Fantasy Playoffs
posted Dec 10 2016, 08:32PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

This may have been the hardest week to predict what will happen... Go Fun!

Neither snow nor wind nor rain shall stop me. This isn't the USPS, it’s the Packers and Seahawks. They’re calling for Lambeau weather. Let me rephrase that… the weatherman in Green Bay said this might be the worst weather for a Packers home game in nearly 30 years.

This week is full of important games, one of them hopefully is your fantasy playoff matchup. If you didn’t make the playoffs and are still reading, thanks! If you made the playoffs, you're probably skipping the writing part and going right to the rankings. Who has time to read words that don’t have names attached to them anymore?

This will be a good week for dome teams. Think Saints/Bucs and Texans/Colts. Those games should provide high scoring fantasy players. I honestly have no idea how the weather will affect the Packers/Seahawks. My guess is very much so and this weeks rankings will reflect that. On a normal day, Wilson and Rodgers would both be top-5 QBs, but this week they both fall. Will Rawls and Michael/Starks pound all game? Will defenses and special teams make the difference? Will the weatherman be wrong? I live in Ohio, and we employ weathermen who are right about 20% of the time.

This season has seen some amazing performances. Andrew Luck in Week 1, Julio Jones Week 4 and Zeek in Week 10. Great performances still await us. The actual playoff races are so tight in both divisions that almost every game this weekend has some sort of playoff implications. Someone unexpected will be a breakout star each week. We see that all the time. Raise your hand if you had Ladarius Green exploding last week? No one? Ok, great, let's move on. Whether you play in a 10 team league and have to chose between Legarrette Blount, Doug Martin or Brandon Marshall; or a 16 team league and choose between Ted Ginn Jr. and Dontrelle Inman, fantasy football is fun. Which star will shine or which player will have himself a day on Sunday?

This is going to be a strange week. I see some very high scores by some studs and some nobodies. I see plenty of busts and decoys too. Brandon Marshall should be able to torch the 49ers. I am not confident Bryce Petty can find him. Which kicker is going to have five field goals? Can Mike Evans outshine Julio Jones and his gimpy ankle? Who is going to be that guy no one started who scores three TD’s and you blame the “talking heads” for not projecting them higher and caused you to lose. Please remember, you hit the submit button on your lineup, not ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS, or IBN. YOU! It’s not my fault Derek Carr had 117 yards and 0 TD’s Thursday, but I bet if he was on your team, you started him. The numbers were there, they said to do it! They even made a TV show about Numbers Never Lie….  boy were they wrong!

Every week I have streamed a DST and I have been wrong once and made a bad decision one other week. All other weeks I have had a top 10 DST. This week I am streaming the Packers. This is strictly weather based. It also depends what your league settings are for points. I think a lot of games will be high scoring this week, this game will not be one of them. There may not be a DST TD, but I believe the game will be low scoring and full of turnovers. It’s a wildcard streamer and the least confident of any pick I’ve had all year, but the numbers are there, and they never lie….right???

I lost a close friend to cancer this week. Hug your children, help your neighbor, be kind to each other. My buddy was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met and he will be sorely missed. “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."-Jim Valvano

Enjoy your Sunday. Good luck!


1. Drew Brees

2. Andrew Luck

3. Matt Ryan

4. Tom Brady

5. Cam Newton

6. Russell Wilson

7. Kirk Cousins

8. Jameis Winston

9. Ben Roethlisberger

10. Aaron Rodgers

11. Philip Rivers

12. Matthew Stafford

13. Dak Prescott

14. Eli Manning

15. Andy Dalton


1. David Johnson

2. Leveon Bell

3. Ezekiel Elliott

4. Matt Forte

5. Melvin Gordon

6. Devonta Freeman

7. LeSean McCoy

8. DeMarco Murray

9. Jay Ajayi

10. Jordan Howard

11. Lamar Miller

12. Jeremy Hill

13. Robert Kelley

14. Doug Martin

15. Frank Gore

16. Mark Ingram

17. Thomas Rawls

18. Carlos Hyde

19. Theo Riddick

20. Todd Gurley

21. Jonathan Stewart

22. Rashad Jennings

23. Legarrette Blount

24. Tevin Coleman

25. Tim Hightower

26. Terrance West

27. Isaiah Crowell

28. Kenneth Dixon

29. Matt Asiata

30. Duke Johnson

31. Jerick McKinnon

32. T.J. Yeldon

33. Mike Gillislee

34. Devontae Booker

35. James Starks

36. Dion Lewis

37. Jacquizz Rodgers

38. Christine Michael

39. Chris Thompson

40. Justin Forsett


1. Mike Evans

2. Antonio Brown

3. T.Y. Hilton

4. Dez Bryant

5. Odell Beckham Jr.

6. Jordy Nelson

7. Larry Fitzgerald

8. Julio Jones

9. Julian Edelman

10. Demaryius Thomas

11. Deandre Hopkins

12. Golden Tate

13. Tyrell Williams

14. Brandin Cooks

15. Doug Baldwin

16. Terrelle Pryor Sr.

17. Michael Thomas

18. Emmanuel Sanders

19. Jamison Crowder

20. Donte Moncrief

21. Stefon Diggs

22. Brandon Marshall

23. Kenny Britt

24. Davante Adams

25. Desean Jackson

26. Kelvin Benjamin

27. Steve Smith Sr.

28. Jordan Matthews

29. Sammy Watkins

30. Malcolm Mitchell

31. Willie Snead

32. Jarvis Landry

33. Brandon Lafell

34. Cole Beasley

35. Randall Cobb

36. Allen Robinson

37. Devante Parker

38. Mike Wallace

39. Dontrelle Inman

40. Ted Ginn Jr.


1. Jimmy Graham

2. Jordan Reed

3. Greg Olsen

4. Antonio Gates

5. Tyler Eifert

6. Delanie Walker

7. Zach Ertz

8. Ladarius Green

9. Cameron Brate

10. Kyle Rudolph

11. C.J. Fiedorowicz

12. Eric Ebron

13. Jason Witten

14. Martellus Bennett

15. Dennis Pitta


1. Matt Prater

2. Matt Bryant

3. Dan Bailey

4. Justin Tucker

5. Stephen Gostkowski

6. Adam Vinatieri

7. Dustin Hopkins

8. Caleb Sturgis

9. Josh Lambo

10. Brandon Mcmanus

11. Chandler Catanzaro

12. Nick Novak

13. Roberto Aguayo

14. Graham Gano

15. Steven Hauschka


1. Denver Broncos

2. Cincinnati Bengals

3. Minnesota Vikings

4. Arizona Cardinals

5. Seattle Seahawks

6. Detroit Lions

7. New England Patriots

8. San Diego Chargers

9. Atlanta Falcons

10. Tennessee Titans

11. Baltimore Ravens

12. New York Jets

13. Pittsburgh Steelers

14. Green Bay Packers

15. San Francisco 49ers

Best Matchup:

QB: Drew Brees, Jameis Winston, Matt Ryan

RB: Matt Forte, Jeremy Hill, Devonte Freeman

WR: Golden Tate, Jamison Crowder, Brandin Cooks

Good matchups:

QB: Kirk Cousins, Philip Rivers, Matthew Stafford

RB: Lamar Miller, Mark Ingram, Theo Riddick

WR: Tyrell Williams, Deandre Hopkins, Emmanuel Sanders

Bad Matchups:

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady

RB: Denver RB’s, Legarrette Blount, Jonathan Stewart

WR: Jordy Nelson, Doug Baldwin, Jarvis Landry

Perfect Lineup:

QB: Andrew Luck

RB: Le'veon Bell

RB: David Johnson

WR: Mike Evans

WR: Antonio Brown

WR: T.Y. Hilton

TE: Jordan Reed

K: Matt Bryant

DST: Minnesota Vikings




Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. Working on a Finance degree as well. You can never lear...

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