Friday, November 9, 2007

It's Football Playoff time

As many fantasy football leagues are either in the playoff stretch or start this weekend, your bye week strategy becomes more crucial so here is what you’ll need to know for this week:

The Smacchat Top 5 QB’s:

1. Ben Roethlisberger - Going against the Browns pass D is enough but he has been second best behind Sir Thomas Brady who is taking the week off to court super-models.
2. Drew Brees - The Rams are already playing second-stringers in hope of re-building and testing talent, while the Saints have finally hit their stride and are making a playoff push. We see HUGE numbers for Drew.
3. Farrrvre - Should have a good day at home, and normally plays well in cold weather. Only concern is the Minn. running game typically can control the ball
4. Peyton - Would normally be higher but with the injuries to the receiving core (ie; Harrison, Clark) he could have a slow day in sunny San Diego.
5. Tony (just got paid) Romo - this could be the big question mark for the week as the Giants have publicly said that they would "wipe that smile off his face" and promise to put pressure on T-Rom this week.

Running Backs

1. Adrian Peterson - Keep riding the train! He should do well on the Frozen Tundra and has the record in his sights. The weak passing game does make him a focal point however so he'll need 30 carries.
2. Joseph Addai - If Peterson's performance will be ANY indicator then JA should run well vs. the Charger D this weekend. Also the passing game will not be at full strength so they will need him.
3. LT -The Colts stop the run well but LT could be on a mission, coming off a loss and with all of the talk of AP being the "second coming". We expect a big day from 'the man'.
4. Willy Parker - Once again, going against the Brown D should provide much needed space for Willy P, who should be good for 100 plus some yac's out of the backfield.
5. Westbrook - Philly needs him to come correct in a big way, and he normally does when they need him. The 'combo man' pass and catch will put up big points this weekend.

Wide Receivers

1. Tj "whosyourmama" - With Chad not in the mix, he becomes the #1 guy and one of the basic fundamentals of FFootball is get the main receiver on a team that throws and you'll get out point your opponent's mirror. The Raven's strength is vs. the run and if they get behind the Bengals could be throwing all day.
2. Reggie Wayne - Please see previous, same situation with no Marvin or a .5 Clark, Wayne is now the goto for Peyton.
3. Plexi-Glass Burress - Eli will need to put it up, and although we don't expect a game with a lot of touchdowns, he'll get catches, yards, and probably one score.
4. TO - Typically plays well vs. the G-Men and the Boys will be looking to catch the blitzing Giants deep throughout the game.
5. Braylon Edwards -
One of the most consistent receivers as of late, he'll need to put up numbers, but with that big line, the makers seem to think the Browns will be playing catchup and if that's the case then there will be plenty of pass yards to go around.

Tight Ends

Tony G - Denver can not seem to stop anyone this year (ie-Detroit 41 points)
Antonio Gates - Always and forever. Now the top target
3. Jason Witten - could be big factor vs. the G-Men
4. Kellen Winslow Jr. - "The Soldier" has been playing well and will get ops this Sun.
5. Heath Miller - Makes the top 5 with Dallas Clark not 100%

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