The last week of the fantasy football season is upon us and if your team is fortunate enough to have a shot at winning the title, continue what has brought your team to this point and when it comes to positions where you aren’t as certain play the matchups.
QB: Josh Freeman vs Saints: Freeman was very solid last week and while he isn’t worth starting as a number one quarterback, he is a sleeper option in league’s that start two quarterbacks. The Bucs should be down early which means Freeman should have his fair share of opportunities. Granted, he is a rookie quarterback and with the 30 plus pass attempts that he will most likely throw a pick or two. Regardless, Freeman should have a solid day and expect him to put up around 225 yards and two touchdowns.
RB: Chris Wells vs Rams: Wells is turning it on for his fantasy owners at the time where they need him the most and should turn in his finest performance this week. He now goes up against a Rams defense that allows over a 140 yards per game on the ground. Expect around 120 total yards and a touchdown.
WR: Michael Crabtree vs Lions: The week of the rookie continues as Crabtree has a very favorable matchup against a weak Lions secondary. Even though it will always be remembered for the lenghty holdout, Crabtree has put up some solid numbers this year and will be a very good sleeper option in leagues next year. Expect around 80 yards and a touchdown.
TE: Fred Davis vs Cowboys: As bad as the Redskins season has been, Davis is one of the few bright spots. After Chris Cooley went down with a season ending injury Davis has taken his place and leads the team with six touchdown receptions. In his last three games Davis has scored four touchdowns and now goes up against a Cowboys defense that has allowed some big games to opposing tight ends. Expect around 65 yards and a touchdown.
K: Shayne Graham vs Chiefs: While the Bengals have had a hard time scoring against bad teams, Graham has had his fair share of field goal opportunities and has made 22 of them. Expect around three field goals and two extra points.
DEF: 49ers vs Lions: While the Rams and Buccaneers continue to play hard, the Lions are officially throwing their names into the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes. After placing Matthew Stafford on injured reserve, the team will be starting Drew Stanton this week in a move which lets the Lions see if they have a quality backup for the future. Considering that Kevin Smith is also out for the year and that the Lions don’t play a lot of defense, Stanton should be throwing the majority of the game and the 49ers secondary should end up making good on a few forced throws to Calvin Johnson. Expect around four sacks and three interceptions.