by Steve Geller, Steve@wwl.com,posted Dec 28 2012 7:17AM
I figured I put out one final Sit 'Em , Start 'Em feature... just in case any of you out there happen to be in a league whose championship is this week.
I am very proud to announce that my Action Jacksons squad took home the Super Bowl title for the 2nd straight year. I thought Bobby Hebert was going to knock my head off when I leapt out of my chair for both of Dez Bryant's 58 yard touchdown grabs versus the Saints. Sorry folks, I am loyal to my fantasy team, especially when it is for the Super Bowl.
I hope you have a very happy new year, now here are my picks for the final week of the regular season:
Sam Bradford: Quarterback, St. Louis Rams
I had "Sam I Am" on my start list last week, but after he completed less than 50% of his passes for less than 200 yards with two TDs and one INT vs. a weaker opponent in Tampa Bay, there is no way I can recommend him vs. Seattle. The Seahawks defense is giving up the least fantasy points to QBs this season and is extremely dangerous. Keep Bradford on your bench...matter of fact; keep all Rams on your bench. See below...
Steven Jackson: Running Back, St. Louis Rams
Jackson faces a solid and consistent Seattle defense at home this week. In Week 4 he gained 55 rushing yards and grabbed one short yardage reception against them. The Seahawks have ranked in the top five defenses limiting the run this season. Jackson had a long streak where he was scoreless this season, but of late he has found the end zone in two of his last three games. With Jackson scoring double-digit fantasy points in each of his last five games, it is hard to sit him... but given the match-up this week, and the fact that Bradford will be limited too, he is just not looking good.
Larry Fitzgerald: Wide Receiver, Arizona Cardinals
Fitz finally came around again and scored some solid fantasy points for his owners in Week 16. The surprise was that QB Ryan Lindley was benched for Brian Hoyer. Hoyer made sure to throw the ball Fitzgerald's way, and it paid off. My caution this week surrounds the match-up vs. San Francisco, and the fact that this defense gives up the third fewest points to wide outs. Facing the Niners on their home turf is not an appealing match-up. Just because Hoyer and Fitz connected last week does not mean they are going to connect for over 100 yards this week or find the endzone.
Tony Romo: Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys
Romo was a damn good start last week vs the Saints, and had his best fantasy performance of the season. I know he is easy to dislike, BUT he now has 757 passing yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in his past two games. Romo is ready for a rematch with the Redskins. In Week 12 against Washington, he passed for 441 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Look for Romo to finish the year on a high note, as he is just 315 passing yards short of 5,000 yards.
Shonn Greene: Running Back, New York Jets
Despite his team falling apart around him, Greene continues to post solid fantasy numbers. While he had only 38 yards last week aginst the Chargers, he did manage to score two touchdowns. Greene now has double digits in fantasy points in three of his past four games. He played well against the Bills in Week 1 - with 27 carries for 94 yards and a score. Buffalo has allowed a running back into the endzone in each of the past three games. Greene should have the chance for another quality outing as the lone Jets offensive player to trust.
San Diego Chargers Defense
The Chargers D put on an amazing performance in Week 16 at the NY Jets. They had a punt return for a touchdown, 11 sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery. As a reward, they get to face Matt Leinart at QB in the season finale with Carson Palmer out. Diego's defense has actually played well all year, and has scored double digit fantasy points in three of the past four games. Look for the Bolts to feast on Leinart who still looks like a deer lost in highlights.