The Nationwide Soccer League has launched its 2021 common-season schedule, so we now know all of the matchups we’ll be through the fantasy soccer marketing campaign. Extra importantly, we all know which groups can have the most effective and worst matchups throughout crucial time of the yr for fantasy managers: The playoffs.
Strength of Schedule by Place: QB | RB | WR | TE
Fantasy Playoff Strength of Schedule by Place: QB | RB | WR | TE
These playoff weeks are actually Weeks 15-17 (it had been Weeks 13-16), because the league has expanded to a 17-recreation slate. Utilizing the fantasy factors allowed knowledge (dwelling/street) from this previous season, listed here are the groups whose gamers could lead on you to a league championship and people whose playoff schedule might value you an opportunity on the title.
DeAndre Hopkins may very well be a star within the fantasy postseason, because the Lions and Cowboys ranked third and fifth respectively in permitting essentially the most factors to wideouts final season.
DeVante Parker, Will Fuller, and Jaylen Waddle face favorable opponents within the fantasy postseason, as video games in opposition to the Jets and Titans must be good for his or her stat sheets.
The duo of Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel may very well be among the many greatest in fantasy land amongst wideouts, and matchups in opposition to the Falcons, Titans, and Texans are favorable.
Matthew Stafford’s presence in Los Angeles is excellent information for Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, and postseason video games in opposition to the Seahawks and Vikings are constructive.
Nobody will downgrade Justin Jefferson or Adam Thielen primarily based on matchups, however dealing with the Bears, Rams, and Packers within the fantasy postseason remains to be noteworthy.
Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins might kind fairly a pleasant fantasy duo this season, however their playoff matchups (at Broncos, Ravens, Chiefs) are far lower than enticing.
The Eagles wideouts (and all offensive talent place gamers) are unattractive primarily based on their postseason matchups, together with two video games in opposition to Washington’s protection.
The Ravens don’t throw the ball a ton, and receivers like Marquise Brown and Sammy Watkins must face the Packers and Rams in two of their three postseason contests.
Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry received’t be greater than No. 3 fantasy wideouts in 2021, and postseason street matchups in opposition to the Packers and Steelers are troublesome.
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