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January 2, 2014

Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet | Playoffs Week 1 players to target and avoid



Tight ends

Vernon Davis – Davis always has explosive potential. He’s got the best matchup this week. He’s expensive, but compared to Jimmy Graham, Davis is a bargain. …

Jimmy Graham -- … That said, Graham is almost matchup proof. Despite having one of the worst matchups of the week, Graham is still probably going to get 50 yards and a TD.

Coby Fleener, Anthony Fasano and Jermaine Gresham – Along with Graham, these three TEs have exceptionally bad matchups based on fantasy points allowed.



Mason Crosby, Shayne Graham or Alex Henery – These rankings have little to do with fantasy points allowed. This one’s all me. Let’s not get too tricky here. Play kickers from great offenses, especially if they are facing a tough defense. I think the 49ers could slow down the Packers, meaning Crosby gets some looks. I could see that Eagles-Saints game going nuclear.

Phil Dawson, Nick Novak, Shayne Graham – These are the top three kickers based on fantasy points allowed.


Team defenses

49ers, Saints, Eagles – Those three squads have the best matchups based on fantasy points allowed. They are listed in order of FPA average, and in the same order I’d start them. The Eagles are a great value at most DFS sites.

Chiefs – The Colts have been the stingiest offense against opposing defenses in the last five weeks.


Good luck this week, whether you play it safe or embrace the volatility.

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