The playoffs are a mere week away (you ARE in a league that ends in week 16, RIGHT?!) and one of the annual traditions this time of year is "Over thinking".
We have all been there, you know the drill: The guy you drafted to be your stud, and has been your stud, has a less than match up that scares you. Meanwhile, another option has a favorable match up, and you even read somewhere that he is the "Sleeper Start" of the week.
Resist the urge. There is a reason you are where you are at, and chances are, you are where you are at because of your studs. You really need to dance with the date that brought you, why take a chance that the sleeper actually goes to sleep at the WRONG time and costs you a playoff position, or God forbid, a playoff game.
If you are going to go down swinging, why not go down with your BEST players, and do so with no regret as they are the reason that you are even at the dance, or preparing to dance to begin with?
Don't over think and complicate things, studs are usually studs, and win fantasy titles every year.
Colts and Lions.
I have a feeling this game may surprise some Nationally in regards to the potential fireworks. Andrew Luck has had a solid rookie campaign, and he should be able to exploit the better-than-expected Lions secondary.
The much maligned Lions secondary has only given up an average of 221 yards a game, but have given up 17 scores through the air. I expect Luck to get a couple here on Sunday. If you listened to Fantasy Sports Weekly at the start of the year, I felt that
Reggie Wayne would take a big step up this season, much like Steve Smith did last year with a Rookie in Cam Newton. Wayne has not disappointed, and is on pace for 122 receptions and over 1600 yards. I feel that he is a solid start here, as is surprising rookie T. Y Hilton, who leads Colt wide outs with 5 scores. I would not try my luck with Colt backs here, they have rushed for a total of 8 scores, and Andrew Luck has 5 of them.
For the Lions, this is the type of game where they better take advantage of the match ups. The Indy pass defense has given up an average of 234 yards a game, and a total of 19 scores. I expect another fine performance here from Matthew Stafford, who has had a couple extra days off to rest his arm after tossing 61 passes on Thanksgiving.
I look for Stafford to eclipse 300 yards again, and its not out of the question to see 3 scores here as well. Calvin is a given, I won't waste time telling you why, but I think we can all agree that Ryan Broyles has tremendous upside, and should be a solid start here as well.
Do not be shocked to see a score or two on the ground, as the Colts run defense has given up a score a game on the ground.
All in all, this could be a crazy game at Ford Field, and crazy equates to happiness in fantasyland!