Fantasy Playoff Angles

Match-ups could be key in the second-round of the playoffs. If your fantasy league is still in play, we have some thoughts as you fight onto winning your league.

St. Louis Rams At Atlanta Falcons

Buzz: The Rams have a few factors working in their favor. One is they have been fighting for their playoff life the entire season and have that urgency to win, while the Falcons wrapped up home field advantage weeks ago and have had two weeks down time. The second is the coaching experience Mike Martz has over first year man Jim Mora Jr. Look for the Falcons to hold onto a very close game.

Best Play: Marc Bulger
Don't Play: Peerless Price
Boom or Bust Play: Steven Jackson/Marshall Faulk

Minnesota Vikings At Philadelphia Eagles
Buzz: The Vikings victory over the Packers last weekend was the type that gives them the momentum they need to pull off an upset. With Terrell Owens out, the Eagles duo of Todd Pinkston and Freddie Mitchell can be maintained. Look for the Vikings to shut down the run and challenge the Eagles wide outs to beat them. For the Vikings, Randy Moss is obviously injured but his presence on the field is immeasurable.

Best Play: Daunte Culpepper
Don't Play: Brian Westbrook
Boom or Bust Play: Randy Moss

New York Jets At Pittsburgh Steelers

Buzz: The Steelers handled the Jets very easily in their first meeting as Chad Pennington was picked off 3 times. There has been a lot of talk about the quarterbacks, but with snow on the forecast it will come down to the battle on the ground. The Steelers have a pair of banged up backs in Jerome Bettis and Duce Staley. Bill Cower has yet to officially name a starter, but in the end it won't matter because the Bus will be too much.

Best Play: Jerome Bettis
Don't Play: Ben Roethlisberger
Boom or Bust Play: Duce Staley

Indianapolis Colts At New England Patriots
Buzz: The Patriots face perhaps their toughest challenge of all in the record setting Indianapolis Colts offense. With Ty Law on the injured reserve, Peyton Manning will be doing a lot of clock watching. He will let the play clock run, get the reads he needs and make necessary adjustments before picking apart the Patriots secondary in a way that we've never seen before.

Best Play: Peyton Manning
Don't Play: Corey Dillon
Boom or Bust Play: Colts Receivers

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