Whether your playoffs start this week or not, we're at the point in the season where you have to simply survive and advance to keep your season alive. Here are some players who should be able to help your cause and let you play another day, and a few more who have gotten you to this point in the year, but you might want to think twice about using this weekend.
The surprising Falcons travel to the Big Easy for a matchup that will be anything but.
Hixon is flying off waiver wires all week following the
The eventual NFC West Champion Cardinals are two-touchdown favorites against the Rams who can't seem to do anything right these days. The latest problem in St. Louis has star back
The Bengals enter Sunday's tilt ranked dead last in the NFL in scoring at 12.6 points per game. This year Cincinnati has scored less than half the number of points of seven different teams, and an astounding 23 teams have outscored the Bengals by at least 100 points. The Colts defense is on a roll after holding the Browns to no touchdowns last week and following defensive end
The horror of Edwards' season got even worse on Sunday when previously vanquished quarterback Derek Anderson went out with a season-ending knee injury leaving Cleveland with the underwhelming Ken Dorsey behind center. Edwards, already one of the top candidates for worst-un-injury-related-busts of the fantasy season, leads the league in drops with 16, which is four more than the next worst, Kansas City's
Starting or sitting Barber this week is possibly the hardest decision of the season. Barber is suffering from the results of a dislocated pinkie toe. He is expected to play on Sunday in what's expected to be a snowstorm in Pittsburgh, which normally would be the perfect conditions for a power back. However, the Steelers have the league's top run defense, having surrendered only 854 yards and a per-carry average of 3.1 and have allowed only four running backs to reach the end zone via the run and two more via the pass. Play him if you must, but if you have a solid alternative, it might be best to avoid the situation altogether.
Portis lost the NFL rushing lead last week by gaining just 22 yards against the Giants while