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Jay Cutler, DAL (52%, 20) – After the embarrassing pass / run split in last week’s game (51/7), I think Bears HC Marc Trestman will make a concerted effort to run the football which will limit Cutler’s fantasy ceiling this week. I hope I’m wrong.
Ryan Tannehill BAL (39%, 19) – Was so bad against a weak Jets secondary on Monday night, that I can’t in good conscious recommend Tannehill in a fantasy playoff match-up.
Cam Newton @NO (38%, 19) – Outside of 1 game this season (OT vs CIN), Newton just hasn’t been good all year. His accuracy is all over the place, his O-line sucks, he’s rumored to be banged up, he has limited receiving options and isn’t running the ball as much as in previous seasons.
Alfred Morris, STL (83%, 15) – His numbers with any non-RG3 QB have been pretty bad this season and the Rams D-line is playing really well right now. If you have an option with higher upside I would use it unless you are happy with an 8-12 pointer from Morris.
Andre Ellington, KC (69%, 14) – He’s questionable to even play and if he does will lose carries to the rest of the Cards mediocre RBs, especially in the red zone. No thanks.
Isaiah Crowell, IND (38%,14) – If he wasn’t hurt, Crowell might be in my start’em picks, but his shoulder isn’t 100% and the Browns have been rotating RBs like crazy all season. It’s too risky for me in the playoffs and I’m staying away from all of them.
Stephen Jackson, @GB (36%,11) – Still slooow. Even with a 50-yard plus run last week on the first drive of the game, S-Jax still finished with just 10 fantasy points on the day.
Doug Martin, @DET (19%, 10) – I’m not sure why so many sites are picking Martin as a starting option this week. He did score a TD last week, but still averaged under 4 ypc and is facing the top run D in the league this week in Detroit. He’s also splitting carries with rookie Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey. Don’t do it.