To the 10, the 5, the 1…..and That’s All! Thanks, Brian.

by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger.

He definitely saved as many fantasy players as he doomed, and he being none other the Brian Westbrook last Sunday when he fell down on the one yard line. I cannot imagine what it sounded like in the living rooms of America that had involvement in their fantasy games that included BW. If that play alone was not cause for fantasy leagues to find a better way to determine league champions, consider the fact the so many top players completely tanked on semi-final Sunday throughout this country, ruining potentially great seasons by teams in on three-hour window of time. Purists will say it is just like the NFL playoffs, where a team will line up for a playoff game and anything can happen. I think purists miss the point.

An NFL team is developing a team for their postseason, as they create a delicate balance of running, passing, special teams, and defense. When they enter the field for that crucial playoff game, they have game planned and prepared for many contingencies, and at the end of the day, it was their execution that made or broke their playoff fate. That team decides if they will use their [...]

Eye on the Playoffs

Eye on the Playoffs 
by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger 

We all know that week 17 is often a week that causes fantasy teams to be without many starters, so quite a few (if not most) leagues have eliminated this week from the fantasy schedule- and rightfully so. That said, this is one of those years that we could see week 16 be even worse than week 17. Why? Because a number of teams may have their fate sealed and may treat the week 16 game like the third preseason game, when starters play for a half. If this happens, it is worse than the week 17 scenario of the starters sitting completely, because owners may not even be able to use ‘handcuff’ players, since everyone could be playing one half of football on these particular teams. Here are the teams that most likely will force you to keep and eye on, and if you can still add players via waivers, you might want to prepare for week 16 right now.  New England Patriots: Since they own the equivalent of a 2.5 game lead for home-field advantage, if they win in weeks 14 & 15, they will have two meaningless games. If [...]

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