Can Maurice Morris Bring Home a Title?

Dec 22, 2008

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The majority of fantasy football leagues wrapped up this past week.  Some leagues, however, play the season out, be it a two-week (Weeks 16 & 17) championship round or simply use Week 17 to determine a champion.  If you are still in the hunt, perhaps Maurice Morris can help put you over the top.

One week after gaining 86 yards on 15 carries to lead the Seahawks to a win over St. Louis, Morris went for 116 yards on 29 carries to hinder the Jets’ playoff chances.  Seattle faces Arizona in Week 17 looking to finish the season on a high note with a three-game winning streak, as well as send Mike Holmgren off with a W as he calls it a career.

Arizona has been a train wreck since clinching a playoff spot, both Offensively and Defensively.  They have been outscored 82-21 the past two weeks.  Two weeks ago they were blitzed by Minnesota’s 21 first quarter points.  They racked up 396 total yards, with 239 of the coming on the ground.  New England upped the ante with 514 total yards, with 183 coming via the run.  The Patriots hung 31 first half points on the Cardinals.  

Another benefit of using Morris this week is knowing that he’s going to finish the game barring injury.  Teams that have already clinched like Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, the New York Giants, and Carolina could lighten the loads of their main ball carriers to preserve them for the playoffs.  With this being Holmgren’s last game, I’d assume Seattle will pull out all the stops to try and send him away a Winner.  Maurice Morris’ fantasy owners could be doing just the same.

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10 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:19 am #

    With this being Holmgren’s last game, I’d assume Seattle will pull out all the stops to try and send him away a Winner.

    very well put!

  2. LestersLegends
    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:20 am #

    Thanks CK.

  3. Brad
    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:26 am #

    All of my championship games are one week formats and end tonight, but for those who do play next week it does look like a good choice to go with Morris…I don’t know what’s been up with Arizona but they need to fix it quick if they want to play more than 1 playoff game.

    Great work Lester!

  4. LestersLegends
    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:28 am #

    Same here, but there are some leagues still going.

    Arizona is done. Gonna get smoked at home.

  5. CK0712
    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:30 am #

    sucks about Zona, big time….sometimes you just want to see an underdog climb & keep climbing, know what i mean!

  6. David Funk
    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:31 am #

    I think he finishes strong the last week of the season. Arizona has likely killed anyone else’s chances of winning in their fantasy leagues, and that will continue this week for those still playing. Seattle has more to play than does Arizona in Week 17.

  7. LestersLegends
    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:33 am #

    CK – The way they’ve done Edge, I’m not pulling for Arizona.
    David – I think Arizona players should be fine in Week 17 if you survived this week. Boldin may not go again, but I’d roll with Warner, Fitz, and Breaston.

  8. CK0712
    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:39 am #

    CK – The way they’ve done Edge, I’m not pulling for Arizona.

    HA no doubt Lester's!

  9. MadMan
    December 22nd, 2008 at 12:19 pm #

    AZ really sucks and the team that plays them first are salavating, and Morris will be traded alone with several other SeaChickens too 49ers where Homgren is going…
    And some team from OK will buy the Seachickens

  10. LestersLegends
    December 22nd, 2008 at 12:21 pm #

    That would be intersting MadMan.

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