Best Fantasy Football Playoff Matchups: Defense, Detroit Lions, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks

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Dec 10, 2015 03:51 PM EST
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman celebrates a team win during a 2013 home game."

New York Jets VS Tennessee Titans

Rank: 2nd ranked matchup

Analysis: The Jets have a strong front four who can put a ton of pressure on Marcus Mariota thanks to his infinitely faulty offensive line. Better news for this defense is that Darrelle Revis should be ready to play after recovering from a concussion, even if Revis is not playing like he did in his prime he is still a lot better than the other Jet cornerbacks.

 

Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams

Rank: 3rd ranked matchup

Analysis: The Lions have been on a tear and if not for some late game heroics they would be in the NFC North title hunt. The Lions will likely look to take out some of their frustration on what might be the league's most ineffective offense. A team with one of the best running backs in the league should clearly be playing better than the Rams, but without a passing game Gurley is forced to run against a stacked box every game. To make matters worse their starting quarterback (whoever it is this week) throws a couple of picks a game forcing the Rams to play from behind. The Lions are in great shape to put up some matchup changing fantasy points.

 

Kansas City Chiefs VS San Diego Chargers

Rank: 10th ranked matchup

Analysis: Philip Rivers is still healthy and accurate for the most part but he has no one to throw too, the Chiefs give up the most fantasy points to wide receivers and literally there is not one that is healthy that poses a threat to this KC defense. The Chiefs also get a ton of sacks and constant pressure which means Rivers could be in for a turnover heavy game resulting in big fantasy points. Right now the Chargers cannot run or pass the ball so the Chiefs are in a great position to take advantage of a banged up offense just waiting to give a ton of points away.

 

Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens

Rank: 17th ranked matchup

Analysis: The Ravens are playing the Legion of Boom and are starting Matt Schaub, it almost seems like a bad joke. Schaub is notorious for throwing picks and the Seahawks could find themselves with a ton of takeaways. This is one matchup that is looking to be a blowout in its entirety.

Honorable Mentions: Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons/ Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles/ San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns

 

 

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