There's nothing like a second chance in life, and the same thinking applies to fantasy football, as well. For owners whose dreams of a fantasy title went unfulfilled in the regular season, or the greedy owners who simply covet two championships in the same year, check out Postseason Fantasy Football.
This test of fantasy survival is like no other game you've ever played, but it'll call on your keen abilities to predict the future -- one NFL week at a time.
Before we get on to the picks for this week, a reminder of the rules: Every week, you select a roster of 7 players: 1 quarterback, 1 running back, 2 wide receivers, 1 tight end, 1 kicker, and a team defense. Earn weekly points based on player performance using standard fantasy football scoring (below).
On to the picks for Week 15, the second in the December Showdown ...
Kurt Warner, Cardinals: I would not be shocked to see this MVP candidate throw for 350 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings' torchable secondary. In fact, I'm almost expecting it to happen.
Matt Forte, Bears: If Joseph Addai were completely healthy (and not running on fumes right now), I would have tabbed him against the sad-sack Lions. Brian Westbrook and Thomas Jones are solid Week 15 plays, as well. But above all, I love the guy who's the most reliable threat to tally 150 total yards and maybe, just maybe two touchdowns this week.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals and Wes Welker, Patriots: Fitzgerald is a lock for this spot given Warner's capacity to throw 300-plus yards and Fitz's immense desire to fare well against his favorite team as a child (the Vikings). Welker (12 catches for 134 yards last week) is an easy choice for big success this week -- especially if Raiders all-world CB Nnamdi Asomugha provides blanket coverage of Randy Moss on the other side of the field, as expected.
Dallas Clark, Colts: How could I possibly ignore every Indy player this week? Detroit has had a horrible track record in defending tight ends this season ... and Clark is arguably the best one the Lions will face in '08.
Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots: The math is pretty simple with kickers in December -- pick the guy who's been hot of late and has the luxury of kicking in a dome or in lovely northern California on that day.
Ravens: I lost a true playoff heartbreaker in the SI.com & Friends league last week ... thanks to the amazing Baltimore defense (17 points -- buoyed by Ed Reed's forced-fumble/ return TD). So, why would I doubt this unit for the Ravens' game of the year?