Sunday, January 4, 2009


If you read my Betting the NFL column on Saturday you know that home teams rock in the Wildcard round of the NFL playoffs. Arizona and San Diego certainly followed suit with wins and their players providing huge fantasy production if you're competing in NFL playoff fantasy leagues.
The big surprise thanks to a groin injury by San Diego back LaDainian Tomlinson was the domination of dimunitive back Darren Sproles who had 105 yards rushing and two rushing TDs.
Today, expect the big production guys like Philadelphia back Brian Westbrook and Minnesota back Adrian Peterson to come up with double-digit stats. But others to key on include Ravens back Willis McGahee, Ravens receiver Mark Clayton and tight end Todd Heap.
The Ravens will stymie the Miami offense but quarterback Chad Pennington and back Ronnie Brown should provide the most Dolphins' stats.
In the NFC matchup, Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian will be very active and productive as well as Eagles receiver Kevin Curtis and tight end L.J. Smith. I also see Eagles backup running back Correll Buckhalter having a big game as well, especially if you are in a points-per-reception league.
All four kickers in today's games should provide 8-12 points each as well.
Good luck!