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My Fantasy Football Team (Championship Game)

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My championship in my fantasy football league is this week! I am in it, and vying to win $100. Here is my team for my final week. I listed who starts where, and how I acquired them. My league has a starting lineup of: QB, RB, RB, RB/WR, WR, WR, WR, WR/TE, TE, K, D/ST.

Note: When I say best or worst defense, it might be confusing so let me explain it. For example, if I say: Brees faces Tampa Bay this week, the 2nd worst pass defense! That means it is a matchup you'd like because the Bucs defense is atrocious against QB's. Likewise, if I say: Green-Ellis faces Philadelphia, the 11th best run defense. That means it is a matchup you would not like, because Philly is solid against RB's. Hope that clears it up!

Thanks for reading, and feel free to drop a comment.



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    Drew Brees, QB, NO.
    How he was acquired: In 4 player, September 21st deal. I received Drew Brees and Julio Jones. I traded Tom Brady and Percy Harvin.
    Analysis: In what turned out to be a pretty solid trade for me, Brees has helped lead my team to the championship. It's also fun having his top two targets in Colston and Graham. Brees faces Tampa Bay this week, the 2nd worst pass defense!
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    Doug Martin, RB, TB.
    How he was acquired: 8th Round, 77 Overall. 
    Analysis: Martin has turned out to be one of the biggest breakout stars, as I had hoped/thought he would. If you have Martin, chances are your team is doing pretty well heading into the final weeks. The Muscle Hamster faces New Orleans, who have the worst run defense in the league! 
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    Alfred Morris, RB, WAS.
    How he was acquired: $3 waiver pickup, September 11.
    Analysis: Morris is another guy who after acquiring him, I expected to be solid, but not great. Him and Martin have been my best two backs all year. After picking him up, his talent was clear but was worried that the Shanahan effect would be in play. (Shanahan has a tendency to switch his starting RB's often, kind of like the Scott Skiles of football). Morris faces Cleveland, the 13th worst run defense!
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    BenJarvus Green-Ellis
    Photo: Nathan Rupert
    BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN.
    How he was acquired: 7th Round, 64 Overall. 
    Analysis: BJGE has turned out to be solid. I expected a bit more TD's but the yards have been there to save his TD-less weeks. Green-Ellis faces Philadelphia, the 11th best run defense.
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    Reggie Wayne, WR, IND.
    How he was acquired: 11th Round, 104 Overall. 
    Analysis: Coming into the draft, Wayne was one of my favorite targets. With all of Collie's injuries, Wayne would be the clear-cut #1 WR in Indy. He developed great chemistry with Andrew Luck from the start, and I have reaped the benefits. He has been my highest scoring WR this year. Wayne faces the Texans, the 29th best WR defense this season. 
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    Marques Colston, WR, NO.
    How he was acquired: 5th Round, 44 Overall. 
    Analysis: Colston really stumbled out of the gate, and had a combined 13 PTS through the first 3 weeks. His middle weeks were great, but lately he has not been so hot. His inconsistencies have been frustrating, but hopefully he can deliver this week. Colston faces Tampa Bay, the worst WR defense. 
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    Julio Jones, WR, ATL.
    How he was acquired: In 4 player, September 21st deal. I received Drew Brees and Julio Jones. I traded Tom Brady and Percy Harvin.
    Analysis: In what turned out to be a pretty solid trade for me, Jones has helped lead my team to the championship. I expected more, but he has been there when I needed him, with a few monster weeks. Julio faces the Giants, the 28th best WR defense. 
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    Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS.
    How he was acquired: $1 waiver pickup, October 18.
    Analysis: I had long been trying to pry away Garcon when he injured his foot in the first quarter after ALREADY having 109 yards. He had established himself as RGIII's #1 target, and I knew he would be great when he came back. Garcon's owner finally dropped him, and the day after I picked him up off waivers. Garcon faces Cleveland, the 6th worst WR defense!
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    Jimmy Graham, TE, NO.  
    How he was acquired: 2nd Round, 17 Overall. 

    Analysis: I was thankful to get Graham at 17 (also one of my favorite players), I did not think he would drop to me. He has been a stud and one of the top TE's as I expected. Jimmy faces Tampa Bay, the 23rd best TE defense.
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    Cincinnati Bengals

    Cincinatti Bengals, D/ST. (Pictured: Geno Atkins)  
    How they were acquired: $1 waiver pickup, November 29.  

    Analysis: I picked up the Bengals defense for the playoffs weeks. They had a stellar schedule, in San Diego, Dallas, and this week Philadelphia (the 30th best D/ST offense). My defenses for the year were: Green Bay, Minnesota, San Diego, and now Cincy.
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    Dan Bailey, K, DAL. 
    How he was acquired: $3 waiver pickup, December 6. (After drafting him and dropping him)
    Analysis: I drafted Bailey, and after some subpar weeks I dropped him. He was on waivers all this time and I picked him up last week for the last couple weeks. He has another good playoff schedule. This week he faces Pittsburgh, the 14th best kicker defense.
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    DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL.  
    How he was acquired: 3rd Round, 24 Overall. 

    Analysis: I would not call him a bust only because of his injuries in the middle weeks, but he still was not what I expected. I had very high expectations, and he fell way short (again due to the injury). He faces Pittsburgh, the 7th best run defense.
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    Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET.
    How he was acquired: $1 waiver pickup, September 18. 

    Analysis: I picked up Leshoure just as he was coming back from injury. He has been riding my bench almost every week, and will do so again this one. Leshoure faces Arizona, the 20th best run defense.
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    Danario Alexander, WR, SD. 
    How he was acquired: $1 waiver pickup, November 14. 

    Analysis: Alexander has had some monster weeks and I was thankful to have started him during them. He has become Rivers' favorite target late in the season. Alexander faces Carolina, the 8th best run defense. 
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    Fred Jackson, RB, BUF.
    How he was acquired: 4th Round, 37 Overall. 

    Analysis: Coming into the year, I expected a lot more from Fred. An early injury opened the door for C.J. Spiller, and unfortunately, Spiller took full advantage of it. Even once Jackson came back, Spiller got the bulk of the touches, and still does today. I have dropped Jackson because of his season-ending injury, and he is not on my team anymore. 
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