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.
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.