We’re in the playoff run. Every decision is crucial for your survival. That’s why you need to consult Sportsfan’s Jordan Goethe first and check out his most recent rankings.

1) Drew Brees vs TB
2) Phillip Rivers vs Cin
3) Patrick Mahomes vs Bal
4) Aaron Rodgers vs Atl
5) Ben Roethlisberger vs Oak
6) Cam Newton* vs Cle
7) Andrew Luck vs Hou
8) Deshaun Watson vs Ind
9) Jameis Winston vs NO
10) Matt Ryan vs GB
11) Russell Wilson vs Min
12) Tom Brady vs Mia
13) Jared Goff vs Chi
14) Mitchell Trubisky vs LAR
15) Baker Mayfield vs Car
16) Kirk Cousins vs Sea
17) Lamar Jackson vs KC
18) Carson Wentz vs Dal
19) Dak Prescott vs Phi
20) Case Keenum vs SF

— Normally we talk about guys I like, but  this time I want to focus on  guys you should stay away from this weekend. One is Jared Goff, who going up against arguably the best defense in the league, one that is  ranked 2nd against the QB position. Carson Wentz is the other guy I would
avoid,  as he faces a Dallas defense that shut down MVP candidate Drew Brees. Mitchell
Trubisky could also struggle vs the Rams.

— Two streaming options I do like this week are Baker Mayfield vs the Panthers, who have struggled defensively against the pass in recent weeks, and Denver’s Case Keenum, who faces a struggling 49ers team.

Running Backs
1) Todd Gurley vs Chi
2) Christian McCaffrey vs Cle
3) Alvin Kamara vs TB
4) Saquon Barkley vs Wsh
5) Ezekiel Elliott vs Phi
6) Phillip Lindsay vs SF
7) David Johnson vs Det
8) Nick Chubb vs Car
9) Aaron Jones vs Atl
10) Tarik Cohen vs LAR
11) James White vs Mia
12) Joe Mixon* vs LAC
13) Austin Ekeler vs Cin
14) Sony Michel vs Mia
15) Dalvin Cook vs Sea
16) Jaylen Samuel vs Oak
17) Lamar Miller vs Ind
18) Spencer Ware vs Bal
19) Chris Carson* vs Min
20) Gus Edwards vs KC

21) Tevin Coleman vs GB
22) Adrian Peterson* vs NYG
23) Mark Ingram III vs TB
24) Jeff Wilson Jr. vs Den
25) Josh Adams vs Dal
26) LeSean McCoy vs NYJ
27) Marlon Mack vs Hou
28) Jalen Richard vs Pit
29) Jordan Howard vs LAR
30) Kenyan Drake* vs NE
31) Kerryon Johnson* vs Ari
32) Isaiah Crowell* vs Buf
33) Justin Jackson vs Cin
34) Chris Thompson vs NYG
35) Peyton Barber vs NO
36) Nyheim Hines vs Hou
37) Doug Martin vs Pit
38) Theo Riddick vs Ari
39) Stevan Ridley vs Oak
40) Duke Johnson Jr. Car

–I really love Spencer Ware’s upside in the Chiefs’ offense, but this week will be a little tricky going
against a very good tight Baltimore defense. With Matt Breida currently banged up, Jeff Wilson Jr. looks to be the guy in charge in San Francisco.

— The Broncos played well against Joe Mixon last week, but Denver’s run defense has been middle-of-the-road this season, currently ranked 17th vs. the opposing RB position in fantasy.

— I still believe Jeff Wilson Jr. is a top-25 play this week and should be started in most leagues.

— According to Jaylen Samuels himself, he and Stevan Ridley will both get significant playing time this weekend in Oakland. Samuels will be the starter, and in that Pittsburgh offense, he’s a top-20 play. But I am still concerned with how Pittsburgh handles its running game. The Steelers have a pass-first offense, but I think that will benefit Samuels in PPR leagues because he is an excellent pass catcher and Big Ben likes to check down to his backs. Standard leagues would be a little bit different.

Wide Receiver
1) Michael Thomas vs TB
2) Antonio Brown vs Oak
3) Keenan Allen vs Cin
4) DeAndre Hopkins vs Ind
5) Devante Adams vs Atl
6) Julio Jones vs GB
7) Odell Beckham Jr. vs Wsh
8) Adam Thielen vs Sea
9) Ju-Ju Smith Schuster vs Oak
10) Tyreek Hill vs Bal
11) Mike Evans vs NO
12) Brandin Cooks vs Chi
13) Amari Cooper vs Phi
14) Julian Edelman vs Mia
15) Robert Woods vs Chi
16) Stefon Diggs* vs Sea
17) TY Hilton* vs Hou
18) Tyler Boyd vs LAC
19) Jarvis Landry vs Car
20) Kenny Golladay* vs Ari
21) DJ Moore vs Cle
22) Courtland Sutton vs SF
23) Chris Godwin vs NO
24) Allen Robinson vs LAR
25) Tyler Lockett vs Min
26) Golden Tate vs Dal
27) Josh Gordon vs Mia
28) Adam Humphries vs NO

29) Demaryius Thomas vs Ind
30) Larry Fitzgerald vs Det
31) Doug Baldwin vs Min
32) Josh Reynolds vs Chi
33) Calvin Ridley* vs GB
34) Alshon Jeffrey vs Dal
35) Tyrell Williams vs Cin
36) Sterling Shepard vs Wsh
37) Curtis Samuel vs Cle
38) Zay Jones vs NYJ
39) Dante Pettis vs Den
40) Tre’Quan Smith vs TB

— The Tampa Bay receiving core is an interesting topic vs New Orleans. The Saints have improved in recent weeks, especially against the pass compared to how they started the year. Still, the Bucs will find a way to get the ball in the end zone through the air. That’s why I love Chris Godwin
and Adam Humphries. With Marshon Lattimore shadowing Mike Evans for most of the game, both Godwin and Humphries should receive lots of targets.

— I really love Demaryius Thomas’s matchup this weekend vs the Colts.

— As for some possible streaming options: Curtis Samuel has been getting a lot of targets in a fast-moving Carolina offense, but has a good matchup vs Cleveland. I need to see more from both Tre’Quan Smith and Dante Pettis, but they have nice upside this week. The Bills really liked Zay Jones coming out of college, and were finally starting to see his potential with a QB who can finally deliver him the ball. Zay Jones could be a sneaky good play this week.

Tight Ends
1) Travis Kelce vs Bal
2) Zach Ertz vs Dal
3) George Kittle vs Den

4) Jared Cook vs Pit
5) Rob Gronkowski vs Mia
6) Austin Hooper vs GB
7) Eric Ebron* vs Hou
8) Vance McDonald vs Oak
9) Trey Burton vs LAR
10) Jimmy Graham* vs Atl
11) Cameron Brate vs NO
12) Evan Engram vs Wsh
13) CJ Uzomah vs LAC
14) Kyle Rudolph vs Sea
15) David Njoku* vs Car
16) Jordan Reed vs NYG
17) Chris Herndon vs Buf
18) Ian Thomas vs Cle
19) Gerald Everett vs Chi
20) Mark Andrews vs KC

— I think both Vance McDonald and Ian Thomas are in store for big days. The Raiders still haven’t figured out a way to guard the TE position. Just look at last week’s tape vs Travis Kelce.

— With the season-ending injury to Greg Olsen last week, Ian Thomas will receive a bigger role vs
Cleveland, which is ranked 24th against opposing TEs.

Defenses and Special Teams
1) Bills vs NYJ
2) Chargers vs Cin
3) Broncos vs SF
4) Cowboys vs Phi
5) Giants vs Wsh
6) Steelers vs Oak
7) Patriots vs Mia
8) Cardinals vs Det
9) Texans vs Ind
10) Jets vs Buf

11) Bears vs LAR
12) Rams vs Chi
13) Vikings vs Sea
14) Saints vs TB
15) Chiefs vs Bal

1) Will Lutz vs TB
2) Justin Tucker vs KC
3) Greg Zuerlein vs Chi
4) Harrison Butker vs Bal
5) Ka’imi Fairbairn vs Ind
6) Mike Bagley vs Cin
7) Stephen Gostkowski vs Mia
8) Jason Myers vs Buf
9) Chris Boswell vs Oak
10) Mason Crosby vs Atl

*-Injury concern

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