Los Angeles, CA — Playoff Fantasy Football Predictions
START EM’- IND QB Andrew Luck; Luck against the Texans this year threw 67/103 863 yards 6 TD’s and 1 INT with a QBR of 106 completing 65.2% of his passes and a 8.6 YPT. Luck is 1-1 this season with Houston both games decided by 3 points. With everything on the line I’ll take a protected Luck over the terrible O-Line of the Texans. Cost: 6,400
SIT EM’- DAL QB Dak Prescott; Dak is 1-3 when Zek isn’t the leader rusher in the game and 9-3 Zek is the leading rusher in the game. Come Saturday at Seattle in the 12th man stadium I believe Zek won’t get going that means Dak won’t. Seattle is ranked 13th in the league only averaging 113 RYPG. With Jason Garrett’s very passive and conservative play-calling, sit Dak down. Cost: 5,500
SLEEPER- CHI QB Mitch Trubisky; Mitch with the stitch! This dude is gonna ball out come Primetime Sunday. Philly is allowing 269 PYPG which is 2nd to dead last in the league. With the injury record not out yet you can guarantee a couple of injuries on defense that can contribute to the downfall in the first round. Mitch finished the Season with 3,200 + passing yards 24 TD’s and 12 INT’s with 421 rushing yards and 3 TD’s. A dual threat and a most def option to start. Cost: 6,200
NOTABLES- HOU DeShaun Watson- This is the notable for me this week but not a good one. Watson got sacked 62 times this season, which was the most given up in the league, and with the Colts ranked 15th in sacks (38) and 9th in INT (15). Cost: 6,700
START EM’- SEA RB Chris Carson; Carson finished the season with 1,151 rushing yards which was 5th in the league finished with 9 total TD’s averaging 4.7 YPC. With Dallas allowing 100-yard rusher in the last 3 weeks, Carson will have a game and establish the run game throughout the game. Cost: 6,800
SIT EM’- HOU RB Lamar Miller; Miller finished the season 27 yards short of a thousand yards this year with 6 TD’s. With this playoff matchup up against the Colts, Lamar would’ve loved to face the Titans in which he averaged 8.8 YPC opposed to 2.9 YPC against the Colts. With Watson gonna take a lot of heat from the pass rush Miller will not see the ground as much due to the fact the Texans will go to the air a lot. Cost: 4,900
SLEEPER- BAL RB Gus Edwards; The last meeting Edwards had against the Chargers he ran for 92 yards on 16 carries averaging 6.6 YPC and 1 TD. With the Chargers losing another LB Latavius Brown (ankle) the Ravens will run the ball down the throat of the Chargers D. The Ravens also 2nd in the league in rushing with 152 RYPG the Chargers will have a long day on the ground. Cost: 4,200
NOTABLES- LAC RB’s- With Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson all active this week the Chargers will utilize all they got to get pass the Ravens 4th ranked rush D only allowing 82 RYPG. Cost: Gordon- 7,700 Ekeler- 4,400 Jackson- 3,800
START EM’- HOU WR DeAndre Hopkins; Like I said earlier in this article the Colts will apply pressure to Watson and stop the run which means Hopkins will be the #1 target. With the best WR in the league he will be the only positive fantasy player for the Texans being the life blood for the Texans offense. Also his past meetings with the Colts Hopkins catched the ball 14 times received for 205 yards and scored 2 TD’s. Cost: 8,700
SIT EM’- PHI WR Alshon Jeffery; The Eagles face an uphill battle playing the Bears at Soldier Field. With a power D that got 50 sacks (3rd in the league) and 27 INT’s (1st in the league) Foles will have a hard time getting the ball out to his #1 receiver in Jeffery. With Eddie Jackson (6) and Kyle Fuller (7) leading 1st and 3rd in INT’s the Eagles will fly low. Cost: 5,900
SLEEPER- LAC WR Mike Williams; Williams made a great comeback in 2018 finishing the season with 664 yards and 11 total TD’s. With only one catch in the last meeting with the Ravens, Williams will come out and prove he is a top receiver. Being a 6’4 target for Rivers Williams will adapt to the Ravens D and will produce for your fantasy team. Cost: 4,700
NOTABLES- IND WR T.Y Hilton- Hilton in the 2 meetings with the Texans had 13 receptions 314 yards but with 0 TD’s. Cost: 7,800
START EM’- IND DEF; The Colts are facing a depleted O-Line of the Texans that allowed 62 sacks on the season. I see the Colts adding to that total and maybe getting a couple hits on Watson that can lead up to a INT or fumble. Haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher all year.
SIT EM’- PHI DEF; Philly’s D been hit with injuries on the defensive end all year. Finishing the season strong with victories over Rams, Texans and Redskins the Eagles seem to have it going. Wrong answer! The Eagles are facing the dynamic offense with running back Tarik Cohen and Josh Howard will run all over the Eagles D.
SLEEPER- SEA DEF; If Seattle can stop the run attack of Zek they will stop Dak. The Seahawks only allow 353 TYPG ranking 16th in the league and at home the Cowboys will struggle to get any momentum heading into the first week of the playoffs.
NOTABLES- DAL DEF- Dallas D been in the top 10 in the league in the league and can catch Wilson slip up and cause some turnover like they have all year.