Congrats my Fantasy Junkies. If you are reading this it means you have made your Fantasy playoffs. If you are reading this but your team finished 2-12 I am not sure how this will help now. Perhaps Fantasy Curling is more your game.
It seems like only yesterday we were talking draft, talking trash and talking up RG III. Oops. I told you to draft Russell Wilson. Never the mind, the playoffs are here and if you are an Adrian Peterson, Aaron Rodgers or Rob Gronkowski owner, you are limping into the dance.
Let’s run down some deep sleepers that just might deliver the Shiva, the bragging rights and all the glory that comes with winning the best fake game in the history of fake games.
**Deep sleepers are owned 30% or less in most leagues
Ryan Tannehill, (MIA) vs. NE: Tannehill is averaging over 20 Fantasy points in his last three games and gets a banged up Patriots defense in Miami. Own Aaron Rodgers or RG III? Grab Tannehill, put on some Barry White and whisper, “Win me my week” in his ear. How romantic. Fantasy projection: 18 points.
Chris Ogbonnaya, (CLE) vs. CHI: With Willis McGahee unlikely to play because of a concussion, the OBGYN will get the start against a Bears D that has given up the 2nd most fantasy points to running backs this season. Not convinced? Ogbon is averaging 5.33 YPC and has 41 catches on the year. Still not convinced? Your starting running backs are AP and MJD and they are probably out Sunday. Fantasy projection: 10.50 points.
Rod Streater, (OAK) vs. KC: Streater went for seven catches, 130 yards and a touchdown last week. This week he gets a Chiefs secondary that has allowed the most Fantasy points to WRs the last five weeks. Own Wes Welker, Kendall Wright or Michael Floyd? Let’s go Streating! Fantasy projection: 8 points.
Jacob Tamme, (DEN) vs. SD: Gronk owners run, don’t walk, and snag Tamme now. He won’t be playing tight end, he’ll be filling in for Wes Welker who thinks its 1989 and he’s at Disneyland. Concussions are bad. I had one a couple years back. Anyone seen my key? Where am I? Fantasy projection: 8.50 points.
Philadelphia Eagles at MIN: The Birds are averaging over 9 Fantasy points on DEF/ST the last six week. The Vikings will be without Adrian Peterson and have Matt Cassel at quarterback. I’m no guru, but the stars are aligning here. Wait… Fantasy projection: 10 points.
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