It all boils down to this. Either this week is your semifinal game or your championship matchup. If you’ve reached this far, congratulations. But there’s no time to celebrate now, let’s get you prepared with this weeks rankings.
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Ty Montgomery - He's been on a rollercoaster this season. He boarded the ride in week six and seven and shot way up on everyone's charts after week seven. Then he came down for about four to five weeks. But now Monty is back on the rise and he looks to be Green Bay's go-to running back option. And that's really what this rankings is based around. I think he put on a good enough showing that even if James Starks comes back from Green Bay, Montgomery will be the leading running back. Sprinkle about two or three receptions in and he should have himself a very good day. The Vikings defense hasn't been as tough against the run game as of late and the Colts proved that last week. He's a solid option in any playoff game.
A.J. Green - I put this ranking down much like I did Julio Jones' ranking last week. It's contingent on if Green plays. I think the Bengals star is eager to get back to the field. He practiced on a limited basis all of last week and is still limited this week. He was eyeing this week as his comeback, but I don't know if Cincinnati will rush him back at all considering they aren't in the playoff hunt. There's still a part of me that thinks he will get into the action and I know Green is dying to see the field again. He's Andy Dalton's favorite receiver and balls will be coming left and right to him if he plays. But he plays on SATURDAY. So check on his health constantly. Is he someone I would risk my playoffs on if there are still questions? No, but if he is all of the sudden good to go, I don't see how you could bench him.
Tyler Lockett - I know he's two really good games in the past three weeks, but I would keep this guy on my bench. He relies 100% on the big play. And he's not going to get that every week and I don't think he does against a good Arizona defense.
Amari Cooper - I feel for all the Cooper owners out there. He is crashing in a time when fantasy owners need him most. The last two weeks he has combined for ten points and he hasn't had more than 59 yards since week eight. But I think he brings it back this week. He faces the Colts, which are one of the league's worst pass defenses. He's a WR2 for me this week.
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