Wild Card Weekend!
The NFL Postseason is here with Wild Card Weekend arriving! Most (if not all) of the season long fantasy football leagues have now been completed. I hope you had some success in the regular season this year. With fantasy football contests continuing through the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl, I decided to give some thoughts on the upcoming postseason games through the playoffs as they relate to fantasy football. You can also reference the Targets and TD’s pages to review who has been getting the looks and end-zone appearances so far this year. Enjoy the breakdown of players below in their upcoming postseason games. Best of luck to you in any fantasy football playoff contests that you are partaking!
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
You feel confident with starting: Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Drew Brees and Dalvin Cook.
Able to start: Jared Cook, New Orleans D/ST, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
While you have upside plays of: Latavius Murray, Ted Ginn Jr., Tre’Quan Smith, Taysom Hill, Kyle Rudolph, Alexander Mattison and Minnesota D/ST.
The Saints at home is a great start for New Orleans team to get a win. Their defense and offense play so well at home and I don’t feel like the Vikings are able to keep up with the high pace of the Saints. Can the defense and running of Dalvin Cook keep it close early on, sure. I just think over the long haul of 4 quarters that the Saints will pull away pretty easily here and get a bit of redemption from that Minneapolis Miracle a few years back.
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles
You feel confident with starting: Russel Wilson, Tyler Lockett.
Able to start: D.K. Metcalf, Carson Wentz, Miles Sanders, Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.
While you have upside plays of: Jacob Hollister, Marshawn Lynch, Travis Homer, Seattle D/ST, Greg Ward Jr., Boston Scott and Philadelphia D/ST .
You can certainly see the attrition of a full regular season effecting this game the most. The Seahawks are going to be able to air things out against the Eagles in this game. Although I think you could make the argument that the ability to run the ball in the postseason is necessary. I lean to the tandem of Sanders, Scott and Howard over the group of Lynch and Homer. I think that Carson Wentz will get the ball to the remaining play makers and find a way to get a win at home. It won’t be decisive or look great but a win is a win.
Enjoy the games this weekend! As always, give us a follow on Twitter @TargetsandTDs to stay current on any last minute thoughts or injury updates prior to kickoff. The NFL Inactives should be out 90 minutes prior to kickoff to assist with any up to game time decisions that you may have to make as well.