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Dominating the Fantasy Playoffs: Top Players to Secure Your Championship

Eli Hocking

Staff Writer

The fantasy football playoffs are upon us and it's critical to have athletes who can carry your team to victory. We know the trade deadline is over and your team may be stuck with injured or useless players, but we’re here to boost your hopes of making a long run in your league’s playoffs. To guide you in making informed decisions, we present the top three players in each position destined to deliver standout performances in the fantasy playoffs and potentially lead your squad to victory.


1. Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles)

  • Why: Hurts has been averaging just over 24 points a week and is the 2nd highest-ranking quarterback for points per week. With a playoff schedule of the Seahawks, Giants, and Cardinals, he’s bound to go off and carry your team.

2. Patrick Mahomes(Kansas City Chiefs)

  • Why: Mahomes has been consistently producing since he came into the league. Despite getting no more than 17 points over the last 3 weeks, he’s destined to improve his totals during the playoffs through his games against the Patriots, Raiders, and Bengals.

3. Justin Herbert(Los Angeles Chargers)

  • Why: Herbert has been the spark of offense for the Chargers even though they’re at an abysmal 4-7. However, he has averaged just under 21 points a week and against the Raiders, Bills, and Broncos, he will certainly help your team to victory.

Player to watch out for - C.J Stroud

  • It’s only his first fantasy season and he has been fantastic, averaging 20.6 points per game. Now it’s time to see if he can deliver against the Titans, Browns, and Titans again.

Running backs:

1. Christian McCaffrey

  • Why: Simply put, CMC is the best running back in fantasy football. He has only had 2 weeks under 15 points and is averaging just under 23 points per week. Expect big numbers against the Cardinals, Ravens, and Commanders.

2. Austin Ekeler

  • Why: Ekeler may not have been the most consistent running back this season after his injury but he’s still a reliable player for the playoffs. He is facing the Raiders, Bills, and Broncos and will likely perform well for your team.

3. Kyren Williams

  • Why: Before his injury, Williams was becoming one of the league's best running backs and he showed it during the first game after his injury getting 38.4 points. With matchups against the Commanders, Saints, and Giants, he is going to help your team in its playoff matchups and is going to continue where he left off.

Player to watch out for - Travis Etienne

  • Etienne may not have been producing the best recently but in the 4 weeks before his bye week, he averaged 27 points per week. Facing the Ravens, Buccaneers, and Panthers will only help him boost your team’s success.

Wide Receivers:

1. Tyreek Hill

  • Tyreek Hill is the speediest receiver in the NFL and he burns his defenders with ease as he leads your team to victory. While he will be facing hard defenses (the Jets, Cowboys, and Ravens), he will still help your team to victory as the Dolphins will need him to have good games.

2. Ceedee Lamb

  • Anyone who was Lamb right now has got to be happy as he has averaged 29 points over the last 6 weeks. Additionally, he faces the Bills, Dolphins, and Lions, and the Cowboys will need him to help them win these shootout games.

3. Keenan Allen

  • Allen has been in the top 3 performing wide receivers over 13 weeks and signs to continue during the playoffs as he plays the Raiders, Bills, and Broncos.

Player to watch out for - DK Metcalf

  • Metcalf may not have been the best this season but he went off last week getting 31 points in Week 13. Look out for him to possibly break out and get some crucial playoff points against the Eagles, Titans, and Steelers.

Tight ends:

1. TJ Hockenson

  • Hockenson is the #1 TE in the NFL, averaging 15.6 points per game. Hockenson’s fantasy managers are going to be extremely happy as Hockenson plays the Bengals, Lions, and Packers, and additionally is coming off a 16-point week.

2. Travis Kelce

  • This is Travis Kelce we are talking about here! 2nd in points per game as a TE and playing the Patriots, Raiders, and Bengals? Give me all that.

3. George Kittle

  • Kittle is one of Purdy’s favorite targets and is averaging 12 points a week. He faces the Cardinals, Ravens, and Commanders, and 2 of them have some of the worst defenses in the NFL.

Player to watch out for - David Njoku

  • Njoku has averaged 9.5 points per game and he is a player you should watch out for as he plays the Bears, Texans, and Jets. Who knows, he could go off.

Good luck in your fantasy football playoffs, and we hope this guide helps!


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