Welcome to the semi-finals of your fantasy season, we hope that
you are still playing meaningful games this week. But that isnít
why we are here. Itís come down to the last three weeks
and there a handful of people left in your survival pool, and
now the games that you are choosing between have 1 to 3-point
differentials on most betting sites. But now we have a number
of key injuries and weather conditions to considerÖ
#3: Miami over Green Bay (8-7: BAL, cin, PHL, DAL, kc, tb, LV, ind, NE, SF, nyg, NYJ,
GB, sea, was)
The Dolphins and Packers are going in two different directions.
Ironically, its in opposite directions of years past (think a
Christmas Story). These two teams have switched places in their
recent historical standings, and with that, the Dolphins need
a win to make sure that control their own playoff destiny.
Unfortunately for Packerland, this season doesnít offer much hope
for your post season chances, currently sitting around 8 percent.
may have come back to lead the team, but he clearly doesnít have
enough weapons to make them competitive and the defense is mediocre.
Yes, Aaron Rodgers is good, but he is only one man.
If you need a statistical reason to choose Miami over Green Bay,
just know that Green Bay is 15th in offense against a Miami defense
that has improved to 23rd, but is balanced out by a 5th ranked
offense that will face a Packers defense that only is 15th overall.
#2: Baltimore over Atlanta (9-5: NO, BUF, kc, det, PHL, sf, DAL, MN, MIA, chi, CIN, WAS,
The Ravens arenít flashy and they arenít a ton of fun. They have
a kicker that every fantasy owner wants because he is automatic,
and with Lamar
Jackson out, Tyler
Huntley is the leader of this vanilla offense that lacks a
Meanwhile in Atlanta, you have rookie QB Desmond
Ridder under center with Tyler
Allgeier at running back eagerly showing the NFL that they
deserve to be in the league. Cordarrelle
Patterson has been relegated to an afterthought, but in the
long term, this duo will be a great combination.
Thing is though, the Falcons defense isnít carrying its weight.
They are ranked 28th in the league and even a middle-of-the-road
offense would have success against this unit, and no matter how
well Ridder and Allgeier play, it wonít be enough.
Take the poser Ravens this week, as they will be an early exit
from the post season.
#1: San Francisco over Washington (10-3: den, lac, GB, BUF, LAR, tb, PHL, KC, NYG, BAL, MIA,
CLE, DAL, CIN)
Talk about a football team that is resilient. That is the San
Francisco 49ers. Kyle Shanahan, son of Mike Shanahan, a long time
Denver Broncos head coach, has this team believing that no matter
who is under center, they will win. And regardless of injuries,
the team will do anything to fill roles with competent, and even
exemplary players, like Christian
McCaffrey to make sure that their team is playing in the Super
This is a formidable team to face for the Washington Commanders.
Just beaten by their divisional opponents, Giants, this team is
poised for an implosion. No one wants it, but it is a very real
probability. Their schedule is difficult, and they have a less
than 38% chance of making the playoffs after a pivotal loss.
Still, if you have made it this far in your survival pool and
wanted to bet your winnings a stellar defense (ranked first in
almost every category), can you really go wrong taking the 49ers
at home against a Commanders team that now is hanging on by a
thread for their playoff life?