Our analysts reveal their wildest predictions for the fantasy playoff semifinals. Which one will appear in week 16?
Incumbent MVP finally gives us the performance we’ve been waiting for
Aaron Rogers Despite winning the last two MVP awards, he hasn’t been in the top 10 fantasy QBs for any week this season. But that changed with a top-five finish of the week against the Dolphins defense in the pass funnel, giving the quarterback the second-most fantasy points of the season.
Opponents also have the second highest passing percentage (68%) when playing in Miami, and Rodgers is finally healthy. Christian Watson, Allen Lazard When Romeo Dubs together. Rodgers delivered his best fantasy performance of the year in a matchup that saw him score the highest total (49.5 points) on a weekend hit by inclement weather. — dalton del don
Geno Smith delivers when you need it most
Over the past two weeks, the Kansas City Chiefs have forced Houston into overtime, giving Denver, the league’s lowest-scoring team, 28 points.So I have no doubt that Geno Smith Friends can attend a lot of KC (weather permitting). Tyler RocketSmith continues to lead the NFL in completion percentage (71.4) and has thrown 26 TD passes.
The Chiefs’ defense conveniently allowed the most pass scores in the league (30) and gave opposing QBs the fourth-most fantasy points. Smith has every chance of achieving his finish in the top three positional against a defense that has put himself to shame in recent games. — Andy Behrens
Familiar faces save the day at Running Back
Who would have thought: Latavius Murray Bring it home for fantasy managers. Murray received nothing but spectacles when he signed for this miserable Broncos roster, but he’s been solid lately. Murray has won his 63% share of Denver’s rushing attempts since Week 12, and has played those chances efficiently. His average distance per carry is his 4.85 yards. It’s not Proder’s cosplay, but rather a surprisingly good play on an offense that doesn’t make life easier for the Bucks.
Rams’ run defense is a great unit all season on paper, but it’s not Aaron Donald, they are starting to flutter. Both Packers’ backs found success last week. As long as Murray is getting 18-20 carries in this Christmas spot, he should be a definite fantasy success story. — Matt Harmon
Overlooked Bucs receivers can cause waves
If Julius Jones If I am ruled out again, I will try Russell Gage in Deep League. Keyword here: DEEP LEAGUE. This is not for shallow pools. But Gage has entered Tom Brady’s circle of trust in his last two weeks, and the Arizona team seems ready to hit the golf course. No weather concerns for the Tampa Bay/Arizona game. — Scott Pianoowski
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