Nick Popio | December 6th, 2018
The fantasy football playoffs have finally arrived! Most leagues begin the path to a championship in week 14. With that said, here are the latest PPR rankings to help kick down the door and lead you to a fantasy football title.
1. Alvin Kamara @ Tampa Bay-Three touchdowns on 9 grabs for 112 yards in the week one loss to Tampa Bay.
2. Ezekiel Elliott vs. Philadelphia-151 yards on the ground, along with 6 catches and two scores in the week 10 outing in Philly. Averaging about 160 yards in his young career vs. Philly.
3. Christian McCaffrey @ Cleveland-He’s been running through everyone lately and the Browns are allowing running backs to roast them for nearly 170 total yards a game.
4. Phillip Lindsay @ San Francisco-Lindsay has all but turned the Broncos fortune’s around by himself. Two straight ballgames with 100 plus rushing yards and 5 trips to the end zone over his last three.
5. Todd Gurley @ Chicago-Be wary of this matchup as the Bears will look to shut down the high-powered Rams offense on Sunday night.
6. Saquon Barkley @ Washington-Barkley did manage 9 receptions for 73 yards in the first meeting but was only held to 38 yards on the ground.
7. Leonard Fournette @ Tennessee-Missed the Indy victory with a suspension, but was starting to hit on all cylinders before that happened.
8. Nick Chubb vs. Carolina-Continues to find ways to get yardage in an up and down offense every contest.
9. David Johnson vs. Detroit-Johnson can only do so much with arguably the worst offense in the NFL. He should have a solid outing at home versus a downward trending Lions squad.
I also like Aaron Jones vs. Atlanta, Lamar Miller vs. Indianapolis, Jaylen Samuels @ Oakland, Gus Edwards @ Kansas City, Austin Ekeler vs. Cincinnati, Adrian Peterson vs. N.Y. Giants and LeSean McCoy vs. N.Y. Jets
2. Michael Thomas @ Tampa Bay-He lit the Buccaneers D up with 17 targets and nearly 200 through the air in week one.
3. Davante Adams vs. Atlanta-How will the Joe Philbin lead Packers respond in the winnable tilt?
4. Keenan Allen vs. Cincinnati-The Bengals look done for the season and Allen just worked the Steelers secondary for 14 snags in that must win Sunday nighter.
5. DeAndre Hopkins vs. Indianapolis-Had 169 and a score in the first of what is now a 9 game winning streak for the Texans.
7. Mike Evans vs. New Orleans-Evans struggled versus Carolina in both contests but caught all seven of his targets for 147 yards and a TD in the week one surprise win over the Saints.
8. Odell Beckham Jr. @ Washington-Eight snags for 136 in week 8. He also threw for a touchdown in last week’s big win over the Bears.
10. Amari Cooper vs. Philadelphia-The Cowboys are winning because they are feeding Zeke and Cooper. Expect the same gameplan moving forward for the NFC East-leading Cowboys.
1. Zach Ertz @ Dallas-Had his game of the year with 14 grabs for 145 yards and two trips to the house in the week 10 matchup.
2. Travis Kelce vs. Baltimore-The Ravens defense is playing at a high level again so don’t anticipate Kelce to put up monstrous numbers in the playoff-like duel in Kansas City.
3. George Kittle vs. Denver-The only 49er worth starting on a weekly basis will continue to get open and put up effective points at a shallow position.
5. Jared Cook vs. Pittsburgh-Cook garnered 100 yards in the Chiefs loss but is the clear mainstay in Oakland’s depleted offense.
7. Cameron Brate vs. New Orleans-The Bucs are a pass-heavy team right now and that bodes well if you own any Tampa pass catchers currently in what might be another shootout.
9. David Njoku vs. Carolina-Is one of the most inconsistent offenses in the NFL. May come back at home playing a reeling Panthers club that needs a victory to stay alive in the NFC playoff race.
10. Vance McDonald @ Oakland-McDonald’s been targeted at least four times in the past 5 outings. The Raiders cannot cover tight ends so put him in your lineup with confidence.
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