Bold Fantasy Football Predictions
If you made it to your Fantasy championship game, congratulations! This is what we have been striving for all year. The season has been filled with ups and downs, but the main goal is that you enjoyed your time beating your friends or co-workers in fantasy football. For one last time this year, let’s dive into some bold predictions for your championship matchup.
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Deshaun Watson Will Be QB1
Deshaun Watson has been a great option to have at quarterback this year. He currently sits behind the one and only Lamar Jackson in total QB scoring. This week he gets a dreadful secondary in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday afternoon. The Bucs are allowing an average of 276 passing yards against per game, which ranks 3rd last in the NFL. Watson has shred NFC South teams this season, throwing for 854 yards, 8 TDs, and 1 INT in three games. His QB Rating has been off the charts at 122.5 versus the NFC this year. Watson should easily help lead your team to a fantasy football championship with him being the QB1 this week.
Josh Allen Disappoints in Championship Matchup
Josh Allen has been extremely up and down this year. His accuracy woes are still haunting him and consistent drops from his receivers are not making things better. He’s saved his weeks with his rushing ability, but you cannot rely on that in your championship matchup. Allen will struggle to get 200 yards passing and will be lucky if he even gets in the endzone through the air or with his legs.
Aaron Jones Gets Shutdown By Minnesota
The Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones has been a stud these last two weeks in the fantasy football playoffs for your team. But he also hasn’t faced a defensive front like the Minnesota Vikings for a while. This Monday Night game is huge not just for fantasy football purposes, so the Vikings defense will come to play. They’re going to hold Jones for less than 50 yards rushing and will keep him out of the endzone entirely this game.
Joe Mixon Goes For 20+
Here’s another guy that’s been a stud in the fantasy playoffs for you. Joe Mixon has been carrying the ball extremely well these past few weeks and has reminded us why we drafted him early this year. He’s saved his best performances for when it matters most. If you have him on your fantasy roster, enjoy his 20+ points he’s going to get you this week against the Miami Dolphins.
Breshad Perriman Struggles
With everyone ecstatic to start Breshad Perriman in their fantasy matchups this week, maybe just don’t do that. We all have seen what he truly is and it’s not a number one receiver. The opportunity is there for him with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin dealing with injuries, but let’s not play with fire here. You must have another option to go with, and that’s exactly what you should do.
AJ Brown Continues His Success
AJ Brown has been a monster this playoff season and potentially could be the fantasy playoff MVP when all is said and done. He should also have his name thrown in the hat for Offensive Rookie of the Year, but that’s a conversation for another day. He gets a Saints team coming off of a big win on Monday Night against the struggling Colts. Don’t let that scare you. Tannehill has put new life in this team and his favorite target has benefited greatly from it. Strat Brown everywhere you can.
Jared Cook is Sneaky Good This Week
The tight end position has been the biggest mess since recent memory. Each year it gets more and more unpredictable. looking at fantasy matchups for your championship week, Jared Cook has to be one of the better ones. He’s played fantastic since the Saints bye week, and you can bet that’ll continue. Cook has the potential to be a top-five fantasy tight end this week and should be in as many lineups as you can get him into.
I have a lovely wife and three children. I have played Fantasy Football since 2006. I began writing Fantasy Football content for FFDynasty260 in 2017 and covered the weekly waiver wire column as well as other topics. I started covering the Minnesota Vikings for Last Word On Sports in 2018. I am currently the Fantasy Football Expert for The Scoop on KLGR in Minnesota. I merged with FFD260 to Gridiron Experts in 2019 covering Dynasty Fantasy Football and more. I am a co-host on The Dynasty Draft Room podcast which launched in 2019. I stopped writing Vikings content for LWOS and switched to The Vikings Age in 2019.