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Wally’s World – Week 15

Let’s say a hearty thank you to fantasy football for giving us any reason to care about games such as Detroit at St. Louis and San Francisco at Cleveland. [Editor’s Comment: Amen, brother.]

Thank you Isaiah Crowell and Todd Gurley for renewing our faith in meaningless games. [Editor’s Comment: And for producing meaningless stats as you were probably on a lot benches given your recent struggles.]

Old Uncle Waldo is going to try and keep the focus on players who can help teams bring home the hardware as we head down the stretch.

Of course, Old Uncle Waldo has been known for being distracted by offers for half-off ‘hot wings.’ Or any pictures on the Internet that involve pets wearing hats.

Uncle Waldo, ask and you shall receive.

Buyer beware is what I am saying here.

Let’s hope the thigh bruise that David Johnson played through at the end of the Thursday night game isn’t too serious. The kid could lead teams to fantasy championships the way he has been performing.

Although he looked a little shaky at times, you can tell Carson Palmer loves the way Arizona attacks defenses vertically. Palmer owners are licking their chops as he faces Philadelphia’s porous secondary in Week 15.

Why did the Minnesota Vikings sign Mike Wallace? The man has been downright invisible this season.

Let me save some owners from having to ask this question moving forward through their playoffs.

Yes, John Brown can safely be started in all formats. You are welcome.

For all the Dynasty Individual Defensive Player (IDP) owners out there, keep Lorenzo Maudlin on your radars. His stats are not eye-popping but his development in the New York Jets defense has been steady and he has a bright future as a pass-rushing outside linebacker.

It’s time to ride the Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin train to fantasy championships.

I mentioned it last week and will do so again. Seattle is coming on and putting up some nice fantasy numbers.

Unless you started Thomas Rawls this week, which backfired as the injury bug jumped up.

The same goes for Andy Dalton owners.

Let me interject a little NFL insight here. With Dalton out for multiple weeks, Cincinnati is done. [Editor’s Note: Or are they? Dalton is 0-4 in the playoffs with a 1:6 TD-to-INT ratio. Besides, with AJ McCarron now under center for the Bengals, we can look forward to a gratuitous amount of photos/shots of Katherine Webb just like the one below. Now all we need is Brent Musburger to announce the Bengals’ games.]

Katherine Webb, the wife of Cincinnati QB AJ McCarron.

On the plus side, there will be a one-year respite on questions regarding Dalton’s play in the postseason.

I really thought New Orleans would give C.J. Spiller a look this week.

I was very wrong.

Go figure.

Please excuse me while I pull out my hair for all the leagues I am in that Ted Ginn Jr. helped to eliminate my teams. [Editor’s Comment: In a desperation play, I picked up Ginn on Saturday in an experts league and his 26 points will help my No. 7 seeded team beat the No. 2 seed.]

He is the perfect example of “Even a blind chicken pecks corn.” [Editor’s Comment: I view it more as a calculated move.]

So Marcus Mariota caught a touchdown pass this week. Yep. That makes sense.

Unless Andrew Luck is ready to play next week, we can say goodbye to Indianapolis as playoff contenders.

Father time has caught up with Matt Hasselbeck. He always does.

Stick that fork in the San Diego skill position players.

That team is toast. [Editor’s Comment: Two food reference in a row, I’m getting hungry.]

We will keep riding Ryan Fitzpatrick next week at Dallas. Fitzpatrick has a solid running game and the duo of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker will abuse a struggling Dallas defense.

Welcome back to fantasy relevance, Denard Robinson.

No. I am kidding here. Do not trust Robinson to have another big week.

About Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin