Colts, Titans offer intriguing, and explosive start to fantasy playoffs
Most fantasy owners got a good dose of what they've been missing in Thursday's Colts-Titans game -- Chris Johnson got his electric groove back while Peyton Manning hit the 300-yard mark, and more important, stopped throwing to the wrong team. As the Titans continued their downward spiral and the Colts -- clearly not used to resting their starters at this point of the season -- snapped their skid, the curtain raised on the fantasy playoffs and the plots thickened.
Wayne continues to play amazing in road games. This season he has 55 catches for 727 yards and two TDs in away games compared to 39 catches for 486 and three scores at home.
Here are some prominent players guaranteed to shake off their recent slumps as this week's postseason begins.
They may be underused, unknown or forgotten, there are always hidden points to be found either in the deep recesses of your digital bench or floating in the mix on waivers. Here are a few suggestions.
One of the best indicators of a pass catcher's value is how many times a quarterback throws his way, known as Targets. Here are the top 12 running backs and tight ends through 13 weeks.
1. LaDainian Tomlinson, Jets 73
1. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions 90
1. Eagles at Cowboys
The answer to if you should start Bowe has to begin with the question of what else is on your bench? I own Bowe in two of my leagues, and I am starting him in only one. The league I'm benching him in, I'll be starting Miles Austin in his place due to Dez Bryant being out, Jon Kitna's improvement and the high-scoring likelihood with the Eagles.
Those who want to stick with Bowe also have to keep in mind that the matchup is pretty tough. Bowe faces the top-ranked pass defense in the league and one that shut him down the last time they played (1 catch, 13 yards) with a healthy Cassel in Week 1. Each situation needs to be evaluated on its own, but don't feel bad relegating him to a low-end WR3 or flex play this week and if there's a better option, don't be afraid to leave Bowe benched and live to start him another day.