Fantasy football is officially in the playoffs. Get ready for your big show down by exploiting these ten fantasy matchups.
The NFL is turning it’s eyes towards the playoffs. There was some big games in Week 14 of the NFL season.
Fantasy owners either entered the playoffs last week or are preparing for their first playoff game this weekend. If you are in the playoffs, you likely have a few studs that carried you there. However, there has been some big news to shape the Week 15 season.
For starters, the possible MVP, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been ruled out for the season. His backup, Nick Foles, will have all eyes on him to see if the Eagles can keep pace with the rest of the NFC to remain atop the playoff positioning.
In the same week, a former MVP, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to return. The Packers need to win out to make the playoffs. With Rodgers under center that is a possibility that the rest of the league fears.
The Patriots were also upset on Monday Night Football by the lowly Dolphins. They could have been looking forward to a big matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend. Tom Brady has played well below his standard these past two weeks. The return of Rob Gronkowski and Chris Hogan, however, are reasons should be optimistic for the Patriots.
Week 15 is also the first week we get some Saturday NFL action. There are two games on Saturday this weekend. If you are in the playoffs make sure you are keeping your eyes on the news for injured players or last minute weather changes.
Lets jump into the Week 15 matchups that can help you survive and advance to the next round of the fantasy playoffs.
10. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders
Back to back appearances on this list for Dallas Cowboys tight end and future Hall of Famer Jason Witten. While having an underwhelming performance last week against the Giants, he made due with a 20 yard touchdown. That touchdown catch was his only catch of the day in the Cowboys win.
This week Witten gets another juicy matchup with the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders rank eighth in points allowed to tight ends this season. Over the last four weeks they have allowed the most yards to tight ends in the league and rank fourth in points.
Witten is far from the focal point of this Cowboys offense but is a favorite target of quarterback Dak Prescott in the red zone. With so much attention paid to Dez Bryant, the Cowboys look for Witten any time the field shrinks.
In a down season for the veteran, he still ranks inside the top ten in fantasy points at the position. his perceived value is lower than his actual value. He could be a key component for you advancing to the next round.