Welcome to another installment of who to start and who to sit while making your weekly fantasy football lineup decisions for the first week of the playoffs. Last week, we went 17-11 in the start ‘em portion and 9-5 in the sit ‘em portion, not too bad. Let's get to this week's list:
Nick Foles - Keep riding the hot hand.
Josh McCown- Same as above, but an even better matchup.
Alex Smith- He is another who has been a top eight quarterback over the past four weeks.
Joe Flacco- He has been middling, but if you are desperate he has a great opponent in the Vikings.
Le'Veon Bell - He has been cleared to play, and should roll this week.
Giovanni Bernard - This is more about a matchup with the Colts, but he should be a solid RB2.
Ray Rice - He continues to get touches and has a fantastic matchup versus the Vikings.
Fred Jackson - He just plays and scores points each and every week. Trust him for your playoffs.
Lamar Miller - He ran as well as I have ever seen him, plus he's getting almost all the carries, even inside the 10.
Andre Johnson - He spoke up and got more targets. Always play your guys vs the Jaguars.
Alshon Jeffrey - He will continue to roll vs the Cowboys bottom 2 pass defense.
Torrey Smith - He has been as consistent as a receiver can be, and he should put a TD on top of his yards vs the awful Vikings secondary.
Kendell Wright - He has been in the top 10 in targets since early in the year, and they should have to throw against the Broncos.
Michael Floyd - He is becoming a star and gets the awful Rams secondary.
Jared Cook - If you are feeling lucky, the Cardinals have made tight ends look good all year.
Tony Romo- He has been better in real life than fantasy, and the Bears are pretty good versus the pass.
Ben Roethlisberger - I expect a ton of running and limited passing as Miami is tougher versus the pass.
LeSean McCoy - I know you have to start him, but the Lions have been nasty against running backs. Temper expectations.
Alfred Morris - He is just not getting the touches especially in the red zone.
Chris Johnson - Denver has been good against running backs, and I would not want my fantasy hopes in his hands.
Zac Stacy - The Cardinals at home, plus their very good run defense slows things up for the Rams rookie.
Vincent Jackson - He is way too up and down lately, plus he has a tough matchup and a lingering injury.
Eric Decker - Expect a huge crash back down to Earth this week.
Keenan Allen - The Giants have been very tough versus receivers; hopefully you have better options.
Roddy White - Sure, he broke out last week, but has way too many weeks where he is a non-factor.
T.Y Hilton - Still living off the big games early, a non-factor the past four weeks.
Marques Colston - Another guy who has had an awful season living off his name.
Steve Smith - He hasn't had more than 65 yards in forever.
Tony Gonzalez - Just not seeing enough in his last year. There are better options.
Have a great week, and let me know if you have any questions.