Archive for December, 2011

Week 17 NFC playoff seeding scenarios

Think you have it all figured out? So did we until our crack research department came up with this handy-dandy guide to Week 17 and how the results for each playoff-implicated game could alter the structure of the postseason.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

On the one hand, there are only three out of 12 playoff spots still up for grabs heading into the final week of the regular season. On the other hand, there are so many possibilities in terms on a) who gets those three spots; and b) where teams fall in the seeding. Here are the playoff scenarios heading into Sunday:

Three and Out: Quit crying, Falcons

Here’s a look at what’s going on in fantasy football right now.

Monday Nightmare: Needed a little Moore

In many ways, this was a fitting end to a highly-disappointing fantasy season. My dream team went into Monday night with an eight-point lead with Michael Turner and Lance Moore going up against Jimmy Graham and Roddy White. I felt a slight confidence, and by confidence, I mean I knew that I was screwed.

Rams could make run at Fisher

The names of Titans coach Jeff Fisher and former Steelers coach Bill Cowher are the first to come up on the hot list of candidates to replace coaches on the hot seat.

Re-writing the laws of fantasy football for 2012

With the fantasy season at an end, Jason Smith looks back at the year and builds a list of rules for fantasy owners to help them succeed in 2012.

Got Lions? Get ‘em in your lineup

Jim Schwartz suggests that he has no plans to rest his players this week, which means fantasy owners should feel confident starting any Lions on their roster.

Has decison on Raheem Morris been made?

The sense of urgency in Tampa — which has slowly decended on the Buccaneers during a nine-game losing streak — might be too late.

Three and out: Cutler to return?

Jay Cutler is hoping to make his way back for Chicago’s season finale, but fantasy owners shouldn’t rush to put him back in their lineups just yet.

NFL playoff scenarios through Dec. 25

Eight teams have clinched playoff spots and the final four will book their ticket into the postseason either Monday night on in Week 17. The Falcons can clinch a spot with an upset win over the Saints on Monday night, while the Broncos, Raiders, Bengals, Jets and Titans are vying for the final two available spots in the AFC.

Cowboys-Giants Week 17 showdown moved to prime time

The Cowboys-Giants battle for the NFC East title will be shown in prime time next Sunday, the NFL announced.

Broncos can claim AFC West with win; Raiders need help

The Broncos’ 40-14 loss to the Bills and the Raiders’ 16-13 overtime victory over the Chiefs tightened the AFC West race.

Fantasy Feedback: Week 16

A running log of NFL Week 16 from a fantasy perspective.

Everybody’s got an opinion on Michael Irvin’s suit

Ladies and gentlemen, does Michael Irvin know how to make an entrance? … OR DOES MICHAEL IRVIN KNOW HOW TO MAKE AN ENTRANCE?

Lombardi: Rams, Vikes face big draft decisions

As strange as it seemed about a month ago, a team other than the Colts has a very real chance of ending up with the No. 1 pick in 2012’s draft. Just what do the Rams or Vikings do in regard to their quarterback situations if they stumble into the top pick? Michael Lombardi has an answer.

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