Who Will Be the Wide Receiver Fantasy Playoff MVP?
Now that the fantasy football season is at the halfway point, it’s time to think about the fantasy playoffs. We gathered the RotoViz team at headquarters to discuss our picks for the fantasy playoffs MVP. Up next, the wide receiver position.
More Human Than Human
This may be a little obvious to some, but Julio Jones is one of the best buy-low candidates out there. He’s banged up, has zero TDs on the year, and is the 38th ranked WR in PPR scoring right now. With a playoff schedule of NO, TB, and NO again, he could truly carry your squad to victory. – Brett Squires
To win your league’s championship, it’s going to help to have a piece of the Falcons and Saints in the last three weeks. They both have great matchups including playing each other twice. Julio Jones, if completely healthy, will be able to smash down the stretch in three potential shootouts with the Saints and Buccaneers. – Pat James
I have to pile on for Julio Jones. It is never easy to “buy low” on a guy with the name cache of Julio, but even a small discount off his name value due to his WR31 start could be worth pursuing. Jones has dealt with a hip injury this year, but he has two months to heal up for two games against a Saints teams giving up 268 pass yards per game and a game against Tampa (301 pass yards per game). Another potential play from the Falcons/Saints games is Michael Thomas, who scored 51 PPR points in two games against Atlanta last year. – Jason Lewis
The Ghost and the Darkness
Call me a cock-eyed optimist, but I still like Amari Cooper. He is still getting plenty of volume. Derek Carr is back, and the team should be playing for a wildcard spot. Oakland has one of the top schedules facing KC, DAL, and PHI those weeks. – Jeff Matson
Michael Crabtree gets the Chiefs in Week 14 and the Eagles in Week 16, teams that have given up the second-most and sixth-most fantasy points to WRs so far this season. Obviously Amari Cooper could be a contender for the crown too, but Crabtree is currently the WR12, while Cooper is the WR69, right behind Bennie Fowler and Mohamed Sanu. – Cort Smith
The Lost Boys
I’ll offer a couple of longshot Coreys to stash here. During their brief pre-injury stints, Corey Coleman and Corey Davis both registered expected points (EP) numbers in line with players like Kelvin Benjamin and Tyreek Hill. Davis could star in what has been a disjointed but explosive offense – 37 against the Jaguars, 33 against the Seahawks – while Coleman is a threat to lead the NFL in targets during the fantasy playoffs. They own the eighth- and third-best schedules during that crucial stretch. – Shawn Siegele
Revel In Your Time
I will go with a not so obvious choice in Rishard Matthews. He leads the Tennessee receivers in targets, air yards, RACR and WOPR. He is second on the team to only Delanie Walker in receptions. The Titans should be in contention for their division crown during Weeks 14 through 16, where they face the favorable NFC West trio of Arizona, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Matthews could replicate last year’s second half touchdown blitz and be a vital part to a championship winning team. – Jeremy Marin
Let’s compare him to the other candidates in this article.
He already holds his own. Now consider that once he returns from injury, he’ll be the Giants best and most experienced wide receiver. He also has the best WR schedule for Weeks 14 – 16 and is competing with
nobody only Evan Engram for targets, so his usage will probably be much higher. – Charlie Kleinheksel
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