Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders in Week 15: Who's Going to Win Me My Championship?

Jacob SloanSenior Analyst IDecember 17, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 13: Running back Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs  runs the ball during a NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2009 Kansas City, Missouri.  The Bills defeated the Chiefs 16-10.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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I hope this week matters to you. It certainly matters to me. I’ve made it this far in the playoffs and I don’t plan to stop until I get a championship.

There’s a theme this week out there I’ve noticed. It’s Jamaal Charles love.

Try finding someone who hates him this week. Other than a plug for the Browns’ defense on Fantasy Joe, there’s nada. I don’t know if that spells disaster or certain victory, but I’m starting the little speedster either way.

The Fifth Down hates on LaDainian Tomlinson and shares in the Jamaal Charles love. FF Xtreme picks Charles over Ryan Grant .

I’m starting him over Steven Jackson , per the advice at Fantasy Joe as well.

Matt Pitzer’s got some nice names that could win it for you this week, including Anquan Boldin and Knowshon Moreno, but Roddy White and Chad Ochocinco owners won’t be as happy with his dud selections. Both wide receivers enter into tough matchups against Darrelle Revis and the San Diego Chargers’ corners, respectively.

I am not as worried about Randy Moss underwhelming this week after reading what Mr. NFL Films had to say about his efforts. If he says the game film shows him doing all the right things, I believe it.

Moss doesn’t seem to have the same immaturity that hit him in Oakland and Minnesota. He knows the Pats have a good thing going, and I don’t think he’ll want to be the one that derails their chance at the playoffs this season.

He’s ripe for an in-your-face day in Buffalo, as long as the weather works out. Buffalo has been an interception machine and kept receivers out of the end zone lately, but those receivers were not a motivated Randy Moss .

Can you trust your Colts tonight? At least for tonight’s game, The Hazean thinks so . I agree.

If you need sleepers , I’m sure you know my affection for Alex Smith and Vince Young . Both are questionable this week and have less favorable matchups than last week, but you can roll with them if you must. I like VY more than Smith as long as VY plays.

FF Toolbox is all over this week’s waiver wire grabs , but as I wrote earlier this week , I’m not feeling them. I think the Toolbox guys are right to be concerned about DeAngelo Williams and Vincent Jackson, as Williams faces a tough Minnesota run defense and Jackson faces the Bengals secondary, which has taken away their opponent’s top target each week.

And as usual, there are plenty more start or sit articles where these came from over at FF Librarian .