Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge Forecast

The NFL’s common season is over, however the fantasy soccer season continues. Hopefully your fantasy soccer group was profitable this season, but when not, yet another probability for redemption awaits you. And even should you tasted success, and gained your league, the playoffs enable you yet another alternative for fantasy soccer glory. And that can assist you obtain that exaltation, listed here are our participant rankings.

Participant 1
1) Peyton Manning: Regardless of taking part in lower than a full recreation in every of his last two contests, Manning was second within the NFL in completions, completion share, passing yards and passing touchdowns (tied with Brett Favre). All that and his group was engaged on an undefeated season earlier than primarily forfeiting their last two video games.

2) Drew Brees: Brees set the NFL report for single-season completion share and led the NFL with 34 landing passes regardless of sitting out Week 17. In the event you consider the Saints’ late-season struggles had been only a blip on the radar, Brees is a superb possibility.

three) Philip Rivers: Rivers by no means appears to get talked about when the highest quarterbacks within the league are talked about, however fantasy soccer lovers know lots about him. His 104.Four quarterback ranking for the season was third within the league, and he was within the top-10 in each passing yards and landing throws.

Four) Tony Romo: Romo had a terrific season, coming in third within the NFL in passing yards, and he occurs to be taking part in his greatest soccer proper now. Dallas is the No. three seed within the NFC, and lots of pundits like them to make a run on the Tremendous Bowl.

5) Aaron Rodgers: Rodgers was fourth in passing yards, passing scores and quarterback ranking for this season, so there is no doubt he is likely one of the greatest within the recreation. Inexperienced Bay is the fifth seed as nicely, which implies it is unlikely they’d be taking part in any dwelling video games. He is the final word boom-or-bust candidate on this group.

6) Brett Favre: Favre had a exceptional 12 months in each means, and he ended the common season with a flourish. It’s important to surprise, nevertheless, if the Vikings will gear up the working recreation extra within the playoffs than they did in the direction of the top of the common season.

Participant 2
1) Kurt Warner: All of us noticed what Warner might do final season if he received sizzling within the playoffs, and regardless of the Playing cards getting waxed by the Packers final week, it did not look like they gave their full effort, did it?

2) Donovan McNabb: McNabb was worse than his pedestrian numbers (20-of-36, no touchdowns, no interceptions) indicated final week in opposition to the Cowboys, as he missed a lot of open receivers. That and the truth that Philly is the No. 6 seed within the NFC will lead some to be pessimistic about him for a postseason fantasy soccer run, however do not forget that Philly had gained six in a row, and McNabb has led his group on a lot of deep playoff runs.

three) Tom Brady: Whereas we definitely consider the Patriots could make an prolonged playoff run, Brady is coping with a plethora of issues. At first are his busted bones – he reportedly has three cracked ribs and a damaged index finger on his proper (throwing) hand. To not point out the truth that Brady has thrown for fewer than 200 yards in three of his final 4 video games, and his main pass-catcher, Wes Welker, tore up his knee and can miss the playoffs.

Four) Joe Flacco: In the event you’re searching for a sleeper candidate, Flacco could also be your man. He would not put up enormous numbers, however the Ravens have the working recreation and protection vital to permit them to make an prolonged push within the playoffs, with Flacco doing sufficient to present you first rate fantasy factors alongside the way in which.

5) Carson Palmer: Actually, Palmer and Mark Sanchez needs to be 6A and 6B, as neither is far of an possibility. Palmer was horrendous in opposition to the Jets final week, finishing considered one of his 11 throws, for zero yards. New York is No. 1 within the NFL in opposition to the cross, however even when Cincy does beat them, Palmer will not offer you a lot.

6) Mark Sanchez: Sanchez is the poorest passer amongst quarterbacks whose groups made it to the playoffs, and he needs to be handled as such right here. Even a Tremendous Bowl run for him could not produce equal numbers equal to 2 video games from different quarterbacks within the playoffs.

Participant three
1) Adrian Peterson: Peterson led the NFL in speeding scores, and regardless of the actual fact he did not have a 100-yard speeding recreation within the playoffs, his fantasy soccer worth is past doubt, and there is motive to assume that if the Vikings advance to the Tremendous Bowl, he’ll have lots to do with it.

2) Ray Rice: Rice has enormous worth on this scoring format as a consequence of his pass-catching acumen, and should you consider that the Ravens can win a minimum of one recreation, he could also be value selecting.

three) Joseph Addai: Addai would not rack up enormous yards, however he was tied for ninth within the league with 10 speeding scores, catches the ball fairly a bit, and in addition is on a group many assume is the favourite to win the Tremendous Bowl.

Four) Thomas Jones: Jones has a troublesome go of it within the first spherical, in opposition to the Bengals’ seventh-ranked run protection, and although he ran for 2 scores in opposition to them final week, he gained simply 78 yards on 27 carries.

5) Ryan Grant: Grant is a superb runner, and the Packers blew away the Cardinals final week, however his lack of receptions actually hurts his worth.

6) Cedric Benson: Benson must be many of the offense if Cincinnati is to advance within the postseason, however the Jets are a troublesome protection and there’s no body of reference for a way he’ll do in opposition to them as a result of he sat out final week of their contest.

Participant Four
1) LaDainian Tomlinson: Tomlinson has the benefit of being the lead again on a group that very nicely might wind up within the Tremendous Bowl. Nonetheless, he had only one recreation with a minimum of 75 speeding yards this season and two video games with greater than two receptions.

2) Pierre Thomas: Thomas had a bruised rib which was a part of the explanation he did not swimsuit up final week, however it’s not a severe damage. He is a do-it-all again whose solely query mark is what number of carries he’ll get.

three) Marion Barber: Barber had a strong season, although he carried the ball 20 instances simply as soon as, and no more than 17 in any of his final six video games. On a constructive be aware, he did handle 91 yards final week in opposition to the Eagles.

Four) Reggie Bush: Bush is extra of a slot receiver than a working again, however the Saints clearly have the power to make the Tremendous Bowl, and he might catch sufficient passes to make him a worthwhile possibility.

5) Beanie Wells: Wells is now the lead again on a Cardinals group that everyone knows is harmful contemplating what they did final season, and that was with no working recreation that Wells now gives them.

6) Brian Westbrook: Westbrook is an actual wild card, and although we’re not excessive on him as a consequence of what could possibly be restricted utilization, if the Eagles wind up making a strong postseason run, Westbrook could possibly be a giant a part of that, particularly catching the ball.

Participant 5
1) Felix Jones: Jones’ explosiveness is what makes him a horny possibility on this group. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry this season, tying Jamaal Charles for the best common of any again with a minimum of 100 carries. He additionally catches a good quantity of passes and acquired a minimum of 10 carries in every of his final 4 video games.

2) Darren Sproles: Talking of explosive, Sproles matches proper into that class, and he is additionally an excellent receiver out of the backfield, however he would not obtain the quantity of carries Jones will get.

three) Chester Taylor: Taylor is a strong participant who totes the rock between 5-10 instances per recreation with 2-Four catches per. He might have good worth should you assume the Vikings are Tremendous Bowl-bound.

Four) Willis McGahee: All of us noticed what McGahee might do in Baltimore’s final recreation of the season, and it might shock you to know that he tied for fifth within the NFL with 12 landing runs.

5) Donald Brown: If the Colts weren’t nearly as good as they had been, Brown could be final on this listing, however he can decide up factors based mostly merely on the actual fact he could play extra video games. However he is clearly second fiddle to Joseph Addai, and has battled accidents all 12 months.

6) Tim Hightower: Hightower acquired double-digit carries simply as soon as in his last 5 video games, and he is not explosive with the ball in his fingers. What he does convey is potential fantasy factors as a consequence of his capability to catch the ball.

Participant 6
1) Dallas Clark: Clark was fifth within the NFL in receptions this season, tying teammate Reggie Wayne with 100 passes caught. He additionally tied Wayne for seventh within the league in landing grabs with 10, and is essentially the most dependable pass-catching tight finish in soccer.

2) Reggie Wayne: Wayne’s numbers almost mirrored Clark’s in each means however receiving yards, the place he picked up 158 extra. But he is behind Clark as a consequence of his gradual finish to the 12 months. He had fewer than 50 receiving yards in 5 of his last six video games.

three) Sidney Rice: Rice broke out this season to position fourth within the NFL in receiving yards with 1,312 on 83 receptions for a strong common of 15.eight yards per catch. However with receptions so useful on this fantasy soccer scoring format, he ranks behind each Indy gamers.

Four) Antonio Gates: Gates is likely one of the greatest pass-catching tight finish within the recreation, and arguably primary. He ended the season on a terrific be aware, catching a landing in every of his last 4 contests.

5) Vincent Jackson: Jackson began sizzling, slowed down, then received sizzling once more, racking up 100 yards in two of his last three video games. His inconsistency is a priority, particularly with so few video games within the postseason to make his mark.

6) Marques Colston: There’s nothing improper with choosing Colston, it is simply that the Saints have so many weapons, you by no means can inform who would be the participant Drew Brees goes to in any particular recreation.

Participant 7
1) Randy Moss: Moss tied for the league lead in landing catches with 13, and with out Wes Welker, the onus to do large issues within the New England passing recreation falls squarely on him.

2) Miles Austin: No receiver is at the moment taking part in higher than Austin proper now, who’s bodily dominating his opponents. He gained 90 or extra receiving yards in 5 of his final six video games, and wound up third within the league in that statistic.

three) Larry Fitzgerald: One of many gamers tied with Moss for essentially the most landing catches within the NFL was Fitzgerald, although all issues thought of, he had a little bit of a disappointing season, particularly the place receiving yards are involved – he ranked 17th within the NFL with 1,092.

Four) DeSean Jackson: Jackson is able to just about something, however he ended the season with two video games of fewer than 50 receiving yards, and performs a Cowboys group that held him in verify in Week 17.

5) Greg Jennings: Jennings’ 4 touchdowns on the season was an enormous disappointment to fantasy soccer homeowners throughout the land, although he nonetheless gained over 1,100 yards. Nevertheless it’s onerous to disregard his lack of journeys to the top zone and the truth that he caught fewer than 70 passes on the 12 months.

6) Chad Ochocinco: Ochocinco must go up in opposition to Darrelle Revis within the Bengals’ opening playoff recreation, and Revis, mixed with a knee bruise, held Ochocinco to zero catches and 0 yards in Week 17.

Participant eight
1) Jason Witten: Witten’s 94 catches this season had been ninth within the NFL, although he solely scored twice – as soon as in Week 2, and once more in Week 17 – in opposition to the exact same Eagles group he’ll be going through this week.

2) Brent Celek: Celek has turn out to be a trusted possibility for Donovan McNabb, and has confirmed that each one season, however particularly within the last weeks. He is the one one that did not appear to have the dropsies in Week 17 in opposition to the Cowboys, a recreation through which he had seven receptions for 97 yards.

three) Percy Harvin: Harvin is a house run hitter who can discover the top zone any time he touches the ball. He’ll additionally run the ball a minimum of as soon as per recreation, giving him additional worth. Not at all is he a foul possibility, it is simply that he could not get as many appears as another gamers on this group. Except you assume the Vikings are headed to the Tremendous Bowl; then, by all means, insert him in your lineup.

Four) Anquan Boldin: Boldin is affected by accidents to each his knee and ankle, and will not swimsuit up for Arizona’s preliminary playoff recreation, so verify his standing earlier than using him in your fantasy soccer lineup.

5) Donald Driver: Driver had six receptions for 65 yards in Week 17 in opposition to Arizona, however he hasn’t had a giant recreation since Thanksgiving, and ended the season with fewer than 80 receiving yards in 9 of his final 10 video games

6) Derrick Mason: Mason is as dependable as they arrive, however Baltimore will win by working the ball, and their prospects for going deep into the playoffs appear distant.

Participant 9
1) Julian Edelman: Edelman takes over the Wes Welker function within the New England offense, and meaning large issues on this scoring format. For instance, in Week 17 he was focused a whopping 15 instances and got here up with 10 catches for 103 yards.

2) Jermichael Finley: Finley is on his approach to turning into one of many league’s elite tight ends, and he completed the season with a bang, gaining 80 receiving yards or scoring a landing (or each) in every of his last 5 video games.

three) Pierre Garcon: Garcon battled a hand damage late within the 12 months that stunted what was seemingly glorious development all through the season. He was actually taking part in nicely in the midst of the 12 months earlier than this damage caught as much as him, and he will be efficient on a group that has Tremendous Bowl aspirations.

Four) Robert Meachem: Meachem was extraordinarily sizzling in the midst of the 12 months, catching a landing in 5 straight video games from Weeks 9-13. He is solely scored as soon as since then, nevertheless, and gained a minimum of 70 yards simply as soon as in his last seven contests.

5) Jeremy Maclin: Maclin, Philly’s first-round decide this 12 months, has had an excellent rookie season, however he is behind each Brent Celek and DeSean Jackson on the depth chart, and had fewer than 50 yards in each of his conferences with Dallas this season, the group the Eagles will face within the first spherical of the playoffs.

6) Jerricho Cotchery: The Jets pound the rock on the bottom to win their video games, and even though Cotchery and Mark Sanchez clearly have a strong chemistry, he is actually not value utilizing.

Participant 10
1) Devery Henderson: It is a gamble inserting Henderson right here, however one that would actually repay. He gained 804 yards this season on 51 receptions, and is at all times a risk to make one or two enormous performs per recreation.

2) Bernard Berrian: Berrian had a extremely disappointing season for his fantasy soccer homeowners, however he is on a Vikings group that is not afraid to make use of all of their choices, and one that would make a big postseason run.

three) Jeremy Shockey: Shockey has been battling an damage, and hasn’t caught a cross since Week 14. Nonetheless, it is doable he comes up with a strong postseason effort, as a result of everybody on the Saints is able to doing so contemplating how a lot they unfold the ball round.

Four) Braylon Edwards: Edwards gained lower than 50 receiving yards in six of his last seven video games, however he has the aptitude to ship. Nonetheless, it is troublesome to consider in him, particularly contemplating the Jets are the bottom seed within the AFC, and win by working the ball and protection.

5) Roy Williams: If Williams will get the chance, he is proven he could make some issues occur, however whether or not he does or not is anybody’s guess. He is extraordinarily irritating to fantasy soccer homeowners, and cannot be trusted, even when his expertise says he can.

6) Steve Breaston: Breaston has ceded catches and yards to Early Doucet, so until it is came upon that Anquan Boldin’s damage is a severe one, it is best to depart him be.

Participant 11
1) Austin Collie: With Pierre Garcon out, Collie flourished, catching a landing in three consecutive video games from Weeks 13-15. He additionally had almost 100 yards in Week 16 and is a promising risk to, on the minimal, offer you fantasy factors with receptions, if not enormous yards.

2) Malcolm Floyd: Floyd truly picked up 776 receiving yards on the season, which was greater than gamers like Pierre Garcon, Jeremy Maclin and Robert Meachem. The issue was he did it on simply 45 catches, which hurts on this scoring format, and he discovered the top โซนบอล just one time.

three) Patrick Crayton: Crayton is possibility three or 4 on the Dallas depth chart, relying on if Roy Williams truly reveals up. However he had a giant recreation in opposition to the Eagles in Week 17, and should not be fully discounted due to his low spot on the pecking order.

Four) James Jones: Jones did greater than you may assume by the Packers this season. He caught simply 32 passes, however gained 440 yards, and extra importantly, caught 5 touchdowns, which was yet another than teammate Greg Jennings.

5) Todd Heap: Heap caught two touchdowns in every of his recreation throughout Week 15 and 16, and whereas that meant gold should you had the cajones to make use of him throughout your fantasy soccer playoffs, it was a uncommon feat for him, and he is simply as prone to decide up 30 yards on two catches.

6) Dustin Keller: Keller is a middling possibility who did not catch greater than three passes or achieve even 35 yards in any of his last 5 video games.

Participant 12
1) Nate Kaeding: Kaeding tied David Akers for the league lead in subject objectives, and was considered one of simply two gamers who made 25 or extra kicks to make a minimum of 90 % of his tries. He is the most effective kicker on a group with reasonable Tremendous Bowl expectations.

2) Ryan Longwell: Longwell has the good thing about kicking indoors till/if he reaches the Tremendous Bowl, which is a pleasant bonus. He additionally performs on a high-scoring group and led the NFL in additional factors made.

three) Garrett Hartley: Hartley solely performed 5 video games this season, and although he was 9-for-11 in subject objectives, he solely tried one kick from 40 yards and past, and missed that kick. Nonetheless, he is on a group with a potent offense, and could possibly be kicking in three video games, which implies loads of factors.

Four) David Akers: As talked about, Akers was tied for the league lead in subject objectives made. However he is on the sixth-seeded group within the NFC, and it might be troublesome for the Eagles to advance deep into the postseason. Nonetheless, they very nicely might win a recreation or two, probably making Akers a worthwhile choice.

5) Stephen Gostkowski: Gostkowski is on a group that may put up a number of factors, and has a minimum of one dwelling recreation, however his drawback is long-distance kicking – he made solely seven of his 11 kicks from 40 yards or past.

6) Jay Feely: Feely wasn’t at all times correct, making simply over 83 % of his subject purpose tries, however he was tied for third within the league in kicks made. Nonetheless, there are different choices on this group which might be higher just because they’re on higher groups.

7) Mason Crosby: Crosby made solely 75 % of his kicks this season, which is the worst share on this group. And he was solely 6-of-13 from 40 yards or past.

eight) Shaun Suisham: Suisham is a strong kicker, however he and Hartley are the one ones on this group to not have made a 50 yarder, and Suisham performed 9 extra video games than Hartley.

Participant 13
1) Colts: The defensive group is essentially the most subjective, and primarily boils right down to which group you consider will go the furthest, thereby providing you essentially the most alternative to rack up factors. For that motive, we have merely ranked the groups by their playoff seed.

2) Chargers:

three) Patriots:

Four) Bengals:

5) Jets:

6) Ravens:

Participant 14
1) Saints: The defensive group is essentially the most subjective, and primarily boils right down to which group you consider will go the furthest, thereby providing you essentially the most alternative to rack up factors. For that motive, we have merely ranked the groups by their playoff seed.

2) Vikings:

three) Cowboys:

Four) Cardinals:

5) Packers:

6) Eagles:

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