November 12, 2009
Fantasy Clicks
By David Sabino
Who's going to Miami?
Aaron Rodgers :: AP

I watch a lot of NFL football. Whether it's a live game (with the exception of one week when I had a prior engagement, I've seen at least a series from each and every game played this season), highlights, pregame, postgame, analysis, injury reports, NFL Network, etc., chances are I've seen it and I've filed it away to better help you with your fantasy teams. So I felt especially well-qualified to participate in the NFL's annual Pro Bowl balloting process. Unlike the past, the players selected will not be going to Hawaii, only Miami, and the two Super Bowl teams won't have any participants since the contest will be played the week between Coonference Championship Weekend and Super Bowl Sunday. But in any case, these are my picks. You can make your selections here.

QB Peyton Manning, Colts
Tom Brady, Patriots
Matt Schaub, Texans
Drew Brees, Saints
Brett Favre, Vikings
Aaron Rodgers, Packers
RB Cedric Benson, Bengals
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
Chris Johnson, Titans
Adrian Peterson, Vikings
Michael Turner, Falcons
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers
WR Andre Johnson, Texans
Vincent Jackson, Chargers
Reggie Wayne, Colts
Chad Ochocinco, Bengals
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
Marques Colston, Saints
Sidney Rice, Vikings
Steve Smith, Giants
TE Dallas Clark, Colts
Antonio Gates, Chargers
Vernon Davis, 49ers
Brent Celek, Eagles
C Nick Mangold, Jets
Kevin Mawae, Titans
Jonathan Goodwin, Saints
Todd McClure, Falcons
T Matt Light, Patriots
Charlie Johnson, Colts
Eric Winston, Texans
Bryant McKinnie, Vikings
Sam Baker, Falcons
Jermon Bushrod, Saints
G Alan Faneca, Jets
Logan Mankins, Patriots
Chris Kemoeatu, Steelers
Leonard Davis, Cowboys
Steve Hutchinson, Vikings
Jahri Evans, Saints
FB Lousaka Polite, Dolphins Leonard Weaver, Eagles
SS Troy Polamalu, Steelers Adrian Wilson, Cardinals
CB Champ Bailey, Broncos
Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders
Jonathan Joseph, Bengals
Asante Samuel, Eagles
Antoine Winfield, Vikings
Charles Woodson, Packers
DE Dwight Freeney, Colts
Randy Starks, Dolphins
Aaron Schobel, Bills
Jared Allen, Vikings
Trent Cole, Eagles
Julius Peppers, Panthers
DT Vince Wilfork, Patriots
Haloti Ngata, Ravens
Casey Hampton, Steelers
Pat Williams, Vikings
Justin Smith, 49ers
Kevin Williams, Vikings
FS Ed Reed, Ravens Darren Sharper, Saints
ILB Ray Lewis, Ravens
James Farrior, Steelers
Patrick Willis, 49ers
Curtis Lofton, Falcons
OLB Elvis Dumervil, Broncos
James Harrison, Steelers
Brian Cushing, Texans
DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys
Lance Briggs, Bears
Thomas Davis, Panthers
KR Jacoby Jones, Texans Percy Harvin, Vikings
K Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots Lawrence Tynes, Giants
P Mike Scifres, Chargers Mat McBriar, Cowboys
ST Kassim Osgood, Chargers Sean Morey, Cardinals
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Bye Bye Byes

With the Giants and Texans watching from the sidelines on Sunday, this marks the final week that you'll be scrambling to replace players due to a bye. So since you'll have some extra slots to play with going forward, this is the time that you should start looking towards getting your roster playoff-ready. The first thing you need to do is check the schedules for Weeks 14, 15 and 16. No matter how good your team has been to this point, the last thing you need is to run up against a bad matchup when you need a win the most, so use your superfluous spots on players with future value. Check your waiver wire and grab someone available now who could be useful come playoff time. Is the Cardinals defense available? Well, Arizona is playing San Francisco, Detroit and St. Louis in the pivotal weeks. How about Dan Carpenter, whose Dolphins have favorable field goal matchups with the Jags, Titans and Texans? Check out the matchups below:

Weeks 14, 15, 16

Bears: Packers, @Ravens, Vikings
Bengals: @Vikings, @Chargers, Chiefs
Bills: @Chiefs, Patriots, @Falcons
Broncos: @Colts, Raiders, @Eagles
Browns: Steelers, @Chiefs, Raiders
Buccaneers: Jets, @Seahawks, @Saints
Cardinals: @49ers, @Lions, Rams
Chargers: @Cowboys, Bengals, @Titans
Chiefs: Bills, Browns, @Bengals
Colts: Broncos, @Jaguars, Jets
Cowboys: Chargers, @Saints, @Redskins
Dolphins: @Jaguars, @Titans, Texans
Eagles: @Giants, 49ers, Broncos
Falcons: Saints, @Jets, Bills
49ers: Cardinals, @Eagles, Lions
Giants: Eagles, @Redskins, Panthers
Jaguars: Dolphins, Colts, @Patriots
Jets: @Bucs, Falcons, @Colts
Lions: @Ravens, Cardinals, @49ers
Packers: @Bears, @Steelers, Seahawks
Panthers: @Patriots, Vikings, @Giants
Patriots: Panthers, @Bills, Jaguars
Raiders: Redskins, @Broncos, @Browns
Rams: @Titans, Texans, @Cardinals
Ravens: Lions, Bears, @Steelers
Redskins: @Raiders, Giants, Cowboys
Saints: @Falcons, Cowboys, Buccaneers
Seahawks: @Texans, Buccaneers, @Packers
Steelers: @Browns, Packers, Ravens
Texans: Seahawks, @Rams, @Dolphins
Titans: Rams, Dolphins, Chargers
Vikings: Bengals, @Panthers, @Bears

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