Are you ready for some football? A Tuesday night party?
That’s right, many of your fantasy leagues will come down to Tuesday night because Sunday night’s tilt between the Vikings and Eagles has been postponed. And somewhere former Eagles great Chuck Bednarik quietly weeps because of a game postponed by snow. Not only would have Concrete Charlie have been out there playing in the snow, he would have been going for all 60 minutes.
But I digress.
So what are the fantasy implications for this game?
For starters, your fantasy season will end on Tuesday night. Which will give you a reason to finally get out of the house for Taco Tuesday at the local watering hole. Nothing says fantasy championship like free chips and salsa, $1 carne asada tacos and Eagles QB Michael Vick. Tuesday night will be a fantasy football fiesta.
This postponement has to be considered good news for the Eagles starters. Most NFL defenses have had a hard time slowing down Vick, but 20 inches snow certainly could have made it difficult. So having better weather is obviously a plus. This biggest impact might be on WR DeSean Jackson, who figured to struggle if there was a blizzard.
But even with a few extra days, take a pass on the Vikings starters.
Does the extra two days give RB Adrian Peterson a chance to start? Or will the cold weather force him to belly up to the bar and order a pitcher of margaritas for the group? You cannot take the risk on Peterson unless you have Toby Gerhart as a backup. You don’t want your fantasy hopes to evaporate because Peterson can’t go. Just ask the people who lost because of Peterson’s absence last week.
Vikings QB Joe Webb is also an option. Or should I say WR Joe Webb? Some platforms have Webb as a WR and some astute fantasy owners started him as a flex starter. Again, that’s great though it could blow up in your face if QB Brett Favre comes off the mat one more time. Honestly, don’t invite any of the Vikings starters to your party.