Playoffs!!!! Hopefully by the time you read this you are much more smiley than frowny and you have worked your way through the ups and downs of this fantasy season, into the playoffs. Many of you are on bye weeks, if so congrats, you’ve earned. For those still alive and now in that infamous must win situation, this week becomes the most important of the year. There are plenty of notes to go over from week 13, but how about those receiver performances??? The top 3 performances of the week were all WR, that’s right, all WR and no QBs in the top 3. That is rarer than a living steak. Both Josh Gordon and Alshon Jeffery topped the 200 yard mark with 2 TDs, Gordon going over 200 for an NFL record second straight game, and while he failed to hit 200 yards, Erik Decker burned the Chiefs D for a cool 174 and 4 TDs. Those are some get you into the playoff type performances! Decker of the 3 is the least reliable because of Manning’s propensity to spread the ball around, but all 3 are certainly must starts going into the playoffs. Let’s see what else we got….
Note 1: Ben Tate
– That is the most valuable handcuff we were expecting. Tate is in a contract year and was really letting himself down with his performance in relief of Arian Foster thus far but broke out in a big way on Sunday. Tate ran all over the Pats for 102 yards and 3 TDs. He showed the burst he had been missing this season, and could be in for a nice finish for those who held on to him. Those ribs seem to be doing better, that’s for sure.