For the first week of fantasy playoffs, you will want to avoid the middle of the pack players on your roster facing tough matchups. Players like Terry McLaurin, Phillip Rivers, and Latavius Murray. Being flexible with your lineup and bench is a key to success in fantasy football. In this article you will find the players with the best matchups who have steady involvement in their offenses that are widely available in fantasy leagues. Players listed in this article are available in more than 35% of fantasy leagues. All statistics used in this article can be found at our website at https://www.lineups.com/nfl.
WR Devante Parker (MIA) vs NYJ – 64.7% Rostered
Parker just had his biggest game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles. Catching 7 of 10 targets for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns totaling 31.4 fantasy points. This is the 4th game in a row that Parker has seen 10+ targets in a row. Parker has one of the best end of the season schedules in the league. Facing the New York Jets in week 14, Parker is slated for another great game. After the Jets started as a tough defense against opposing wide receivers, they have been struggling in the second half of the season. Allowing the 13th most receiving yards, 12th most passing touchdown, and a yards per completion of 10.3 yards (18th). The Jets have also faced the 7th most passing attempts from opposing teams. A great matchup for the Dolphins star receiver. Parker should be picked up in a majority of fantasy leagues for his great end of season schedule.
WR Cole Beasley (BUF) vs BAL – 24% Rostered
After his best fantasy performance of the season, Beasley caught 6 of 7 targets for 110 yards and a touchdown in week 13 against Dallas. Beasley and Allen have reignited their connection over the past 2 weeks. Scoring double-digit fantasy points and has seen 16 targets over the past 2 weeks against tough matchups. The Bills will face another tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in week 14 at Buffalo. When facing tough secondaries the Bills use Beasley to keep the ball moving. Seeing the 2nd most targets on the Bills, Beasley is one of the few players who are just about guaranteed targets every game. Beasley is a great pickup in a pinch, especially in full PPR formats.
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QB Baker Mayfield (CLE) vs CIN – 61.9% Rostered
A disappointing week for Mayfield against one of the best secondaries in the NFL, division rival Pittsburgh Steelers. What will make a lot of fantasy players turn away from and drop Mayfield in week 14 will be your gain. The Browns will host the Cincinnati Bengals in week 14. One of the worst defenses in the league. The Bengals have allowed the 11th most passing yards, highest yards per completion, and the highest yards per attempt on the 3rd fewest passing attempts in the league. Playing at home and having a plus matchup is a recipe for a great Mayfield week.
WR Robby Anderson (NYJ) vs MIA – 46.9% Rostered
Anderson caught 7 of 10 targets for 101 yards against the Bengals in week 13. His second 100+ yard performance of the year. After two solid weeks in a row, Anderson has another favorable matchup in week 14 against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins who have been competitive on offense, keeping games competitive leading to a pass friendly game script. The Dolphins have had one of the worst defenses in the league. Allowing the 9th most passing yards, 2nd most passing touchdowns, 3rd highest yards per completion, and the 4th highest yards per attempt. Anderson is reemerging in this Jets offense, seeing an increase in targets over the past 3 weeks. Week 14 provides a great matchup for a deep threat wide receiver who can make your week on just one play.
WR Zach Pascal (IND) vs TB – 24.9% Rostered
After a few quiet weeks from the Colts wide receiver Pascal caught 7 of 10 targets for 109 yards totaling 14.4 fantasy points against a tough Tennessee defense. A much more favorable matchup in week 14 awaits Pascal. Facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have allowed the 2nd most passing yards, and the 3rd most passing touchdowns. Pascal has been extremely involved in the Colts’ offense, playing at least 88% of snaps since week 8 of the season. T.Y. Hilton is hopeful return against the Bucs could help Pascal going forward facing easier matchups. A great matchup against the Bucs in week 14 proves to be promising for Pascal to continue performing well.
TE Dallas Goedert (PHI) vs NYG – 37.4% Rostered
The #2 tight-end of the Philadelphia Eagles has been a key part of this Philadelphia offense. Seeing 5 or more targets in the past 5 weeks. The Eagles, after a more than disappointing loss to the Dolphins, are still in contention for the playoffs. The Eagles will be looking to make a statement to the rest of the division against their bitter rival the New York Giants. The Giants have allowed the 7th most passing yards, 6th highest yards per completion, and the 3rd highest yards per attempt. Goedert has seen the 3rd most red-zone targets on this season as well as the 4th most targets on the team. A great matchup for the young receiving tight-end in week 14. Rostered in just over 37% of leagues, Goedert is a great option to play at tight-end.
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