Everybody loves taking a halfcourt shot. Even if you can’t win money or a car or tacos for everybody in the house, we all love taking one with an imaginary clock counting down to win against the odds. There are only six weeks left in the NFL season and two in the typical fantasy football regular season, but that doesn’t mean that things are going to stay relatively stable, in fact, we might assume just the opposite. The landscape should continue to shift by the time the fantasy playoffs get here after Thanksgiving. If you squint just right, you can see a path for these desperation heaves to go in and change the destiny of your fantasy team. Here are ten halfcourt shots that could go in at the buzzer of the fantasy playoffs:
Nick Foles, JAX - Foles never saw a pass he didn’t want to throw and the Jaguars defense is eroding before our eyes. Each of the last two seasons, Foles has posted a four-touchdown game during the fantasy playoffs. It could happen for the third straight year with the Raiders and Falcons pass defenses up in Weeks 15 and 16, and Foles can help get you there in Week 13 against the Bucs, a team he once threw seven touchdowns against in a different lifetime.
Daniel Jones, NYG - Jones is already making hay with Darius Slayton and Golden Tate. The bye week should bring better health for Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram is a week or two away at most. Combine this convergence with a very generous Giants defense and a fantasy playoff schedule of Philadelphia, Miami, and Washington, and everything is set up for Jones to finish on a high note.
Tarik Cohen, CHI - We will give David Montgomery a pass due to his rolled ankle, but it still appears that the Bears offense needs what Cohen can provide a lot more than what Montgomery can provide right now. What makes Cohen more exciting is the potential for the Bears to replace Mitchell Trubisky now that his hip injury gives them a predicate to do it. When Chase Daniel was in earlier this year, Cohen caught a touchdown in one game and six balls in the other. Last year Cohen had seven catches and a score in one Daniel start and 12 catches for a whopping 156 yards in the other. Cohen is a sleeping PPR giant if the Bears wake up and replace their failing quarterback.
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