Like many others I am still fighting in the playoffs and I have actually found my way into the championship game. In my league we play a two-week series per round and kickoff for the championship matchup starts tonight. But before we get to the rankings I want to use this time to publicly trash talk my opponent, Greg, as is tradition in most fantasy leagues, especially mine (but I’ll keep it PG).
Greg, if you’re reading this I hope your next two weeks are filled with nothing but the agony of defeat. These next 14 days of your life will be that of a Cleveland Browns fan, so degrading that you will be forced to wear a paper bag over your head to shield yourself as the entire league laughs at your collapse. Anyway best of luck to you.
Now that I got that out of the way, here are the rankings.
Ladarius Green - Don't let Green's stat line of two catches for 25 yards last week fool you. The snowy conditions made it a run-first game and the way Le'Veon Bell played, the Steelers were smart to feed him on almost every play. When Pittsburgh did pass, Green was targeted on 28% of his routes, which is an very high and promising number going forward. The Bengals have allowed the most yards to TE's in the NFL and Green will remain a big part of this Steelers offense. He is a TE1 this week.
Jermaine Gresham - If you need a streamer this week, Gresham is the top option in my book. He has five catches in each of the last three games and has scored twice in the last four. He's worked his way into this offense as of late and with Michael Floyd getting cut, Gresham could an increase in routes run. He is a good play against an exploitable Saints defense.
Hunter Henry - If you look at FantasyPros, a lot of writers have Henry in the 16-19 range. I'm not buying it. Henry is the most touchdown dependent guy in my rankings. He's scored in three of the last four games, but he hasn't topped 20 yards or two receptions since Week 6. If he doesn't find the endzone, you're looking at a one or two point performance and that's not something I want to risk in the playoffs. Big risk, little reward. There are better options out there.
Have a question on who to start/sit? Ask me on Twitter @NickPetraccione.