QB Eli Manning @ Packers
RB Le’veon Bell vs Dolphins
WR Odell Beckham @ Packers
WR Paul Richardson vs Lions
TE Jesse James vs Dolphins
RB Paul Perkins vs Packers
Welcome to the best weekend of the year, NFL playoff Football. A weekend that is trying to be ruined by Connor Cook, Brock Osweiller, and Matt Moore. As a Jets fan I have no rooting interest until next week where my yearly tradition of rooting against the Patriots. Until then lets dig into this 4 game slate.
QB- Eli Manning
Hello playoff Eli, or at least thats the hope. Eli versus the Packers in the game of the week. Over the last 4 weeks the Packers have given up 40 more yards through the air then anyone else in the NFL. In a short slate where a heavy % of people are going to be on Big Ben, I love Eli as a pivot this week.
RB- Le’veon Bell
Welcome to Le’veon’s world and we are all just living in it. The Dolphins are giving up the most rushing yards per game out of teams in the playoffs. Bell is without a doubt going to be the highest owned player this week, so there may be some strategy in fading him. Having said that I don’t have it in me to do it this week.
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
The Packers secondary is a train wreck, and it has led to giving up the most fantasy points to wide receivers over the last 4 weeks. If Eli is going to do what we need him to Odell is going to be the beneficiary. Odell’s strength is cross routes and slants which takes advantage of the packers weak middle of the field. Odell can have a huge day versus the Packers.
WR- Paul Richardson
Going high priced at a lot of positions is going to mean taking some risks with some value this week. My first target is Paul Richardson versus a Lions defense who is giving up the second most fantasy points to wide receivers behind the Packers over the last 4 weeks. Richardson has gotten 5 and 7 targets over the last 2 weeks taking over for Lockett. Richardson has some upside at almost minimal price.
TE- Jesse James
Ladarius Green didn’t practice Friday, and while he hasn’t been ruled out i’m taking the risk to save some salary. Jesse James doesn’t bring the upside that you want, but on a short slate you need to find some salary relief and the Steelers who have the highest total on the slate. Hopefully James can take advantage of a great opportunity.
Wildcard Value- Paul Perkins
Perkins looks to take the lead role in the wild card round for the giants. As the passing down back he should see some added use versus the Packers. The Packers give up the second most passing yards to running backs in the NFL. Perkins is a scary play but on a short slate and a lot of running backs who are in bad spots, Perkins has some upside at a cheap price.