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It’s Playoff Time For Manopause Fantasy Football… Let’s Go!

Manopause Fantasy Football Fight Club

OK we are rolling into the playoffs, and as promised here is the ‘Fight Club’ year one final regular season standings. 

In 10th place (a.k.a. last place) with a record of 3-10 is our resident ‘Pulitzer Prize’ winner David Meeks of team ‘Meeks Inheritors’ (FYI, he won those Pulitzers in the News category not Sports).

In 9th place (a.k.a. second to last place) with a record of 4-9 is our most educated player Dr. Larry Pollack of team ‘Fun While It Lasted’.

In 6th place (grabbing the final playoff spot by the skin of his teeth) with a record of 8-5 is Mike Essrig of team ‘The Big Kahuna’.

Finally, in 1st place with a stunning 9-4 record and securing a first round bye in the playoffs is yeah you guessed it… moi, Marc Serota, of team ‘Big Phish’. 

Sit ‘Ems And Start ‘Ems

So, right now when it comes to Sit ’em and Start ’ems the one underlying rule is that I always play the healthy guy, especially if the other guy has a lower extremity injury. You are always better off playing the guy who’s going to get you a few points or maybe a decent day as opposed to nothing at all if he goes out early, UNLESS it is Aaron Rodgers or Kyler Murray. If they start, play them whether they are listed as (Q) Questionable or (P) Probable. Do not play anyone listed as (D) Doubtful. 

Also, pick guys that have something to play for. What I mean by this is that they’re not out of a playoff chase so they’re going to go a little harder and faster and maybe pick up those few extra points trying to get to the postseason. No team has clinched a playoff spot in the NFL as of yet so no worries about teams sitting top starters to avoid injuries.

Sit ‘Em

The big ones this week are the Detroit Lions with tight end TJ Hockenson and running back D’Andre Swift.

Wide Receiver Brandon Cooks from the Houston Texans. He’s just not been consistent enough even though he had a big day last week do not take a risk on him.

Start ‘Em

A sneaky start guy is Green Bay Packers Running Back A.J. Dillan. Yeah I know Aaron Jones is breaking out again but Dillon’s getting a lot of work especially in the red zone, as he always does this time of year. They drafted him from Boston College to turn him into a workhorse.

Also start Dallas Cowboys Running Back Tony Pollard when he is healthy and ready to go. I know the Cowboys have Zeke Elliott but they might just figure out that Pollard is a better option right now and feed him the ball.

Another start ’em for this year‘s playoffs, believe it or not, is Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver D.J. Metcalf… Some people were actually thinking about dropping him but you shouldn’t, Hold onto him as he has received big targets in the last couple of games that could turn up the volume.

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Marc Serota
Marc Serota
As a Portrait photographer Marc Serota has lensed iconic athletes and celebrities for CORBIS and GETTY as well as major brands such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, the NBA, NHL and the NFL. Serota is a renowned award winning photographer having logged 25+ years with news agencies such as REUTERS, Getty Images, The Associated Press and UPI shooting the biggest entertainment, news and sports stories from the early 1990’s to the present. Marc has covered numerous Super Bowls, Olympic games, NHL Stanley Cup’s, NASCAR races, ATP and PGA events. Visit Marc's website: Follow Marc Serota @G_O_A_T_shooter on Twitter and @marcserota on Instagram.
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