Who to Sit and Who to Start: NFC Title Game Arizona at Carolina

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The NFC Title game is the final step for the Cards and Panthers as they try to get the honor of being the NFC rep in Super Bowl 50. There’s some fantasy implications with the game, and today we take a look at how to start and how to sit for both teams.

Cardinals

Start:
Carson Palmer should have a decent day throwing, the weather is expected to be good for the early evening game, and he’s going to have the luxury of throwing to some good wide outs, one of which – Larry Fitzgerald, is having a monster year and a huge rebound season with the Cardinals. He’s another start for Arizona, as with Charles Tillman out, look for the Cards to air it out early and often as they try to build a lead. Cards kicker Chandler Catanzaro should kick at least two to three field goals in the game also, make him a start as well.

Sit: Running back David Johnson is going to have a rough time with the Panthers D, a good run stuffing D that should keep him in check. Don’t fall for the hype of playing him as there’s going to be better options in the first game as well as with the Panthers and Jonathan Stewart who we will hit on in a bit. Cardinals Defense is going to be hard pressed to have a big day, as Cam’s scrambling ability will limit sacks.

Panthers:

Start: Jonathan Stewart is the toughest runner in the league right now, and he should have a decent day against a Cards D that can be run against. Start him and watch him rack up about 100 yards as well a touchdown or two in what should be a high scoring affair. Ted Ginn Jr. is a sleeper, but I think he will put up some good numbers for Cam and company. Ginn is a guy that can have a breakaway play or two that can give fantasy owners some great points in the big game.

Sit: Cam Newton. Sorry, I know he’s going to be NFL MVP (or should be), but in this game I think the Cards pass defense with Patrick Peterson should be able to keep Newton for the most part in check. Cam is going to need to find a way to create, and that’s not going to be easy as you can bet the Cards defense is coming up with a game plan to make sure to keep the Panthers QB in check. Graham Gano is another player you need to sit for this NFC Title game.

So there you have it, a huge game with everything on the line, as the two teams do battle for the right to allow their fans to have the enjoyment all each super bowl commercial 2016 at the biggest game on planet earth!


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