With many fantasy leagues in their last week of the playoffs, starting the right players is more important than ever.
Alshon Jeffery- The rookie standout Alshon Jeffery has surprised everyone this season, posting monster games throughout, including two games with 200 or more receiving yards. Jeffery and the Chicago Bears will face the league’s second worst pass defense in the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Fantasy owners should expect Jeffery to improve upon his 22 receptions, 405 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in his last three games, with another strong outing. Alshon Jeffery is a must start against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday.
Michael Crabtree- Since returning from what some thought would be a season ending Achilles injury, receiver Michael Crabtree returns to action for his fourth game of the season. Since his first start three weeks ago, Crabtree has been targeted 18 times, hauling in 11 passes for 153 yards and one touchdown. To make things even more appealing, the 49ers will face the porous Atlanta Falcons pass defense that currently ranks eighth worst in the NFL. Fantasy owners should expect Crabtree’s best performance of the season Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons.
Larry Fitzgerald- The good news for Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals is that he is expected to play on Sunday after suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans last week. The bad news for L-Fitz and the Cardinals is that they are playing one of the most ferocious defenses in the league, on their infamous home turf; the Seattle Seahawks. With the league’s top pass and overall defense, fantasy owners should not expect a productive game out of Fitzgerald.
Harry Douglas- Atlanta Falcons receiver Harry Douglas caught fire after stepping in for the injured Julio Jones earlier this season, and became a strong fantasy option at the WR2/FLEX option. Unfortunately, the Falcons will be traveling to San Francisco to take on the league’s fourth best pass defense on Monday. If that does not concern fantasy owners then his 7 receptions for 57 yards and zero touchdowns in his last two games should be a red flag. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere for wide receiver help in Week 16.