December 27, 2006
Power Players: Week 17's David Sabino and James Quintong select their ultimate fantasy lineup each week, with one twist -- they can use any player once and only once during the season.
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David Sabino   James Quintong
Vince Young, Titans QB Marc Bulger, Rams
The rookie has looked invincible during Tennessee's six-game winning streak. Right now, he's what Michael Vick was supposed to be.   Hard to believe I still had him available. But he's primed to put up big numbers against a soft Vikings pass defense after he went for 388 last week.
Ronnie Brown, Dolphins RB Reuben Droughns, Browns
He returned last week to the tune of 110 yards on a sloppy track against the Jets. Now he's the lucky back who faces the Colts this week. Surprisingly he needs just 107 rushing yards for 1,000 on the year.   It's been a lost season for him, but he did break 90 yards last week against the Bucs. He could break 100 against the Texans, especially with Cleveland turning to Ken Dorsey at quarterback.
Ron Dayne, Texans RB Mike Bell, Broncos
Has scored five times over the last three games and ran wild for 153 yards last week. Recently Michael Pittman, Jamal Lewis and Willie Parker have had their way against the Browns run defense.   He appears to be the Broncos running back playing the best lately. With Denver needing a win to get into the playoffs, they'll count on this Bell, especially close to the goal line.
Lee Evans, Bills WR Mike Furrey, Lions
The Ravens have a playoff berth all wrapped up so here's hoping that they take it easy on the much improved J.P. Losman because Evans was just too good to leave unpicked for the year.   The Cowboys' pass defense has struggled in recent weeks, and the Lions have no rushing game, meaning both Furrey and Roy Williams should get plenty of passes from Jon Kitna.
Vincent Jackson, Chargers WR Isaac Bruce, Rams
The big guy was targeted by Philip Rivers 14 times last week against the Seahawks. With the Chargers in charge of the AFC homefield advantage, Jackson should see lots of snaps against Arizona this week.   He had a season-high in yards last week as Bulger went pass-happy. Expect more of the same from Bulger and Bruce, who's proving he still has some fantasy value with the right matchup.
Tony Scheffler, Broncos TE Tony Scheffler, Broncos
His emergence has coincided with that of fellow rookie Jay Cutler. Scheffler has TDs in two of the last three games and will be a top sleeper in fantasy leagues in 2007.   Denver has built up a solid offensive corps for both the playoffs and next year with rookies Cutler, Mike Bell and now Scheffler putting up big stats late.
Josh Scobee, Jaguars K Mike Nugent, Jets
The Jags are in a must-win situation against the Chiefs in a battle of the ground game, field position and special teams. Scobee is the best kicker left.   The Raiders have enough defense to keep a few Jets' drives stalled, meaning the improving Nugent can build on his 14 straight field goals.
New York Jets D Kansas City Chiefs
I'm actually picking more against the Raiders than for the Jets here but Kerry Rhodes & Co. should be good for a few takeaways and sacks in the game that'll propel Gang Green into the postseason.   My first instinct was to go with the Jets against the Raiders, but since I'm still trying to win for the season, I'll take a KC team facing David Garrard, who has six turnovers in his last three games.
Last week's scores: Sabino 832, Quintong 671
Season to date scores: Sabino 16446, Quintong 16059

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