Unless the NLL’s Fantasy Challenge goes into the playoffs (which would be unprecedented in the world of fantasy sports), this weekend’s games are the last chance to rack up some points for your team. Currently, I am in third place overall in the Rochester Knighthawks fan group. I got there by making well thought out picks for each player on my roster based on their matchups for that week. Here are some tips for players to take for the final week of the NLL 2010 season.
- John Grant – $24
John Grant makes a great pick this week for your high-costing player. The Knighthawks are fighting desperately for a playoff spot and really need a win to solidify their berth into the post-season. That makes the Knighthawks forwards like Grant, Williams, and even Point good picks for the final weekend. These are skilled players who know that they need to turn it up against Washington and should score some goals as a result.
- Paul Rabil – $12
Known as “The Beast from the East”, Rabil makes for a good pick against the Hawks based on his value. At one of the best players for $12, he might be able to produce big numbers against the Hawks. He averages just over 11.5 points per week which makes him fairly consistent as well. The Washington Stealth are looking to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win this weekend against the Hawks which gives them something to play for and makes their forwards dangerous.
- Mike Accursi – $13
This ex-Knighthawk has been hot lately, averaging 17 fantasy points over the last 4 weeks. Once again, the fact that the Bandits are looking to bump either Rochester or Boston from the playoffs and take their seat for themselves makes pretty much any of the top Buffalo forwards good picks for this week.
The overarching theme of these picks is that you want to look at adding players from teams who will accomplish something with a win such as Rochester, Buffalo, Boston, and Washington. Stay away from teams that could just pack it in this last week and prepare for the playoffs. Minnesota, for example, will gain nothing with a win this weekend and would risk injurying their best players by going all out. The same could be said about the Orlando Titans. Of course, Toronto and Edmonton don’t have any games this weekend so their players shouldn’t be in your lineup either.