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December 13, 2013

Fantasy Forecast: Watch out for the Wild Card

MERIDIAN — So, I made it to the semifinals in my 16-team league, and this past week I was able to take out the No. 2 seed that had set the league scoring record this season.

    I tell you that to tell you this — he had a lot better guys at quarterback, wide receiver and running back, but I ended up winning with a much better tight end and defensive players (its an IDP league).

    So don’t just look at quarterback and think “I have Manning/Brees so I will win!” Work the waiver wire for D/ST, tight ends etc.

    It can make the difference in a first round exit and a semifinal matchup. This wasn’t why he lost, but it makes a good point.

    This week, I am introducing a new weekly staple: the Wild Card.  I will rename it if I can come up with a better one. This is a player that will seem out of the blue and random, but just one that I have a hunch about.

    They will be big gambles, and I don’t recommend playing them unless… well I’m not sure I do, but bold predictions are fun. If you have a name recommendation email me at zach_ffootball@yahoo.com

(Thursday’s players have been removed.)

QB

1. Drew Brees (NO)

2. Nick Foles (PHI)

3. Cam Newton (CAR)

4. Matthew Stafford (DET)

5. Tony Romo (DAL)

RB

1. Lesean McCoy (PHI)

2. Jamaal Charles (KC)

3. Eddie Lacy (GB)

4. Matt Forte (CHI)

5. Marshawn Lynch (SEA)

WR

1.Calvin Johnson (DET)

2. Josh Gordon (CLE)

3. Dez Bryant (DAL)

4. A.J. Green (CIN)

5. Desean Jackson (PHI)

TE

1. Jimmy Graham (NO)

2. Jordan Cameron (CLE)

3. Vernon Davis (SF)

4. Greg Olsen (CHI)

5. Jason Witten (DAL)

D/ST

1. Carolina Panthers

2. Seattle Seahawks

3. Kansas City Chiefs

4. San Fransisco 49ers

5. Arizona Cardinals

    Players that are not ranked but that I am really high on this week:

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