Expect More, Expect Less: Fantasy Playoff Schedule Edition

December 10, 2016 5:18 am Published by

Job well done so far. If you are reading this, you are probably in your fantasy league’s playoffs.

You are now in a position to achieve ultimate fantasy glory. Whether it be a trophy, a championship belt, a nice boost in your bank account, or the obvious bragging rights, you need to perfectly press buttons in weeks 14-16 to claim the throne.

Here are a few players you will have great schedules during weeks 14-16, followed by some that might not help you advance.

 

Check your players schedule here: SOS Matrix

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running Back Doug Martin

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Doug Martin owners waited over two months for him to return from a hamstring injury and are hoping their patience will now pay off. Owners drafted Martin due to his great 2015 season, which saw him finish second in the league to Adrian Peterson in rushing. After receiving 16 carries in his first game back, Martin was fed the ball 24 and 23 times in the last two games, securing any doubts about opportunity. The Bucs are in a playoff hunt and will be relying on Martin down the stretch. They play at home against the Saints (.08 rating), and then in two domes with the Cowboys (.23) and the Saints again.

New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning

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Eli is known for his playoff heroics, so why should the fantasy playoffs be any different? Eli and the Giants have won seven straight but are still looking up at the Dallas Cowboys in the standings, making the final games of the season crucial for them. They will see the Cowboys at home in week 14 in a primetime game, who have been the 4th worst pass defense in fantasy (.54 rating), then have a great matchup against the Lions (2.33), then finish the fantasy season off with the Eagles, who he threw four touchdowns against earlier this season.

Cincinnati Bengals Running Back Jeremy Hill

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With Giovani Bernard missing the remainder of the season with an ACL injury, Jeremy Hill owners were ecstatic over more opportunities that Hill will receive moving forward. The Bengals will have three favorable matchups for Hill during the fantasy playoffs. Cincinnati will travel to Cleveland in week 14 (.83 defensive rating), followed by the Steelers at home (.09) and then play the Texans during championship week (.21). With A.J. Green also banged up, Hill could be the most reliable Bengal moving forward.

Denver Broncos Quarterback Trevor Siemian

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Siemian isn’t the most productive quarterback in the league, but with the Broncos on the outside looking in right now, combined with their favorable schedule, Siemian could be the play. The Broncos will travel Tennessee in week 14 (1.28 rating), followed by the Patriots at home (3.62) and then have a rematch with the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium (.5). The Patriots have been the worst pass defense in fantasy through 12 weeks..

Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Mike Wallace

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Wallace has been a risky play each week, as you never know what exactly you are going to get out of him. Wallace will first see the Patriots (1.26 rating), followed by the Eagles (1.05) and then the Steelers (1.06), whom he had a season-high 124 yards on in week 9. During the championship week, Wallace will be going up against the Steelers, who have the 16th weakest strength of schedule against wide receivers in weeks 12-16.

Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Terrelle Pryor

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Pryor made headlines after he took the high road to Giants’ corner Janoris Jenkins’ trash talk on Twitter. Pryor owners hope his politeness pays off with positive fantasy karma. The Browns will have a bye this week and then play the Bengals (1.04 rating), the Bills (.99 rating), and finish up with the Chargers (1.1) in week 16. The Browns may be miserable to watch, but Pryor is somehow still balling in Cleveland in his first year as a professional wide receiver.

Fantasy football is all about timing. Successful owners play the right guys at the right times. If you are fortunate enough to be playoff team, do not ruin your hopes of a championship by leaving a player on your bench who had a great matchup. Best of luck to all players!

EXPECT MORE

1_QBSiemian QB2_Rivers QB3_Brees QB4_Fitz
RB2_McCoy RB3_Peterson
RB5_Ware TE1_Rudolph TE2_Clay TE3_Barnidge TE4_Fiedorowicz TE5_Gates WR1_Brown WR2_Wallace WR3_Marshall WR4_Sanders

EXPECT LESS
xQB1_Palmer

xQB2_Rodgers

xQB3_Brady

xQB4_Kaep

xQB5_Wentz

xRB1_Imgram

xRB2_Elliott

xRB3_Ajayi

xRB4_Mathews

xRB5_Kelley

xTE1_Brate

xTE3_Cook

xTE4_Ebron

xTE5_Kendricks

xWR1_RMathews

xWR2_Hilton

xWR3_Jones

xWR4_Nelson

xWR5_JMathews

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