The final week of the regular season saw some weird things. Brady had under 10 points in a Patriots win, Jordan Howard had under 5 points against the worst run defense for fantasy, and Brandin Cooks, Julio Jones and Mike Evans combined for under 10 points. Not what you’re looking for if you were looking to get into the playoffs with a late season push.
Blake Bortles (Jax) - 24.9 Points
Bortles had a really good matchup with the Colts, and he actually didn’t Bortle it. He threw for over 300 yards and had 2 TDs with no picks. Blake was a fantastic fantasy option a couple of years ago because of how bad his team was, he’s not that anymore. If Bortles can stay away from the big mistakes, this team can go as far as it wants, yes, as far as it wants.
Alex Collins (Bal) - 21.8
The Lions defense like to give up [points to running backs, so this really isn’t too big of a surprise. Collins was a love of mine early on, and I’m glad that he has rewarded my willingness to add him early. Collins is the workhorse back in Baltimore and is a must start for the playoffs.
Tyreek Hill (KC) - 30.5 Points
Hill is the best boom or bust candidate in the NFL. One week Hill might catch 7 balls for 41 yards and the next week he catches 6 balls for 185 and 2 TDs (that was this week). You can’t ever sit Hill and with the KC defense hemorrhaging points, Hill could very well win a few championships.
David Njoku (Cle) - 13.4 Points
We have been waiting for this TE class to emerge outside of Evan Engram. OJ Howard has had his games and now Njoku showed a little of his promise. With Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon back on the outside, Njoku could be seeing some favorable matchups. Maybe Cleveland has a little something brewing in regards to their skill position players.
It’s playoff time! Yes, we are talking about playoffs!