Trying to make those last minute adjustments to your roster? Well, the Thursday night game is soon to be underway and there are a few players of note that you’re probably trying to decide whether they’re worth the start on the short week or if you should just bypass them in favor of some other options you may have. At first glance though, a match-up of the Seahawks and Cardinals doesn’t really sound too appealing, unless of course, you own the Seattle defense, but who knows? Maybe there’s a hidden gem or two in there you might like.
Given the recent match-up article written by Ray Flowers earlier in the week, I’d like to avoid the redundancy of a full-blown fantasy football game capsule piece. Instead, I’ll simply go through each match-up and cite a player or two who I think could find a fair amount of success this Sunday (and Monday). I may agree with Ray on some and I may disagree on others, but you should get the full spectrum of necessary information needed to set your lineup for optimal points. And if we skipped over someone you may have a question about, feel free to hit me up on Twitter or email. I’ll be happy to answer your questions. But in the meantime…
So Andy Reid is bringing his 2-0 Chiefs into Philadelphia for a reunion with his old team. Incentives to win? I’d say so. With that little bit of added drama, which always makes for some extra fun and entertainment, we’ve got two teams who are capable of putting up a fair amount of points this week and that is certainly going to make for some interesting fantasy football fallout. All signs are pointing to this one being an “all hands on deck” type of game for your fantasy players, similar to how you wanted to start everyone in the Denver/Baltimore Thursday night game during Week 1. There should be points galore and you’re going to want to take advantage of it. Here’s how I see this game unfolding for the fantasy community.
Let’s face it…the NFL is all about the passing. Much like when baseball hit that point where chicks were digging the long ball and juiced up home run races were all the rage, football is all about the bombarooski. Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers shooting it out for the NFC Championship; that’s what people want to see. And much like only a select few enjoy a 1-0 pitchers’ duel in baseball, that same small percentage of traditionalists are the ones who crave a 10-7 smashmouth-style football game dominated by strong defense and rough-and-tumble running backs.