With the Fantasy Football playoffs just three weeks away, many smart Fantasy owners that appear to be headed into the postseason are starting to stock up on good players with good matchups for the postseason.
I posted a piece here on 12 players to target for Weeks 14-16, but I wanted to go a little deeper and pick out a few choice defense/special teams you should target as we steamroll toward the Fantasy postseason.
5 Fantasy DSTs to Love For the Playoffs
This handful of defenses all have a great set of matchups in the final three weeks of the NFL regular season, which is usually the Fantasy postseason in most leagues.
Tennessee Titans – vs. N.Y. Giants, vs. N.Y. Jets, at Jacksonville Jaguars
CBSSports.com ownership: 11 pct
Any time you see the Jaguars on a team’s schedule for Week 16, Fantasy Super Bowl week, that’s a great thing. The Jags and Jets are giving up over 11 Fantasy points per game to the DSTs they face this season – ranking among the worst in the NFL.
N.Y. Giants – at Tennessee Titans, vs. Washington Redskins, at St. Louis Rams
CBSSports.com ownership: 13 pct
The Giants have the second-best final three-week schedule for Fantasy DSTs, as the Rams are giving up an NFL-high 16.22 Fantasy points per game to defenses right now. The Titans and Redskins are also among the bottom 10.
Detroit Lions – vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, vs. Minnesota Vikings, at Chicago Bears
CBSSports.com ownership: 84 pct
You’re not going to find these guys on the waiver wire, but this might be a unit you get in trade. The Buccaneers are a mess, the Vikings can’t straighten out their passing game and the Bears are relying on fragile Jay Cutler’s psyche.
Washington Redskins – vs. St. Louis Rams, at N.Y. Giants, vs. Philadelphia Eagles
CBSSports.com ownership: 19 pct
The schedule gradually gets tougher each week, but if you are able to stream, getting the Redskins vs. the Rams, in Washington D.C., is a smart move.
New Orleans Saints – vs. Carolina Panthers, at Chicago Bears, vs. Atlanta Falcons
CBSSports.com ownership: 57 pct
The Falcons are bound to get a few more injuries between now and then (which is what they seem to do better than everyone else), and they’ll be as disappointing as both the Panthers and Bears offenses.
But first, most importantly, get into the Fantasy Football playoffs before you start lining up how you’ll will win when you’re in there!