We are coming down to the final stretch of matchups of the NFL season. While the playoffs are right around the corner, fantasy playoffs are starting for some.
Josh Allen had arguably his worst week of the season in the Buffalo Bills’ loss to the New England Patriots. The weather conditions were awful, limiting him to 145 passing yards and a touchdown.
He ran six times for an additional 39 yards but was marked with a fumble. He now gets to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a defense that hasn’t been incredibly good against the pass all season long. However, given how this could easily be a shootout between two powerful offenses, Allen could have a big bounce-back week.
Kyler Murray finally returned from his four-week absence and totaled four touchdowns against the Chicago Bears. He now gets the Los Angeles Rams for the second time this season. The first matchup favored the Arizona Cardinals, as they won 37-20. Murray threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns and added six rush attempts for 39 yards.
His ability to run and pass make him a top quarterback option every week when healthy.
As Jonathan Taylor enters his bye week, somebody else has to take the mantle of top running back. Austin Ekeler seems perfect for this occasion due to his team leaning on him in both the pass and run game.
In the Los Angeles Chargers’ blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Ekeler had 14 rush attempts for 59 yards and a touchdown, coupled with five receptions for 45 yards. He did fumble, but that shouldn’t decrease his production in this offense whatsoever.
The Washington Football Team finally decided it was time to turn into a run-first team. That change is paying dividends as they have won their last four games since their bye week.
Antonio Gibson has benefited tremendously during this stretch, including last week when he ripped off 23 rushes for 88 yards . He also had five receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown through the air.
Gibson can contribute everywhere, and his volume alone makes him a top option at the position.
Injuries and the COVID-19 list have forced Nick Chubb out of any type of rhythm this season. However, when he gets going, he is still one of the best fantasy backs in the league.
He is coming off the bye week and gets a rematch with the Baltimore Ravens, a team that limited him to eight rushes for 16 yards in the first meeting.
There is simply no way Chubb continues this low level of production and could even be leaned on with the Cleveland Browns desperately needing offensive efficiency.
It hasn’t mattered who the Los Angeles Rams play this year, Cooper Kupp constantly breaks the 100-yard yard mark. He may be one of the most consistent fantasy wideouts that we have ever seen.
His connection with Matthew Stafford is the cause of his success and a shootout with the Cardinals is upcoming, making his potential even higher than normal. Kupp had 129 yards on eight catches, including a touchdown in his last game.
Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers share a special connection, which usually helps them get their way against any opponent. Now the Green Bay Packers get to play the Chicago Bears, a team that hasn’t excelled at defending the pass all season.
Adams will likely build upon his eight-catch, 104-yard day that he had against a tough Rams squad two weeks ago. Adams had 89 yards through the air in the first contest against Chicago, but was about an inch away from an extra 25 yards and a touchdown.
His potential is once again through the roof.
If you bet online, you know that this San Francisco 49ers offense is wildly unpredictable each week, but their last game proved how valuable George Kittle is to the team.
In a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Kittle saw 12 targets, bringing in nine of them for 181 yards and two touchdowns. It’s rare for tight ends to have this insane amount of production through the air, but Kittle has that explosiveness that other players at the position lack.
Even if you’re hesitant to start him after some rough outings, Travis Kelce is still the best tight end in the league at the moment. The production hasn’t been there every week, but Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes loves him and they constantly try to involve him in their game plan.
Kelce had just 27 yards receiving last week against the Denver Broncos. Things should get back to normal when he plays a Las Vegas Raiders team that let him amass 119 yards on the day earlier in the season.
It’s not a secret that Justin Tucker is the best kicker in the league. That is pretty apparent nowadays. He has skyrocketed in fantasy value lately, though, with the Baltimore Ravens having some issues on offense.
They could push the ball down the field, but haven’t scored as many touchdowns as they would like. They play the Browns for the second time in three weeks now, and Tucker drilled three field goals the last time they met.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers had themselves a great defensive day against the Cincinnati Bengals last week. They had six sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, with one going back for a touchdown.
Coming off that hot performance now, they play the New York Giants, a team that has scored just 10.7 points per game in their last four. Plus, Jake Fromm will be getting his first career NFL start for the Giants. The Chargers could have another excellent day.