In most fantasy football leagues the playoffs began this week, and there were no shortage of big performances or shocking fantasy outputs to shake things up.
We saw a defense steal the show, a midseason signing continue his epic second half of the year and two running backs who started the season as backups eclipse 20 fantasy points this week. When it comes to determining "fact or fiction" on fantasy value for players, these are the type of guys I love.
As always, I'll be focusing on those players whose performances were either surprising or noteworthy. You won't see Marshawn Lynch and his 30 fantasy points in standard-scoring leagues on this list because we already know that he's one of the top fantasy backs around.
Instead, I've picked seven guys who have either underachieved prior to this game or are players you simply wouldn't expect to kill it for fantasy owners. The question is, can they repeat that performance down the stretch for you in the playoffs?
To the slides!