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Eddie Brown's fantasy football Week 15: Start and sit

Eddie Brown, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

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It's crunch-time and everything has to be perfect. I get it. I really do.

For most of you, it's the semifinals of your fantasy football playoffs and you want to make sure you pull out all the stops. A spot in your championship (and untold riches I'm sure) is at stake. Glory is on the line.

It makes sense to bench Julio Jones against a ridiculously tough 49ers pass defense, right? Or Joe Mixon against the Patriots?

No. It doesn't make sense.

Is it possible a waiver-wire pick-up or well-scouted sleeper in your lineup this week will make the difference in you advancing to your league's championship or battling for third-place next week?

Sure.

 

Is it likely? Probably not.

It's much more likely your best players -- the players you likely drafted or traded for at some point -- will make the difference.

You're not sitting Patrick Mahomes against a Broncos secondary that has only allowed one 300-yard passer and one or fewer touchdown passes in eight games this season.

Don't overthink this. Fill your lineup with the players who have performed for you week-in, week-out.

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