2012 NFL Playoffs: Conference Championship Fantasy Rankings and Advice
The conference championship round of the 2012 NFL Playoffs awards fantasy gamers their final chance for a “full pool” of fantasy options in weekly fantasy football games, so now is the time to lay down the cash and see if your skills are the real deal.
You’ll be able to play games for the Super Bowl and maybe even the Pro Bowl and NFL Draft at various sites, but this is arguably the final real week of intense fantasy football for the year.
For the most part, the two conference title games between the Ravens and Patriots and Falcons and 49ers are pretty unpredictable. However, what we know is that Colin Kaepernick is a boss and the Falcons can’t stop the run. That makes him and Frank Gore stellar options.
We also know that Joe Flacco is playing better than he did in the regular season, and that New England’s pass defense still isn’t the best out there. On the flip-side, even without Rob Gronkowski, we know Tom Brady can be a fantasy machine. The Ravens are looking better on D lately, but we can probably still assume Brady will get his at home come Sunday.
Lastly, in the sleeper realm, pay close attention to the likes of LaMichael James, Brandon Lloyd and Dennis Pitta. Depending on where you play this weekend, those three guys are coming in at super cheap prices, and could easily have solid days. Danny Woodhead is another guy who could be over-looked, as he could still be worth a Flex play, and Shane Vereen will arguably be one of the most over-valued plays of the week.
With all that said, let’s dive into my rankings for the conference title games: