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#1

Tom Brady

Updated on Tuesday, Jan 27 - 18:53PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. QBs 1
18.1 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots QB 8
11.1 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs QBs 1
On Fire
Probable

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Tom Brady led the Patriots to another first round bye as they advance into the playoffs, but it wasn’t by any means the greatest statistical season of his illustrious career. It was, however, an improvement off his miserable 2013 fantasy season as he finished as a top 10 quarterback. Brady’s 64.2% completion percentage was the 5th highest of his career, the 4,109 passing yards were the 7th highest, his 33 touchdown passes were the fifth highest, and his fantasy point total was also the fifth highest of his career. From Weeks 5-16 when Brady and this Pats offense were rolling with Gronkowski rounding back into form, Brady averaged 21.5 fantasy points a game. Keep in mind that the Patriots have allowed only 26 sacks this season, the fourth fewest in the NFL, so he has had plenty of time to dissect defenses all season long. Tom Terrific was again the best quarterback in the Conference Championships after also leading the position in scoring during the Divisional Round. Brady carved up the Colts secondary even though he was not the featured player in the game plan, as the Patriots again dismantled the Colts on the ground. Brady completed 23 of his 35 attempts for 226 yards and 3 touchdowns with just 1 interception. Tom and the Pats so thoroughly trounced the Colts that he should have given way to Garoppolo at the end of the third rather instead of the end of the 4th, but his owners certainly had no qualms. Playing with underinflated balls or not, Brady has simply been the best quarterback in this year’s playoffs and has the Patriots back in the Super Bowl. The Seahawks were the best team at defending opposing quarterbacks on the season, allowing just 11.1 fantasy points a game. In the home stretch of the season from Weeks 11-17, the Seahawks allowed just 46 total fantasy points to opposing passers in those 7 games, or just 6.6 fantasy points a contest. The Patriots are masters of the game plan and will find a way to attack the L.O.B., which is very different than what the Broncos ran in last years Super Bowl, so expect this game to be much more exciting than last season’s edition.


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#2

Russell Wilson

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 15:18PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. QBs 2
20.4 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks QB 3
15.0 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs QBs 9
On Fire
Belicheck

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Russell Wilson took a huge step forward this season as a fantasy player, finishing as the third overall player in standard scoring. Wilson’s passing numbers didn’t take a step forward but his numbers rushing went through the roof. Wilson led all quarterbacks in rushing attempts with 118, yards with 849, and touchdowns with 6. He also threw the least amount of interceptions in his career and was one of the best in the NFL at taking care of the football. Wilson and the Seahawks enter the Superbowl  after taking care of the Panthers and facilitating the collapse of the Green Bay Packers. Wilson was able to overcome a 4 interception game against the Packers and threw the game winning touchdown in overtime to lead Seattle back to the Superbowl for the second straight year. In Russell’s 7 career playoff games Wilson has averaged nearly 18 fantasy points a game. The Patriots have allowed just 15 fantasy points a game to opposing passers this season and just held fantasies second leading scorer to 2.8 fantasy points last week. With the excellent corners of the Patriots expect Wilson to have to use his legs a bit more than he has this postseason. 


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#1

Marshawn Lynch

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 15:19PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. RBs 2
22.0 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks RB 3
17.6 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs RBs 16
On Fire
Belicheck

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Marshawn Lynch is coming off another big season at the helm of the Seahawks offense, and it was his best fantasy campaign on the back of his 17 total touchdowns. Lynch actually set a new career high in terms of fantasy points even though he had less looks then each of the previous two seasons. Beast Mode averaged 4.7 yards a carry and finished 4th in the league in rushing, while tying for the league lead in rushing touchdowns. Lynch was also his usual self in the passing game, steady yet underrated, catching 37 of his 48 targets for 367 yards and a career high 4 receiving scores. Lynch will benefit from having a week off and will look to continue his playoff dominance. Beast Mode has some insane playoff numbers, in 9 career games he has 815 rushing yards on 163 carries and 8 rushing touchdowns, and has scored in all but two of his career playoff games.  #24 will take on a Patriot defense that allowed just 17.6 fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. The Patriots have had varying levels of success against opposing running backs this postseason as they were exposed by Justin Forsett to the tune of 129 rushing yards and a receiving touchdown yet held Boom Herron to 51 yards. Marshawn is a totally different monster than either of these guys and should be the feature of the Seattle Superbowl attack yet again, expect a few crotch grabs. 


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#2

LeGarrette Blount

Updated on Thursday, Jan 29 - 20:00PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. RBs 1
19.3 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots RB 14
14.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs RBs 3
Belicheck
On Fire

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


LeGarrette Blount is coming off a fifteen-game season in which he played for two different franchises. Since coming back to New England, Blount has averaged 12 carries a game and become the lead power back in the Patriots rotation. In his five games with the Pats, Blount has gained 281 yards and scored three touchdowns. On the season as a whole, Blount finished the year with 547 yards on 125 carries and five touchdowns while catching 10 of his 12 targets for 54 yards. A week after giving Blount just three carries against the Ravens and going with an entirely pass-based offense, Blount was fed till he could barely stand last week, getting 30 carries (or ten times more than the previous week) for 148 yards while pounding in three touchdowns. Blount essentially took over Jonas Gray’s role from earlier in the season and if you listened to us and played him at his daily rate, you were more than happy with the result. The 32.8 fantasy points he scored last week were Blount’s most of the season and most since last season’s Divisional Round against the Colts. Blount will be facing a much different animal against the Seahawks in Arizona this week though, as the Seahawks D allowed just 14.5 fantasy points a game to opposing running backs on the season. In fact, the ‘Hawks defense hasn’t allowed a running back to score double-digit fantasy points against them since Jamaal Charles did so in Week 11. In The playoffs, the Panthers and Packers as a team rushed for 132 and 135 yards respectively, each on 30 carries. In the two playoff games, the highest rushing total by a running back was 73 yards, and the Seahawks have allowed no rushing touchdowns this offseason. Blount will need to get involved early as the Patriots will try to do what they do best and use the run game to set up Tom Brady and company in the play-action game.


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#3

Shane Vereen

Updated on Thursday, Jan 29 - 20:00PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. RBs 1
19.3 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots RB 14
14.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs RBs 3
Belicheck

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Shane Vereen is coming off a nice year before entering free agency this offseason, as he played a full 16-game season for the first time in his career. Vereen also set career highs in every volume category in 2014. #34 rushed 91 times (career high) for 391 yards (career high) and two rushing touchdowns. He also caught 53 (career high) of his 78 targets (career high) for 447 receiving yards (career high) and three receiving scores to tie his career high. Vereen has proven to be a viable third-down back in the NFL, even though he wasn’t used to the same degree as he was last season. Vereen finished as the 20th running back in PPR scoring and 27th in standard scoring en route to another Patriots playoff birth. Shane was used sparingly last week against the Colts, though, as he was given just 1 carry for 2 yards and targeted just 4 times on the day. Vereen did haul in three passes for 41 yards, but was basically quiet as Blount starred as the main figure of last week’s backfield committee. The Seahawks finished the season tied for giving up the third fewest points to opposing running backs on the season, allowing just 14.5 fantasy points a game to the position. Seattle was somewhat vulnerable against pass catching backs, however, as they allowed the tenth-most receiving yards to the position and the seventh-most receptions. It is hard to bet on Vereen to be the leading scorer in the Patriots backfield as he has trouble scoring touchdowns, but he seems like a safe bet to have more total yards than backfield mate LeGarrette Blount.


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#4

Robert Turbin

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 15:13PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. RBs 2
22.0 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks RB 3
17.6 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs RBs 16
Cold As Ice
Zzz

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason



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#5

Brandon Bolden

Updated on Tuesday, Jan 27 - 17:53PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. RBs 1
19.3 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots RB 14
14.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs RBs 3
Sleeper

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason



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#6

Jonas Gray

Updated on Thursday, Jan 29 - 20:00PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. RBs 1
19.3 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots RB 14
14.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs RBs 3
Cold As Ice

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Jonas Gray was a second-half breakout performer, mostly on the back of his 201-yard 4-touchdown performance against the Colts earlier this season. Since being activated from the practice squad in Week 7, Gray has topped 6.5 fantasy points in 4 of his 8 games (Gray sat out Week 17 with a precautionary shoulder injury). Jonas averaged a solid 4.6 yards per carry on the season and pounded in 5 touchdowns. In his last 2 regular season games, Gray scored at least 6.5 fantasy points in each matchup. After being held off the field completely in the Divisional Round, Gray did see the field against the Colts and received 4 carries. Gray was only able to come up with 4 yards against the Colts, so the Pats just kept feeding the hot hand that was LeGarrette Blount. Jonas finished as the 11th running back in standard scoring in the Championship Round, which was the lowest total for any running back to record any rushing attempts or targets in the passing game. On the NFL’s biggest stage Sunday at the Super Bowl, Gray seems like a long shot to record any statistics, but as we all know with Belichick, even his starters are just one fumble away from being on the bench.


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#7

Christine Michael

Updated on Tuesday, Jan 27 - 17:53PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. RBs 2
22.0 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks RB 3
17.6 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs RBs 16

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason



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#8

James White

Updated on Tuesday, Jan 27 - 19:05PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. RBs 1
19.3 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots RB 14
14.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs RBs 3

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


White has yet to suit up for the playoffs and is best being held on to for dynasty purposes at this point.


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#1

Julian Edelman

Updated on Thursday, Jan 29 - 20:02PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. WRs 1
19.8 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots WR 22
13.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs WRs 1
Belicheck
On Fire

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Julian Edelman is coming off a second straight season as Tom Brady’s slot machine, in what has turned out to be one of the best roles in all of football. Edelman was on pace to top his career-high 2013 season before he missed Week 16 with a concussion and then held out in the final week of the season to assure his postseason health. Julian finished as the 27th receiver in standard scoring after catching 92 of 134 targets for 972 yards and 4 scores, while also adding 94 yards on rushing plays. In his last two healthy weeks of the season (14&15), the former quarterback caught 15 of 22 targets for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns, which turned out to be his best two-week stretch of the season. The former Kent State star has been one of the most consistent WRs in the postseason thus far, as he has been targeted 25 times while catching 17 passes for 172 yards with an additional 12 yards on the ground. Edelman seems a likely candidate to see the most targets in this matchup, as the Seahawks have a little bit of trouble defending slot receivers. Of the five touchdowns allowed by the Seahawks in the regular season, four came against slot-type or smaller/quick players (Randall Cobb, DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts, and Jordan Matthews, the fifth was scored by Preston Parker when Eli Manning was given 7 seconds to get the ball off). So if there were a Patriots wide receiver that is most likely to score in this one, Edelman could be that guy. Richard Sherman in particular can struggle a bit against smaller/quicker players who run precise routes, and that is exactly what Julian has done over the past 2 seasons. Look for Edelman to be a featured pass catcher on Sunday against the Seahawks.


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#2

Brandon LaFell

Updated on Thursday, Jan 29 - 14:38PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. WRs 1
19.8 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots WR 22
13.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs WRs 1
Belicheck
Questionable

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Brandon LaFell was one of the bigger surprises of this NFL season, as free agency rarely tends to work out for wide receivers in their first season switching teams and schemes. After starting out the year with no catches through the first two games while being asked to block on 37 of his 77 snaps, LaFell really turned it on starting in Week 4. Since then, he has been one of the best fantasy receivers in the league. In those 13 games LaFell caught 70 of his 105 targets for 907 yards and all seven of his touchdowns. Brandon finished his first season with the Patriots tied for 21st among wide receivers in standard scoring even though he was universally undrafted in most leagues. LaFell set career highs in every major receiving category in his first season away from Carolina. The former LSU Tiger was relatively quiet in the Conference Championship after being shadowed for much of the day by Vontae Davis. He was targeted 6 times and hauled in 4 of the passes for just 28 yards. LaFell will have another tough test in the Super Bowl against the Seahawks, as they were the absolute worst matchups for wide receivers on the season with the ‘Hawks allowing 4.7 fantasy points less a game than the second place team. Seattle was so dominant against opposing wide receivers that they allowed the fewest catches to the position with 160 (ten per game), fewest yards at 1,854 (116 per game), and fewest touchdowns by wide receivers with 5 (half as many as the second place Dallas Cowboys). LaFell (6’3” 210 pounds) is a similar body type to Packer star Jordy Nelson (6’3” 217 pounds) and believe it or not, poses the same speed profile as well (4.54 to 4.51 respectively). Brandon isn’t nearly as heavily targeted as Jordy, however, as he averaged just fewer than 8 targets a game on the season and just 6.5 per game in the postseason. That being said, look for LaFell to have a decent showing here, as he should see about 7 or so targets and compile 50 or so yards, but will most likely be held out of the endzone.


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#3

Jermaine Kearse

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 15:20PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. WRs 2
16.8 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks WR 31
19.0 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs WRs 4
On Fire
Sleeper

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Jermaine Kearse is coming off another middling regular season, but that’s okay because the guy has stepped up in the playoffs. Kearse has some huge playoff numbers, in 5 career games the guy has 4 touchdowns and has scored in 4 straight playoff games dating back to last season. Outside of his touchdown prowess, Kearse has 11 catches for 298 yards. Kearse seems to be matched up against his old friend Brandon Browner, who he apparently beat up pretty good in practice last season, making for the better receiver play between him and Doug Baldwin who will get the bad matchup of Darrelle Revis. If the Seahawks think they need to throw it near the goal line Kearse is one of Wilson’s favorite targets because of his size and strong hands. 


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#4

Danny Amendola

Updated on Thursday, Jan 29 - 14:46PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. WRs 1
19.8 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots WR 22
13.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs WRs 1
Belicheck
Belicheck

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Danny Amendola is coming off another relatively quiet season for the Patriots in which he caught just 27 passes for 200 yards and one TD. Then Amendola comes out in the first round of the playoffs against the Ravens, steals snaps from Tim Wright, and catches 5 passes for 81 yards and 2 touchdowns, one from Tom Brady and one from none other than Julian Edelman. After his blow up in the first game of the playoffs, Amendola went back to being his lackluster self, catching only 1 of his 3 targets for 8 yards and losing 2 yards on his lone rushing attempt. This could be a game where Amendola gets a little more play, though, as the Pats could go with a lot of three-wide sets against this Seattle defense in an effort to spread them out for their run-game. With as dominant as the Seahawks can be against wide receivers, Amendola is a tough player to peg as he could be used more than you think to create matchup problems against Seattle’s third corner. Or, of course, he could be relegated to the bench, as Belichick is a master of keeping the opposing team off balance with his schemes and overall play calling.


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#5

Doug Baldwin

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 15:15PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. WRs 2
16.8 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks WR 31
19.0 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs WRs 4

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Doug Baldwin is coming off a regular season in which he set new career highs in receptions and receiving yards. Baldwin also had his highest target volume as the team traded Percy Harvin making him the defacto number one receiving option. Over his last 4 playoff games Baldwin has been targeted 25 times, catching 20 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately for Baldwin he will have Darrelle Revis glued to him all game long making for a no fun day. The Patriots allowed just 19 fantasy points a game to opposing wide receivers this season, the 4 lowest mark in the league. Revis was glued to T.Y. Hilton last week and he was only able to come up with 1 catch on his 6 targets. Baldwin will have some work to do if he expects to reach the same production he had in last years Superbowl but the underrated receiver is used to that. 


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#6

Ricardo Lockette

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 14:58PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. WRs 2
16.8 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks WR 31
19.0 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs WRs 4
Sleeper

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Ricardo Lockette is a situautional deep threat who could see two or three targets as the Seahawks look to use his speed to stretch the field and take the top off the defense. Unlikely to be used in the redzone and to score in this one will have to break a long play. Lockette has seen just 2 targets in each of the last 2 games and has seen more than 2 targets in just 1 career game. 


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#7

Kevin Norwood

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 14:58PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. WRs 2
16.8 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks WR 31
19.0 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs WRs 4

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Norwood is the teams 4th receiver and used in rare occasions. Did not catch his lone target against the Packers and seems unlikely to be a factor in a matchup against the Patriots.


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#8

Brian Tyms

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 15:15PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. WRs 1
19.8 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots WR 22
13.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs WRs 1
Drop

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Tyms hasn't played a lick yet in the postseason and will likely be inactive for this final game as well.


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#1

Rob Gronkowski

Updated on Thursday, Jan 29 - 14:55PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. TEs 1
15.7 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots TE 1
7.9 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs TEs 18
Start
On Fire

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Rob Gronkowski is coming off one of the best seasons ever for a tight end; stop me if you’ve heard that one before. A year after his ACL tear, Gronk has returned looking as good as ever, setting a career high in targets despite missing the Week 17 tilt due to rest. Gronk started the year off slow in terms of snaps, but when all was said and done, he played 825 of them, which was the 11th-most among tight ends. When #87 was on the field, he was always Tom Brady’s first read, leading to Gronk finishing first among the position in fantasy points by 30. The Dancing Fool finished the year with 82 catches on 131 targets for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. Among tight ends, Gronk led the way in targets, was 4th in receptions, topped the field in yards, and tied for the most touchdowns. He closed out the season with touchdowns in three straight games and added another one in both the Divisional and Championship Rounds to make it 5 straight. Other than his touchdown catch, though, Rob had a relatively quite day against the Colts catching just 3 of his 8 targets for 28 yards. He has been targeted 21 times in the playoffs so far and is by far the Patriots biggest matchup problem as they take on Seattle. The Seahawks were a tick below the league average against tight ends on the season, allowing 7.9 fantasy points a game to the position. The ‘Hawks did not allow a tight end to go over 100 yards receiving against them this season, but did allow 11 touchdowns by tight ends, tied for the third-highest mark in the league. On the season, Seattle allowed just two players to surpass double figures in fantasy points, but didn’t allow a single player to reach that mark after Week 10. Gronk is a completely different animal than anyone they have played this season and should be the one Seattle will devote the most attention to stopping.


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#2

Luke Willson

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 15:11PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. TEs 2
7.0 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks TE 15
8.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs TEs 20
Sleeper

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Luke Willson has had a steady diet of targets over the last two postseason games, compiling 9 over that span. Willson has had two very different games despite his constant targets. Against the Panthers Luke I am your father hauled in all 4 of his targets for 68 yards and a score. In the Conference Championships against Green Bay he hauled in only 2 passes for 11 yards. One of the weaknesses of the Patriots is they can be beaten up by tight ends as they have allowed 8.5 fantasy points a game to the position.  The Colts tight ends last week combined for 7 catches for 60 yards and Owen Daniels the previous week caught 4 passes for 41 yards and a score.  Willson will need to play a major factor in the passing game on Sunday in order for the Seahawks to have success against the Pats. Look for Willson to have a not surprisingly nice game here. 


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#3

Tim Wright

Updated on Thursday, Jan 29 - 14:55PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. TEs 1
15.7 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots TE 1
17.9 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs TEs 18
Sit
Belicheck

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


Tim Wright was acquired just before Week 1 and was immediately inserted as the teams second option in terms of a pass catching tight end. He played just 31% of the teams offensive snaps, but made the most of the opportunities he was given as he scored 6 touchdowns on the year. Wright played in every game this season, but failed to score a fantasy point in 6 games and was untargeted in 4 of them. When he WAS involved in the game, he did make plays as he caught nearly 79% of his targets for 259 yards and 6 redzone scores. #81 had a five-game stretch in the middle of the season in which he scored an average of 10.86 fantasy points a game, with three games scoring in double figures fantasy-wise. Ever since his Week 12 performance against the Lions, however, Wright has disappeared with just 3 catches on 7 targets for 39 yards. The converted wide receiver has yet to record a target so far in the playoffs and seems like he has been phased out of the Pats game plan of late. Wright does have the slimmest of chances to score, but I wouldn’t put my milk money on it.


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#4

Michael Hoomanawanui

Updated on Saturday, Jan 31 - 15:20PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
Seattle Seahawks Defense vs. TEs 1
15.7 Fantasy PPG by New England Patriots TE 1
17.9 Fantasy PPG allowed by Seattle Seahawks Defense vs TEs 18
Zzz
Belicheck

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason


The man with the craziest last name in football will likely catch a pass in this one, but I'd be extremely surprised if it goes for more than 8 yards.


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#5

Cooper Helfet

Updated on Tuesday, Jan 27 - 18:12PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. TEs 2
7.0 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks TE 15
8.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs TEs 20

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason



-Dawgmaticå

 
#6

Tony Moeaki

Updated on Tuesday, Jan 27 - 18:12PM CST

 
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE PYRO POWER RANKINGS
Rank
New England Patriots Defense vs. TEs 2
7.0 Fantasy PPG by Seattle Seahawks TE 15
8.5 Fantasy PPG allowed by New England Patriots Defense vs TEs 20

(Rank: 1=Easiest 32=Hardest)

The Reason



-Dawgmaticå