There is always at least one surprise on Wild Card weekend!
This time it was the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers who were the upset victims at the hands of Tim Tebowand the drama filled Denver Broncos. Yes, it’s the same Tebow that was racking up fantasy points most of the fantasy football season, and the one who everyone (including myself) started to doubt after the last 3 losses and some awful performances to end the regular season.
The question now is, can you trust him in the next round? Fantasy owners who were gutsy enough to pick him in last week’s fantasy football playoff leagues have no choice but to play him moving forward. But now that the new FanSaloon.com Fantasy Football Playoff Leagues have been posted, do you have the testicular fortitude to roll the dice with him this week?
Tebow’s 316 yards (yes, he threw for 3:16 yards!) and 3 touchdowns helped him score ridiculous fantasy points in the wild card round of the NFL Playoffs, but he wasn’t picked in most fantasy football lineups. Now he must head to New England to face Tom Bradyand the New England Patriots in a contest that will heavily favor the home team. This makes Tebow Time a huge risk in the divisional round. So unless you were brave enough to pick Tebow in your fantasy football playoff league, it’s tough to advise picking him in any new fantasy leagues you enter this week, especially with MVP candidates like Brady, Aaron Rodgersand Drew Brees still remaining.
Decisions like this are what makes the FanSaloon.com Fantasy Football Playoff Leagues so fun…and challenging. Of course, there were many fantasy owners out there that made some great choices to start their fantasy football playoff leagues. Here are some fantasy players that shined over wild card weekend and are moving on to the divisional round:
Arian Foster, RB, Texans (30.2 fantasy points) – Foster was one of the top running backs in fantasy football this season. He led all running backs over the weekend in fantasy points. He had 162 total yards from scrimmage and 2 touchdowns in a win over the Bengals.
Darren Sproles, RB, Saints (20.5 fantasy points) – Sproles could be the biggest sleeper pick in the fantasy football playoff leagues. He gained 85 total yards from scrimmage and had 2 touchdowns in a win over the Lions. Sproles, who is coming off his best fantasy season ever, remains an attractive option for those who are entering new fantasy football playoff leagues this week.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos (26.4 fantasy points) – Thomas had a huge game against the Steel Curtain, going for an outrageous 204 receiving yards and one touchdown in the surprising win. But is Thomas worth picking against an awful Patriots pass defense, even if the Broncos are major underdogs? I’d pick Wes Welker or Jordy Nelson first, but Thomas could become a solid one-week option considering his affordable price. And again, who knows how much magic Tebow has left!
Jimmy Graham, TE, Saints (11.5 fantasy points) – It was a pretty safe pick that Graham would be the top-scoring tight end in the first round of the fantasy football playoff leagues. He posted 55 receiving yards and one touchdown in the win over Detroit. If you picked Graham, nice work! If you didn’t, the safe tight end picks entering the new leagues posted this week would be Graham or Rob Gronkowski.
Texans Defense (23 fantasy points) – The Texans defense was on point against the Bengals, posting 4 sacks, 3 interceptions and a touchdown on a 29-yard interception return by J.J. Watt. If you picked them to start the playoffs, they probably paid off, however picking them entering the new leagues would be gutsy considering they are matched-up against the Ravens and will probably lose.
Don’t forget! It’s your last chance to enter into FanSaloon.com Fantasy Football Playoff Leagues. Pick your FREE team now before it’s too late!