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The Shark’s Fantasy Football Week 14 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

Michael Vick is a great fantasy football start against the Dallas Cowboys this week“All good things must come to an end”. We know the phrase all too well, and yes it usually lies true in life. As much as we may enjoy someone or something, eventually we have to say good-bye. The 2010 Fantasy Football season is no different.

A wonderful ride though ups and downs is coming to a close as many leagues will be starting their fantasy football playoffs this week, and others ending the regular season this week. Owners will replace the computers and last minute reports with things like family time, shoveling snow, and making spouses happy. Hey, we had a good run folks, don’t hang your heads.

Yes it is playoff time, and what we are looking at today is who will have the best match-ups come playoff time, as I give some suggestions. So lock in and get ready for some great reading. Have fun finishing out your season, and for all of you in the playoffs, I wish you the very best of luck, and will see you all in 2011. Thanks for all of your support and to all of those who follow me throughout the year.

First off some rules about the playoffs:

1. Don’t dare get cute now. Now is not the time to try something new, or start a guy you normally don’t use. Every point is vital as I personally saw this past week. Starting Fred Jackson sounded decent, but the 2 point difference between him and Rashard Mendenhall cost me a win. Stay with what got you here.

2. Do not, by any means, run your mouth. Nothing is worse than talking smack, then getting beat the next week. Go in focused and ready, but not too proud. In any week any team can fall apart.

3. Do not look at potential injury guys coming back. A rumor has Tony Romo possibly coming back in 2 weeks. This shouldn’t mean anything to anybody. Also let Vincent Jackson be someone else’s fantasy gamble, not yours.

4. Depending on match-ups a few waiver guys may help in an emergency. In 2 of my leagues Jonathan Stewart, Chris Ivory, and Tashard Choice were all acquired this week. All can be very good assets but follow the match-ups and the depth charts carefully.

Now we look at some good match-ups for this playoff or clincher week. If you have these guys, go with it:

Quarterback:

Aaron Rodgers at Lions: Rodgers puts up the big digits as it is and now he has this luxury.

Drew Brees vs. Rams: The Rams are very much improved, but Brees is awake and ready.

Michael Vick at Cowboys: The Cowboys have improved, but that secondary is still weak.

Avoid these match-ups:

Carson Palmer at Steelers: He’s been better this year, but this is never pretty.

Brett Favre vs. Giants: If he even plays for them, he should not play for you.

Jay Cutler vs. Patriots: Isn’t he due for a letdown anyway?

Running Backs:

Chris Johnson vs. Colts: Thursday night and the feeling is right, for a good game.

Peyton Hillis at Bills: The Bills stop no one, so why would they stop this beast.

Michael Turner at Panthers: The Panthers stink folks period.

Avoid:

Cedric Benson at Steelers: That defense will be ready for him this time.

Ahmad Bradshaw at Vikings: Still a good run defense and he is losing touches.

Jahvid Best vs. Packers: Pack is playing all out right now.

Wide Receiver/Tight End:

Jacoby Ford at Jaguars: The Jags still have a very poor secondary, and he is really fast.

Anquan Boldin at Texans: Texans defense makes Jags look like world beaters.

Roddy White at Panthers: He is the most underrated WR in football.

Avoid:

Percy Harvin vs. Giants: If he plays the match-up up front may be too much.

Steve Johnson vs. Browns: I just feel teams are catching on.

Larry Fitzgerald vs. Broncos: The QB play is so bad it is scary, like a Skelton (too soon?)

If you’d like to hear anything else from me on topics or ideas I can be reached at [email protected]

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