Best QBs, WRs, TEs for playoffs
With the trade deadline looming, which players should be targeted?
With the ESPN standard league trade deadline fast approaching on Wednesday, there is only a very short window left for fantasy owners to improve their teams' playoff chances via trades.
Last week's edition of Fantasy Foresight aimed to help with this process by detailing running back playoff schedule strengths. This week's edition will concentrate on highlighting quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends who have either very favorable or very unfavorable playoff matchup strengths and thus should be hitting the buy or sell side of the last-minute trade market.
As was the case with the running backs article, the playoff matchups have been color-graded according to a variety of metric and scouting factors. A red grade indicates a very difficult matchup, a yellow grade signals an average matchup and a green grade denotes a highly favorable matchup.
Foles has posted tremendous numbers of late (88 fantasy points in his past three games) and thus won't be on the trading block in many leagues. But he is on a bye in Week 12, and that could cause some owners with short-term playoff berth goals to consider trading him for the right price.
That price is apt be quite high and likely will drive many owners away, but before saying no outright, remember that Foles has posted his terrific totals in part because the Eagles faced three secondaries that rank in the top 10 of the league in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks.
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