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<p>They’re the two biggest fears for guys everywhere. One, seeing aclump of hair circling the shower drain. Take it from Larry David, it’shard to be bald. And two, entering a bad playoff matchup in fantasyfootball.</p>

They’re the two biggest fears for guys everywhere. One, seeing a clump of hair circling the shower drain. Take it from Larry David, it’s hard to be bald. And two, entering a bad playoff matchup in fantasy football.

As we hit the peak of trading season, it’s more important than ever to look ahead at schedules. We play to win the game and matchups will be a huge factor in who emerges during Weeks 15 and 16.

Dump them on an unsuspecting victim

DeAngelo Williams is an elite back that has overcome a miserable quarterback situation and a talented backup. Still, he’s a longshot to go off against the Vikings and Giants in December. Sell high.

Devin Hester’s rapid transformation from return man and defensive back to solid wide receiver is really impressive. He runs very crisp routes and would be an ideal No. 2 receiver if the Bears ever got a No. 1. Still, games in Baltimore and against Minnesota are terrible spots in crunch time.

At this point, the most valuable Redskin in fantasy is probably Ladell Betts. As sad as that is, their schedule late is even worse. Don’t expect very many points against the Giants and Cowboys.

Buy them while you can

Tim Hightower has shown few signs of losing his job to Beanie Wells and gets the Lions and Rams in Weeks 15 and 16. ... Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal?Charles and Kolby Smith are all interesting options with a Week 15 matchup against Cleveland. ... Peyton Manning could feed Austin Collie against the Jags’ weak secondary in?Week 15.

 
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