Most Favorable Playoff Schedules

Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 at 6:58 pm ET

Playing the matchups is one piece to winning a fantasy football championship. Having a solid core to your team is paramount, and a little luck doesn't hurt either.

We looked at the matchups and the players facing the five most generous teams in terms of fantasy points allowed. A few players get to face bottom defenses for both the semi-finals and the Super Bowl.

Jared Goff
Derrick Henry
Mike Evans
Chris Godwin

As if you needed any other reason to play Derrick Henry, he's the only running back facing a Top-5 worst run defense in both of his games. The receiving corp for Tampa Bay should also have incredibly favorable matchups making Mike Evans and Chris Godwin fixtures in your lineup. Jared Goff may not have lit the fantasy world on fire the past few weeks, but he could redeem himself these next two weeks. Finally, if you've been streaming kickers, you may be able to lock Cairo Santos in for the ride.

Here are the players with the most favorable matchups in Weeks 15 and 16.


Week 15

  • Tom Brady vs Atlanta
  • Jared Goff vs N.Y. Jets
  • Lamar Jackson vs Jacksonville
  • Matthew Stafford vs Tennessee
  • Alex Smith vs Seattle

Week 16

  • Patrick Mahomes vs Atlanta
  • Baker Mayfield vs N.Y. Jets
  • Mitchell Trubisky vs Jacksonville
  • Aaron Rodgers vs Tennessee
  • Jared Goff vs Seattle

Running Backs

Week 15

  • Derrick Henry vs Detroit
  • Jonathan Taylor vs Houston
  • Mike Davis vs Green Bay
  • Austin Ekeler vs Las Vegas
  • JK Dobbins vs Jacksonville

Week 16

  • Leonard Fournette vs Detroit
  • Giovani Bernard vs Houston
  • Derrick Henry vs Green Bay
  • Salvon Ahmed vs Las Vegas
  • David Montgomery vs Jacksonville

Wide Receivers

Week 15

  • Mike Evans vs Atlanta
  • Allen Robinson vs Minnesota
  • Terry McLaurin vs Seattle
  • Brandon Aiyuk vs Dallas
  • AJ Brown vs Detroit

Week 16

  • Tyreek Hill vs Atlanta
  • Emmanuel Sanders vs Minnesota
  • Robert Woods vs Seattle
  • Greg Ward vs Dallas
  • Mike Evans vs Detroit

Tight Ends

Week 15

  • Tyler Higbee vs N.Y. Jets
  • Eric Ebron vs Cincinnati
  • Rob Gronkowski vs Atlanta
  • Evan Engram vs Cleveland
  • Jared Cook vs Kansas City

Week 16

  • Austin Hooper vs N.Y. Jets
  • Jordan Akins vs Cincinnati
  • Travis Kelce vs Atlanta
  • Chris Herndon vs Cleveland
  • Hayden Hurst vs Kansas City


Week 15

  • Tyler Bass vs Denver
  • Chris Boswell vs Cincinnati
  • Matt Gay vs N.Y. Jets
  • Justin Tucker vs Jacksonville
  • Cairo Santos vs Minnesota

Week 16

  • Mike Badgley vs Denver
  • Ka'imi Fairbairn vs Cincinnati
  • Cody Parkey vs N.Y. Jets
  • Cairo Santos vs Jacksonville
  • Wil Lutz vs Minnesota

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