Fantasy Football: 4 Players to Draft in Playoff Fantasy Leagues
With the regular season coming to a close, most fantasy football players are probably feeling downtrodden from not winning their league championships. However, all hope is not lost, as there is still the playoffs for those that still have the fantasy football itch.
So, here are four players that could help you win if you're in a playoff fantasy league.
1. Adrian Peterson
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As we all know, Adrian Peterson came agonizingly close to breaking the single-season rushing record on Sunday, falling just nine yards short. However, for those who are in playoff leagues, Peterson should be right up there at the top of the list for your draft.
Peterson got 35 touches on Sunday, and while he may not get to that ridiculous number again, the Vikings are going to be leaning on him heavily (Per ESPN). Christian Ponder isn't the guy who is going to get the Vikings through the playoffs; AP is. Therefore, draft him if you can.
2. Russell Wilson
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I've long been very high on Russell Wilson, and over the past two months, he has proved that he's among the best quarterbacks in the league. He has 20 total touchdowns over the past nine weeks, and is playing at an extremely high level as we head into the playoffs (Per ESPN).
The Seahawks are a red-hot team, so why not get in on a piece of the action? Wilson's going to have a huge week next week against the Redskins, guaranteed.
3. A.J. Green
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Besides Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green arguably had the best season of any wide receiver in the NFL. With a first-round playoff rematch from last year coming up this week against Houston, Green figures to get a huge amount of targets.
Green got a ridiculous 162 looks this season (per ESPN). Now that the playoffs are starting, he'll be getting even more balls thrown his way as Cincinnati tries to make a run. If you're in need of a top wideout, look Green's way for sure.
4. Aaron Rodgers
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Aaron Rodgers could possibly be the best option on the table for the playoffs. Green Bay looks set to make a run, and Rodgers will be the spearhead of their offensive attack, meaning big fantasy numbers. Rodgers is very reliable and should be throwing the ball around like crazy.
If you need a great starting QB and don't want to deal with the risk of an unproven postseason player like Russell Wilson, draft Aaron Rodgers.