I haven't clinched a playoff spot yet: I'd be the wild card at 8-4 if the season ended today, but there's a 7-5 team behind me that would hold the tiebreaker if they can catch me. That said, I'm second in my league in points scored, so I'm balancing making sure I lock up my playoff spot first with thinking championship round.
ARGUMENT TO KEEP: I'd potentially start Williams and/or Marshall during the playoffs because of their Wk. 15-16 opponents' weak pass defense (ATL, @TB for Williams and BUF, DET for Marshall). And while they've struggled to find the end zone, both are Top 20 in receiving yardage this season, theoretically meaning low-end consistency rather than the hit-or-miss production WR3s tend to get. Plus, there's really no one else in free agency that would ever see my starting lineup.
ARGUMENT TO DROP: But on the other hand both of them missed Wk. 12 due to injury, and yardage or not, both have only 1 TD on the year. And even if some of the waiver wire options wouldn't be starters for me, I could keep a couple of them (J. Cutler, D. Ward, T. Gerhardt, J. Snelling, D. Branch, D. Mason, B. White, B. Watson) off of opposing playoff rosters.
Here's who I've got at the moment... 12-TEAM, STANDARD CBS SCORING (Non-PPR, DST includes yards allowed) QB: M. Vick, (C. Palmer) RB: A. Foster, M. Turner, (R. Rice) WR: Ca. Johnson, V. Jackson, C. Ochocinco, (B. Marshall), (M. Williams-SEA) TE: G. Olsen K: D. Akers DST: Chargers, (Saints)
VJax is someone that's going to take some time to get back in football shape, but since he got hurt on his first play, I'm iffy on him all together.
Pick up Deion Branch. Pats have the best offense going right now, and being Tom Brady's number 1 man is no slouch.
Williams, whom I also have, is a total Wild Card. I really want to pick up his other half, Obomanu, but can't drop anyone but Williams. So, it's either picking up the number 1 guy, who's hurt often, or the number 2 guy that plays every week.
Ochocinco has a tough D schedule ahead of him, and honestly hasn't impressed me this year. He would be my bench guy. Brandon Marshall ran headfirst into a crappy situation at quarterback with Henne being injured. Henne played well Sunday, but I don't think he'll finish the season.
Blair White, whom I started last night, will be Peyton's slot man for the rest of the year. Garcon is too inconsistent. And Derrick Mason has a great game the week after I released him. Figures. He's good for consistency, as his finger doesn't seem to be bothering him too much.
I'm waiting to hear about AP's injury, but he should be fine. The vikings may start working Gerhart more to reduce the wear and tear on AP, and this is a good thing. Cutler is bouncing back, drop Palmer for Cutler.
Branch and Mason, in that order, are worth dropping if you decide to get rid of your WR's.
I think that I would drop VJax out of any of your wr's. He has missed the entire season, tried to come back and injured his groin and calf in his first game, so to me when he does come back I'm guessing that they will try and ease him back to get primed for a potential playoff run. I'm still trying to figure out how all of those FA's are out there in a 12 team league. I do think that I would definitely drop Palmer for Cutler and I would drop VJax and grab White until all of Indy's wr's get healthy. Good luck.