2021 Conference Championship – AFC/NFC4 min read
The NFL postseason has completed its Divisional Round and we are onto the Conference Championships this week! For the most part the 2021 Fantasy Football Season is complete and we are all enjoying our recent championships! I know there are various playoff leagues/competitions and of course daily fantasy football to take us through the Super Bowl LVI. So, I am going to continue on as well in hopes that it helps with your postseason decisions, in regard to Fantasy Football.
As we continue, I am looking at the Conference Championships on Sunday January 30th for the AFC and NFC teams. The matchups are: Cincinnati Bengals at the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at the Los Angeles Rams! We have some very nice matchups to look forward to this weekend, lucky us! Remember, my favorite players usually are on teams that have a Top Offense that can produce lots of Targets and Touchdowns! Let’s review who they are below in this game and if they would be a Starter, Upside Play or Sleeper for Fantasy Football!
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Starters – Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, Ja’Marr Chase (CIN). Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce (KC).
Upside Plays – Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd (CIN). Jerick McKinnon, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrel Williams, Byron Pringle (KC).
Sleepers – Samaje Perine, Chris Evans, Bengals D/ST, C.J. Uzomah (CIN). Mecole Hardman, Chiefs D/ST, Demarcus Robinson, Noah Gray (KC).
Looking forward to this matchup as I believe the Bengals have what it takes to beat the Chiefs, they did it earlier this year! It looks like the Chiefs are playing more like the team we had been used to and not a team that is limited by the way defenses are playing them (as it had been most of the regular season, where slow methodical drives are necessary). The Bengals and Burrow have no fear and are happy to get a win anyway that is needed (including being sacked a record number of times). I anticipate this game to put up more points than the next game. It lines up favorably for the offensive weapons of each team. Will a defense step up to help out their offense? Could be the sleeper option in this one.
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams
Starters – Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Elijah Mitchell (SF). Cooper Kupp, Matthew Stafford, Cam Akers (LAR).
Upside Plays – Brandon Aiyuk, Jimmy Garoppolo (SF). Odell Beckham Jr., Tyler Higbee, Rams D/ST (LAR).
Sleepers – 49ers D/ST, Jauan Jennings, Kyle Juszczyk, Jeff Wilson Jr. (SF). Van Jefferson, Sony Michel (LAR).
Back to face the team that the 49ers had to beat at the end of the regular season just to get into the playoffs. I certainly think the Rams are the better team and would lean to them to win. Although the 49ers are showing great grit in their playoff run and at times the Rams seem to want to give their leads away in games. It seems to line up as a game where Garoppolo will have to make some plays to his receiving options and I would expect Samuel and Kittle to lead that charge. I lean to Los Angeles finding a way to get it done at home, but I won’t be surprised if San Francisco wins.
My heart is hoping for a Bengals v Rams Super Bowl LVI but my head is saying it will be the Chiefs v 49ers. Again, I don’t think we lose as fans in the various scenarios left that we may see. Sit back and enjoy these games!
Keep current with the latest injury news up until kickoff as there are plenty of moving parts. Enjoy the games and good luck as your fantasy football matchups start! Look for my Rankings as you have decisions to make for this weekend’s games! Good luck!
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Missed any recent posts?!, check them out below as you get your mind focused on fantasy football opportunities!
- 2021 Divisional Round – NFC
- 2021 Divisional Round – AFC
- 2021 Wild Card – NFC
- 2021 Wild Card – AFC
- 2021 Top Offenses
I hope everyone continues to stay safe and healthy! Enjoy the journey throughout the 2021 Fantasy Football Season!