The Best and Worst Players to Start in the Fantasy Football Playoffs

Reno Misuraca, Sports Writer

The fantasy football playoffs have officially started. Here is a list of the best and worst players to have at each position according to their matchups. 




QB: Aaron Rodgers: Playing against 3 awful pass defenses in the next few weeks, look for him to continue his amazing play as of late. 


       Jarad Goff: After a 15 point performance on thursday night, He plays 2 of the worst 3 pass defences in the league. He is a good start in deeper leagues. 


RB: Derek Henry: The Titans will start to feed Henry more and more as the colder weather seems to make him an even better player. Look for him to be the RB1 for the rest of the season. 


         Aaron Jones: The other Aaron in the Packers offence has had a quietly good fantasy season. The RB 5 of the season is playing against 3 mediocre rush defences. He’s a great play for the rest of your season. 


WR: Keenan Allen: The connection between rookie QB Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen is getting stronger every week. Playing mediocre defences the rest of the way out, he’s a great WR1 


    Terry McLaurin: Coming off his worst performance of the year against a very good Steelers secondary, look for McLaurin to go back to normal form of a low end WR1. 


TE: T.J. Hockenson is the TE3 on the season, look for him to continue the production he is having and you will have a solid start at TE in a very bad year for the position in fantasy. 




QB: Josh Allen: He has been playing great all season but, he has a very tough playoff schedule playing against the #1 and #4 pass defences in the league in two of the next 3 weeks. 


    Russell Wilson: Although if you have him on your team he is a definite start, he plays 2 top 10 pass defences in back to back weeks. Adding on recent struggles, he could maybe have a bad week in this playoff season. 


    RB: Todd Gurley: With the mix of a knee injury, and decrease in touches, he’s become an RB2 to a risky flex play. 


    Ezekiel Elliot: A once great RB1 has completely fallen off that scale and is now a RB2 with pretty bad matchups for the rest of the way.

WR: Stefon Diggs: The WR5 this year only plays top 10 pass defences for the rest of the way out. Although a good start, one week he might not get the production you’re looking for.  


Diontae Johnson: Johnson has a tough schedule for the next few weeks and many times before while playing good pass defense, he has busted. Although the production is going up, he may not always get the numbers you want to put him at a WR spot. 


TE: Logan Thomas: Starting off with the hardest team to get points against for TE, Thomas has quite a hard rest of season schedule.