“Perusing the Perimeter” Fantasy Football 2013 – Championship Week 16

Before we get into the nitty-gritty on this blog ya boy @Whudey wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year….Remember, that this time of year is all about the love we receive from others that make it so special ….I hope that I have been able to provide you with some great insight for 2013 and look forward to being in your corner come summer of 2014 all over again ….So that we can share this intimate moment of it being Championship Week in many fantasy football leagues…(I apologize to those who are in leagues that go to Week 17 and wish you the same good fortune…although I won’t be around next week ..I have faith yule get the job done…)
Last week, you saw waiver wire heroes and kickers (Shout out to Justin Tucker ) lead fantasy football teams to glory….That really shouldn’t come as a shock to those who read this blog as it something you should always keep in the back of your mind as this is the reality in the game of fantasy football…and while many will argue that the luck factor involved is down right criminal and hurts the game…I agree with you..but on the other hand…Wouldn’t have it any other way…You see it the rush of the uncertainty that has us addicted..win or lose …you will be back next year for more ..and win or lose …you are one half of the Championship Finals…give yourself a pat on the back..You deserve it..But we have a job to do…We have a Championship to win…So enough of sweet talk…because “We want winners” …leave it all out there of the fake football field this week…Make a complete mess of the wire, talk some extreme smack talk to your opponent…any advantage you have at your disposal ….Use it this week…This is a no holds barred ol’ school WWF Ladders Deathmatch and only the person who is able to climb the ladder after beating the living shit out of their opponent to grab the belt will win the title….You have to be in that kind of mindset…You saw what playing it safe got you last week rolling out your “studs” …It’s time to do some serious thinking and analysis (not to the degree of over-thinking things..) but win or lose…this week is a product of your decision making…yours and yours alone..As a matter of fact The “Perusing the Perimeter” podcast this week with FT411 family members in @FantasyTrade411 and @TheTonyM is just the thing to help walk you through some tough decisions you are mulling over this week…other than that..you may use my Start/Sit and rankings below as a guide as well…Let me finish by saying….I’m proud of you…Be Bold…Be Brave…Be You….Good Luck…

 

 

I will be grouping the offensive skill positions listing my “Loves” first and then “Hates”….After that I will color code them from most comfortable to least comfortable on placing into my starting lineup this week…Hope its not to confusing and hope it ultimately helps…My personal rankings from FantasyPros.com for the given week posted below which I will update daily up until a couple hours before kickoff every Sunday:

 


 

Quarterbacks

Andy Dalton – For the love of god don’t let me and the city of Cincinnati down this week GinjaNinja

Kirk Cousins - I’m drinking the kool-aid here…

Ryan Fitzpatrick - Going to go ham to earn a nice two-year deal

Big BenFuck the Steelers…

Ryan Tannehill - has been the catalyst for the success of this team all year…no reason it should end on the road…barring extreme inclimate weather…

Thad Lewis – maybe just maybe…ok nevermind…. but still….

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Carson Palmer – He may not even play in this one…but the matchup made him a huge a downgrade regardless..

Matt Cassel – Mike Zimmer and the Bengals at home..Pass

Eli Manning – After last week how can you possibly trust this guy….!?

Jay Cutler – He just makes me nervous …should post solid production regardless..

Aaron Rodgers - As it stands sounds like he may not be the savior everyone who stashed him had hoped for…

Tom Brady – Maybe the Ravens shut him down?!

 

Running Backs

Gio Bernard – Please can we feed him and have more games in terms of usage like a week ago Jay Gruden?

Bobby Rainey – Start him if you got him…

Jordan Todman - one of the Week 15 heroes returns for an encore…

Joique Bell – Just a hunch he gets enough action to be a sexy sleeper this week

Dennis Johnson - Week 16 wavier wire hero…

Daniel Thomas – This is a high risk option but he seems to have the GL role …could do worse this week…

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Alfred Morris – If I can start anyone over him this week I am …hell I would seriously consider Daniel Thomas at this point…the touchdowns aren’t there and the sporadic usage not to mention removed from the passing game has killed all his 1st round value…

Steven Jackson - I want nothing to do with this…but he is a better option than Morris if you want to split hairs…

Steven Ridley – Am I missing something from the projections I have seen on various sites this week!?

Danny Woodhead – Ryan Mathews is being leaned on more and more …killing Woodhead’s touch volume…

Trent Richardson - Last week was nice…just leave him on your bench and hope that 2014 is a better year for last year’s 4th overall selection..

Eddie Lacy - Not the best matchup but what can you do …

 

Wide Receivers

Micheal Crabtree – Hope you listened a week ago because he is back and ready to help get the 49ers in the postseason

Ace Sanders – Looks like he can help if you are in a pinch…

Brandon LaFell – The CAR WR you want to own this weekend…

Kenny Stills – Love Colston’s recent usage but I want vintage Brees …think owners get it this week and Kenny gets a long bomb or two..

Robert Woods - Hunch call…

Jacoby Jones- Dancing with the Ravens

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Larry Fitzgerald – SIT SIT SIT……. if you can of course…

Danny Amendola – I don’t trust him ..

Marvin Jones – Of course I hope that I am wrong here but owners may look to take a shot on other Bengals pass catchers not named AJ Green this week…and may end up with a lump of coal using Jones here…

Torrey Smith – Belichick Games…

Jordy Nelson - Finally scored last week without Rodgers..you think he doubles down on that this week…because I don’t

Josh Gordon - No! you do not sit him but with Jason Campbell at QB you have to consider it at least…

 

Tight Ends

Tony Gonzalez - Ball out for one last time HOF’er

Heath Miller - ……….

Tyler Eifert- Love him if Gresham is inactive…

Martellus Bennett – Cutler will look for him in the RZ

Tim Wright – Maybe Glennon can repeat last week’s magic…??

Zach Miller – The Streaming of TEs versus ARZ has been gold for the most par the last two months..

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Jordan Cameron- Let’s just take a moment of silence for Jordan Cameron owners who have never thought they missed Brian Hoyer so much..

Coby Fleener- Matchup problem

Greg Olsen- Has disappeared…

Logan Paulsen- Lukewarm love for him..

Dennis Pitta – Last week was a bit nerve racking…still the 2nd option in the passing game..hopefully he bounces back…

Jimmy Graham – Reverse Jinx…

 

Good luck to you all during Championship Week  and remember….Trust your gut!!…everyone in the fantasy community including myself claim to know it all but at the end of the day its your team and your job to soak in all information and make the best calls for your team…Thank you for reading do not forget to check out my Fantasy Sports and Real Sports podcast “Perusing the Perimeter”  Championship Week 16  show with @FantasyTrade411 and @TheTonyM on @FantasyTrade411Radio Network also available on I-Tunes.
 



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5 Responses to '“Perusing the Perimeter” Fantasy Football 2013 – Championship Week 16'

  1. Btdrnks says:

    Do you actually do any research before posting this crap?

  2. Bo says:

    Who makes you less nervous Alex Smith or Jay Cutler. Jay’s recently numbers on the road aren’t good, that’s why I am nervous, but Marshall and Jeffrey both had 100 yd + games in Detroit/wk 10, with Jay as starter & before he got hurt. Now with Jeffrey in full bloom Jay’s got the best pass catching duo in the league.

    • Whudey says:

      I almost would want say stay with Cutler have to understand the Trestman offense is fantasy gold.. Smith has been on a roll as of late so it’s a coin flip and personal taste thing here..

  3. Zonker says:

    Good golly .. who is that model?

    Zach Miller hasn’t been lighting it up, but has the prime matchup with Arizona. Would you play him over Gonzalez?

  4. Whudey says:

    I have no idea who the model is…but I like Tony G for the swan song in terms of fantasy football

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