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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 18

If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you have a Week 18 championship, which seems to be more common than I thought. Who doesn’t love more fantasy football, though? Green Bay may be the only team resting its starters, which would make this week easier to navigate through. For you folks who are new here, I like to inform you about the QB2 and TE2 players who can exploit a good matchup (and those who may let you down in a bad matchup, as well). Let’s go ahead and jump into some quarterbacks and tight ends who have good and bad matchups for Week 18.


Good Matchups

Jared Goff, Detroit (vs. Green Bay)

Goff should be back this week, but if not, Tim Boyle is just fine for Week 18. We know coach Dan Campbell and company are going to try and go out with a bang this season, and what better way to do so against a Green Bay team that may be sitting most of its starters? Oh yeah, and Green Bay is the best possible matchup for opposing quarterbacks. Again, I’d have more confidence in Goff, but if it’s Boyle leading the way again, then he is a fine stream as well this week.

Justin Fields, Chicago (at Minnesota)

I hope it’s Fields this week, but if not, Andy Dalton can be serviceable (or Nick Foles, who knows?). Fields has the added rushing upside that establishes a high floor for the rookie, making him a safe bet to at least meet your expectations. Add in the fact that he faces Minnesota (fourth-best matchup for opposing quarterbacks), and you got yourself one heck of a streamer for the last week of the season. Dalton or Foles would be fine to in a pinch if you’re in deeper leagues, but let’s hope it’s Fields.

Bad Matchup

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati (at Cleveland)

Burrow has lit the world on fire the past two weeks, throwing for a staggering 971 yards and eight touchdowns during that span (and no interceptions). You can’t possibly bench him right now, but I’m here to tell you he may cool off this week, as Cleveland is the fourth-toughest matchup for opposing quarterbacks. This is just a “heads-up” that the sophomore probably won’t throw over 400 yards and three touchdowns this week – maybe.

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