Playoff Fantasy Football has become big over the past few years for a number of reasons. Obviously, this is an excellent chance to redeem an otherwise unsuccessful fantasy football regular season. But it’s also a chance to enjoy playoff football even though your favorite team or players are out of it. Don’t let the NFL season die people. What else are you going to do? Sit around and watch Storage Wars with your girlfriend/wife/boyfriend/husband/roommate who you don’t sleep with? All you have to do is get 5-7 of your buddies together and draft a playoff team. There are no head to head matchups to worry about or any other maintenance needed either. Playoff Fantasy Football is draft and go. The goal is to have players who are playing in the Super Bowl and thus accumulate the most total points for your team. To help you out I am even going to show you my own personal stash. Here are my 2013 Playoff Fantasy Football Rankings:
I get a kick out of all the folks in the fantasy sports industry who go absolutely berserk over making a right decision one week into the season. My best advice to anyone is be wary over the ones who beat their chest the most over one or more of their predictions. In my experience those are the ones who are overcompensating for a lot of very bad advice and trying to pretend like one good call outweighs all of the bad. Well it doesn’t work that way and most importantly we don’t work that way. Fantasy Alarm is about advising our readers/listeners/subscribers how to win championships. You won’t hear too much about the fact that we were advocating that Adrian Peterson would be ready for the start of the season as far back as June. You won’t hear about us telling everyone to watch out for Russell Wilson this summer. Nor will you hear about our week 1 predictions of Tony Romo, Sidney Rice or Stevan Ridley. All we do is win and guide our people to championships. That journey continues this week with our official Week #2 Rankings:
It is the fantasy football playoffs and the wide receiver is the most wide open position in the game. Which studs can you count on down the stretch as even Calvin Johnson has disappeared over the past couple of weeks? How much damage can the Dallas Cowboys trifecta do on Saturday against the Buccaneers? What about the guys in New England? I really like Roddy White and Brandon Marshall this week as well. It is make or break time in the fantasy playoffs and you have to stay up to date with the Week 15 wide receiver rankings.
I guess the Chargers seem to be back and doing their usual December rush to the playoffs after dismantling the Jags on Monday Night, although I think my local high school team would be able to cover the spread against the Jags right now. We are entering what should be the first week of the fantasy playoffs with your team, so if you are reading this, congratulations on getting this far, you must have a pretty decent roster, and hopefully all of your wide receivers are on this list. Will Andre Johnson be an elite receiver down the stretch or was I right to call him over rated on our Sirius/XM radio show (5-8pm EST Saturday and 7-10pm EST Sunday on Sirius 210/XM 87 by the way)? Is Mike Wallace ready to have a strong finish? Will Larry Fitzgerald be crippled by poor quarterback play? How long can Victor Cruz keep this up? When setting this all important roster, be sure to see who we have where in the wide receiver rankings.
After two subpar weeks, Wes Welker bounced back big time last week with over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns. We will find two Patriots receivers in the top 20 of the rankings this week. You will also find two Giants wide receivers in the top 20 as Victor Cruz is becoming a favorite target of Eli Manning. Stevie Johnson dropped three potential touchdown passes and not only shot himself in the foot in celebration, but also shot the Bills in the foot with an excessive celebration penalty. Andre Johnson is suffering without Matt Schaub in the lineup and will now have T.J. Yates as his quarterback. Can we expect much out of Johnson with Yates throwing him the ball? Will Dez Bryant be a factor for the Cowboys for all four quarters and not just two of them? How do Riley Cooper and Jason Avant stand after their big weeks? What can we expect from Miles Austin as he returns from injury? Get all over your answers to your fantasy lineup questions with this week’s wide receiver rankings.
Fantasy players from coast to coast are counting their blessings that both Calvin Johnson and Steve Smith will be back after their byes, and they are 1-2 in the rankings this week. We will be without Miles Austin again for a few weeks, and you might be surprised just how much I like Laurent Robinson this week, and while Austin is out. Cincinnati rookie A.J. Green continues to rise up the rankings as I gain more and more confidence in him and quarterback Andy Dalton. Will this be the week Andre Johnson comes back? Is this the week that MIke Williams finally has a good game? Can Julio Jones back up his big performance from last week? Will Hakeem Nicks, Andre Johnson, or Wes Welker play this week? Why does Jeff Mans have frosted tips? There is no answer to that one, but any question you have at wide receiver can be answered by your Week 10 rankings.
Who will be the top wide receiver in Week 9 in the NFL? This week we welcome Larry Fitzgerald to the top of the list, regardless of the performance of the quarterback in the desert this season. You will find one surprising name in the top 20 this week I think, and it is a player that we expected to be there every week before the season started, but has disappointed time after time after time. Other than that we have a lot of similar names among the top ranked guys. Can the Bengals' passing game continue to impress? What about the Bills? Do we see a resurgence in San Diego after a miserable loss on Monday night? What about Michael Crabtree? Is he ready to live up to the hype? How about Brandon Lloyd in his new home? Before setting your lineups be sure to take a look at the Week 9 wide receiver rankings.
Welcome back to fantasy relevance Marques Colston! Of course everyone on the Saints, including some of the fans, scored fantasy points last Sunday night, but Colston certainly has looked like the impressive rookie who once had tight end eligibility and ruled fantasy football. Thankfully for his fantasy owners, Wes Welker will be back on the field and I'm sure racking up the receptions against the Steelers. Where do guys who grabbed my attention last week rank for Week 8? That's right, I'm talking about Brandon Lloyd and Demaryius Thomas. Which Jackson, DeSean or Vincent, will have the better game? Will Andre Johnson be back? Your Week 8 matchup could make or break your season, so be sure to prepare by reading the wide receiver rankings.
Wow, this is a week where a lot of the star receivers are going to be out of lineups as the likes of Hakeem Nicks, DeSean Jackson, Wes Welker, and Stevie Johnson will all be on your fantasy benches this week. Who is going to step up and put up the points that you need to win your matchups? Mike Sims-Walker and Brandon Lloyd switched teams this week, which one might step up their game? There are a number of guys I like to step up this week like Greg Little in Cleveland, Torrey Smith in Baltimore, and Doug Baldwin in Seattle. There are also a number of newcomers to the wide receiver rankings this week as many of us will be making roster moves in order to fill out your lineups. Take a look at what you need to win in Week 7 by checking out these wide receiver rankings.
As always, the wide receiver position is the one that changes the most from week to week and from month to month. I have a new man love and he comes from the Buckeye State and is my favorite to come in SECOND in the race for Offensive Rookie of the Year behind Cam Newton. Speaking of Cam, his emergence has brought new fantasy value to that team's top receiver and has once again made him a top ten average at the position. There is also a new top dog, or so it seems in Oakland, and he has also made his way to the top ten of this week's rankings. I have also found a correctino in rankings for guys like Marques Colston, Roddy White, and Mike Williams. Where do these guys end up this week? You will have to find out for yourselves in this week's wide receiver rankings.