This article is part of our Moving the Chains series.I'll echo the take-home point from my colleague Mark Stopa's Working the Wire article this week. Play your stars in the fantasy playoffs. You will feel better going down with the horses that carried your team all season than you will be over-thinking your matchups and benching key players.
I find it interesting that preseason articles will cite good matchups in the fantasy playoffs as a reason to target particular players on draft day. Think about all of the things that we know now compared to four months ago. The Packers' 3-4 defense is clicking sooner than expected, the Saints have a defense, etc. There are even things that have changed in the last month alone – the Titans are the league's most fantasy-friendly defense to opposing quarterbacks if you look at the entire season, but they're 12th (lowest) in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks over the last three weeks (a stretch that includes matchups with Houston, Arizona – sans Kurt Warner – and Indianapolis).
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