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Compiled by Gene Menez, David Sabino and Jason Steinthal
December 11, 2006
You've worked too hard to blow it now. Time to hunker down and study key matchups, game-by-game and player-by-player, for three make-or-break weeks
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December 11, 2006

Playoff Preview

You've worked too hard to blow it now. Time to hunker down and study key matchups, game-by-game and player-by-player, for three make-or-break weeks

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Sacks by Dolphins DE Jason Taylor in 17 career games against the Bills. Ranked fourth with 38 sacks, the Miami D faces the NFL's fourth-most-sacked quarterback in J.P. Losman.

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Touchdown catches of 20 or more yards for the Seahawks' Darrell Jackson, tops in the NFL. Jackson takes on the 49ers, who have allowed seven such long scores, tied for sixth-most in the league.

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Rushing average for the Ravens' Jamal Lewis in 11 career games against the Browns.

FANTASY FORECAST: GAME-BY-GAME


Week 16

GOING DEEP: THREE TO TAKE A FLIER ON

1. DEREK HAGAN
WR
Dolphins VS Jets

The rookie showcased his talents in a season-best six-catch, 66-yard game against New York in Week 6. He'll get another chance on Christmas night.

2. CEDRIC BENSON
RB
Bears AT Lions

The NFC North champs can rest Thomas Jones and see what happens when Benson, their 2005 first-round pick, gets a full complement of carries.

3. MUSA SMITH
RB
Ravens AT Steelers

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