It has arrived. The fantasy playoffs for most leagues are starting this week. You have worked hard to get to this point, but it only gets tougher from here. Now is the time of year when fantasy owners start to constantly second guess who they are going to start. The best piece of advice that I can give to those of you that may be apart of that group is to do the same thing you did for the first 13 weeks. There is a reason you made the playoffs, don't start to change how you go about choosing who to start. The moment you start to let the idea that this is a win or go home game creep into your mind you put yourself at a disadvantage. Let's take a look at my rankings below to see if this can help ease your mind into making a smart decision and hoping that it leads you to a victory.
|4||Odell Beckham Jr.||Giants||Cowboys|
|30||Steve Smith Sr.||Ravens||Patriots|
Julian Edelman - Gronk has been ruled out for the season due to his latest injury. All this means is that the Julian Edelman we have been seeing for the past few weeks is here to stay. He is once again that ultra consistent receiver we can count on to give us the highest floor outside of an Antonio Brown. This makes him a top 10 play this week, and probably all weeks moving forward.
Tyrell Williams - Last week Williams was a game-time decision with a shoulder injury. While the injury did slow him down a little bit, he still went out and put up a nice game. With another week to heal that injury coming, as well as the Panthers secondary as his matchup, Williams still comes in as a top 15 option.
Brandon Marshall - It has been a rough season for the Jets and Brandon Marshall. While it may seem like he is ranked a little high this week, that is just how confident I am in the matchup. The Jets are facing the terrible 49ers defense this week, a defense that has been getting burned all season. Whether Fitzpatrick gets the start or Bryce Petty, it doesn't matter to me since I think Marshall will be able to do most of the work himself, as long as the ball gets to him.
Malcolm Mitchell - Over the last three weeks Mitchell has posted 17 Receptions, 222 Yards, and 3 TD's. Mitchell's emergence comes at an opportune time with Gronk now on the shelf. While I would like to believe in this performance more to have him ranked closer to the top 25-30, I can't do that quite yet since we have yet to see a fully unleashed Dion Lewis, and Martellus Bennett seems to have been taking a sabbatical the last few weeks.
Kenny Britt - On Monday I said that Kenny Britt and his QB situation was scaring me. Even in a great matchup against the Falcons I can't seem to trust him. Jared Goff just isn't the right guy to help him out in the short-term. He appears to be unable to read a defense, and his throwing has been off. Without the TD, Britt becomes unplayable. The TD's the last two weeks are the only reason he has put up decent numbers. When you are apart of as bad an offense as the Rams, the TD's won't come every week. This week we see that happen as Britt just won't find the endzone.