Sunday, January 11, 2009


Baltimore and Arizona served notice on Saturday that you can't expect teams coming off the bye to be a dominant factor in the playoffs. The same is true today with players of all four teams likely contributing for your fantasy football playoff team.
In the Giants-Philadelphia game, expect the running backs on both sides to be the primary producers today. This includes Eagles' backup running back Correll Buckhalter who will give banged up back Brian Westbrook considerable breaks throughout the game.
Everyone is talking about the Giants' strong running tandem led by Brandon Jacobs. And yes, Jacobs and Derrick Ward should have decent games with Ward doing most of his damage in the passing game coming out of the backfield.
But I see Buckhalter getting 80-90 combined yards on the ground and through the air with at least one touchdown.
In the San Diego-Pittsburgh game, snow will be a factor leading to a run-heavy offense on both sides. Willie Parker is healthy and should post solid numbers if he can stay healthy. The Steelers' defense is tough but I think Chargers' back Darren Sproles will productive as well.
Good luck today!