2016 Draft Kit

Boom or bust wide receiver projections for NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round

It says something about how terrific a player was this season if they don’t get any matchup boosts and still pace the field in such a small field with such a high talent level.

Jordy Nelson was terrific all season and I don’t care if Aaron Rodgers or Matt Flynn is in there., Nelson will get opportunities and will be able to make use of them.

His partner in crime, Randall Cobb, will probably be my all-in wide receiver this week at Draft Kings. He’s got a terrific matchup against the Cowboys, who allowed 60.1 yards per game to opposing No. 2 wide receivers this season. They performed poorly against small fast receivers, like DeSean Jackson, Cecil Shorts and Cobb.

Since Draft Kings is PPR format, I’ll be looking at Julian Edelman. He gets a fine matchup against a Ravens defense that allows 84.1 yards per game to No. 1 wide receivers, 60.5 to wide receiver 2s and 52.9 to wide receiver 3s. If the Ravens pressure Tom Brady like they should, Edelman might end up with an 8-12 catch game.

Even though Dez Bryant is fourth, has disappointed for a couple weeks and gets the second-toughest WR1 matchup of the week, I still consider him, Demaryius Thomas and Cobb the most likely players to end up with 3-TD games, so they have to be considered if you are playing in a daily fantasy tournament.

Torrey Smith, because he’ll be the Ravens wide receiver not facing off with Darrelle Revis, also feels like he should be in that category. The Patriots allow 60.9 yards per game to opposing No. 2 wide receivers, the most out of all teams remaining in the playoffs.

Projections: QB | RB | WR | TE | FLEX | K | DEF | IDP

PPR projections: RB | WR | TE | FLEX

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