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2011 Fantasy Football: NFL Week 16 Tips and Observations

  • Please don’t blame Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for the loss in Kansas City. His receivers, led by TE Jermichael Finley, had a huge case of the “drops.” The Packers better hope that WR Greg Jennings returns in the playoffs, as his sure handedness is a boon to this potent offense.
  • New Jaguars Owner Shariff Khan must be re-thinking his investment right about now. The lowly Jags have one viable Fantasy threat (RB Maurice Jones-Drew) on their entire roster.
  • The Caleb Hanie experiment needs to end in Chicago. Free Agent QB Donovan McNabb should have been brought in to help the team make the playoffs.
  • See what Brown can do for you? Colts RB Donald Brown that is. If he gets to the outside, he is as dangerous as any RB in the NFL.
  • I hope that Giants WR Hakeem Nicks doesn’t eat with his hands; his dry cleaning bills would be incredibly high with all his drops on his clothes.
  • Broncos QB Tim Tebow may be good one day, but Patriots QB Tom Brady is great right now. By the way, Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez is no fluke: he can catch it and run with the best of them at the position.
  • For all of you out there that thought to bench Eagles QB Michael Vick yesterday–hope it didn’t come back to bite you. Never bench your studs for your sleepers, they are your studs for a reason.
  • If Dolphins RB Reggie Bush doesn’t win the Comeback Player of the Year Award, I would be shocked. No one has upped his fantasy value in one year as Bush has done this season. Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is a close second.
  • Browns RB Peyton Hillis may not end up resigning with the team, but he has shown that he is a lead RB for any NFL team.
  • For those playing for next year, think about this trio as your Fantasy QBs for 2012: Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in September, Cowboys QB Tony Romo is October and November, and Chargers QB Philip Rivers in December. You would get each QB in the month that they are studly.
  • Please remind me to NEVER draft Ravens QB Joe Flacco as anything more than a BYE week replacement.
  • Don’t look now, but the Falcons are flying high. They are one team that I would not want to see in the playoffs. QB Matt Ryan seems to have his confidence back and starting WR Roddy White is back in 2010 form.

The Doctor is out…

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