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"For fantasy football. In most cases, this is the semi-final weekend. I know there are some stubborn people out there in. Some stubborn leagues did say that the National Football League blazed week seventeen. So we'll play in week seventeen. You have fun doing that playing in week seventeen. That's that's what you're doing. But too many people out of it and resting in sitting in a dozen games. So matter and people aren't playing it at a high level. So fantasy football is not regular football and should end next week in week sixteen seventeen so. That makes this in most cases these semi-final weekend if you've made this weekend. Congratulations. You not only made the playoffs, but you made it to the next round of the playoffs. Now, this is big as ever because if you win this you're going to have the opportunity next week to go on and win a title. So, you know, your plays this week are pretty important, man. I've had some scary things happen in in my playoff teams. Philip Lindsay is one that didn't do much for me last night and the same thing with a couple of other players, but I want to caution you about some people I'm going to start with the downside. We do upside down on this show players that have upside players that have downside. And in some cases, you have to start these guys you may have your and Rogers on your team. And he's carried you for the most part of this point. But you know, what he's got an arrow down this week the situation that that team is in going into Chicago to play the bears. Aaron Rodgers is the aero down this week. You know who else has aero down this week is Cam Newton. What is wrong? Wrong with Cam Newton. I mean, people are saying that all across the NFL land. Not just you know, where the teams add in Carolina's not just their fans. Like, he just doesn't look like himself looks like maybe he's injured and he's somebody. That's aero down. You know, who do you replace them with? And when you're in a semi-final game. I mean, who who you going to pull the trigger on say, okay? I'll put this guy in the because your your choices are not great at this point in the season. I mean a lot of people have a quarterback and they carry a backup quarterback as well. You may be looking at like, Mitch Trubisky. But then again, you might have Dak Prescott lying around and somebody that you could pick up, but you need to look at your options. And you know, you've made it this far because you were a smart player. You can have to look at this decide whether or not you think Aaron Rodgers Cam Newton going to be able to carry you today. Same thing goes with the running game. You know Kenyan Drake. Look, I know. Poor Kenyan Drake I've been picking on him since I traded him away in week five. And no, I'm not bitter. You know, because he blew me up the very next week. But seriously Kenyan Drake was part of the miracle a week ago. He's getting out snapped by Frank gore Drake is a risk reward guy that he has to have the end zone and he's going up against the Vikings defense that is tough on the running game. You know, what that's just not a guy that I would feel confident at all putting in my lineup when I'm trying to get into a Super Bowl and the same thing goes speaking of those Minnesota Vikings and the dolphins is Ryan tannehill. You've just been a nice little hot streak thrown for multiple touchdowns in three straight games, including back to back three TD games. But man, he is going to be tough to trust against his Vikings defense that allowed just four total touchdown passes to visiting quarterbacks in their house this season. That's not a recipe for success. Other guys that you need to be leery of for the wide receiver category, alshon, Jeffery, and Larry FitzGerald or guys that you need to worry about in a tight end category. Let's start with trae Burton Burton has scored fewer than five fantasy points in each of these last four games, including two games with less than two points. The guy is just not anybody that you can trust. I like a lot of people drafted him and kept hoping and hoping and hoping that he'd work out. You know, I Aisher enough. I'll Benjamin he'll blow up today. But Trey Burke is not somebody that I can trust has got to be somebody else out there and Jimmy Graham is another one man talking about bus Jimmy Graham, maybe going to go down as one of the biggest bus of the year. We thought he and Aaron Rodgers would be beautiful but forget about this week. The Packers are facing off against the bears defense that has allowed just nine point eight fantasy points per game to the tight end and held Jimmy G two point eight points in week one. Can't do it. Can't get it in their same thing goes for Josh Allen. Same thing goes for Sony Michelle's. And the deal with Sony. Michelle, this is this is Bill Bella check once again doing what he needs to win football games and destroying your fantasy line because Sony Michelle has become unreliable James white has become unreliable nets because Cordeiro Patterson and James Devlin keep popping in there in gobbling up yards and touchdowns not to mention Rex Burkhead. Yeah. There are so many people that it's really tough. So many mouths to feed really tough to decide which one you're going to run out there that you think is gonna get points. I mean, you really really rolling the dice in in trying to get them to go a couple of things that I like I want to say that dalvin cook is somebody that I've held onto that guy all season long hoping that he would pay some dividends maybe today against the dolphins. He'll finally be able to deliver. But that's somebody that if you've held onto him all this time or are you got him. You're hoping for him as well. Andrew luck is another one a lot of people are afraid of this game because the Dallas Cowboys have been playing so well, but. Andrew luck has been just terrific this season talk about red hot, man. He's been terrific. So the Cowboys are you going to trust him against the Cowboys defensive surrendered almost eighteen fantasy points to quarterbacks on the road and luggage is averaging twenty five points in his last five home games. So I'm going to have to go with the Andrew luck on this one. Even if they're losing he still got a throw to try and keep up or catch up. I like Andrew luck to start today in your fantasy semi same thing with Tyler Lockett. You may be worried about him putting up a really bad number last week, maybe four points or something like that. He's on one of my teams and let me down as well. But you know, what the forty Niner defense has surrendered twenty touchdowns and the eighth most fantasy points to wide receivers. Yeah. They're not good. Russell Wilson is."