Fast cars, fast women, the vibrations running up your legs… ooooh sweet NASCAR. The season is over and Martin Truex Jr took the cake in Miami in true fashion. We lost legend driver Dale Jr. to retirement and Denny Hamlin still hates Chase Elliott. Pretty certain anyway. So what comes now? February is right around the corner and I for one want to see more excitement out of this sport. I come from an era where you go round and fucking round and whoever wins just wins. That’s it. Dunzo. Now you’ve got all these stages and self proclaimed “Viewership Experts” trying to make it more of an “Acceptable” sport. HELLO!? This sport was created off the running of moonshine! Your fan base is a bunch of wild as fuck blue collar people. Shit I’m one of them. (Ive cut a mean rug at Dega in my day) What’s it gonna take to get the numbers up in this fucking sport!? Im on board with taking a history lesson and going back to the days of old. 80s and 90s style. Rock of ages. Marshall Tucker band type shit. We need that. The drivers need that. The Fans need that. If Donald Trump is making America great again why the fuck cant NASCAR be great again!? Everyone should at least go to one race in their lifetime and experience that type of madness. It’s basically like a BillsMafia Tailgate guest starred in an episode of Dukes of Hazard. It’s wild and I cant stress it enough. I’d love to see NASCAR make more of an impact in the fantasy sports world but sadly its gonna take the sport making it big again before we can see the amount of traffic fantasy football and baseball get. It’s kinda like fantasy hockey and with that unless you bring back more fighting, you’ll be fighting for ratings. Moral of the story is that NASCAR is a down home American ordeal and deep down inside of all of us there’s a wild hair waiting to sprout for fast, dirty, badass American speed.
It’s here. The game you’ve all been waiting for. All the hours of constant reading, the tinkering, the podcast listening, It all comes down to this week. The Mother Fucking Championship!
You got here through having more knowledge than your opponent. You put in more work, you stayed up until 3AM to grab those guys off the waiver, you talked fierce shit and you deserve to face nothing but the best now. As always we have bad news each week in the National Football League and sometimes we lose our players to the grind. AB went down along with Marquise Lee and others but its time for one more hoorah and as much as we will miss them the show must go on. Here are our Week 16 sleepers at each position.
Quarterback: Tyrod Taylor
We all remember when we called this man T-Mobile. I personally don’t feel like he deserves a cool nickname anymore because it seems like he’s been hanging out with Flacco in the past year (Still Not Elite) and he may have rubbed off on him. I like the matchup and that’s why he’s here. Tyrod has only had 2 games this season where’s he’s put up more than 20 points but going up against the Pats dirty D, anything’s possible. Plug him in if you have nothing but mediocracy on the waiver wire because T-Mobile will show up on Sunday.
Running Back: Theo Riddick
When no one fears Ameer anymore you turn to Theo. Jim “Christmas Movie” Caldwell wont say that he’s benched Ameer but it sure as hell looks that way and when you’re playing against a Cincinnati team giving up the second most points to running backs, you don’t question that shit you just start the man who’s been getting the rock! Theo can be trusted as a safe flex play this week.
Wide Receiver: Dede Westbrook
Dede was nothing more than a letdown last week but this week he gets an easy matchup against the 49ers. Look for him to bounce back alongside Keenan Cole and Jaydon Mickens. I feel like this 49ers defense will have their work cut out for them figuring out who to cover and when you have that type of confusion, you go to the guy you’ve trusted to get you to this point. Allen Hurns is questionable as well.
Tight End: Antonio Gates
ANTONIO!!!!! Yeah son look who’s back catching balls and shit! Antonio Gates was a real mans man back in the not so distant gap. He led me to some championships and maybe, just maybe he can help win you one this week with Hunter Henry done for the year. Mr. Gates gets to play against a Jets defense giving up the 16th most points to tight ends but fuck it we’ll take those odds. With Keenan Allen doing his normal thing and no other truly solid receivers, Antonio should see a good bit of targets.
I would like to take this moment to share a clip from one of my favorite movies of all time and let this be my blessing to your Week 16.
NOW GET OUT THERE AND WIN YOUR SHIP GUYS!!
Its playoff SZN folks and like many of you I am gearing up to battle for my spot in the Fantasy championship. For most players who have made it this far you probably already have your lineups set and ready to go. For others you’re probably looking for some type of miracle edge to take you to the promise land. Fear not young grasshoppers. Papa Chase is going to lead you through the Fantasy Jungle to a mystical place called the waiver wire to give you one key sleeper at each position to get you to the top.
Nick Foles (Eagles)
As the old adage goes, “Don’t fix it if it aint broken”. Unfortunately Carson Wentz is broken but with Nick going up against a Giants defense giving up the most points to Quarterbacks in the league he’s tough not to plug and play (ONLY IF YOU NEED HIM) Foles has been around the league for quite sometime and has had flashes of greatness. With receivers Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and TE Zach Ertz I don’t see this matchup as too big of a problem.
Juju Smith Schuster (Steelers)
If you follow me on twitter or listen to our podcast you know I’m a big fan of Juju. He is the future of Pittsburgh and at only 20 years old (Youngest cat in the league) he has had his games where he’s been a valuable play. This week Juju has a struggle bus of a defense he’s going up against (New England Patriots) and coming off of his suspension, He will be hungry for some football!
Mike Davis (Seahawks)
The Seahawks have had some struggles this year with finding the run game but Mike has really shown that he can bulldoze. Keep in mind that he is questionable due to injured ribs and groin but he’s facing a Rams defense giving up 4.7 yards per carry to opposing RB’s. Keep a close eye on him and if he’s cleared to play start this feller!
Ricky Seals-Jones (Cardinals)
Y’all ready to get Rickidy Rickidy Rickidy Wrecked!? Mr. Seals-Jones hasn’t put up big numbers in the past two games but if you’re playing matchup you already know that the Redskins give up the 3rd most points to opposing tight ends. Ricky should get his wings this week and soar like the Cardinal he is above the turf all the way to the end zone. As you can tell. I like me some Ricky!
Don’t sleep on these guys if you’re having playoff struggles and always remember.. DONT TINKER ONCE YOU SET YOUR LINEUPS!!
Trust your gut and rock and roll guys!