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Week 16: Road to the Championship.

Happy Holidays and
welcome to Week 16 of the Brew Crew Corner. The holidays are a great time of
year for friends and family, but in addition for fantasy owners, it means championship
time. Some owners are going for the prize this week and the rest of us have one
more game to go. Try to stay on top of your team management. This week will be
pretty hectic with shopping and family obligations. It is so easy to overlook
something in your game plan because of all the distractions this time of year.
Make sure you’re not left out on the cold with your team.

Don’t forget there are
games on Friday, Sunday and Monday this week.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE

The chart color chart
below will show which teams have easy pass or run schedules as well as those
that have hard schedules over the next two games.

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Pass SOS

 

Team

Rush SOS

TB

27.5

 

ATL

31

SF

27

 

NO

28

GB

26.5

 

SF

25.5

STL

26

 

JAX

22

BUF

25

 

IND

21.5

CHI

24

 

CIN

21

CLE

22

 

DEN

20.5

SEA

21

 

CLE

20.5

TEN

21

 

TB

19

NE

19.5

 

OAK

18

SD

18

 

BUF

18

DET

17.5

 

TEN

17

CAR

17.5

 

DAL

16.5

NYJ

17.5

 

MIN

16.5

JAX

17.5

 

GB

16

BAL

17.5

 

SD

16

WAS

17

 

NYG

15

ARI

16.5

 

DET

15

DEN

16.5

 

NE

14.5

HOU

16

 

ARI

14.5

OAK

16

 

HOU

14.5

MIA

15

 

BAL

14.5

PIT

14.5

 

PHI

14

PHI

11.5

 

CHI

14

CIN

10

 

WAS

13.5

NYG

10

 

CAR

13

DAL

9.5

 

KC

12.5

MIN

8.5

 

STL

12

KC

8.5

 

PIT

10.5

NO

6

 

NYJ

9.5

ATL

5.5

 

MIA

9

IND

2

 

SEA

5.5

 

 

 

 

 

HOT AND COLD

Teams records over the
past five games.

 

 

Team

Last 5

Indianapolis


Colts

5-0  

Philadelphia


Eagles  

5-0  

San
Diego

Chargers  

5-0  

New
Orleans

Saints  

4-1  

Green
Bay

Packers  

4-1

Tennessee


Titans  

4-1  

Minnesota


Vikings  

3-2  

Miami


Dolphins  

3-2

Arizona


Cardinals  

3-2

Dallas


Cowboys  

3-2

Baltimore


Ravens  

3-2  

New
York

Jets  

3-2

New England


Patriots  

3-2  

New
York

Giants  

3-2  

Oakland


Raiders  

3-2

Jacksonville


Jaguars  

2-3

San
Francisco

49ers  

2-3

Cincinnati


Bengals  

2-3  

Seattle


Seahawks  

2-3  

Denver


Broncos  

2-3  

Carolina


Panthers  

2-3  

Cleveland


Browns  

2-3

Houston


Texans  

2-3  

Buffalo


Bills  

2-3  

Atlanta


Falcons  

2-3  

Chicago


Bears  

1-4  

Pittsburgh


Steelers  

1-4

Detroit


Lions  

1-4  

Tampa

Bay

Buccaneers  

1-4  

Kansas
City

Chiefs  

1-4  

Washington


Redskins  

1-4

St.
Louis

Rams  

0-5  

 

 

Top 10 QB Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1. Aaron Rodgers 24

2. Eli Manning 22.7

3. Tony Romo 22

4. Drew Brees 21.7

5. Ben Roethlisberger 21

6. Peyton Manning 20.7

7. Philip Rivers 20.3

8. Jason Campbell 19.3

9. Donovan McNabb 19

10. Matt Schaub 19

Top 10 RB Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1. Chris Johnson 29.7

2. Jerome Harrison 29.7

3. Jamaal Charles 26

4. Adrian Peterson 22.3

5. Maurice Jones-Drew 22

6. Ray Rice 20.3

7. Frank Gore 19.3

8. Joseph Addai 19

9. Jonathan Stewart 19

10. Ricky Williams 19

Top 10 WR Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

 

1. Brandon Marshall 31.7

2. Andre Johnson 30.7

3. Miles Austin 23.7

4.

Chad
Ochocinco 19

5. Anquan Boldin 18.7

6. Steve Smith 18.7

7. DeSean Jackson 18.3

8. Wes Welker 18

9. Santonio Holmes 17.7

10. Vincent Jackson 17.7

Top 10 TE Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1.

Dallas

Clark 20

2. Jermichael Finley 20

3. Fred Davis 17.7

4. Antonio Gates 17

5. Jason Witten 15.3

6.

Vernon

Davis
14

7. Tony Gonzalez 12.7

8. Brent Celek 12.3

9. Todd Heap 12.3

10. John Carlson 11

Top 10 K Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1. Matt Prater 13.3

2. Jay Feely 13

3. Rob Bironas 12.7

4. Nate Kaeding 12.3

5. Sebastian Janikowski 11.7

6. Garrett Hartley 10.7

7. Jeff Reed 10.7

8. Josh Scobee 10

9. Shayne Graham 9.7

10. David Akers 9.3

Top 10 D/ST Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1. Eagles 20.3

2. Ravens 14.7

3. Texans 14.7

4. Jets 14

5. 49ers 13.7

6. Panthers 13.7

7. Broncos 12.7

8. Giants 12.7

9. Packers Def 12.3

10. Titans 12.3

The
Golden Mug Award

Awarded to the fantasy player who came through for their team.

Jerome Harrison – 34
carries, 286 yards, 3 TD.

Harrison was started
last week by maybe six owners. He set a franchise record and ran for the third-most
yards in a game in NFL history. The waiver claims must be flooded with owners
trying to keep their playoffs alive but I’m feeling a letdown against the
Raiders.

Ben Roethlisberger – 29/46,
503 yards, 3 TD. The best thing for fantasy owners is a game that becomes a
shootout because there are points to be had from all sides. Roethlisberger
posted the fourth-highest passing yards in a game since 1995 and also threw the
game-winning touchdown with no time on the clock.

Aaron Rodgers – 26/48, 383
yards, 3 TD; 22 rushing yards, 1 TD. Rodgers was on the other end of the
shootout and he put up as good as a performance as Roethlisberger did in the slugfest
that you can’t help but admire. Rodgers will set his sights on

Seattle next week with a playoff spot on the
line.

 

The Urinal Cake Award

Awarded to the fantasy player who you would like to, well you know.

Jay Cutler – 10/27, 94 yards,
3 INT. Do you think Cutler regrets leaving

Denver? He now has 25 interceptions on the
year and he was pulled from the game. With only two games in the season, it is
safe to say that he will not break the record held by George Blanda of the
Houston Oilers who threw 42 interceptions in 1962.

Washington

Redskins – New General Manager
Bruce Allen got to witness first-hand the team he is getting and Mike Shanahan
added a few more dollars to his contract demands in the process. It’s bad to
lose in a blowout but to have your ass handed to you by a division opponent at
home is event worse. The play that summed up the Redskins night was a trick
play at the end of the half where they lined up for a field goal and then
changed formation to try and score. The Giants called timeout and the Redskins
came back to the line of scrimmage and attempted the play again which resulted
in an interception.

Tom Brady – 11/23, 115 yards,
1 TD, 1 INT. Brady had his worst game of the season and it came at the wrong
time for owners. We knew that Brady was banged up but he was playing

Buffalo and didn’t look
good all game. I myself was a Brady owner that failed to make the Super Bowl
because of Brady’s letdown.

MATCHUPS

The QB matchups
I like this week:

Philip Rivers against the
Titans. Some owners who bypassed Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees have
had great success with Rivers and the cherry on top is the schedule down the
stretch. Rivers enjoyed a 308-yard passing game with three touchdowns and two interceptions
and now faces a banged up Titans team that is allowing 265.1 passing yards per
game a game (31st) with 28 passing touchdowns this season (31st).
The Chargers have

Washington next week and if
they fail to beat

Tennessee,
they will need a win against the Redskins to secure a first-round bye.

Brett Favre against the
Bears. No secret that it is not a happy place right now in

Minnesota but that spells bad news for the
Bears. Favre will come out gunning and ready to prove he’s the sheriff in town.
Childress will call some more running plays but he’s not going to hold Favre
back if he wants to win this game. Throw in a couple of Cutler interceptions to
give more drive to the Vikings and Favre will take advantage. The Bears have
struggled on pass defense with 25 passing touchdowns given up this season. They
have allowed 248.1 passing yards a game (seventh).

The RB matchups I like this week:

Cedric Benson against the
Chiefs. It has been an emotional week for the Bengals with the loss of Chris
Henry and the team has dropped two straight games to lose ground for the second
seed in the conference. They now need a win to clinch the division and at least
the fourth seed. The Chiefs were run up and down field and allowed 286 rushing
yards to Jerome Harrison last week. Benson will get his chance to put up some
numbers against a defense averaging 162.6 rushing yards allowed per game (31st)
with 16 rushing touchdowns allowed this season.

Frank Gore against the
Lions. There isn’t anything to play for in this game but pride, and the 49ers
will look to show their home crowd that they have made strides in the right
direction as

Detroit
will start another quarterback. Gore posted 107 rushing yards on a good Eagles
defense and should find more running room this week against the Lions who are
allowing 127.9 rushing yards (29th) a game and 17 rushing touchdowns
allowed this season.

The
QB matchups I don’t like this week:

Matt Ryan against the
Bills. Ryan squeaked out a win last week but was held in check for most of the
game, throwing for just 152 yards and a touchdown at the end. The injuries he’s
had this season are still limiting him from putting up great stats. He will
struggle again this week as he faces the Bills.

Buffalo held Tom Brady last week to 115 yards
passing and is allowing 184.4 passing yards a game (third) with only 11 passing
touchdowns given up this season.

Peyton Manning against
the Jets. This is not a knock on Manning. Should you still play him this week?
Of course you should, but keep in mind that Darrell Revis will be checking
Reggie Wayne and the Colts might not play Manning the full game so when he puts
up 220 and one touchdown, you’re not wondering why. The Jets defense has been
solid against the pass holding opponents to 159.8 passing yards a game (first)
and are the only team in the league with single-digit touchdowns against them
passing this season (eight).

The RB
matchups I don’t like this week:

Jamaal Charles against
the Bengals. Charles has six straight games with a touchdown and has put up
monster yards the following two weeks against

Buffalo
and

Cleveland,
but you have to worry about this game and expect Charles to struggle. This won’t
be a shootout and

Kansas City
will find it hard against a Bengals defense allowing only 85.2 rushing yards a
game (third) and has given up just eight rushing touchdowns this season. Look
for a

Cincinnati
team that will look to avoid a third-straight loss.

Arian Foster/Ryan Moats/Chris
Brown against the Dolphins. The

Houston
running back situation has been a lost cause for fantasy owners. Steve Slaton
as been out for the year and the rest of the running backs has been a revolving
door. Last week the Texans struggled to run the ball against the Rams. This
week they will face a Dolphins team that still has playoff hopes alive. The

Miami defense is allowing
107.6 rushing yards a game (14th) with 15 rushing touchdowns yielded
this season.

Good luck to everyone in
Week 16.

Cheers!

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