We had technical difficulties on the podcast. Well, not on the podcast, but on the host site. We couldn’t get on until Friday. Again no guest this week. Most leagues are down to the final four as it is semi-final weekend.
Listening to a local fantasy football radio show on Sunday morning, the hosts used the term “Semi-Final Weekend,” which I found interesting. That makes next week “Championship Weekend.” A lot of fantasy players like to say they’re going to the Super Bowl, but I’ve always found this to be a bit silly sounding. Yes, the bashers will say fantasy sports in general is silly, but of course that’s the opinion of the uninformed. The name Super Bowl is trademarked by the NFL and the league doesn’t like anyone using it without permission. I’m not sure how NFL.com refers to the fantasy football championship game, but I know Yahoo! CBS, ESPN, and all the rest use the term “Finals” or “Championship.” Hopefully you’re on your way there.
Remember, your starters are your starters. If you have to choose between two back-ups, look at the match-up. Still close? Go with the real team that has the better record. Teams with good records tend to win more games/score more points (smiley face).
Now, here’s what we know injury-wise:
QB Robert Griffin III is out against
RB Ahmad Bradshaw is out meaning David Wilson will get the start.
WR Roddy White is active and will start.
With RB Donald Brown out, Vic Ballard will get almost all of the carries for the Colts. Problem is they don’t run a whole lot.
WR Danny Amendola is active.
Jordy Nelson is out.
Double-check your roster before kick-off, just in case someone suffered a freak injury in warm-ups, or a player was yanked from the starting line-up.
Don’t forget to look at the NFL team stats page. Simply find the team your player is opposing in their category (rushing, passing) and see how that match-up looks against the other player you’re considering.
As always, double-check the official injury report at NFL.com 30 minutes prior to the start of the game your player is in.
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Good luck in your games!