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Fantasy Football 2012: Week 15 Mailbag

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Since it is playoff time in fantasy football land, many owners are chock-full of questions regarding their roster. It can be a stressful and nerve-racking experience, so I thought I’d offer my assistance.

Let’s get to the questions.

@apfeiferrs do you trust reggie Wayne? I know he got a td last week but he seems to rarely get in the endzone

— Marshall Denny (@MarshallDenny) December 14, 2012

AP: I certainly do trust Wayne. However, I’m not the important person that does. Quarterback Andrew Luck is in love with his veteran wideout, targeting him a league-high 152 times. While he only has four touchdowns on the year, Wayne has been an absolute stud in PPR formats. This week’s matchup against the Texans isn’t as scary as it seems, as their secondary has been getting torched all year. Roll with Wayne confidently.


@apfeiferrs Hilton, Boldin, or S.Rice this week?

— JaReD QuAgLiErI (@Quagiroux) December 13, 2012

AP: Rice has been banged up all week but is listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Bills (Toronto). As long as he is active, I like him better than the others options. Buffalo, although have been playing better, is still allowing the 7th-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts. Rice’s size will give him an advantage over Buffalo’s smaller corners, giving him a great shot at scoring.


@apfeiferrs should I start Cecil Shorts, Dez or Torrey Smith as my second receiver?

— Stephen Rossi (@PhillySteve15) December 12, 2012

AP: This is interesting, as both Bryant and Shorts are dealing with injuries. Shorts (concussion) is probable. Bryant, who broke his index finger, will play through the pain. I think you should still roll with Dez here. The guy has been the best fantasy wideout over the past four weeks. If catching doesn’t seem to be a problem for him, neither will scoring fantasy points.


AP: I personally have Eli ranked higher than Wilson, but I’d still approve of this move. While Eli certainly has the capability of throwing for 300 yards and three scores, he also is difficult to trust from a fantasy perspective (remember the slump he was in?). Wilson, meanwhile, has been as efficient as any quarterback lately, throwing seven touchdowns and just one interception over his last four. Play Wilson to be safe and Eli for upside.

Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy football columnist for Rant Sports.

You can follow him on Twitter @aPfeiferRS.