It’s time for the last stretch of the season. Season Long Leagues are entering the playoffs. If you’re grinding every week it’s been an entertaining season, but we KNOW these players and teams. Just play the good plays.
Josh Allen — He gets a great matchup with a banged-up Tampa Bay secondary. Paired with Stefon Diggs, the stack does not come with a discount, but it comes with a high ceiling. The shootout is in play by a total that is the highest of the week with a very tight spread. Tom Brady on the other side of this game has a tough matchup vs this Buffalo defense. However, we know with all of his weapons healthy and rolling, Brady is as matchup proof as they come, but it is a tough spot on paper.
Dak Prescott — I really like Dak at this price and at this spot. He has ALL pass catchers healthy and rolling, but a banged-up rushing attack. So I wonder if they lean more pass here. I like him paired best with CeeDee Lamb, though I think the masses will flock to Cooper. Taylor Heinicke on the other side is not the worst play either vs Dallas’ secondary. They give up big plays, and he is a bit of a gun slinger at times.
Patrick Mahomes — It’s been bad for KC, but the good game came vs this Raiders defense. The stack with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce does not come cheap either, but it’s in play here. Mahomes went for 406 yards and 5 TDs vs Las Vegas this season.
Wide Receiver — We can go a lot of places as this position as we can get ceiling players at different price tiers. If you fall in love with a WR, play him and consider playing with his quarterback.
Stefon Diggs — Smash play vs this secondary in Tampa that is injury plagued. Warm weather in Tampa and Cole Beasley is slowing down leaving more work for Diggs.
CeeDee Lamb & Amari Cooper — Lamb has a great matchup in the slot with Cooper and Michael Gallup on the outside. With the WR core healthy they all return to their natural positions.
Terry McLaurin — Great run back in Dallas stacks. Diggs while he is a high turn over CB, he yields the NFL’s highest yards per completion and Dallas as a whole gives up big plays. Screams big game for Scary Terry.
Tyreek Hill — Could have a big game as there are no players in the Raiders secondary capable of holding him. Caught 2 TDs in their first game.
Mike Evans & Chris Godwin — Godwin had a BIG GAME last week, which means it’s time for Evans. Buffalo has a tough secondary, but they are down their top CB. They are the feature WRs in this weeks highest total game.
DJ Moore — His ceiling is higher with Cam at QB and he gets a GREAT matchup vs Atlanta’s secondary. It’s been a can’t miss spot this entire season.
Mike Williams & Jalen Guyton — Keenan Allen has been ruled out with COVID, and Williams is currently questionable being a close contact of Allen. Monitor his status Saturday going into Sunday, but that leaves Williams, Jalen Guyton who scored last week, and Joshua Palmer as the potential WR core. Guyton is 3.4K and Palmer 3K.
Tyler Lockett & DK Metcalf — If there ever is a time, THIS IS IT versus Houston. Lockett has had some decent games despite a bad stretch of football for Seattle, and DK is a few tackles inside the 5 from having different fantasy outputs.
Ja’Marr Chase & Tee Higgins — We have to peg one of them to have a big game. Chase has been too quiet for too long.
Hunter Renfrow — Guaranteed 7–9 receptions. Topped 100 yards the last two weeks. Target monster as long as Darren Waller remains out.
Brandon Aiyuk — If Deebo is out again, I can go back here. It was a bad experiment last week, but it’s the same situation. No Deebo if he misses with a groin, and Eli Mitchell may miss vs Cincy.
Amon Ra St. Brown & Josh Reynolds — With DeAndre Swift out last week, Detroit turned to the passing game involving the WRs and it worked. They actually won a game! Now Swift is still out, and Jamaal Williams is also out. Both WRs had big games with Goff and it may not be the best matchup. But a repeat performance leaves them too cheap in this spot.
Alvin Kamara — It’s scary being his first game back, but 1) it’s the Jets 2) he has practiced in full all week 3) Mark Ingram is ruled out for COVID. This spot vs the Jets could be like Kamara early season with a ceiling for a potential 30 touches.
Austin Ekeler — With the WR issues we could see more Ekeler instead of chasing the WR volume. Allen commands 10+ targets every week, so these targets usually end up on trusted players with experience in a must win game.
Leonard Fournette — Lead RB on the best offense in football. That leads to a lot of fantasy points especially when you see his amount of targets. This will NOT STOP.
Josh Jacobs — With Kenyan Drake out, he is finally seeing the pass game work making it much easier to stomach his price in a plus matchup vs KC.
Joe Mixon — He unlike Jacobs is still NOT seeing the pass game work. But if he rushes 25 times for 125 yards and 1–2 TDs it may not matter.
Javonte Williams — We hope he continues the work and they do NOT go back to an even split with Melvin Gordon. Great matchup vs Detroit.
Antonio Gibson — It’s a great spot and even better with no JD McKissic who returned to practice but still is listed questionable. If McKissic for some reason is out, Gibson is a near lock again.
Nick Chubb & Kareem Hunt — They are expected to be on the field at the same time and I expect a high dose of run vs Baltimore in a division matchup. Not ideal, but one could pop here.
Cordarrelle Patterson — Just keeps racking up fantasy points.
Devontae Freeman — Lead RB for Baltimore at low price,
Travis Kelce — Also had a big game (one of few this season) vs The Raiders. In play in this matchup.
George Kittle — Could smash again vs Cincy if Deebo Samuel is ruled OUT.
Mark Andrews — Lamar keeps throwing his way, and we love to target TEs vs Cleveland.
Rob Gronkowski — Looks like one of the best TEs in the NFL again and could be sneaky good vs Buffalo. Red Zone TD machine.
Foster Moreau — The experiment did not work last week, but it’s the same thing. Up in pace game, plus Darren Waller is still out. I hate the price increase, but the opportunity is there.
Dawson Knox — TD potential in this shootout. Good way to stack Josh Allen and get different.
Rickey Seals Jones — Logan Thomas is back to the IR and Washington runs their TEs out for every single snap.
Dalton Schultz — Price is high, but he will be on the field for one of the best QBs in one of the best spots.
Austin Hooper — No Davis Njoku and no Harrison Bryant. Last man standing at a position Cleveland utilizes.
Jared Cook — Target increase with NO Keenan Allen.
Defense — Play everybody for the right price.
Lions — Cheap and have been effective. The offense in Detroit is the problem.
Giants — Same as Lions.
Browns and Ravens — We like very little from the offense which should make you want to have interest in the defense in games like that. Browns have an advantage in the trenches.
Panthers — Could eat Matt Ryan alive.
49ers and Bengals — Could be a high scoring game. Could be 17–10. Jimmy G and Burrow can turn it over. Burrow has that injured pinky he will play thru.
Seahawks — Playing the woeful Texans.
Buccaneers — Have been playing good the last month, and it is well within Allen’s range of outcomes to drop a dud.
Chiefs — Could force a pick-6 vs Carr.
Saints — Expensive but in play vs Jets.
Chargers — Way too expensive on DK, but the Giants are talentless.