Wide Receivers Facing the Bears, Broncos & Falcons


Wide Receivers Facing the Colts, Eagles & Titans


DeAndre Hopkins has been great all season and should continue to post some of the best WR numbers in the fantasy playoffs.  This weeks matchup with the Patriots is not good, but Nuk has proven to be matchup proof.  He has at least five catches in every game this season and just once did he fail to gain 50 yards, against the New Orleans Saints of all teams.  Houston ran the ball 38 times in that game after jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.  

After New England, Hopkins will get the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans secondaries.  Hopkins caught 11 passes for 169 yards in the first matchup with the Colts.  Then on Championship Sunday, the Texans head to Nashville and play a Titans defense that has allowed four 100+ receivers in the last three games!  Allen Robinson twice, Seth Roberts and Michael Crabtree.  Hopkins went for 8 catches, 84 yards and a TD in a Week 8 matchup with the Titans.

Danny Amendola will do his best Julian Edelman impression for fantasy owners in the playoffs.  After the matchup with the Texans, Amendola will get the Titans and Jets, both teams that have allowed more and more fantasy points to WRs as the season moves on.   Amendola already beat the Jets for eight catches, 86 yards and score and that was with Edelman on the field.  That's nine more targets for Amendola!

The Carolina Panthers will face the Atlanta Falcons twice in the next three weeks.  That is not a good thing for those who have been forced to start Tedd Ginn Jr or Devin Funchess for whatever reason.  They have allowed just three 100 yard receivers and none since Week 4!  Mike Evans was able to score last week, but Ginn Jr./Funchess are not on Evans' level.  It was just the fourth touchdown reception surrendered by the Falcons defense and the first since Week 7.

The Green Bay Packers have not provided us with the offense we have come to expect and things won't get easier in the playoffs.  Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will face two tough defenses in the Cowboys (Week 14) and Cardinals (16).  Dallas has been a top 5 defense against the WR this season, and Arizona has allowed just one receiving touchdown since their Week 9 BYE.

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