Fantasy Fix: Week 14 Waiver Wire Blues - The Playoff Push

The Fantasy Football playoffs are upon us, my Fantasy Fixers. Some league playoffs start this week, some start next week, either way you are entering one and done territory. Win and you are on the road to Fantasy glory. Lose and all those hours spent rosterbating, analyzing stats and ignoring the family will have been for nothing. Except for the divorce papers the wife just served you. It’ll be a lonely Christmas at the Motel 6 with only your friends Blackie and Red.
When it comes to the playoffs it is time to change some of our fake footballin’ philosophies. These four things have won your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru many a league:
1. Drop the dead weight: Those stars that are clogging up the roster with their lack of production you have been waiting on all year…drop them. So long Trent Richardson.
2. Don’t look for upside guys: You don’t need potential boom or busts guys now. Run with the horses that got you there. Play Aaron Dobson and Tavon Austin next year.
3. Plan ahead: Take a chance and look at defensive matchups for Weeks 15, 16. If you don’t own the Carolina or Seattle D grab the defenses that are playing the Jaguars or Jets in the weeks ahead.
4. Kickers matter: I can’t believe I wrote that. As much as I hate kickers, this is the time of year they can win you a league. Grab one or two that play on high scoring teams, are kicking in a dome or a good weather city and face a bad defense.
With the strategies laid out and the playoffs on the horizon, let’s play the waiver wire blues and run down the players owned in 50% or less leagues, position-by-position and get your roster ready for some money making.
Joe Flacco, (BAL) at Min: The Vikings have given up the 2nd most points to Fantasy QBs this year. The likes of Josh McCown and Matt Flynn scored over 15 Fantasy points the last two weeks against the Vikes. Flacco is a little better than those guys. A little. Fantasy projection: 18.50 points.
Running Back
Donald Brown, (IND) at Cin: It’s tough to find a running back owned in 50% or less leagues at this point, but I’m surprised Brown is still widely available. Brown is going to be the featured back now that the Colts have finally come to their senses by letting Trent Richardson devote more time to his “film” career. Fantasy projection: 10 Fantasy points.
Wide Receiver
Julian Edelman, (NE) vs. Cle: Edelman is coming off back-to-back nine catch, double-digit scoring games. Danny Amendola is limping around and Aaron Dobson was a scratch last week. Grab Tom Brady’s new security blanket and hold it close. Fantasy projection: 10 points.
Tight End
Brandon Myers, (NYG) at SD: Myers is averaging over eight points in his last three starts. He saved your Guru’s turbaned heiny last week when Jordan Reed was a late scratch. Fantasy projection: 9 points.
Oakland Raiders at NYJ: The silver and black get the green and white on Sunday. The Jets are giving up over 17 points to team defenses the last four weeks. Expect sacks, interceptions, butt fumbles and winning your week. Fantasy projection: 11 points. 
Alex Henery, (PHI) vs. Det: I’m expecting a high scoring game against the Lions in Philly this Sunday. With Foles moving the offense and the Eagles averaging 25 points per game, Henery will have his scoring chances. Add him and buy me a drink later. Fantasy projection: 9 points.

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