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Week Sixteen WRs - Start/Sit Help For Championship Week

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Thanks in no small part to Jessica Simpson and to the moronic catch-up strategy of the Atlanta Falcons when down 24-3 at the half, my fantasy football season is over. Cowboys' QB Tony Romo needed to just throw one TD or two fewer interceptions, and I would have squeaked out a spot in the Championship game. If the Falcons passed the ball in the second half, then WR Roddy White needed to catch but two balls for 26 yards, I would have had a chance to see "Orlovsky's O" win its inaugural title. Instead, I only take solace in the fact I would have had Steelers' RB Willie Parker starting this week and would already be behind the eight-ball going into the weekend.

With no vested interest in this week's games, I chose to list all the WRs KC Joyner grades in the B range. Why? Most of us know who the A-listers are (although you may be surprised to see Colts' rookie Anthony Gonzalez amonmgst those). It is the next tier down that causes us the most angst when trying to make that all-or-nothing-championship-deciding start/sit decision. This list is larger than the ones I have run all season because it is Championship Week.

Good luck. If you want more of KC's opinions on this week's match-ups, read his ESPN.com article.

Starting WR WR grade GPA Lineup matchup Lineup matchup grade GPA +/-
Roddy White B+ 3.5 Antrel Rolle C 2 1.5
Wes Welker B 3 Michael Lehan D+ 1.5 1.5
Chad Johnson B/B+ 3.25 Leigh Bodden C- 1.8 1.45
Calvin Johnson B- 2.8 Patrick Surtain D+ 1.5 1.3
Deion Branch B/B+ 3.25 Samari Rolle C 2 1.25
Derrick Mason B 3 Marcus Trufant C- 1.8 1.2
Hines Ward B 3 Ron Bartell C- 1.8 1.2
Shaun McDonald B 3 Ty Law C 2 1
Anquan Boldin B 3 Chris Houston C 2 1
Joey Galloway B+ 3.5 Walt Harris C+ 2.5 1
Torry Holt B+ 3.5 Deshea Townsend C+/B- 2.65 0.85
David Patten B 3 Lito Sheppard C/C+ 2.25 0.75
TJ Houshmanzadeh B- 2.8 Eric Wright C/C+ 2.25 0.55
Laveranues Coles B 3 Cortland Finnegan C+ 2.5 0.5
Jerricho Cotchery B-/C+ 2.65 Nick Harper C+ 2.5 0.15
Roydell Williams C+/B- 2.65 David Barrett C+ 2.5 0.15
Brandon Stokely B-/B 2.9 Quentin Jammer B- 2.8 0.1
Chris Chambers B-/B 2.9 Dre Bly B- 2.8 0.1
Nate Burleson B/B- 2.8 Corey Ivy B- 2.8 0
Plaxico Burress B/B- 2.9 Jabari Greer B 3 -0.1
Michael Jenkins B- 2.8 Rod Hood B 3 -0.2
Jerry Porter B/B- 2.9 Rashean Mathis B/B+ 3.25 -0.35
Donald Driver B 3 Charles Tillman B+ 3.5 -0.5
Isaac Bruce B 3 Ike Taylor B+ 3.5 -0.5
Bernard Berrian B- 2.8 Charles Woodson A 4 -1.2

Last Week's Results:

WR Team Adv Rec Yds TD Right?
Reggie Brown PHI -0.5 4 35 1 No
Muhsin Muhammad CHI 0.8 2 30 0 No
Torry Holt STL 0 3 21 1 No
Andre Johnson HOU 0.85 6 86 1 Yes
Roddy White ATL 1.7 1 4 0 No
Terrell Owens DAL 1.6 2 37 0 No
Marques Colston NO 1.5 8 114 1 Yes
Santonio Holmes PIT 1.45 4 34 0 No
Calvin Johnson DET -0.2 5 102 0 No