It’s time for you to savor the final Super Rankings of the year, and if you believe the Mayans, the final Super Rankings of history. I guess if the world ends on the 21st, you can go ahead and disregard this week’s rankings, but if we’re heading into the apocalypse I thought I’d leave you with a few tips to survive the end of days.
First, I would make sure to stock up on canned food items, including canned ham. Based on it’s high protein content and the salt breaking down enzymes to preserve the flavor and texture, I feel it’s a pretty safe bet that canned ham will be the new currency for the survivors.
Next, keep tabs on your fantasy football league mates. The guys and gals in your fantasy league are obviously the most fun, the most resourceful, not afraid to gamble and people who can make snap decisions based on the data presented to them. You’d rather hang with these people than those hiding in makeshift backyard bunkers complete with an arsenal of tactical weapons that will only cause them to think that the zombies are coming to attack. Plus, if you’re with your fantasy friends, you could start a makeshift fantasy zombie league and wager on which one of your neighbors is eaten first. We at LeagueSafe will do our best to support online payments for those leagues should the apocalypse start tomorrow.
Finally, find a suitable shelter. Preferably one with more than three levels and near a wooded area so you can huck stuff out the window at squirrels, beavers and bears. Not only will this type of shelter keep you warm and safe, but bow hunting out the window sounds like fun. Plus, if you play your cards right, a fire pole or slide could be installed to make traveling downstairs a snap.
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On to the championship week Super Rankings.
2. Robert Griffin III at PHI
By all accounts RG3 should be on the field in Philly this weekend and is again near the top of the rankings. The two worries I have about RG3 is that the Redskins may try to limit his rushing and that they could be up by 21 in the third quarter and call on Kirk Cousins to finish it out.
5. Matt Schaub vs. MIN
Schaub has proven this season that he can be a boom or bust player, with more emphasis on the bust side of things. However, this week he’s facing off against a Vikings squad that has been pretty good against the run but brutal against the pass for the better part of a decade. He’s a solid option and the highest rated Matt or Matthew we have this week.
25. Matthew Stafford vs. ATL
If the Lions have a chance to win this game, it’s going to be on the arm of Stafford. The problem is that the Falcons have given up less than one touchdown pass per game this season, so I don’t like his chances of putting up a huge fantasy day.
4. DeMarco Murray vs. NO
He’s been money in the back since he returned from injury and the Saints aren’t a very good defense. However, Nawlins has been much better against the pass recently than the run, so I do like Murray in this one.
10. Adrian Peterson at HOU
The Super Rankings is wrong. AD will continue his reign of terror.
19. Knowshon Moreno vs. CLE
This would be much higher if Moreno had been involved in the offense at all for the first 10 games of the season. He’s been on fire recently and Cleveland is not a team that’s particularly good at stopping the run. So go KnowMo.
5. Cecil Shorts III vs. NE
He’s been great in just about every game in the second half of the season and will be facing a lot of garbage time in what should be a blowout game against the Pats.
13. Danny Amendola at TB
Had he stayed healthy this season, Amendola would be leading the league in receptions right now. Since he’s kind of healthy right now, it’s an easy start against the worst pass defense in football history.
9. Dennis Pitta vs. NYG
If you were paying attention to the ROTW Super Rankings, we loved Pitta in the playoff stretch. Damn we’re good! Don’t look at Antonio Gates’ ranking in that article though.
20. Antonio Gates at NYJ
I, personally, have been off the Gates bandwagon for a while now, so it pleases me to see him this low in the rankings. You just can’t trust any receiver against the Jets, they’re still really good at preventing the pass.