Exploiting the Matchups: Hibernation Time for Bears' Howard

Exploiting the Matchups: Hibernation Time for Bears' Howard

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In the spirit of giving thanks and on the eve of a holiday that celebrates the wonders of family, food and football, I'm going to keep things short and sweet. You can give thanks for a reprieve from my usual rambling intros.

I wrote those exact words last year. And the year before that.

So my only advice this week is to go back to the well. Re-use. If it worked before, stick with it. Be thankful for your best players and play them. Words, fantasy stars, beers. All these wonderful things can be repeated. And I can't think of a better weekend for them to be. Set those lineups, enjoy some food and be thankful for the glorious gift of football. Since I can't be thankful for my Packers as a whole, I'll be grateful that Davante Adams is still a bright spot on nearly all my fantasy teams, and hopefully (spoiler alert!) going to continue racking up numbers this week despite a tough road test.

I wrote almost those exact words last year too. The re-use advice, however, applies more to the beers this year, since unfortunately so many stars are injured. Nevertheless, regardless of someone's standing as a proven "star," if he's produced in even three of his last five games don't be afraid to roll with him.

As always, this is not intended as a traditional start/sit piece. Upgrades are guys you wouldn't roll out every week while downgrades are generally lineup mainstays for whom you

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Luke Hoover
Luke Hoover has covered fantasy football for Rotowire.com since 2011 and is most proud of recommending Victor Cruz as a starter in his breakout game against the Eagles. He's a lifelong fan of Notre Dame, the Packers and, unfortunately, the Knicks.
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