Fantasy Football Playoff Primer – Optimal Lineups For Weeks 14-16

The postseason has arrived for Fantasy Football, and what better way to kick it off then to look at the best lineups necessary for the remainder of the season. For this week, I’ll briefly go over the top matchups to game plan over for each position through Weeks 14 to 16.

Here is a run through of the stats and numbers that I’m basing my list off of.

  • Fantasy Points Against Per Position – Via NFL.com
  • Average points against Per position – As of the end of Week 13

* Points against week to week are subject to change, but will not drastically be altered

Best Matchups for QB’s 

Any quarterbacks that are going up against Atlanta (who surrenders 20.5 points to the position), Cleveland (19.8), and Indianapolis (19.5).

The Top 3 quarterbacks that are facing the best matchups in the future weeks are:

Week 14: 

1. Jared Goff (Los Angeles)
2. Andy Dalton (Cincinnati)
3. Brock Osweiler (Houston)

Week 15:

1. Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco)
2. Tyrod Taylor (Buffalo)
3. Sam Bradford (Minnesota)

Week 16:

1. Cam Newton (Carolina)
2. Philip Rivers (San Diego)
3. Blake Bortles (Jacksonville)

Best Matchups for RB’s 

Any running backs that are going up against San Francisco (who surrenders 27.5 points to the position), Cleveland (23.45), and Atlanta (21.8).

The Top 3 running backs that are facing the best matchups in the future weeks are:

Week 14: 

1. Matt Forte/Bilall Powell (New York Jets)
2. Jeremy Hill (Cincinnati)
3. Todd Gurley (Los Angeles)

Week 15:

1. Devonta Freeman/Tevin Coleman (Atlanta)
2. LeSean McCoy/Mike Gilleslee (Buffalo)
3. Carlos Hyde (San Francisco)

Week 16:

1. Todd Gurley (Los Angeles)
2. Melvin Gordon (San Diego)
3. Jonathan Stewart (Carolina)

Best Matchups for WR’s

Any wide receivers that are going up against Kansas City (who surrenders 27.2 to the position), San Francisco (27.2), Green Bay (26.3), and Tennessee (26.1).

The Top 3 wide receivers that are facing the best matchups in the future weeks:

Week 14:

1. Amari Cooper/Michael Crabtree (Oakland)
2. Brandon Marshall/Quincy Enunwa (New York Jets)
3. Doug Baldwin/Jermaine Kearse/Tyler Lockett (Seattle)

Week 15:

1. Rishard Matthews/Tajae Sharpe/Kendall Wright (Tennessee)
2. Julio Jones/Mohamed Sanu (Atlanta)
3. Alshon Jeffery/Eddie Royal/Marquess Wilson/Kevin White (Chicago)

Week 16:

1. Demaryius Thomas/Emmanuel Sanders (Denver)
2. Kenny Britt/Tavon Austin (Los Angeles)
3. Stefon Diggs/Adam Thielen/Cordarelle Patterson (Minnesota)

Best Matchups for TE’s

Any tight ends that are going up against Carolina (who surrenders 11.4 points to the position), Detroit (11.2), and Cleveland (11.1)

The Top 3 tight ends that are facing the best matchups in the future weeks are:

Week 14:

1. Antonio Gates/Hunter Henry (San Diego)
2. Logan Paulsen (Chicago)
3. Tyler Eifert (Cincinnati)

Week 15:

1. Jordan Reed (Washington)
2. Will Tye/Larry Donnell (New York)
3. Charles Clay (Buffalo)

Week 16:

1. Austin Hooper (Atlanta)
2. Jason Witten (Dallas)
3. Antonio Gates/Hunter Henry (San Diego)

 

Best Matchups for Defense/Special Teams

Any defenses or special teams units that are going up against Cleveland (who surrenders 10.8 points to the position), New York Jets (10.7), and Los Angeles (10.1)

The Top 3 defenses/special teams that are facing the best matchups in the future weeks are:

Week 14:

1. Cincinnati Bengals
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Atlanta Falcons

Week 15:

1. Buffalo Bills
2. Miami Dolphins
3. Seattle Seahawks

Week 16:

1. San Diego Chargers
2. New England Patriots
3. San Francisco 49ers

Best Matchups for Kickers

Any kickers that are going up against Jacksonville (who surrenders 10.2 points to the position), New Orleans (9.6), and New York Giants (9.4)

The Top 3 kickers that are facing the best matchups in the future weeks are:

Week 14:

1. Kai Forbath (Minnesota)
2. Roberto Aguayo (Tampa Bay)
3. Dan Bailey (Dallas)

Week 15:

1. Nick Novak (San Diego)
2. Chandler Catanzaro (Arizona
3. Matt Prater (Detroit)

Week 16:

1. Ryan Succop (Tennessee)
2. Roberto Aguayo (Tampa Bay)
3. Caleb Sturgis (Philadelphia)

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