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Week 16: Championship Week

Welcome to Championship Week 16. It all comes down to this week. It is championship week. All of your hard work, all of your preparation and honestly all of your luck has gotten you to the championship game. Don’t try to over think your lineup. Just play the best players you have right now. It’s as simple as that. Go get that trophy!

Top 20 players over the past three weeks:

RK    Player            Average Fantasy Points
1    Maurice Jones-Drew JAC RB     32.3
2    LeSean McCoy PHI RB     30
3    Ray Rice BAL RB    28.7
4    Drew Brees NOS QB    27.7
5    Cam Newton CAR QB    27
6    Shonn Greene NYJ RB    25.3
7    Marshawn Lynch SEA RB    25
8    Ryan Mathews SDC RB    25
9    Tom Brady NEP QB    24.7
10    Aaron Rodgers GBP QB    24.7
11    Arian Foster HOU RB    24.3
12    Rob Gronkowski NEP TE    24
13    Tony Romo DAL QB    24
14    Reggie Bush MIA RB    23.7
15    Roddy White ATL WR    23.7
16    Matthew Stafford DET QB    23.3
17    Tim Tebow DEN QB    23.3
18    C.J. Spiller BUF RB    23
19    Toby Gerhart MIN RB    22.7
20     Demaryius Thomas DEN WR    22.7

The Golden Mug Award
Awarded to the fantasy player who came through for their team.

Calvin Johnson – 9 receptions, 214 yards, 2 TDs. After a very disappointing Week 14 against the Minnesota Vikings, Johnson exploded for an insane amount of yards. It’s great when your best player shows up during the playoffs.

C.J. Spiller – 12 carries, 91 yards, 1 TD; 9 receptions, 76 yards, 1 TD. Spiller almost matched the number of fantasy points (39) in one game to the total fantasy points he put up the previous three weeks (42). Tough matchup this week though against the Demver Broncos.

Drew Brees – 32-for-40, 412 yards, 5 TD. Brees has been a stud this season, and even though everyone is looking at Aaron Rodgers as the league MVP, I think Brees is the best player to have during the playoffs this year. He set an NFL record of 11 games this season with 300-plus yards. Let’s hope that the Saints need Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers for home field advantage so that he won’t sit out the last game.

The Urinal Cake Award
Awarded to the fantasy player who you would like to, well, you know.

Jordy Nelson – 2 receptions, 29 yards. With Greg Jennings going down, many expected Nelson to get an increase in targets and a big fantasy day. Nelson was targeted just four times during the game.

Eli Manning – 23-for-40, 257 yards, 3 INT. This is the kind of game that keeps Manning from being a top tier fantasy quarterback. Manning was the fourth-best quarterback in fantasy leagues from Weeks 12-14.

Mike Williams (Tampa Bay) – 0 catches, 0 targets. Williams looked to be back on track until last week when he was held to just 35 yards against the Dallas Cowboys and then by laying a big fat goose egg this week.

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