15 reaches here for championship week.
Dan Orlovsky vs. New Orleans – He actually looked good last week and he faces a real weak Saint secondary. The problem is that he has no help at WR other than Calvin Johnson so the upside here is the issue. But it could be a high-scoring game so there’s a chance here for Orlovsky to do something of note.
Matt Schaub at Oakland – If the weather holds up, Schaub could keep it going against a Raider secondary which has struggled the last two weeks. And Oakland’s safeties have struggled as has CB Chris Johnson.
DeShaun Foster at St. Louis – IF Frank Gore is out again, look for Foster to get a lot of touches in this game and he could be a very solid #3 RB against a weak Ram defense.Cedric Benson at Cleveland - It sounds crazy to back this guy, but he did well last week and and has a nice matchup this week at the Browns. Not a bad low-end reach starter this week.
Leon Washington at Seattle – I know they still don’t use him enough, but Washington could make a big play or two against a weak Seahawk defense. Not [...]
COACHING TAPE – WEEK 15
REDSKINS OFFENSE VS. BENGALS DEFENSE
Redskins only 280 total yards on 60 offensive plays
Redskins only 4-14 on third down conversions
Redskins 4 trips inside the red zone, only 1 TD
Heyer started at LT, and Fabini at RT for the Redskins
Campbell has become a little scattershot with his accuracy, Missing too many easy throws
Redskins OL did not get much push against the Bengals DL – Bengals a lot of slanting and moving with their DL, They looked quicker than the Redskins OL
Redskins big problem has been inability to generate explosive pass plays off their run game, They do not attack at the intermediate and deeper levels in the pass game, Offense compressed
Redskins offensive concept is based on a methodical and efficient approach with the running game as the foundation
Redskins must do first down passing off [...]
I’m in three championship games (and all three are against the GURU believe it or not) this week so I’m really focusing in on making sure I do a good job of making sure I’m making good decisions on my rosters and lineups.
Here are some quick tips to be aware of when making out your lineups and adjusting your rosters (I may add a few more later this week):
1) Have complete depth.This doesn’t just mean having handcuffs. It actually means having backups for all of your starters if possible.
Lets say you have your handcuffs for your RBs, but you don’t have a backup QB, TE, or K.
What I’m going to do this week is drop players off of my rosters that I don’t plan on using and that my opponent probably won’t pick up (very important that you only drop players that you feel won’t be needed by your opponent), like my third QB for example or backup D.
As funny as it sounds, what if my kicker got hurt in warmups and I didn’t have a backup? I’d take a zero. So I’m going to try to have a backup kicker if my roster allows for it meaning if I can afford [...]