The fantasy football playoffs are no time for risky decisions, and luckily this matchup brings some clarity for both teams. The end of the season often brings about a broken Detroit offense and a terrible Detroit defense, so the best plays are again pretty one-sided in Sunday’s affair against the Titans.
Matthew Stafford is probably not a good play, even if he does suit up on Sunday, and that means Marvin Jones (WR28) is someone to avoid. The de facto WR1 was robbed off a long catch last week that would have saved his day, but with Chase Daniel under center he will be limited. There should be no issue starting T.J. Hockenson (TE4), however, as he has been extremely consistent this season.
As is tradition, it is all systems go against the Lions defense. Derrick Henry (RB1) becomes the latest player to lead a position’s rankings when facing Detroit, and A.J. Brown (WR5) is not far behind him. Meanwhile, a resurgent Corey Davis (WR18) should at least see some WR3/Flex consideration this week as well.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Lions-Titans players will boom and bust in fantasy this week?
He has had to fight through a (ridiculous) time share in the backfield before missing three weeks due to injury, but D’Andre Swift (RB17) is finally looking like the player he was drafted to be. He has hit double digits in all but two games, and he finally has earned the primary back role. Daniel could see him as a safety net this week, and there should be no reason to not give the rookie a nod in your playoff lineups.
While I do like Brown against the Detroit secondary, I am not sure I would put Ryan Tannehill (QB7) so high in the rankings. Henry looks like a man on a mission right now, and there could be a lopsided score come halftime. Unless he gets some early touchdowns, I am not sure there will be enough volume for Tannehill to have a big day.