Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Dec 2008

Fantasy Matchups: Week 17

The last fantasy matchups column of the year!

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 26 Dec 2008

4 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2008, 10:15am by BucNasty

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by DFJinPgh (not verified) :: Fri, 12/26/2008 - 3:39pm

I am one of the unfortunate few with a championship game to play this week - an issue of much consternation throughout the season.

Regular scoring, no PPR, the team I'm playing outscored me by 7 on the season. I have Tashard Choice (amazingly, from the waiver wire just today!) and Warrick Dunn to choose between. Any thoughts? I kind of don't think Choice is benchable but Oak is really bad ... I could also bench Thomas Jones if there's injury concerns ...

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by Boston Dan :: Fri, 12/26/2008 - 5:48pm

"I am one of the unfortunate few with a championship game to play this week - an issue of much consternation throughout the season."

We changed that rule before the 2004 season. Get with the times man!

Despite that rule change, roster shenanigans still affected week 16 when as expected but not believed by all (including my opponent in the Super Bowl), HC Reid pulled many starters after the first quarter in a loss to the Rams.

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by BucNasty :: Sun, 12/28/2008 - 10:15am

I think Choice has more upside, and their floors are about the same. Dunn is used almost exclusively on draw plays, and for good reason. All that's left is the spin. Most of his standard runs go for about 2 yards. I know it's Oakland, but I'd advise you to go back and check the stat lines for the Lions game to see what you should expect. I say Dunn has, at best, about 50 yards and no TD's. Choice should do better than that.

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by Chris (not verified) :: Sun, 12/28/2008 - 1:38am

As a Jaguars fan, I really don't want to jinx them... but since the season is a wash anyway, might as well.

After that write up, you realize they are going to go out and score like 60 points, right? This is clearly an example of Patriots bias.