Some fantasy leagues started the playoffs last week, but many are kicking off this weekend, which means the importance of every point will be magnified over the next couple of weeks. My advice to any fantasy owner is that it is important to go with your star players.
If you are fortunate enough to be in the playoffs, you have players that you have been relying on all season. Now is not the time to become too crazy with the stats and start reinventing the wheel by sitting players that have helped you win all year.
That said, there are also those positions that you have been weak at all season that you have been shuffling players to maximize points. If you are weak at some of these positions, here are some recommendations I give this week for players to start and avoid.
Start of the Week:
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart - The Carolina Panthers have had a terrible season with a 1-12 record. They have the lowest scoring offense in the NFL. However, one of their bright spots in the last few weeks has been Stewart. In his last three games, he has 51 carries for 323 yards and one rushing touchdown.
Last week against the fourth ranked running back defense of the Atlanta Falcons, he tallied 133 yards rushing.
This week he plays a home game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are 32nd in points allowed (314), 31st in yards allowed (1,767) and 31st in rushing touchdowns (16) allowed to running backs. This is a great week to start Stewart; he is a borderline RB1 in this matchup...