The wonderful world of Fantasy Football is now in the saving face portion of the playoff season.
For many, the desperate last dash of the four weeks of NFL playoff games are the last chance to redeem themseves after their hopes, dreams and draft day homework came crashing down in the first few weeks of big name injuries and slow starts from high rated performers.
Normally this started a trend from which they spent there whole season trying to recover from, some successfully, some not.
Hey, it was hard for anyone to dig their way out of an 0-3 start when they had rosters containing Tom Brady, Joe Addai, Marques Colston and Antonio Gates or a plethora of other top draft picks dropping the ball so to speak...literally in Braylon Edwards' case!!
Now, as the second week of the second season approaches, I have put together a starting fantasy lineup for a Points Per Reception League that is guaranteed to get you through in contention for next week!
I used the PPR system because I am involved in a league that uses that format, so what I put forth IS the actual starting lineup I am going to use one for whatever that's worth.
There are some close decisions that could be affected with at game time. Anquan Boldin is a major question mark for all to watch, but for the most part I am comfortable that this combination will score well for a competitive total.
Any alternate suggestions would be greatly appreciated by all fantasy players this weekend, especially me, and some differing opinions are welcome.
Please feel free to list anything you think would score better under the Points Per Reception scoring system and Good Luck to all the fantasy fiends enjoying the end of an interesting year!
As my starting QB, I have to stick with Kurt Warner. I debated and tossed around Delhomme and Big Ben. After Warner righted the ship in Seattle the last game of the regular season with a four-TD performance, his solid numbers last week for the playoff opener was a reason to believe the Cardinals will help Warner bank another good point total with or without Boldin.
Anytime he is playing and healthy, he is the #1 RB in PPR fantasy football. He is always a threat for an absolute monster game and the focus of an offense that is clicking right now. Is it even a question that he starts?
DeAngelo Williams was one of those guys if you picked him up late in the draft or off the wire early, he probably won your league for you down the stretch.
He and the Panthers running game are on fire, and it seems like he has nudged ahead of Stewart as the go-to guy in the red zone.
As much of a no-brainer as there is this week and as unstoppable of a WR as there is anywhere in the NFL, is this guy fun to watch or what?
With Boldin banged up and possibly not playing, Fitzgerald's value skyrockets and you might want to look at Breston as a flyer if you're in that position.
The volatile wideout proved why he is one of the premier threats at the WR position with his combination of speed, great hands and fearless style of attacking any ball in the air.
Peaking again at just the right time, playing at home where he and Delhomme have always seemed to have a great feel for each other, he makes Delhomme a tempting start at QB as well.
Anyone who doesn't love the way this guy has played his whole career should consider watching another sport.
A big-game performer and a guy willing to do anything to help the team win, I think the Chargers are in for trouble with No. 86 this time around and Ben calls on him in clutch time when it counts and around the end zone.
This position is not so clear, and I think there are options with Heath Miller, Bo Scaife and Brent Celek that are viable, but Gates is the safest choice after last week and I think the No. 1-ranked Pittsburgh run defense will bring Sproles back to Earth.
With LT banged up and questionable, the Chargers will have to move the ball in the air. Even if that will be difficult as well, and Gates should get the most targets from Rivers if that's the case.
Kickers are kickers and Akers was a monster last week, but picking Kasay this week is mainly based on what I think will be the highest scoring game of the weekend, and the fact he is at home.
Rex Ryan has this group playing as a precise, finely tuned destructive machine with a perfect blend of veterans and youngsters.
Why would you ever not start Ed Reed, supreme God of all defenders and someone I suspect is not of this universe.