Welcome to the fantasy playoffs! Whether you are playing for a championship or a toilet bowl title, there is always something to be learned by looking at the Fantasy Footballers rankings. This week may be a Bye for some of you, but now is the time that you should be pre-planning your Week 15 matchup. Look for the best streaming defense options for next week and get them now if you can.
It’s been a long time since Aaron Rodgers was the consensus #1 QB, but this week’s matchup with the Redskins is a sweet spot.
Another great matchup for QBs has been the Dolphins, and this week Sam Darnold gets the Miami Bump up the rankings as a clear cut QB1 for the week.
On the flip side of the good matchups, a handful of the top QBs find themselves in difficult matchups and significantly lower in the rankings then they normally are found. Lamar Jackson is the QB1 on the season but is down at QB3 going against the Broncos.
Dalvin Cook says he’s going to play this weekend and the Ballers rankings reflect that but keep your eyes peeled on the weekend news if you’re counting on Cook in your first round of the playoffs.
The same goes for the highly ranked Aaron Jones, who was hobbled in last week’s game.
If your QB is #1 across the board, you might be in the same position, which is true for Devante Adams.
It’s been an astounding breakout season for another DeVante, Dolphins’ DeVante Parker, who has a nice matchup with the Jets. Parker is likely receiving the highest ranking of his career, checking in as a borderline WR1.
D.J. Chark has been a revelation for the Jaguars, and the return of Gardner Minshew shouldn’t concern anyone who’s starting Chark in their playoff opener.
The TE landscape continues to be a mess, but three TEs standout for Week 14 and may be available on your waiver wire.
Biggest Takeaways from the Week 14 Podcasts
This week’s Monday Punday is kickin’ it old school with Guice Guice Baby and the Guice is Right. The Weekly Rewind starts at 6:49 and discusses the QB change in Jacksonville that will surely come into play for QB streamers. Fantasy Studmuffins can be found at 11:51 and the Stinkers of the Week segment starts at 36:42.
The Ballers are excited about the fantasy playoffs and open with a discussion about the Monday Night Football Game and the up and down performances that some major impacts on fantasy teams. The News and Notes segment at 10:27 opens with news about Dalvin. This week’s Waivers segment opens at 13:36 and the Full Stream Ahead segment is found at the 44:01 mark.
Fantasy Buy or Sell at 4:59 focuses on a fantasy line-up with 1QB, 2RB, 2WR and a D/ST heading into Week 14. The News and Notes segment opens at 16:55 with the news about the Panthers (former) coach, Riverboat Ron Rivera. Thursday Night Preview of the Cowboys at Bears game is at 24:29 and then The Ballers’ open up the MAAAAAIIIIILBAG! Yeah! at 36:17. The #Footclan has a lot of questions about what to do with Ryan Tannehill.
The show opens with the News and Notes segment at 4:12 before diving into the Fantasy Forecasts at the 9:37 mark, discussing the following matchups:
Redskins @ Packers
Lions @ Vikings
Panthers @ Falcons
49ers @ Saints
Bengals @ Browns
Colts @ Buccaneers
The Ballers’ Starts of the Week can be found at 53:03. If you are still playing in a league with Kickers, Jason’s Ironclad, Locked & Loaded, 100% Guaranteed, Boom Boom Kicker of the Week can be found at 1:07:50.
The Ballers discuss Mitch Trubisky’s amazing stretch of games, including the Thursday Night Football victory over the Cowboys. They also discuss Jason getting called out by a Cowboys WR for lamenting garbage time. News and Notes come in at 7:40 and discuss the Vikings RB situation. If your match up was not on the Thursday show, you can listen to the second half of the Fantasy Forecasts at 12:26. The 1:12:21 mark closes out the show with the Ballers on a Budget segment.
Broncos @ Texans
Dolphins @ Jets
Ravens @ Bills
Chargers @ Jaguars
Titans @ Raiders
Chiefs @ Patriots
Steelers @ Cardinals
Seahawks @ Rams
Giants @ Eagles
As we head into the winter, the weather will start to play a role in some of the games. Make sure you check back every Sunday for Eric Ludwig’s Weekly Weather Conditions article.
Rob Wilson’s Ten Things We Learned from the weekend.
Jeff Greenwood’s Trade Targets and Ammo
Matthew Betz’s Injury Recap
Aaron Larson’s Target Report
Ryan Weisse’s Snap Count Observations
Lauren Carpenter’s Waiver Wire
Ryan Weisse’s Defense/Special Teams Strategy
Much of the DFS content begins to drop on Thursday’s. There are a lot of DFS focused articles, so check them all out here:
Kyle Yates’ Dynasty Report
Kyle Borgognoni’s Predicting the Top-12 QB’s
Sunday – Eric Ludwig’s Weekly Weather Conditions
Have a great weekend and best of luck in Week 14!