Fantasy Football Playoff Weeks Passing/Receiving Matchups

by NFL Fantasy Football Analyst Russ Bliss

Just like I wrote about the 2010 fantasy playoff rushing matchups, these are the passing/receiving matchups for each team during weeks 14-16. As with our other fantasy football projections, the list is exactly like the 2010 rushing matchups, with weeks 13 and 17 included off to the side for those whose playoffs start or end a week earlier or later so they can make the mental recalculation for the rankings, only these are the passing matchups based again on the "Fantasy Points Allowed per Game" formula.

 

You can see that if Josh Freeman is available on your free agent wire, or is just sitting on someone else's bench, he has a much more favorable schedule than normally backup fantasy QB's like Mark Sanchez, Matt Cassel, and Sam Bradford and therefore it would be better for you to have him during these playoff weeks. But just like with the RB's, don't go thinking you should trade Phillip Rivers or Michael Vick to get Freeman just because their matchups aren't nearly as good. Common sense is required. In the case of teams like the Carolina Panthers, it doesn't matter if the matchups are great when the QB is mediocre at best; inept at worst.

 

However, a WR like Tampa Bay's Mike Williams or Washington's Santana Moss might serve you better than Wes Welker, Braylon Edwards, or Jacoby Jones (WR's who aren't the studs, but have value either in name, or because of good performances so far this season) and making a trade now might be the right move to help put you in the best position to win your fantasy football championship.

 

Now is the time for you to be loading your roster (both starters and bench) with not just the best players, but the best players with the best matchups.

 

 

Rank

Team

14

15

16

 

 

13

17

1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

@WAS

DET

SEA

 

 

ATL

@NO

 

 

30

23

28

81

 

24

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Dallas Cowboys

PHI

WAS

@AZ

 

 

@IND

@PHI

 

 

22

30

27

79

 

6

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Washington Redskins

TB

@DAL

@JAC

 

 

@NYG

NYG

 

 

19

26

31

76

 

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Denver Broncos

@AZ

@OAK

HOU

 

 

@KC

SD

 

 

27

13

32

72

 

16

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Buffalo Bills

CLE

@MIA

NE

 

 

@MIN

@NYJ

 

 

25

14

29

68

 

8

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Carolina Panthers

ATL

AZ

@PIT

 

 

@SEA

@ATL

 

 

24

27

15

66

 

28

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Seattle Seahawks

@SF

ATL

@TB

 

 

CAR

STL

 

 

21

24

19

64

 

7

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Indianapolis Colts

@TEN

JAC

@OAK

 

 

DAL

TEN

 

 

18

31

13

62

 

26

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Miami Dolphins

@NYJ

BUF

DET

 

 

CLE

@NE

 

 

17

20

23

60

 

25

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Baltimore Ravens

@HOU

NO

@CLE

 

 

PIT

CIN

 

 

32

1

25

58

 

15

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Green Bay Packers

@DET

@NE

NYG

 

 

SF

CHI

 

 

23

29

3

55

 

21

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Chicago Bears

NE

@MIN

NYJ

 

 

@DET

@GB

 

 

29

8

17

54

 

23

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Tennessee Titans

IND

HOU

@KC

 

 

JAC

@IND

 

 

6

32

16

54

 

31

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

San Diego Chargers

KC

SF

@CIN

 

 

OAK

@DEN

 

 

16

21

12

49

 

13

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Jacksonville Jaguars

OAK

@IND

WAS

 

 

@TEN

@HOU

 

 

13

6

30

49

 

18

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Oakland Raiders

@JAC

DEN

IND

 

 

@SD

@KC

 

 

31

10

6

47

 

2

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Arizona Cardinals

DEN

@CAR

DAL

 

 

St.L

@SF

 

 

10

7

26

43

 

11

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Detroit Lions

GB

@TB

@MIA

 

 

CHI

MIN

 

 

9

19

14

42

 

4

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Cincinnati Bengals

@PIT

CLE

SD

 

 

NO

@BAL

 

 

15

25

2

42

 

1

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

San Francisco 49ers

SEA

@SD

@STL

 

 

@GB

AZ

 

 

28

2

11

41

 

9

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

New Orleans Saints

STL

@BAL

@ATL

 

 

@CIN

TB

 

 

11

5

24

40

 

12

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

New York Giants

@MIN

PHI

@GB

 

 

WAS

@WAS

 

 

8

22

9

39

 

30

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

St. Louis Rams

@NO

KC

SF

 

 

@AZ

@SEA

 

 

1

16

21

38

 

27

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

Philadelphia Eagles

@DAL

@NYG

MIN

 

 

HOU

DAL

 

 

26

3

8

37

 

32

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

Cleveland Browns

@BUF

@CIN

BAL

 

 

@MIA

PIT

 

 

20

12

5

37

 

14

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

Atlanta Falcons

@CAR

@SEA

NO

 

 

@TB

CAR

 

 

7

28

1

36

 

19

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

Pittsburgh Steelers

CIN

NYJ

CAR

 

 

@BAL

@CLE

 

 

12

17

7

36

 

5

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Houston Texans

BAL

@TEN

@DEN

 

 

@PHI

JAC

 

 

5

18

10

33

 

22

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

New England Patriots

@CHI

GB

@BUF

 

 

NYJ

MIA

 

 

4

9

20

33

 

17

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

New York Jets

MIA

@PIT

@CHI

 

 

@NE

BUF

 

 

14

15

4

33

 

29

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

Kansas City Chiefs

@SD

@STL

TEN

 

 

DEN

OAK

 

 

2

11

18

31

 

10

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

Minnesota Vikings

NYG

CHI

@PHI

 

 

BUF

@DET

 

 

3

4

22

29

 

20

23