More fantasy Playoffs
posted Dec 17 2016, 03:40PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

Nothing made sense last week....hopefully this week does

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The weatherman predicted the weather about as well as anyone predicted fantasy football last week. There was not 5-8 inches of snow in Green Bay! We all knew Le'veon Bell was the man, but 55 points is just ridiculous. Week 14 just didn’t make sense for many fantasy owners. Week 14 saw scores of: Russell Wilson and David Carr with 4, Deandre Hopkins, Jamison Crowder and Devonta Freeman with 3 and Big Ben, Michael Crabtree, Jimmy Graham and Jordan Reed with 2. Injuries forced Donte Moncrief and Melvin Gordon to have zero, but there’s a good chance you started them. Week 14 also saw the Falcons DST with 27, Bilal Powell with 27 and Zach Ertz with 23. Raise your hand if you had them projected that high….crickets crickets… ok then let’s move on.

I typically write these on Friday afternoons after doing a week full of research. I usually don’t have the physical time to include the Thursday night games. I am not a highly paid ESPN or CBS employee. I am a regular job kinda guy who was afford an incredible opportunity to write about fantasy football and be able to have a platform to share my personal research and analysis and give my point of view. I may give great advice, I may give terrible advice, but in the end, it’s just advice. I have written in just about every article this year… You have the final say in all your roster decisions. You need to know your league rules, use the numbers and go by your gut. The numbers said to play Thomas Rawls Thursday night. I told a loyal twitter follower to do so. I woke up Friday morning to see his abysmal numbers and felt bad. This guy is out there trying to win his fantasy league, on info that I am giving him and I fed him what I thought was good advice but turned out bad.

This week you may have seen the tweet going around that someone tweeted to Todd Gurley. It stated “If I ever see you in public we’re fist fighting over your fantasy football performance this year.” Gurley saw this and responded “Pull up then.” If it ever gets to the point where you are angrily tweeting your guys over fantasy football, it is time to stop. The loyal follower from the previous paragraph tweeted me and just said thanks, you got me this far. He was content. Twitter needs more active users like this one and less like the guy who attacked Gurley. I’ll admit that I have been blocked by many professional athletes for words I have said to them, but none of them weren't true. I never attacked anyone over a game. Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds blocked me after we had a back and forth where I was unhappy with his lack of hustle and believed he cost the Reds a Wild Card game in 2012 and they went on to get swept by the Giants. I told him he was lazy on the basepaths. That isn’t anything not true. Ronnie Hillman, when he was with the Broncos asked Twitter nation how he could get better. I responded by telling him to handle the rock better and cut down on fumbles.  He told me to worry about being a better fan and blocked me.

When your favorite athlete respond to your tweets, it can make you feel like a kid again. I’m 34 and get giddy and butterflies when Shannon Sharpe replies to my tweets. Emmanuel Sanders follows me, he even sent my wife a Christmas gift at my request with an autographed picture that reads “Dear Becky- Too bad Chris found you first. Love Emmanuel Sanders.” Chatting with famous people online for the average fan can be amazing, to others it’s just an everyday occurrence. Either way, there is no room to berate Todd Gurley because he didn’t perform well in a game. There is no room to go after Fantasy analysts because they got a ranking wrong. In the end, we compute the numbers, take many factors into consideration and then give advice, in the end, you hit submit on your final roster. The best advice I have been given, this late in the season is “Ride the horse that got you there.”

Each week so far this season I have streamed a DST and it has worked all but one. This week I am streaming The Dolphins. They are owned in just 49% of ESPN leagues. They will play the Jets Saturday night without Matt Forte and Ryan Fitzpatrick. It’s not like Fitz was magic again this year, but does anyone have faith in Bryce Petty? Both teams will be playing with a back up QB and should see plenty of turnovers.


1. Matt Ryan

2. Kirk Cousins

3. Cam Newton

4. Aaron Rodgers

5. David Carr

6. Philip Rivers

7. Drew Brees

8. Tom Brady

9. Jameis Winston

10. Tyrod Taylor

11. Andrew Luck

12. Ben Roethlisberger

13. Carson Palmer

14. Colin Kaepernick

15. Eli Manning


1. David Johnson

2. Leveon Bell

3. Lesean McCoy

4. Demarco Murray

5. Devonta Freeman

6. Ezekiel Elliott

7. Lamar Miller

8. Carlos Hyde

9. Latavius Murray

10. Jordan Howard

11. Legarrette Blount

12. Jeremy Hill

13. Jonathan Stewart

14. Jay Ajayi

15. Frank Gore

16. Bilal Powell

17. Robert Kelley

18. Spencer Ware

19. Tevin Coleman

20. Doug Martin

21. Mark Ingram

22. Isaiah Crowell

23. Kenneth Farrow

24. Kenneth Dixon

25. Rashad Jennings

26. Ty Montgomery

27. Ryan Matthews

28. Tim Hightower

29. Terrance West

30. Adrian Peterson

31. Justin Forsett

32. T.J. Yeldon

33. Chris Ivory

34. Mike Gillislee

35. Matt Asiata

36. Dion Lewis

37. Devontae Booker

38. Chris Thompson

39. Jalen Richard

40. James White


1. Odell Beckham Jr.

2. Antonio Brown

3. Mike Evans

4. T.Y. Hilton

5. Dez Bryant

6. Jordy Nelson

7. Demaryius Thomas

8. Larry Fitzgerald

9. Tyrell Williams

10. Amari Cooper

11. Emmanuel Sanders

12. Michael Crabtree

13. Stefon Diggs

14. Davante Adams

15. Golden Tate

16. Julian Edelman

17. Tyreek Hill

18. Sammy Watkins

19. Alshon Jeffery

20. Jamison Crowder

21. Brandin Cooks

22. Taylor Gabriel

23. Desean Jackson

24. Jordan Matthews

25. Jarvis Landry

26. Kelvin Benjamin

27. Dontrelle Inman

28. Rishard Matthews

29. Terrelle Pryor Sr.

30. Deandre Hopkins

31. Michael Thomas

32. Mohamed Sanu

33. Steve Smith Sr.

34. Pierre Garcon

35. Robby Anderson

36. Allen Robinson

37. Malcolm Mitchell

38. Adam Thielen

39. Willie Snead

40. Brandon Marshall


1. Travis Kelce

2. Jordan Reed

3. Tyler Eifert

4. Greg Olsen

5. Delanie Walker

6. Zach Ertz

7. Kyle Rudolph

8. Antonio Gates

9. Martellus Bennett

10. Ladarius Green

11. Cameron Brate

12. Eric Ebron

13. Dennis Pitta

14. Coby Fleener

15. Jared Cook


1. Matt Bryant

2. Justin Tucker

3. Dustin Hopkins

4. Matt Prater

5. Adam Vinatieri

6. Cairo Santos

7. Dan Bailey

8. Sebastian Janikowski

9. Stephen Gostkowski

10. Nick Novak

11. Brandon Mcmanus

12. Caleb Sturgis

13. Mason Crosby

14. Josh Lambo

15. Wil Lutz


1. Buffalo Bills

2. Baltimore Ravens

3. Minnesota Vikings

4. Houston Texans

5. Green Bay Packers

6. Kansas City Chiefs

7. Atlanta Falcons

8. New England Patriots

9. Denver Broncos

10. Miami Dolphins

11. Arizona Cardinals

12. NY Jets

13. Pittsburgh Steelers

14. Oakland Raiders

15. NY Giants

Best Matchups:

QB: Philip Rivers, David Carr, Kirk Cousins

RB: Lesean McCoy, Devonta Freeman, Latavius Murray

WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Demaryius Thomas, Amari Cooper

Good Matchups:

QB: Jameis Winston, Carson Palmer, Tyrod Taylor

RB: Legarrette Blount, Lamar Miller, Spencer Ware

WR: Stefon Diggs, Davante Adams, Sammy Watkins

Bad Matchups:

QB: Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck

RB: Frank Gore, Doug Martin, Mark Ingram

WR: Julian Edelman, Brandin Cooks, Jarvis Landry

Week 14 perfect line up challenge:

QB: Kirk Cousins

RB: David Johnson,

RB: Le'veon Bell

WR: Odell Beckham Jr.

WR: Mike Evans

WR: Demaryius Thomas

TE: Travis Kelce

K: Justin Tucker

DST: Minnesota Vikings

Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. Working on a Finance degree as well. You can never lear...

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