Why Josh McCown and DeMarco Murray Will Help Win Your Fantasy Championship

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Why Josh McCown and DeMarco Murray Will Help Win Your Fantasy Championship
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Congratulations on making it to the big dance!

Now it's time to make sure you have the right dance partners to be crowned champion of your fantasy football league, and I'm not talking about Fred Astaire. I'm talking about the fantasy football players who are going to deliver the points you need to win and advance.

You've come this far, and its important to put in a little extra work analyzing players' matchups throughout the next three weeks. Good thing you're reading this article, because I've done the work...so read and win!

I've researched the average stats of fantasy football points allowed to players by position. The stats I've compiled are from the last four weeks of play (Weeks 10-13).

Here we go!

 

Quarterbacks with favorable matchups throughout the playoffs (Weeks 14-16)

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Robert Griffin III will face

Week 14: Kansas City, giving up an average of 24 fantasy points to opposing QBs; allowed nine passing TDs the past four weeks

Week 15: at Atlanta, 19 fantasy points, seven passing TDs and one rushing TD

Week 16: Dallas, 18 fantasy points and six passing TDs

 

Joe Flacco is available in 42 percent of most leagues and will face

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Week 14: Minnesota, giving up an average of 24 fantasy points to opposing QBs; allowed eight passing TDs and one rushing TD the past four weeks

Week 15: at Detroit, 16 fantasy points

Week 16: New England, 18 fantasy points

 

Josh McCown will face:

Week 14: Dallas (stats above)

Week 15: at Cleveland, allowing an average of 14 fantasy points to opposing QBs the past four weeks

Week 16: at Philadelphia, 18 four points 

 

Alex Smith is available in 24 percent of most leagues and will face

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Week 14: at Washington, allowing an average of 18 fantasy points to opposing QBs the past four weeks

Week 15: at Oakland, 14 fantasy points

Week 16: Indianapolis, 17 fantasy points

 

Side note: Quarterbacks with unfavorable matchups the next 3 weeks

- Russell Wilson - at San Francisco, at NY Giants, Arizona

- Drew Brees - Carolina, at St. Louis, at Carolina

 

Running backs with favorable matchups throughout the playoffs

DeMarco Murray will face

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Week 14: at Chicago, allowing an average of 23 fantasy points to opposing RBs the past four weeks, giving up 714 rushing yards the past four games)

Week 15: Green Bay, 28 FF points 

Week 16: at Washington, 21 FF points and 6 rushing TDs to RBs the past 4 weeks

 

Alfred Morris will face

Week 14 - Kansas City - allowing an average of 28 FF points to opposing RBs the past 4 weeks

Week 15 - at Atlanta - 30 FF points (the Falcons have given up 671 rushing yards the past 4 games)

Week 16 - Dallas - 35 FF points (the most of any team the past 4 weeks)

 

- Maurice Jones-Drew will face

Week 14 - Houston - allowing an average of 22 FF points to opposing RBs the past 4 weeks 

Week 15 - Buffalo - 24 FF points

Week 16 - Tennessee - 22 FF points 

 

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- Eddie Lacy will face

Week 14 - Atlanta - (stats above)

Week 15 - at Dallas - (stats above)

Week 16 - Pittsburgh - allowing an average of 18 FF points to opposing RBs the past 4 weeks

 

Side note: Running backs with unfavorable match ups the next 3 weeks

- Adrian Peterson - at Baltimore, Philadelphia, at Cincinnati

- Reggie Bush - at Philadelphia, at Baltimore, at NY Giants

- Marshawn Lynch - at San Francisco, at NY Giants, Arizona

  

Wide Receivers with favorable matchups through out the playoffs

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- Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones (available in 86 percent of most leagues) will face

Week 14 - Minnesota - giving up an average of 28 FF points to opposing WRs the past 4 weeks (the Vikings have allowed 5 TDs to WRs the past 4 games)

Week 15 - at Detroit - 29 FF points (the Lions have allowed 7 TDs to WRs the past 4 games)

Week 16 - New England - 20 FF points 

 

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- Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster (available in 82% of most leagues), and Donnie Avery (84%) will face:

Week 14 - at Washington - allowing an average of 17 FF points to opposing WRs the past 4 weeks

Week 15 - at Oakland - 21 FF points 

Week 16 - Indy - 23 FF points

 

- Denarius Moore (shoulder) and Rod Streater (available in 52% of most leagues) both will face:

Week 14 - at NY Jets - allowing an average of 29 FF points to opposing WRs the past 4 weeks

Week 15 - Kansas City - 37 FF points 

Week 16 - at San Diego - 26 FF points 

 

Side note: Wide receivers with unfavorable matchups the next 3 weeks:

- Larry Fitzgerald - Rams, at Tennessee, at Seattle

- Percy Harvin (hip) - at San Francisco, at NY Giants, Arizona 

 

 

Tight ends with favorable matchups through the playoffs

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- Delanie Walker (concussion) will face

Week 14 - at Denver - allowing an average of 11 FF points to opposing TEs the past 4 weeks

Week 15 - Arizona - 16 FF points (the Cardinals have allowed 6 TDs to TEs the past 4 games)

Week 16 - at Jacksonville - 10 FF points 

 

- Garrett Graham is available in 32% of most leagues and will face:

Week 14 - at Jacksonville - (stats above)

Week 15 - at Indy - allowing an average of 6 FF points per game the past 4 weeks

Week 16 - Denver - (stats above)

 

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Side note...Tony Gonzalez - will face the two best defenses against opposing TEs the past 4 weeks (Week 14 at Green Bay and Week 16 at San Francisco)

 

 

Kicking match ups that are most favorable throughout the playoffs:

- Tennessee - is giving up an average of 13 FF points to opposing kickers the past 4 weeks

- NY Jets - 13 FF points

- Cleveland - 10 FF points

- Atlanta - 10 FF points 

- Green Bay - 10 FF points

 

Bleacher Report

Be sure to watch "Fantasy Live" this Sunday at 12 pm et on www.bleacherreport.com

I'll be hosting with Josh Zerkle and helping you win your week 14 match up!

Need fantasy advice? Hit me up on Twitter @AnitaMarks

Good luck in the playoffs!

 

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