Fade Doug Baldwin in the fantasy playoffs

Kevin Cole takes a deeper look at target share trends to find players that can make a difference during the fantasy football playoffs stretch run.

| 12 months ago
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Fade Doug Baldwin in the fantasy playoffs


We’re back to take a look at target share data through Week 13. Last week, we told you to continue to start DeAndre Hopkins with confidence. Two weeks ago we told you to sell Brandin Cooks, and before that we said you that Mike Evans would dominate down the stretch.

With an additional week of data, we’re going to continue comparing early-season target shares and those of the last two weeks. I’m going to focus on a handful of teams’ target shares and point to some receivers we may want to play or fade during the fantasy playoff stretch run in order to take advantage of a burgeoning trend in usage.

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  • Andy Vinakos

    lol @ baldwin

    • Kevin Cole

      Haha. Yeah, not ideal results. Not sure I’ve seen a run like this one for Baldwin: One multi-TD performance in in 73 games (through Week 11), then go three in a row with multiple TDs.

      • Andy Vinakos

        sorry, sounded snarky on my part. In hindsight, the Rawls injury pretty much forced them to throw it in this one.

        • Kevin Cole

          No worries. When I saw Baldwin catching those wide open TDs, I thought, “Man I should have titled that piece ‘Bilal Powell is a fantasy playoff sleeper!'” Or, I could have gone with Alshon, but it seems like I’m man-crushing on him every week.

  • Dan

    Pro football focus whiffed big on Baldwin during fantasy playoffs.