2021 Divisional Round – NFC3 min read
The NFL postseason has completed its Wild Card round and we are onto the Divisional Round this week! I know 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 to 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 first games of the Divisional Round starting Saturday January 22nd for the NFC teams. The matchups are: San Francisco 49ers at the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Rams at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! 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!
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers
Starters – Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Elijah Mitchell (SF). Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Aaron Jones (GB).
Upside Plays – Brandon Aiyuk, Jimmy Garoppolo (SF). A.J. Dillon, Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb (GB).
Sleepers – 49ers D/ST, Jauan Jennings, Kyle Juszczyk, Jeff Wilson Jr. (SF). Packers D/ST, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Josiah Deguara, Mercedes Lewis, Equanimeous St. Brown, Amari Rodgers (GB).
The 49ers have been finding ways to win and I certainly think the Packers could get tripped up here. The healthier that 49ers D/ST then the tougher this game will be for Aaron Rodgers and company. The matchups on offense certainly favor the Packers so I would anticipate them to be able to score points. I imagine Kittle will need to contribute more than last week if the 49ers are looking to pull off the upset. I lean slightly towards Green Bay finding a way to get it done at home, but I won’t be surprised if San Francisco wins.
Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Buccaneers
Starters – Cooper Kupp, Matthew Stafford, Cam Akers (LAR). Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski (TB).
Upside Plays – Odell Beckham Jr., Tyler Higbee, Rams D/ST, Sony Michel (LAR). Leonard Fournette, Giovani Bernard (TB).
Sleepers – Van Jefferson (LAR). Tony Johnson, Cameron Brate, Buccaneers D/ST, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Scotty Miller, Breshad Perriman (TB).
Looking forward to this matchup as I do believe the Rams has what it takes to beat the Buccaneers this year. It’s just a matter of will crucial moments fall their way or will that Brady magic be on display to show why he has so many Super Bowl rings? I prefer the Los Angeles pass catchers to the Buccaneers D/ST, I prefer the Los Angeles D/ST to the Buccaneers pass catchers. Can either defensive line disrupt the other teams QB?! I expect Brady, Gronkowski and Evans to lead the way for Tampa Bay. While, Stafford, Kupp, Beckham Jr., Higbee, Akers, and Jefferson all play a part for Los Angeles.
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!
Keep up on the latest injury news as game time gets closer!
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