Fantasy Football Playoff Primer (Wide Receivers)


The fantasy football playoffs are quickly approaching and it's time to start planning for your championship run. If you've been reading Astronaut content this year, congratulations, you're on your way to greatness. This article will breakdown everything that you need to get the edge over your competition. As the end of the fantasy regular season approaches, individual weekly matchups become less important and it's critical to take the time to look ahead and prepare yourself for what's to come.

How do I use this information to win my league's championship?

At this point of the season, there is no one-size-fits all strategy. We crunched hundreds of data-points to put together these reports. Ultimately, you should be targeting assets strong playoff matchups and then prepare to pivot for weaker games. Opponents are labeled in green, yellow, and red based on their difficulty. If your trade deadline hasn't passed, this is an excellent opportunity to capitalize on current value by exchanging it for future performance. Look to trade a player who is playing well now but has a difficult playoff schedule for a player with easier matchups down the stretch.


This article uses half-point PPR and 4-point passing TD scoring for any reference to rankings.


Tyreek Hill

Last 4 weeks: 28.2 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 13th

Opponents: MIA NO ATL


Adam Thielen

Last 4 weeks: 21.4 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 21st

Opponents: TB CHI NO


Justin Jefferson

Last 4 weeks: 19.7 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 21st

Opponents: TB CHI NO


Davante Adams

Last 4 weeks: 19.7 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 5th

Opponents: DET CAR TEN


Cole Beasley

Last 4 weeks: 18.1 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 27th

Opponents: PIT DEN NE


Brandon Aiyuk

Last 4 weeks: 17.1 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 16th

Opponents: WAS DAL ARI


Diontae Johnson

Last 4 weeks: 15.9 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 23rd

Opponents: BUF CIN IND


Corey Davis

Last 4 weeks: 15.3 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 8th

Opponents: JAX DET GB


Amari Cooper

Last 4 weeks: 15.0 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 18th

Opponents: CIN SF PHI


Deebo Samuel

Last 4 weeks: 14.7 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 16th

Opponents: WAS DAL ARI


Mike Evans

Last 4 weeks: 16.2 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 1st

Opponents: MIN ATL DET


Keenan Allen

Last 4 weeks: 14.8 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 12th

Opponents: ATL LV DEN


DJ Moore

Last 4 weeks: 14.7 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 30th

Opponents: DEN GB WAS


Robert Woods

Last 4 weeks: 14.1 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 3rd

Opponents: NE NYJ SEA


Marvin Jones Jr

Last 4 weeks: 14.0 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 7th

Opponents: GB TEN TB


Stefon Diggs

Last 4 weeks: 14.0 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 27th

Opponents: PIT DEN NE


Allen Robinson

Last 4 weeks: 13.7 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 2nd

Opponents: HOU MIN JAX


Chris Godwin

Last 4 weeks: 13.6 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 1st

Opponents: MIN ATL DET


DeAndre Hopkins

Last 4 weeks: 13.3 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 20th

Opponents: NYG PHI SF


Calvin Ridley

Last 4 weeks: 12.9 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 24th

Opponents: LAC TB KC


DK Metcalf

Last 4 weeks: 12.3 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 31st

Opponents: NYJ WAS LAR


AJ Brown

Last 4 weeks: 12.3 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 8th

Opponents: JAX DET GB


Jarvis Landry

Last 4 weeks: 12.2 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 19th

Opponents: BAL NYG NYJ


TY Hilton

Last 4 weeks: 12.1 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 15th

Opponents: LV HOU PIT


Chase Claypool

Last 4 weeks: 11.6 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 23rd

Opponents: BUF CIN IND


Tee Higgins

Last 4 weeks: 11.0 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 10th

Opponents: DAL PIT HOU


Cooper Kupp

Last 4 weeks: 11.0 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 3rd

Opponents: NE NYJ SEA


Juju Smith Schuster

Last 4 weeks: 10.5 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 23rd

Opponents: BUF CIN IND


Keke Coutee

Last 4 weeks: 10.3 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 26th

Opponents: CHI IND CIN


Tim Patrick

Last 4 weeks: 10.2 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 29th

Opponents: CAR BUF LAC


Michael Thomas

Last 4 weeks: 10.2 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 17th

Opponents: PHI KC MIN


DeVante Parker

Last 4 weeks: 10.2 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 25th

Opponents: KC NE LV


Curtis Samuel

Last 4 weeks: 10.1 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 30th

Opponents: DEN GB WAS


Terry McLaurin

Last 4 weeks: 9.9 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 4th

Opponents: SF SEA CAR


Tyler Lockett

Last 4 weeks: 9.9 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 31st

Opponents: NYJ WAS LAR


Robby Anderson

Last 4 weeks: 9.9 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 30th

Opponents: DEN GB WAS


Laviska Shenault

Last 4 weeks: 9.8 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 22nd

Opponents: TEN BAL CHI


Brandin Cooks

Last 4 weeks: 9.4 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 26th

Opponents: CHI IND CIN


Tyler Boyd

Last 4 weeks: 9.2 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 10th

Opponents: DAL PIT HOU


Rishard Higgins

Last 4 weeks: 8.7 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 19th

Opponents: BAL NYG NYJ


Julio Jones

Last 4 weeks: 8.7 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 24th

Opponents: LAC TB KC


Jamison Crowder

Last 4 weeks: 8.6 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 9th

Opponents: SEA LAR CLE


Nelson Agholor

Last 4 weeks: 8.2 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 28th

Opponents: IND MIA LAC


Marquise Brown

Last 4 weeks: 7.8 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 6th

Opponents: CLE JAX NYG


Sterling Shepard

Last 4 weeks: 7.6 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 14th

Opponents: ARI CLE BAL


Jakobi Meyers

Last 4 weeks: 7.2 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 32nd

Opponents: LAR MIA BUF


Antonio Brown

Last 4 weeks: 7.3 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 1st

Opponents: MIN ATL DET


Henry Ruggs III

Last 4 weeks: 6.9 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 28th

Opponents: IND MIA LAC


Allen Lazard

Last 4 weeks: 6.5 fantasy PPG

Playoff Schedule Rank: 5th

Opponents: DET CAR TEN


Kenny Golladay

Last 4 weeks: N/A

Playoff Schedule Rank: 7th

Opponents: GB TEN TB