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Pass Plays: Taking down the gorilla team in your league

Updated: December 16, 2008, 2:08 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN

The fantasy football playoff weeks always remind me of something Jimmy Johnson said after his Cowboys pulled a huge upset over the heavily favored Redskins in 1991. He told his players whenever you're going to face a big gorilla, you never hit him lightly -- you hit him with everything you've got.

In most fantasy leagues, there are at least one or two gorilla teams that you don't want to see come playoff time. If you've made it this far and aren't the gorilla team, you're probably facing one. If that's the case, you need to hit that beast with every upside player you can get your hands on. I have three of those options for you for Week 16.


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