Fantasy football lessons from NFL postseason: Ready for the Jameson Williams hype train?

While there are lessons to be learned from the NFL regular season, many forget the playoffs when it comes time to look ahead to the next season. Matt Harmon and Andy Behrens put together 10 lessons learned from the NFL playoffs in a recent episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Show.

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Here, we’re expanding upon some of their ideas.

Note: All positional fantasy-ranking finishes are through Week 17.

Postseason lesson No. 1: Jameson Williams is going to be the next Gabe Davis-level hype machine

Are we ready to fight the Gabe Davis wars from 2022 again? Andy Behrens brought this up in relation to Jameson Williams, who’s leaving fantasy managers with the taste of a two-touchdown performance that featured an electric 42-yard run to the house in the NFC title game.

There will be those who call out, like Matt Harmon brought up, that Williams has not had a normal offseason in his NFL career. As a rookie, he was recovering from a torn ACL, while last year he was suspended for a gambling violation. OC Ben Johnson is back, which is fantastic. But if the excitement does drive Williams’ ADP into the Round 5-6 range that Behrens mentioned, keep in mind that Williams saw more than five targets just three times in 15 games (including playoffs). Show some restraint.

Postseason lesson No. 2: Detroit, Baltimore and Buffalo need wide receivers

Harmon pointed out how these teams may look like solid offenses, but still need some help outside. Detroit may be the least needy team, as Sam LaPorta (120 targets) and Jahmyr Gibbs (71 targets) were second and third, respectively, behind Amon-Ra St. Brown’s team-high 164 targets. That was exactly 100 in front of Josh Reynolds, whose glaring drops in the conference championship game were keys to the Lions losing. If Williams steps forward, that need is filled, but he can’t be counted on.

The Ravens had just Zay Flowers as a trusty receiver by the end of the season and he delivered three games…


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Publish date : 2024-02-06 23:15:50

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