2015 Fantasy Title Game: The Andrew Sisters
PHILADELPHIA, PA — May the best
man Jewish Andrew (And-Jew?) win.
Goodman reaches Championship for first time in 12 years
Goodman, making just his third playoff appearance in 13 seasons, is back in the Fantasy Championship for just the second time ever and first since 2003 (1-point W over Porter)!
After a huge upset victory over Blake The Snake, Goodman enters the title game on a four-game winning streak. More impressively, he is 8-1 in his last nine contests.
Tepel goes for history
Tepel escaped a scare from Goldberg thanks to David Johnson’s three-touchdown Sunday night performance against the hometown Eagles.
Now, Tepel — after being crowned the first-place champ for the second straight year — looks for his first Fantasy Championship (0-2).
Yahoo! projects Tepel as a 12-point favorite (131.85 – 119.61).
Other than Russell Wilson, Tepel’s once consistent star WRs are no longer that (see: DeAndre Hopkins, and Brandon Marshall). While both are capable of exploding, the guarantee for 20-point performances is far from true anymore.
Having said that, Hopkins gets the Titans and Marshall gets the Patriots at home. Two very nice matchups for Tepel, not to mention the scorching hot Wilson at home vs. the Rams.
Tepel will have a decision at RB2 thanks to Danny Woodhead’s four-TD performance. With David Johnson and DeAngelo Williams playing well also, Tepel has to pick two of the three backs (unless he sits Randall Cobb and goes with the unorthodox three-back lineup).
For Goodman, the emergence of Golden Tate has improved his ceiling. Tate gets SF at home, Jarvis Landry gets Indy at home, and KC defense gets the Browns at home. All gorgeous matchups.
The question for Goodman will be who to start at QB — Eli Manning (likely — barring an appeal– without Odell Beckahm Jr.) or Philip Rivers. A source close to the situation tells FantasyNEPhilly.com that Goodman is “leaning towards” Manning at Minnesota on Sunday night.
The scariest player in this matchup, however, might be Adrian Peterson at home on Sunday night against the Giants and their porous defense. AP, who is projected for 20.15 pts, has just one TD in his last three games and has combined for only 25.30 pts over that three-week span. One could argue — and I would certainly agree — he’s due.
Goodman will have a FLEX + RB2 decision with Julian Edelman still likely out: Latavius Murray vs. SD on Thursday, Bilal Powell vs. NE, DaVante Adams at ARI, or maybe even Zach Miller at TB. He’ll need to start two of the four.
Powell has been on fire over his last three games, while Murray has been more consistent throughout the season. Adams has struggled of late, while Miller’s productivity is completely unpredictable.
The game to watch
Goodman will have three players — Manning, Peterson, and TE Will Tye in the aforementioned Giants at Vikings SNF game.
Tepel will have the all-important, but not-really-important-all “Final Say” on Monday Night Football with Denver defense at home against the Andy Dalton-less Bengals.
Goodman will likely need to be up 20-plus points to feel any sense of comfort about that.
- No deal has been reached upon as of it.
- This matchup gets started on Christmas Eve, as Tepel will start Antonio Gates at the Raiders.