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And then there were eight. If we reach the division round of the NFL playoffs, here are the Fantasy Football Power Rankings of this weekend.
20. Nick Foles, QB – Philadelphia Eagles @ New Orleans Saints
As the QB with the best all-time quarter rating for postseason, Foles will have to rekindle that kind of magic at perhaps the hardest place of the NFL to play as a visitor. Although it is a difficult matchup, Foles certainly has a sort of postseason magic that can not be explained.
19. Alshon Jeffery, WR – Philadelphia Eagles @ New Orleans Saints
The songs of Jeffery are much better with Foles at the helm and the Eagles will undoubtedly have to throw a lot on the division round against the Saints. Jeffery has been targeted at least eight times in three of the last five matches of the Eagles.
Dating from the beginning of 2017, Nick Foles' target distribution per game in games he started and ended (including play-offs):
Zach Ertz: 9.3 tgts / gm
Alshon Jeffery: 6.3 tgts / gm
Nelson Agholor: 7.0 tgts / gm 👀
– Tyler Buecher (@TylerBuecher) January 9, 2019
18. Zach Ertz, TE – Philadelphia Eagles @ New Orleans Saints
Ertz had a rough away match against the Saints during the regular season meeting and in two of the last five games he did not achieve any double fantasy points from FanDuel. However, this is the all-time single-season leader in receptions due to a tight end. Philly can better find a way to give him soccer.
17. Eric Ebron, TE – Indianapolis Colts @ Kansas City Chiefs
No other team in the NFL gave more FanDuel fantasy points per game (13.7) for the tight end position during the regular season than the Kansas City Chiefs. It should be a big game for Andrew Luck's favorite target for the red zone.
16. Julian Edelman, WR – New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers
The weather will not be great in Foxborough on Sunday, but that should be good for Edelman and the short range of routes he runs.
15. Amari Cooper, WR – Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams
Cooper failed to make the last few regular season games, but he did have a fun game to open the play-offs with seven catches at nine goals for 106 places.
14. James White, RB – New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers
We all saw the Ravens' running game being completely eliminated by the Chargers on Sunday, and this has been going on for some time. In fact, the Chargers allowed the third most receiving yards per game (58.3) to run back this season.
13. Marlon Mack, RB – Indianapolis Colts @ Kansas City Chiefs
KC allowed the sixth most rushing yards per game (132.1) during the regular season. And Mack certainly raised some eyebrows with his 148 meters and landed on the ground in the round Wild Card. We could expect more in the Saturday division round with the Chiefs.
12. Robert Woods, WR – Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys
Woods did not need much in the final of the regular season, but he was clearly the favorite target of quarterback Jared Goff with at least nine goals in five of the previous seven games before.
11. T.Y. Hilton, WR – Indianapolis Colts @ Chiefs of Kansas City
Hilton was on pace to have 900 yards after the opening of the Colts against the Texans, but Luck simply found other ways to move the ball as the game went. Look for Hilton to get back on track, as KC allowed the second most transient yards per game (273.4) during the regular season.
10. Melvin Gordon, RB – Los Angeles Chargers @ New England Patriots
The Sunday weather in Foxborough does not lend much optimism to the passing game of both teams. And that's a shame, because that's the bread and the butter from the Chargers. Locate the chargers to find Gordon shortly from the back field and collect the fantasy points in the process.
9. Travis Kelce, TE – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts
Kelce stumbled over the part of the regular season, and did not win double FanDuel fantasy points with a double value in each of the last three games. He should, however, get a nice boost, because in this game two of the six best teams (IND: 2nd, KC: sixth) play a situation-neutral pace.
8. Tyreek Hill, WR – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts
The poster boy for bow-of-bust fantasy games, Hill certainly has the ability to shoot fantasy owners everywhere. He has at least five games with at least 26 FanDuel fantasy points and three of them go for at least 35.
7. Andrew Luck, QB – Indianapolis Colts @ Kansas City Chiefs
KC this season was the second most FanDuel fantasy points per game (22.1) to the other quarterbacks. We should see a lot of points in this game, so expect to be lucky with Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes at every step of the way.
6. Ezekiel Elliott, RB – Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams
The matchup is not great, but Zeke gets more than enough volume to be relevant to the fantasy in every scenario. He has recorded at least 22.5 FanDuel fantasy points in six of the last eight games.
5. Alvin Kamara, RB – New Orleans Saints. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have a pretty solid defense, so that should give Kamara more chances to catch passes from the backfield. Add to that the big piece and you have a big day in store for Kamara.
4. Michael Thomas, WR – New Orleans Saints. Philadelphia Eagles
Thomas had a simple four-catch performance for 92 yards and a touchdown against Philly in Week 11. His quarterback Drew Brees always calls a nice performance when he is in New Orleans, Thomas gave a much better chance of having a productive fantasy day.
3. Drew Brees, QB – New Orleans Saints. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles high school was saved by a brutal play-call from Bears & # 39; head coach Matt Nagy on Sunday, but that will certainly not be the case with Saints HC Sean Payton – especially at home. Philly this season, four games of at least 30+ FanDuel fantasy points, including Brees with a four-touchdown performance in week 11.
2. Todd Gurley, RB – Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys
Gurley must be well rested after he has served the last three matches of the regular season. Dallas last week did 73 rush yards in the Wild Card Round, but Gurley is just a very different race. He will probably play a 100-yard game on Saturday night against the Cowboys.
#Colts perform zone coverage at top speed in the competition.#Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes played 5 games against teams running zone on the highest 8 frequencies this season, 64.1% of his passes completed at 7.99 yards per attempt with a perfect 14: 0 TD-against-INT ratio against them.
– Evan Silva (@evansilva) January 8, 2019
1. Patrick Mahomes, QB – Chiefs of Kansas City vs. Indianapolis Colts
No surprise here, because the leader for NFL MVP has crushed the whole season. Mahomes will face the defense of a highly underrated Colts, but he has shown to be effective in every matchup, placing at least 17.8 FanDuel fantasy points in each game.
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