Engel's Angles: Lock 'em in for the finals

Originally Published: December 29, 2004
By Scott Engel | ESPN Games Fantasy Edge
In the final week of the fantasy season, making comfortable lineup decisions seems tougher than ever. It's more challenging than ever to field a winning lineup, because your top players might not figure into your championship fortunes. If you win in week 17, you've truly earned your trophy because of your fantasy GM/coaching skills.

But it isn't easy to bench your stars, and you must also determine who will be the "new" standouts of the final week. In a week unlike any other, the players you should start and bench are often unlikely choices. To make your decisions a bit easier, here's the guys at the "Big Three" positions that you simply can't afford to sit in week 17. These are your "must-start" selections for the final week, in order of how you should use them.