Fantasy Focus- The Playoffs Are Coming!!


Nov 25, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws the ball during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

For most fantasy leagues this is the last week possible to clinch your playoff spot!  Every league has many different rules, do you have everyone possible running back hand-cuffed, do you have your defensive match-ups lined up? There are plenty of questions for your roster after this week if you have already clinched, but if you haven’t clinched there is only one thing to do this weekend…Just Win!!  The past twelve weeks are meaningless if you don’t get in the playoffs, because you have to be in it to win it whether you’re 5-7 or 11-1.


Stud- Aaron Rodgers- Last week was his Drew Brees Thursday night game. Expect a big bounce back game against Minnesota.

Dud- Matt Schaub- Look for the Texans to reestablish themselves as a dominant running team after a couple of weeks of throwing the ball all over the place.

Sleeper- Chad Henne- It’s still a head shaker that he didn’t see the field sooner than later with Blaine Gabbert’s struggles.

Running Back

Stud- CJ Spiller- Everyone runs it a lot against the Jags, and this should be no exception.

Dud- Jonathan Dwyer- He’s the starter but I would steer clear of all Steelers this week against Baltimore.

Sleeper- Joique Bell- The Lions running back will find the end zone this week.

Wide Receiver

Stud-Demaryius Thomas- He’s a must start every week.

Dud- Brandon Marshall- This will be a tough week for Marshall against two of the biggest corners in the NFL.

Sleeper- Pierre Garcon- When healthy (all of two weeks) he’s put up big numbers with RG3.

Tight End

Stud- Jason Witten- He’s the only reliable person on the Cowboys offense each week. Bryant is pretty close.

Dud- Antonio Gates- Phillip Rivers has been pathetic since Week 4 which has really hurt Gates.

Sleeper- Clay Harbor- Looking for a deep sleeper…. There you go!


Stud- Bears- Rookie Qb visiting Soldier Field will equal to at least one defensive score.

Dud- Steelers- They will play hard but it won’t translate to many fantasy points.

Sleeper- Rams- They will give Kaepernick fits in St Louis.

Good Luck in your pursuit for the playoffs!!