Yahoo! Championship Week Values & Top Plays
Like Kobe Bryant's career and the campaigns of many fringe Presidential candidates, the NFL regular season is drawing to a close. This two-game slate presents unique challenges and forces you to use and some payers you're not comfortable using and omit some players you're not comfortable omitting. For example, the lineup below contains studs Tom Brady, David Johnson, Rob Gronkowski, and Greg Olsen, but also omits Julian Edelman and Larry Fitzgerald. Be sure to you around with our Yahoo! Lineup Generator to check out how the punt plays stack up and test out different combinations.
QB Tom Brady $33 @ DEN
New England's team total is 23.5 (second highest on the slate) and Brady has accounted for 78% of their offensive TDs during the regular season (and all three in last week’s win over the Chiefs). Denver’s pass defense is very good, but Brady was able to post 280 passing yards and three TDs on them back in Week 12, and that was without the services of Julian Edelman, who is now healthy. Furthermore, Broncos standout cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is dealing with a shoulder injury that may limit his effectiveness. A high-volume passing attack should be expected out of New England; last week, their pass:run ratio was 42:14, and in Week 12 against the Broncos, it was 42:16.