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Originally Published: December 20, 2005
By Scott Engel | ESPN Fantasy Games
Scott, Westland, Mich.: I am in my league's Super Bowl for the second year in a row. My offensive players are pretty well set, but I need help with my kicker and Defense/Special Teams to get every possible point. Right now I have Olindo Mare and Jeff Reed on my roster and my Defense/Special Teams are New England, Pittsburgh, and Arizona. I may be able to pick up an available kicker if the matchup is good, but all the good defenses are already taken.

Engel: Making decisions between kickers usually isn't that difficult, as you should have simply picked one solid guy and stick with him all throughout the year. For the final game, there's no reason to overanalyze, just a need to make a quick, informed decision. Reed has outscored Mare in ESPN.com points this year, 104-86, and I'd rather lean on him as the Steelers have more of a dependable offense than the Dolphins. You should never use Arizona, regardless of opponent. The unit generated only three fantasy points against the Texans last week. The Steelers (vs. Cleveland) and Patriots (vs. Jets) both have favorable matchups. But there is a possibility that New England will be locked into the No. 4 seed with nothing to play for by the time their Monday night game begins, so use the Steelers, who are still trying to maintain their grip on the AFC's final playoff berth.


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