Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is the last word take a look at one of the best and worst matchups primarily based on a PPR scoring system in fantasy soccer. This column is not going to cowl the elite gamers within the NFL like Patrick Mahomes, Jonathan Taylor, Davante Adams, or Travis Kelce. As a substitute, I will take a look at the gamers you’ve essentially the most questions on that can assist you set the simplest beginning lineup doable. For all your remaining fantasy lineup choices, make sure to try my weekly participant rankings which will probably be up to date each day all through the 2021 NFL season.
Table of Contents
- Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Quarterbacks
- Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks
- Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Working Backs
- Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Working Backs
- Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Large Receivers
- Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Large Receivers
- Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Tight Ends
- Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Tight Ends
- Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Kickers
- Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Kickers
- Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Defenses
- Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Defenses
Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Quarterbacks
Joe Burrow at Titans (Sat. 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Burrow has been scorching recently, scoring a mixed 90.5 fantasy factors with 10 touchdowns in his final three video games. Subsequent up is a date with the Titans, who’ve allowed 19-plus fantasy factors to the likes of Tyrod Taylor, Mac Jones and Davis Mills over their final seven video games. That bodes nicely for Burrow, who ought to be capable of put up 18-plus fantasy factors in his postseason contest.
Matthew Stafford at Buccaneers (3 p.m. ET, NBC): Stafford’s numbers haven’t been nice in current weeks, however he did rating almost 25 fantasy factors towards the Cardinals within the Wild Card Round. That’s his finest complete since Week 14. Subsequent is a date with the Buccaneers, who Stafford roasted for 4 touchdowns and 29.5 fantasy factors again in Week 3. SI Sportsbook has the over/under at 48.5, so anticipate a shootout in Tampa.
DFS Cut price: Matthew Stafford at Buccaneers ($6,200)
Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks
Ryan Tannehill vs. Bengals (Sat. 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Tannehill recorded 27.3 fantasy factors within the Titans regular-season finale, nevertheless it was the primary time he had put up greater than 18 factors in a sport since Week 10. This week’s matchup towards the Bengals is not unfavorable, per se, however their protection has allowed a median of fewer than 16 fantasy factors per sport to opposing quarterbacks of their final 9 contests.
Jimmy Garoppolo at Packers (Sat. 8:15 p.m. ET, Fox): Garoppolo helped lead the 49ers to a win in Dallas final week, nevertheless it wasn’t because of his stats. In truth, he scored fewer than 5 fantasy factors within the contest. He’s failed to attain greater than 16 factors in all however one among his final 10 video games, and the Packers held him to only 14.7 fantasy factors in Week 3. The climate will even be very chilly at Lambeau Subject, so I’d fade Jimmy G.
DFS Fade: Ryan Tannehill vs. Bengals ($5,800)
Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Working Backs
Devin Singletary at Chiefs (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Singletary has been on-absolute-fire in current weeks, scoring 16-plus fantasy factors in 5 straight video games, together with three with 23 or extra. The Chiefs did maintain him to only 3.3 factors in Week 5, however Singletary had simply seven touches, and he is change into a much bigger a part of the offense. Their protection has additionally allowed a again to attain no less than 15.6 factors in three of their final 4 contests.
Elijah Mitchell at Packers (Sat. 8:15 p.m. ET, Fox): Mitchell put up a pleasant stat line towards the Cowboys, scoring a landing and 15.5 fantasy factors whereas seeing a 51.9 p.c contact share. The matchup towards the Packers isn’t nice on paper, however coach Kyle Shanahan will need to deal with the working sport to maintain Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense off the sector. Search for Mitchell to see 18-plus touches this weekend.
DFS Bargains: Elijah Mitchell at Packers ($5,800), Jerick McKinnon vs. Payments ($4,800)
Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Working Backs
Sony Michel at Buccaneers (3 p.m. ET, NBC): Michel had been on a pleasant scorching streak within the stat sheets, nevertheless it seems he’s misplaced the lead working again position to Cam Akers. Within the Wild Card Round, Akers performed eight extra snaps and noticed 5 extra touches, and he might have had an enormous stat line had he hauled in an underthrown move from Matthew Stafford. The Buccaneers are powerful on the run too, so I’d maintain Michel on the bench.
Darrel Williams vs. Payments (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Williams seems to have misplaced his position as a distinguished working again in Kansas Metropolis, as Jerick McKinnon led all Chiefs’ runners in snaps, touches and fantasy factors final week. The group might get Clyde Edwards-Helaire again within the combine this week too, which might additional damage Williams’ inventory. The Payments haven’t been nice towards the run recently, however Williams stays a fade this weekend.
DFS Fades: Sony Michel at Buccaneers ($5,300), D’Onta Foreman vs. Bengals ($5,400)
Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Large Receivers
Mike Evans vs. Rams (3 p.m. ET, NBC): Evans has been on a tear in current weeks, scoring 14-plus fantasy factors in three straight video games, together with two with almost 27. He has additionally seen a mixed 24 targets in these video games, because the Buccaneers now not can lean on Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown. The Rams surrendered 18.6 factors to Evan of their first assembly of the season, and I’d proceed to trip him in fantasy land.
Tee Higgins at Titans (Sat. 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS): I used to be improper about Higgins final week, as he completed with a season-low two fantasy factors. Nevertheless, I will double down on him this week, as Higgins has an amazing matchup towards the Titans. Their protection gave up the second-most fantasy factors to wideouts throughout the common season, permitting a mixed 20 touchdowns and almost 15 catches a sport.
DFS Bargains: Brandon Aiyuk at Packers ($5,200), Gabriel Davis at Chiefs ($4,600)
Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Large Receivers
Julio Jones vs. Bengals (Sat. 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Jones has been a large dud within the stat sheets in his first season with the Titans, battling by accidents whereas scoring only one landing whereas placing up a median of eight fantasy factors per contest. Subsequent up is a date with the Bengals, who’ve given up seven touchdowns and a median of fewer than 18 factors to receivers lined out huge of their final 9 video games.
Cole Beasley at Chiefs (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Beasley’s stats have taken a critical dive in current weeks, scoring 7.5 or fewer fantasy factors in every of his final 4 video games and 5 of his final six. He additionally performed in simply 30.4 p.c of the Payments offensive snaps final week, his lowest complete since Week 10. Whereas the matchup towards the Chiefs is an effective one on paper, Beasley is just too powerful to belief in fantasy leagues.
DFS Fades: Julio Jones vs. Bengals ($4,700), Van Jefferson at Buccaneers ($4,200)
Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Tight Ends
George Kittle at Packers (Sat. 8:15 p.m. ET, Fox): Kittle would possibly appear to be an apparent choice, however have you ever seen his numbers recently? In his final 4 video games, he’s didn’t put up greater than six fantasy factors. Kittle has additionally failed to attain a landing in every of his final 5 contests. Nonetheless, I like him to rebound towards a Packers group that’s allowed 17-plus factors to tight ends 5 occasions, together with Kittle’s 17.1 factors again in Week 3.
Dawson Knox at Chiefs (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Knox busted out of a stoop final week, placing up two touchdowns and 25.9 fantasy factors in a blowout win over the Patriots. He’ll be a powerful choice for fantasy followers as soon as once more this week, as he’ll face a Chiefs protection that allowed 10-plus fantasy factors to tight ends 9 occasions. That features a Week 5 sport towards the Payments when Knox beat Kansas Metropolis for almost 21 factors.
DFS Cut price: Dawson Knox at Chiefs ($4,900)
Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Tight Ends
Tyler Higbee at Buccaneers (3 p.m. ET, NBC): Higbee will stay a viable beginning choice in postseason leagues as he continues to see a pleasant goal share within the Rams’ passing assault. Nevertheless, remember that the Buccaneers have allowed simply three tight ends to attain greater than 9.3 fantasy factors towards them since Week 7. Their protection has additionally allowed simply two landing catches to the place of their final 12 contests.
C.J. Uzomah at Titans (Sat. 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Uzomah is coming off an enormous sport within the stat sheets, recording 18.4 fantasy factors in a win over the Raiders. Nevertheless, I would not chase the factors as he had scored 7.3 or fewer fantasy factors in eight of his 9 earlier contests. The Titans have additionally been powerful on tight ends, permitting zero touchdowns and the second-fewest factors to the place of their final seven video games.
DFS Fade: Tyler Higbee at Buccaneers ($4,000)
Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Kickers
Harrison Butker vs. Payments (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Butker’s hasn’t been nice in current weeks, as he’s failed to attain greater than eight factors in three of his final 4 video games. I would nonetheless begin him this week, although, as he ought to see loads of possibilities to provide in a sport with an over/below of 54.5. Butker additionally had 10 factors towards the Payments in Week 5.
Extra: Tyler Bass at Chiefs (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS)
Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Kickers
Robbie Gould at Packers (Sat. 8:15 p.m. ET, Fox): Gould posted a stable 15 factors in final week’s win over the Cowboys, however I wouldn’t chase the factors in Inexperienced Bay. Their protection has allowed seven or fewer fantasy factors to kickers 11 occasions this season. That features Gould, who posted a mere 4 factors towards them again in Week 3.
Extra: Evan McPherson at Titans (Sat. 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS)
Divisional Round Start ‘Em: Defenses
Buccaneers D/ST vs. Rams (3 p.m. ET, NBC): The Buccaneers D/ST completed the common season fifth in fantasy factors throughout the common season, and I wouldn’t let a matchup towards the Rams maintain me from sitting this unit. Whereas Matthew Stafford was nice final week, he’s been sacked 11 occasions and thrown eight picks since Week 15.
DFS Cut price: Bengals D/ST at Titans ($2,700)
Divisional Round Sit ‘Em: Defenses
Payments D/ST at Chiefs (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS): The Payments’ protection was spectacular in a win over the Patriots final week, however a matchup in Kansas Metropolis makes it a fade for me. Over their final 5 video games, the Chiefs offense leads the league in factors per sport, yards per sport and has dedicated a mere 4 turnovers. They’ve additionally allowed seven sacks.
DFS Fade: Rams D/ST at Buccaneers ($3,000)
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