The NFL Playoffs are days away and it’s time to get your fantasy leagues in order. For this post we we’ll take a look at wide receiver rankings for playoff fantasy best ball games. With any kind of playoff fantasy league where you can’t draft each week, you have to feel good about the teams you are picking players from, winning multiple games.
The trouble, as usual, is that most of us aren’t that great at picking winners. Would leaning on the odds help? Probably not, but we do have to take them into account. To start, we have two heavy favorites in the Wild Card round, with the Bills favored by 10 over the Steelers and The Cowboys favored by 7.5 over the Packers. Of course, either team could be upset, but the odds that they will move on compared to the other teams this week are better. The other four games have point spreads between 2.5 and 4.5 points.
Overall, the 49ers are the favorites to win the Super Bowl at +220, then the Ravens +310, Bills +650, Cowboys +750, Chiefs +100, Eagles +1800, Dolphins +1800, Lions +1800, then the Browns, Rams, Texans, Buccaneers, Packers and Steelers all +3000 or higher.
It’s hard to get too far away from CeeDee Lamb as the No. 1 WR pick, especially with Tyreek Hill playing through an ankle injury and going on the road to Kansas City in severe cold in a game the Dolphins are underdogs. I could see moving Hill down even further in the rankings, but it feels risky not to draft his upside, which is of course sky high.
I’d love to have George Pickens higher, but the Steelers are going to play in terrible conditions in Orchard Park and are 10 point underdogs. They could be one and done with very few stats to show for it.
In the end, Lamb, Zay Flowers, Deebo Samuel and Stefon Diggs are my favorite picks, while Khalil Shakir, Rashee Rice, and Brandin Cooks are likely to be on a lot of my teams as well.