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November 5, 2013

Fantasy forecast: Time to prepare for fantasy playoffs

MERIDIAN — I am very glad that I told you to pick up guys like Darrius Heyward-Bey and Marvin Jones last week but didn’t tell you to start them on Saturday, because they were among many players who just didn’t do what we expected them to. No matter how your game went this weekend, aren’t you glad that you didn’t pick up Kellen Clemons? Oh, and by the way, welcome to the 2013 season Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.

    That’s why they play the games! The Jets and Dolphins surprised us all (fantasy and reality) and what about the Buccaneers playing well? Either way, you are getting to the part of the year now where you have to start thinking about the playoffs. So, you might even look into adding a few players that aren’t helpful now ( like Percy Harvin) but that could be during the playoffs.

To Pick up, or not to Pick up:

QB

Jay Cutler (CHI): Pick up


    This is a “if you have room” add. You never know who might get hurt and even though Cutler may not play in week 10, he will be back for the fantasy playoffs, and in Weeks 12-14 he will get the Rams, Vikings, and Cowboys. So, he may be a good player to stash on your bench for now.

Seneca Wallace (GB): Don’t Pick up

    We will have to see how long Aaron Rodgers is out for, but even if it was forever I would not recommend picking up Wallace. He may surprise me, but if Rodgers is out for an extended period I would expect the Packers to try and pick up someone else to start at quarterback.

Two Guys to watch : Case Keenum (HOU) and Nick Foles (PHI)

    Now if you really feel good, or need help at quarterback right now because you lost Rodgers then go try to claim both guys. They are owned in 1.8 percent and 10.3 percent of ESPN leagues respectively, but both had big games Sunday and should have a firm grip on their teams starting jobs for now.

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