Jan 6, 2011
Just because the regular season is over doesn’t mean fantasy football has to stop. There are still playoff challenges to be played, and we’ll be here until the very end analyzing the matchups and projected players at each position like it was any other week. . In fact, the Bruno Boys would like to invite you and your friends to join our league on Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge, where you can try knocking off the experts. It’s free, easy to play and you can win prizes.
Since we don’t believe in an offseason, we’ll be releasing our normal weekly position rankings to help you best decide which players to go with in our Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge. The first iteration will be the quarterbacks and there isn’t a whole lot of surprise in the rankings. To see where all eight of the players rank this week continue reading the Wild Card Round edition of the Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Start ‘Ems.
QUARTERBACKS - START ‘EM
Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) @ Philadelphia
Rodgers finished the regular season with five passing touchdowns over the last two weeks after missing one whole game and the majority of another due to a concussion. A rematch of Week 1 is coming against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend. In the previous matchup, Rodgers passed for 188 yards and two touchdowns along with two interceptions in one of his lowest fantasy outputs of the season. However, the Eagles allowed multiple passing touchdowns in six straight games prior to facing two first-time NFL starting quarterbacks over the last two games of the season. Rodgers has also only thrown two interceptions since the Packers’ Week 10 bye as he appeared to hit his stride. Rodgers is an obvious fantasy starter due to his performance all season long, but fantasy owners can feel confident he’ll be productive no matter the result of the game for the Packers.
Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles) vs. Green Bay
Vick sat out Week 17 after suffering a quad injury in Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings, but looks ready to for Sunday’s playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. You may remember Vick re-emerged on the scene with Kevin Kolb was knocked out of the game when the two teams played in Week 1. In that game, Vick threw for 175 yards and a touchdown along with 103 rushing yards as he put up 21 fantasy points while not playing the entire game. Vick’s leg injury does not appear to be a big concern, but it could take away some of his willingness to run if it lingers at all. In any case, fantasy owners should feel confident using him as long as he continues to be on track to play.
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