LOS ANGELES, CA- Divisional Playoffs Fantasy Football Predictions
START EM’- IND QB Andrew Luck; Luck threw for 222 yards 19/32 passing with 2 TD’s and 1 INT with a QBR of 89. If the Colts O-Line can keep Luck protected like they have all year, only allowing 18 sacks, Luck should have no problem against the Chiefs terrible secondary. The Chiefs allow the 2nd to dead last in passing yards with 273 PYPG. Luck will have a game to remember.
SIT EM’- KC QB Patrick Mahomes; The Colts D only allowed 1 TD in the victory over the Texans last week. I think they can repeat come this weekend against the powerhouse of Chiefs. I say this only because Andy Reid is 1-4 in the playoffs since joining the Chiefs back in 2013. With an inexperienced QB in Mahomes we don’t know how he’s gonna play. He's the most expensive QB this week at 7,000 there is better options for cheap.
SLEEPER- PHI QB Nick Foles; Foles is on a tear of late making this playoff run look familiar to last year's run to the SB. Taking on the #1 D in the Bears throwing for 266 yards. On 25/40 passing 2 TDs and 2 INTs.This week against the 29th ranked pass D allowing 268 yards per game.
NOTABLES- DAL Dak Prescott- Dak put his heart and soul into last week's game throwing and running for 1 TD and passing for 266 yards.VS the 14th ranked pass D that allows 236 PYPG.
START EM’- IND RB Marlon Mack; Mack rushed for 148 yards on 24 carries and 1 TD. To a Texans team that hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher, which is pretty impressive. Also broke the record for most rushing yards in a Colts playoff game. This week up against a rush D that allows 132 which is 27th in the league.
SIT EM’- PHI’s RB’s; Philly squeaked by the Bears but tipping the game-winning FG from Cody Parkey. With no help from the rushing only gaining 42 total rushing yards all game. That will continue against the 2nd ranked D that only allows 80 yards per game.
SLEEPER- LAC RB Melvin Gordon; Melvin Gordon is expected to play this Sunday vs the Patriots. With a Pats D that allows 112 RYPG which is 11th in the league but that won’t matter because the Chargers will feed Gordon eventually get a TD.
NOTABLES- DAL RB Ezekiel Elliott- Zek ate up the D last week rushing for 137 yards and 1 TD. Up against Aaron Darnold and that D- Line Zek will have a hard time but will make the most of his carries and least get a TD.
START EM’- NO WR Michael Thomas; The Eagles have been doing pretty good with the enough injuries they have. Thomas will take advantage of that and put up 100+ and at least a TD. Eagles ranks 30th in the league allowing 269 PYPG and the Eagles won’t have enough to stop the Saints and Thomas.
SIT EM’- LAR WR Brandon Cooks; The Rams got the 1st-round bye and home field this year and last. This year the Rams will face a top ranked defense overall ranking 13th in the league only allowing 234 PYPG. Woods will have a hard time being the #1 target for Goff.
SLEEPER- PHI’s WR’s; Philly is the hottest time right now behind Foles. The wideouts will face the 28th ranked pass D allowing 268 PYPG, the Eagles will have to use each and every receiver on the depth chart to blow pass the Saints.
NOTABLES- IND WR T.Y Hilton- Hilton balled out once again catching 5 balls for 85 yards and no TDs. Against the 30th ranked pass D T.Y will find a way to get in the endzone and put up 100+ yards.
START EM’- NO DEF; The Saints have a tough challenge this week facing the Eagles but the Eagles been having trouble with the run which will lead to Foles passing it 40+ times. Passing the ball 40+ times 2-4 of those will end up getting picked giving you the points you need to win in fantasy.
SIT EM’- PHI DEF; Philly has the most dangerous opponent yet facing Drew Brees and company. Brees has so many options to RB’s to WR’s that will over power the Eagles and there injured secondary core. Brees won’t turn it over because of the pressure that WON'T be there.
SLEEPER- LAC DEF; Last week the Chargers forced 4 fumbles, 1 INT and 7 sacks in win vs the Ravens. With Phillip Rivers record 0-7 against the Pats the Chargers will come to play and put everything on the line to cause turnovers. Tom Brady tends to be perfect but with pressure from Bosa and Ingram the Chargers can cause problems.
NOTABLES- IND DEF- Mahomes is 1st in total offense and very explosive. But with the Chiefs with no #1 RB in the back field the Chiefs will have to pass and pass a lot which will eventually be a pick or two, maybe one returned for a TD.