Dec 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson (95) celebrates after sacking Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) in the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Panthers won 21-20. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football: Playoff Matchups to Target and Avoid in Playoff Challenge


As fantasy football players know, many times having the right players comes down to having players in the best matchups. The same can be true in the postseason version of fantasy football, although some of the most attractive matchups like the Jags and Texans are finished for the season.

If you’re looking for a place to play, we have a group on NFL.com that is free to join and will have some sweet swag for prizes. Look for more details on prizing information later this week, but get your entry in the group now. If you want more info on the game and the group, check out this post which detailed the scoring and strategy involved with this version of postseason fantasy football.

As you assemble your roster, it’s important is how each of the playoff teams fared against the opposition at each of the fantasy positions. Below you’ll find how each team fared throughout the regular season. The number represents the rank of the team in most points allowed to the opposing position. For example, the Eagles allowed the most points to opposing WR of any team in the NFL while the Seahawks (32) allowed the least points to opposing WR in the league. Obviously, there are some great defenses and good offenses in the playoffs but knowing strengths and weaknesses can help you plan the best path possible to postseason success.

Team vs QB vs RB vs WR vs TE vs D/ST vs K
49ers 30 25 25 19 25 32
Bengals 29 30 23 29 21 22
Broncos 10 16 11 6 32 23
Chargers 9 21 5 23 29 25
Chiefs 18 16 18 30 26 30
Colts 16 20 12 28 24 26
Eagles 7 22 1 25 27 20
Packers 8 7 4 11 23 18
Panthers 31 31 30 14 18 19
Patriots 11 11 20 16 28 27
Saints 28 23 28 20 31 28
Seahawks 32 29 32 24 22 29

 

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