Monday, December 23, 2013

Fantasy Football Playoffs MVPs - Wide Receivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't even blink when Mike Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins because they knew what they had in Antonio Brown.  Brown has gone 16 weeks now without catching less than 5 passes in a game.  The model of consistency!  Brown added a 6th catch this week just to charm his fantasy owners and cracked 100 yards receiving for the second time in 3 weeks.  It was, however, the only week in the playoffs he didn't score.  That being said Brown finished 10th, 6th and 20th making him the top WR this playoffs.  Only 3 other receivers finished in the top 25 in all 3 weeks, and that is final, even with Roddy White, Harry Douglas, Anquan Boldin, and Michael Crabtree going tonight.  Crabree's 25th place finish last week was the only time any of these receivers made the list.  The 49ers and Falcons TEs have been the offensive focal point, and both have a shot at being the Top TE this playoff season tonight!  Check back tomorrow for the MVP post.

The Minnesota Vikings finally realized how to get the ball into Cordarrelle Patterson's hands and at just the right time for fantasy owners.  The rookie WR finished 2nd to Antonio Brown, ranking 8th, 21st and 12th, during the fantasy playoffs thanks to all types of plays.  Even in our PPR league, with just 13 receptions over 3 games, Patterson ranked this high as he scored a TD in all 3 weeks.  This week he didn't catch a TD but he did managed to rush for a TD.

Josh Gordon finished 3rd, ranking 3rd, 24th and 17th, and after scoring 5 weeks in a row, failed to get into the endzone when owners needed him most.  His last minute 43 yard TD in Week 15 saved the day and kept him on this list as it was just his 3rd receptions of the game and he totaled just 24 other yards.

And last but not least, Vincent Jackson continues to quietly perform for a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that ranks last in passing.  Jackson caught just 13 passes but scored twice and totaled 226 receiving yards.

None of these guys had double digit reception days or multi touchdown games, but they were the only WRs to finish in the top 25 all 3 weeks. 

Check out the QB and RB MVPs!

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