Fantasy Football: Championship Edition

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Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer

The Cardinals and Palmer are both enjoying bounce-back years under new head coach Bruce Arians. Arizona is in the thick of the playoff race in the NFC for the final Wild Card spot, while Palmer looks like he’s in the prime of his career over the past two months.

But they’re facing their toughest test of the year on Sunday. This Seahawks defense just intercepted Eli Manning five times while not giving up a single score vs. the New York Giants last week.

Palmer has typically struggled against good pass defenses in road games, and with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald possibly missing this game with a concussion along with Michael Floyd dealing with an ankle injury, he may be down his two best receivers.

Not to mention the fact that the Seahawks are the NFL’s No. 1 defenses in terms of points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, according to FFToday,

With your fantasy football championship likely on the line this week, do yourself a favor in bench Palmer. Ask Cincinnati Bengals fans how he performs in big games.

Sit Palmer vs. the Seahawks