If you are on the bubble for the playoffs this week, it’s the worst position to
be in. You need to win but your fate depends on other teams losing. Here’s what
you do …
This time of year you should have a pretty good idea what you need to happen in
order to make the playoffs. Should you need some help at this point, I am here
for you and not just with Kleenex.
WRs you ought to look at:
Kenny Britt is available in most leagues. His 15 catches for 216 yards and three
touchdowns the last three weeks should tell you that Vince Young has big-time
confidence in him. Whether it’s Young or Kerry Collins at the helm, Britt is
the real deal. Think about acquiring Britt and starting him against
expect a modest five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.
Chris Chambers is available in most leagues after a two-catch, 11-yard
to the stat line this week with a six-catch, 92-yard performance, including a
score. I suspect the Chiefs will turn to the air at some point in the third
quarter. Chambers will be the main target.
Malcolm Floyd hasn’t seen the end zone since Week 7. He hasn’t caught more than
four balls in any contest this year. He gives the Chargers a 6-foot-5 target in
the red zone. Starting Floyd means boom or bust. I like him solely because
RBs you ought to consider:
Correll Buckhalter had a good time last week against a poor run defense in
the game plan will be to run the clock which translates to 12-15 carries for
Buck. Last week he averaged 9.42 yards per carry, and while the Colts won’t
give him nearly that much ground, he’s sure to end up around 60-80 yards and a
chance at a score. Buckhalter is the bigger of the two-headed monster in
spells goal-line work. I would recommend him to Steve Slaton owners who are in
Darren Sproles hasn’t impressed the way most had figured. The small shifty
return man as well as a reliable third-down option. Sproles has averaged 83
yards the last two weeks in the rushing and receiving columns. He scored last
week, as well. I don’t expect him to do much but 60-85 yards is within reason.
At least you won’t roll a zero.
Justin Fargas will get the majority of carries this week. He will not set the
world on fire. Now that the Raider passing game has moved from stagnant to
spotty, I expect more opportunities for Fargas. Sixty yards is about all you
can expect and cross those fingers for a touchdown, but I doubt it highly.
You probably already did your homework and have better options, but if you are
in a tight spot, I love Britt. My second choice is Chambers. If you find
yourself in dire straights, Floyd. In fantasy football leagues in general,
running backs are the focus of most rosters. I don’t expect there will be much
out there for you. Use Buckhalter if you dare, give Sproles a look, or “circus”
Fargas as a plug in and hope for the best if you were late to the wire. I don’t
expect any of the aforementioned players to put up astounding numbers but you also
won’t get a zero.
That’s it for this week. Next week I’ll focus on who will sit in the playoff
weeks and who you can plug in instead.