With only three or four games left in the fantasy football regular season, you should be trying to position yourself for the playoffs and it is important that you don’t let any games slip away. We have some very intriguing match ups this week, and hopefully you can take advantage of putting together an optimal line-up for another victory this week.
Put Me in The Game Coach
Reggie Bush – Last week Reggie Bush was benched in the second half because of a fumble early in the game. He was disappointed that he let his teammates down, and agreed that he deserved to be benched for putting the team in a hole. Look for him to have an inspired game against the Buffalo Bills this week.
C.J Spiller – Fred Jackson is out again, Spiller has already proven this season that he can be the guy if counted upon. Look for him to get a ton of touches against a very underrated Miami defense.
Andy Dalton – Coming off his best fantasy performance of his career, Dalton has the luxury of facing off against Kansas City, who up until last week against the Steelers had not lead at any point in regulation this season. Gresham is finally starting to show up and A.J. Green is A.J. Green so look for him to have a great outing this week.
Rashard Mendenhall – With Big Ben out for a while, and Rashard Mendenhall finally healthy from his Achilles injury a few weeks back look for the Steelers to feature him. Head Coach Mike Tomlin has been on record saying the job is Mendenhall’s when he becomes available.
Have the Loneliest Seat on the Bench
Rashad Jennings – He did next to nothing last week, and the road doesn’t get any easier as Jacksonville takes on the Texans this week, who amazingly still have yet to give up a rushing touchdown.
Jeremy Maclin/DeSean Jackson – Vick out, Foles in. I’m sure if Andy Reid wants to keep his job he will feature Shady McCoy more in the offense this week to protect his young Quarterback.
Matt Forte – Recievers have been gashing the 49ers, but they are still pretty stout against the run. With Cutler down, look for the 49ers to stack the box and force Jason Campbell to beat them.
Michael Turner – Last week he struggled against the Saints and his teammates are even quoted saying the blame of the falcons run struggles are squarely on Turner. Listed with a groin injury on the Falcons week 11 injury report, look for them to give a few more touches to second year man Jaquizz Rodgers who in a back up role has performed well.
Waiver Wire Warriors
Danario Alexander – He has become for the Chargers what I thought Robert Mecheam was going to be all season. After missing most of the season recovering from groin surgery he has put together back to back solid games, and Phillip Rivers isn’t afraid to give him a chance to shine.
Pierre Garcon – I know, I know tough to hop on that train again, but if you have room on your bench he could be a solid pick up for the playoffs. Reports have surfaced that his foot is doing well, and he has been able to cut, push off, and run without pain this week. Although he might not be available this week, he could return to action in time for playoffs.
Nick Foles/Jason Campbell – These players while they may not help your team a whole lot, you can handcuff them for teams who have Jay Cutler or Michael Vick as their quarterback, or teams who have bye week issues. I do think Campbell has a better team around him to be successful, but his first start he gets the 49ers so this week I wouldn’t start either one.
Once again if you guys have any questions about your fantasy line ups this week feel free to ask me via twitter @KlassikSports. I appreciate all the feedback and will answer any and all questions.