giddyup! – Marcus Trufant, Lofa Tatupu, Pat Kerney
SINS! – Julian Peterson, Darryl Tapp, Deon Grant
Hellno! – Brian Russell
Giddyup! – Jon Beason, Chris Harris, Richard Marshall
SINS! – Chris Gamble, Julius Peppers
Hellno! – Mike Rucker
Game notes – My only concern with your Seahawks studs is that the Seattle defense may spend a lot of time resting on the sideline. I highly doubt the inept Panthers offense is suddenly going to blossom in week 15. For the Panthers start any
Buffalo @ Cleveland Sunday 10am PST
Giddyup! – Terrance McGee, Angelo Crowell
SINS! – Aaron Schobel, John Digiorgio
Hellno! – Keith Ellison
Giddyup! – D’Qwell Jackson, Sean Jones, Leigh Bodden
SINS! – Leon Williams, Brodney Pool
Hellno! – Orpheous Roye
Game notes- This one could be a lot more of a snooze-fest than is currently predicted, depending on what kind of havoc the weather plays. Check the forecast in the morning, if snow and wind is on the horizon downgrade the DB’s and upgrade the LB’s here.
Giddyup! – Nick Barnett, Aaron Kampman
SINS! – Charles Woodson, AJ Hawk
Hellno! – Cullen Jenkins
Giddyup! – Will Witherspoon, OJ Atogwe
SINS! – Ronald Bartell, James Hall
Hellno! – Tye Hill
Game notes – Blowout! Move on!
Giddyup! – Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs
SINS! – Dawan Landry. Bart Scott
Hellno! – Ed Reed
Giddyup! – Jason Allen, Jason Taylor
SINS! – I don’t know the names of any other remaining Dolphins players.
Hellno! – Channing Crowder
Games notes – Does ANYONE care AT ALL about this game? No? Just checking.
Giddyup! – Kyle Vanden Bosch
SINS! – Nick Harper, David Thornton
Hellno! – Keith Bulluck
Giddyup! – Jared Allen, Donnie Edwards
SINS! – Bernard Pollard, Derrick Johnson, Napoleon Harris, Tamba Hali
Hellno! – Ty Law
Giddyup! – Justin Durant, Daryl Smith
SINS! – Rashean Mathis
Hellno! – Reggie Nelson
Giddyup! – Farrior/Harrison
SINS! – Ike Taylor
Hellno! – Anthony Smith
Game notes- The Steelers will be looking to bounce back from last week, while the Jags will look to continue their steady march to the post season. Not too much IDP goodness to be enjoyed here, though I do think the LB’s for both teams will perform well. And Anthony Smith is officially a disappointment, I really thought he would do more with his starting opportunity than just run his mouth and put up 3 tackle games.
Jets @ New England Sunday 10am PST
Giddyup! – Kerry Rhodes, David Harris
SINS! – Darrelle Revis
Hellno! – Eric Barton
Giddyup! – none
SINS! – Ellis Hobbs,
Hellno! – Junior Seau, Mike Vrabel, Tedi Bruschi
Game notes – Another week, another blowout for
Giddyup! – Karlos Dansby
SINS! – Calvin Pace, Rod Hood, Antrel Rolle
Hellno! – no one you would normally consider starting
Giddyup! – Will Smith, Charles Grant
SINS! – Roman Harper
Hellno! – Josh Bullucks (GTD)
Game notes – This game is all about the offense, not the D. Not too many IDP starts here, but Dansby and the Saints DE’s look great.
Giddyup! – Michael Boley
SINS! – Keith Brooking, Chris Houston
Hellno! – John Abraham
Giddyup! – Jermaine Phillips
SINS! – Bucs DL’s, Barrett Ruud, Ronde Barber
Hellno! – Cato June
Game notes – The Jets must feel good about dumping John Abraham when they did. He has fallen off, plain and simple. Just another slap in the face for a franchise in turmoil. It will be interesting to see if the Falcons players can muster up anything to back up their claims that Petrino held them back. The Bucs are still looking solid for the playoffs, and this should be an easy victory at home for them.
Giddyup! – Robert Mathis, Bob Sanders, Gary Brackett
SINS! – Marlin
Hellno! – no one you would normally consider
Giddyup! – Kirk Morrison
SINS! – Thomas Howard, Michael Huff
Hellno! – Eugene/Schweigart, Raiders DL’s
Game notes – What is bad news in general for the Raiders is great news for Kirk Morrison and his IDP owners: the Raiders face Joseph Addai, Fred Taylor/MJD and LT to finish the season. Tackles galore for the stud MLB, losses galore for the team as a whole.
Giddyup! – Trent Cole
SINS! – Omar Gaither, Takeo Spikes, Brian Dawkins
Hellno! – Howard/Kearse
Giddyup! – Terrance Newman, Demarcus Ware
SINS! – Bradie James, Roy Williams
Hellno! – Greg Ellis
Game notes – The Donovan McNabb audition for a 2008 job continues. I don’t care what the FO says, I think McNabb is gone this offseason. As far as this game goes, I think Trent Cole is really the only Eagle you cant sit, and I recommend the up and down Demarcus Ware this week, as I think he will get to McNabb at least once.
Giddyup! – Ernie Sims
Hellno! – Gerald Alexander
Giddyup! – Merriman/Phillips, Antonio Cromartie
SINS! – Wilhelm/Cooper, McCree/Hart
Hellno! – Eric Weddle
Game notes – Ernie Sims vs LT could sway a lot of fantasy playoff games this week. Sims is a must start. The Chargers bring two of the IDP’s with the highest upside and the greatest potential for a zero in the game today with Merriman and Cromartie. I would start both this week if you are a gambling type, but don’t come crying to me on Monday if they don’t light it up. Starting either of those guys is like starting Lee Evans on your fantasy team at WR, you should know its either 2 points or 25 going into it.
SINS! – Andre Carter, Shawn Springs
Hellno! – Pierson Prioleau
Giddyup! – Osi/Strahan, Antonio Pierce
SINS! – Kawicka Mitchell
Hellno! – Gibril Wilson (inj)
Game notes –
Giddyup! – Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs
SINS! – Brian Urlacher, Brandon McGowan
Hellno! – Nathan Vasher
Giddyup! – EJ Henderson, Antoine Winfield
Hellno! – Vikings DL’s
Game notes – Amazing that the Vikes are in the thick of the playoff hunt. With all that young talent on offense that should really terrify the rest of the NFC. This team could be a real force in coming years. For now they will just have to be happy with dismantling the once proud Bears defense on national TV.
That about wraps it up for week 15, good luck to all of you in your playoff matchups this week!