The 2021 NFL Playoffs continue this weekend with the Divisional Round, and fans everywhere are dissecting the Fantasy football matchups as they set their lineups. Aaron Rodgers led the NFL with 48 touchdown passes and now will look to pick up where he left off when the Packers host the Rams. Los Angeles had the No. 1 scoring defense in the NFL and allowed just 5.1 net adjusted yards per pass attempt (also first).
Can you trust Rodgers in your lineups or are there other quarterbacks who should be higher in your Fantasy football rankings? With plenty of star power in the Divisional Round NFL schedule, finalizing your Fantasy football strategy could be a challenge. Before locking in your Fantasy football lineups, be sure to check out the Fantasy football rankings for the Divisional Round from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
When it comes to ranking players, SportsLine’s model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Last week, the model was extremely high on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, saying he’d finish as a top-five player at his position. The result: Roethlisberger completed nearly 70 percent of his passes for 501 yards and four touchdowns. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
Now, the model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has revealed its Fantasy football rankings for the Divisional Round. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
Top Fantasy football picks for the Divisional Round
One player the model is extremely high on this week: Bills quarterback Josh Allen. After raising his completion percentage from 52.8 as a rookie to 69.2 this season, Allen has established himself as one of the top young quarterbacks. Allen threw for 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns with just 10 interceptions and also rushed for 421 yards and eight touchdowns.
Last week against the Colts, Allen also proved that the playoff spotlight wasn’t too bright, throwing for 324 yards and two scores while rushing for 53 more yards and another touchdown.
Now, he’ll take on a Ravens defense that gave up at least 20 points in standard leagues on five occasions this season. That’s why the model ranks him as a top-two option in its Fantasy football quarterback rankings.
And a massive shocker: Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who recorded 92 receiving yards and a touchdown last week against the Steelers, stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top 10 at his position. Landry has been one of Baker Mayfield’s favorite targets in the red zone in recent weeks. In fact, all four of his receiving touchdowns on the season have come in his past six outings.
However, Landry has been held to fewer than 65 receiving yards in nine of his last 11 games, one of the main reasons why the model has him outside the top-10 in its Fantasy football rankings for wide receivers.
How to set your Divisional Round Fantasy football lineups
The model is also calling for a surprising running back you aren’t even thinking about to finish in the top 10 of its Fantasy football rankings, and his team could be in for a deep run in the playoffs. You can see who it is here.
So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising running back could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Divisional Round Fantasy football rankings for every position, plus see which running back is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that out-performed experts big-time last season.