It's the second week of the fantasy football playoff for most folks, so now more than ever making the right decision with who to have in your starting lineup is paramount. In this piece I'll run through the four main positions – QB, RB, WR and TE – and point some matchup information that might help you to make those ever important decisions.
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*** NOTE: All references to fantasy points assume a PPR setup.
Tom Brady has thrown for 14 scores an only four interceptions the last five games in Miami. He's also gone a phenomenal 43-6 in December in his career leaving him with a .878 winning percentage, the best in history. Brady has also thrown for six scores an no interceptions over the last three second half’s he's been under center.
Drew Brees has thrown for 4,000 yards in 8-straight seasons and 30 scores in 6-straight. He faces a Rams team that has been solid against the QB this season allowing 19 passing scores while picking off 12 passes.
Matt Cassel will start for the Vikings versus the Eagles. He's only threw for an average of 254 yards and 1.5 scores the past two weeks but the Eagles are brutal against the pass allowing the second most passing yards on the year at 285 per game.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is a top-12 QB the past three weeks. He faces the Cardinals club that has allowed the 12th fewest points to QBs this season.
Nick Foles has 20 scores and one interception. The Vikings are the second worst pass defense in football and have permitted a league worst 28 passing scores.
Mike Glennon has thrown only four interceptions his last eight games. He's also tossed 12 scores though he has a tough matchup with the Niners this week.
Case Keenum has thrown for five scores an just one interception in three starts on the road. The last time he faced the Colts he went off for 350 passing yards and three scores.
Andrew Luck stinks, just ask around. Well, that's just not accurate. He is coming off his first 4 TD, zero INT of his career and in three games against the Texans he has thrown for seven scores and no interceptions. Luck is also the 11th ranked QB in fantasy the past four weeks.
Eli Manning has faced the Seahawks five times in his career. He's thrown for at least two scores in every game. The last time he faced Seattle he lit them up for 420 yards.
Peyton Manning is 10-0 against the AFC West as a Bronco. He has the most yards (4,522) through 13 games in NFL history and his 45 scores are the 5th most for a season. He threw for 330 yards and four scores versus the Bolts earlier this season.
Cam Newton is the 5th highest scoring QB the past four games averaging 26 points an outing. Newton has scored twice with his legs and seven times with his arm in those four games. He's only thrown for 220 yards once in his last five games though.
Over the past four games Ben Roethlisberger hasn't thrown an interception while tossing 11 scores. The Bengals present a challenge as they have permitted 19 passing scores this season while intercepting 13 passes.
Tony Romo has thrown for six touchdowns and one interception the past three weeks. That success is offset by a four week run in which he hasn't reached 240 yards passing. The Packers allow 247 passing yards a game and have permitted far too many passing scores (24) with only seven interceptions.
Matt Ryan threw for 345 yards and two scores the last time he faced the Redskins. The 'Skins allow the 5th most points to QBs this season. The last four games this season Ryan has thrown for only five scores while averaging 266 passing yards a game.
Ryan Tannehill has been on a role. For more see NFL Waiver-Wire Additions for Wk.15.
Russell Wilson faces the Giants in New York. In seven games on the road this season he's averaged 216 passing yards with 11 scores and three interceptions.