NFL fantasy start 'em, sit 'em
Congratulations if you're still playing, as all of your hard work this season has paid off. Although you're better off playing the guys who have gotten you this far most of the time, there are a few players you should consider inserting into or removing from your lineup to help you survive and advance and in many leagues and capture that elusive title. Here they are in the penultimate edition of Start 'em, Sit 'em of the season.
Admit it; if someone told you in August that you'd be starting Tyler Thigpen at quarterback in the fantasy playoffs, if not the finals, you would have told them to have their head examined. But here we are in Week 15, and the matchup for Kansas City couldn't be better, facing a Chargers defense in disarray, ranking 30th in passing yards allowed and tied for 28th in touchdown passes surrendered.
MoJo hasn't exactly had the breakout season (607 rushing yards, 12 total TDs) those who drafted him had hoped for and neither has his team, but since you're still setting a lineup this week, he's obviously been good enough. Now with
The Rams are in position to end a seven-game losing streak if they can hold home court against the Seahawks, who are in the midst of a six-game slide, themselves. There's little doubt that Jackson will be the best player on the field for either team and he's champing at the bit to have a big day on the heels of two solid performances against Miami (110 yards from scrimmage) and Arizona (67 total yards, 1 TD rec.). He's gained 100 yards from scrimmage and/or scored a touchdown in the last seven games he's played against the Seahawks, and with Seattle simply playing out the string, he'll extend that streak.
The former Super Bowl MVP tried single-handedly to defeat his old team last week, catching four balls for 88 yards and his first two touchdowns of the season from
The Rams' lone bright spot of the season on offense has been the development of this rookie wideout who is challenging
In just two weeks the Jets have gone from one of the league's chic picks for home-field advantage to a team just struggling to make the playoffs. Much of the blame can be placed on the right arm of Favre, who over his last three games has fewer touchdown passes than Seneca Wallace,
Schaub did well for you last week with a franchise-record 414 yards against the Packers, but this week, in a battle of the current Houston franchise and the former Houston franchise, it's better to go in another direction. The Titans have given up just eight passing touchdowns this season and held Schaub to only 188 yards with no touchdowns in Week 3, while picking him off three times.
Bush hasn't come close to playing a cold weather game since Nov. 2006 in Pittsburgh, but that'll all change Thursday night when his Saints trot out onto Soldier Field to face the Bears. Playing mostly in domes hasn't prepared the sometimes fragile back for what's in store for him thanks to Old Man Winter, as light snow is expected with temperatures in the 20s, not exactly ideal conditions for a back whose entire game is predicated on quick cuts. Factor in that only heavier backs like