It is time to start planning for the fantasy football playoffs. Week 11 is on the horizon and teams are in panic-mode looking to salvage their season as a result of poor performances, injuries, or both.
With almost three months of games in our database, we can now project which players will have the best (and worst) opportunities when we enter the most critical part of the fantasy football season.
Here are my rankings for the wide receiver fantasy schedules (Weeks 13-16) for all 32 teams, starting with the least favorable.
Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Playoffs Schedules
32. Denver Broncos
Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, K.J. Hamler
Questionable quarterback play combined with the most challenging wide receiver playoff schedule will cause concern for fantasy owners. Quarterback Drew Lock has the arm strength for big plays but his 62.1 percent true completion percentage only ranks last among all starting quarterbacks. Over the four-week playoff drive, the Broncos will face four of the league’s most difficult pass defenses. Denver also has the disadvantage of three road games during that span, while hosting an experienced cold-weather team in the Buffalo Bills during Week 15. There are several athletic playmakers here, especially rookie wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. However, the Broncos have many obstacles in their path that limit their receivers’ fantasy upside.
31. Carolina Panthers
Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel
Carolina comes out with a slightly better rating than the team ranked above it (Pittsburgh), but the Week 13 bye week is a huge disadvantage. If your team is in the fantasy playoff hunt, having late bye weeks is very challenging. Carolina has two difficult road games at Green Bay and Washington during the biggest weeks of the fantasy season. In Week 14, the Panthers will need to navigate a Denver pass defense with two top cornerbacks in Bryce Callahan and A.J. Bouye. Per PFF, Callahan is the second-highest rated cornerback this season, second only to Green Bay’s Jaire Alexander in coverage rating.
Carolina leading wide receiver Robby Anderson entered Week 10 ranked sixth in receptions and third in receiving yards, but teammate D.J. Moore remains a true wild card. After two consecutive performances outside the Top 50 PPR wideouts, Moore tallied four receptions, 96 yards, and a touchdown against Tampa Bay on Sunday. The versatility of gadget receiver Curtis Samuel can create explosive fantasy opportunities. Despite their elite wide receiver talent, the Panthers have a very difficult wide receiver finishing slate of games for the fantasy football season.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
Diontae Johnson, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool
The undefeated Steelers have operated with remarkable passing efficiency despite deep-ball limitations from veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers boast the most explosive trio of receiving options with Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. However, their playoff schedule is the second-most challenging, including a Week 13 matchup against a Washington team that allows the fewest fantasy points to opposing wideouts. The Steelers also face an underrated Indianapolis team in the Week 16 fantasy championship. Fantasy owners certainly aren’t benching the Steelers wideouts but should realize their schedule is much more difficult than the majority of NFL teams. As long as Roethlisberger stays healthy, the fantasy floor for this trio remains strong.
29. New England Patriots
Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, Jakobi Meyers
It’s difficult to rely on the New England receivers for high-level production during the fantasy playoffs. Injuries have decimated this team across the board, including veteran wide receiver Julian Edelman and former first-round draft pick N’Keal Harry. Quarterback Cam Newton finally reached weekly QB1 status again in Week 9 against the lowly Jets. However, his 28th best ranking in passing yards stifles the upside for his pass catcher. The lone bright spot has been second-year receiver Jakobi Meyers, who produced the overall WR4 stat line in Week 9.
With three consecutive road games against the strong pass defenses of the Chargers, Rams, and Dolphins, it’s obvious the New England receiving core should not be trusted down the stretch of the 2020 season.
28. Houston Texans
Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, Kenny Stills
While the Texans offense has seen a boost after the firing of former head coach Bill O’Brien, Houston faces a tough group of opponents during the fantasy playoffs. Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, and Kenny Stills will need to navigate AFC South rival Indianapolis twice in Weeks 13 and 15. The Colts have allowed the fourth-fewest receptions (90) to opposing wide receivers. A cold Week 14 December battle at Chicago is also challenging, as the Bears have allowed a league-low three touchdowns to opposing wideouts. The 2-7 Texans will certainly have negative game-scripts in their receivers’ favor, but Houston’s fantasy playoff schedule provides little help until Week 16 at Cincinnati.
27. Atlanta Falcons
Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley
Atlanta’s pass defense matchups gradually get harder from Weeks 13-16. After hosting a Saints team that is beatable in the secondary, they travel to the Chargers, then host the Buccaneers, before a Week 16 date at Kansas City. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley represent an elite fantasy concentrated target share, making both Falcons receivers very attractive fantasy assets. Per PlayerProfiler, Jones and Ridley rank Top 20 in target separation, while quarterback Matt Ryan is currently first in passing yards (2,746). The Falcons always play fast, ranking seventh in neutral game script pace per FootballOutsiders. Based simply on volume, Atlanta’s receivers should be able to overcome one of the league’s most challenging schedules for wide receivers.
26. Detroit Lions
Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr., Danny Amendola
The Lions have two difficult bookend matchups at Chicago and home to Tampa Bay, with a challenging Week 14 game against Green Bay. The only saving grace of this schedule is a blowup spot in Week 15 at Tennessee. The Titans are second-worst at defending fantasy wide receivers, greatly skewing this four-game slate of data. Kenny Golladay is the difference-maker but needs to be completely healthy. In turn, he opens up production lanes for veterans Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has played well but hasn’t had his full complement of weapons healthy for most of the season. While their defense always forces the offense to score points to win, their lack of health and three difficult matchups place the Lions towards the bottom of this list.
25. Miami Dolphins
DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant
Miami rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has impressed in his first three starts (all wins), but will again be challenged during the fantasy playoffs. The Dolphins have two difficult matchups in Kansas City and New England during Weeks 14 & 15. The good news is that Miami has three straight home games during this four-game span. Receiver Preston Williams suffered a foot sprain in Miami’s 34-31 win at Arizona last Sunday, which probably will end his season. However, explosive returner Jakeem Grant should provide production with an increased role. Grant tallied four receptions, 43 yards, and a touchdown in Sunday’s 29-21 win over the Chargers. DeVante Parker, Grant, and Mack Hollins will form an unaccomplished but athletic wide receiver core. Bookend games against Cincinnati and at Las Vegas are reasonable enough to make this a neutral-rated fantasy playoff matchup.
24. Dallas Cowboys
Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup
It’s been quite a frustrating season for Cowboys fans and fantasy owners. Since quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending right ankle fracture, the Dallas offense has sputtered. The Cowboys have averaged 32.6 points in games Prescott has started and just 10.2 points in games he didn’t start. The receiver production has been sporadic with Amari Cooper (20th in FPPG) finding the most consistency. Outside of a stiff Week 13 matchup at Baltimore, the Dallas wideouts have a path for fantasy playoff success. A Week 14 matchup at Cincinnati is followed by consecutive home games against San Francisco and NFC East rival Philadelphia. All three games should project as high-scoring and the Cowboys cannot rely on one of the league’s worst defenses. The schedule is fine, but will the quarterback play allow for a decent fantasy floor?
23. Las Vegas Raiders
Nelson Agholor, Henry Ruggs
The low-volume Las Vegas passing attack is a challenge to handicap. Quarterback Derek Carr ranks just 21st among all quarterbacks in passing attempts (258), and there is no clear cut WR1. Tight end Darren Waller (71 targets) has just 12 fewer targets than Hunter Renfrow (37), Nelson Agholor (25), and Henry Ruggs (21) combined. The Raiders do have the advantage of being the only team with three straight home games from Weeks 14-16. During that span, they face tough pass defenses with Indianapolis, the Chargers, and Miami. Their Week 13 road contest is against the easily beatable Jets. The most likely candidate to emerge is veteran Agholor, who has two touchdowns over the past four weeks. A low-passing volume offense combined with a difficult schedule makes the Raiders receivers unattractive fantasy options.
22. Seattle Seahawks
D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, David Moore
The Seattle wide receivers are in the ideal fantasy situation. They are tethered to an All-Pro quarterback with such a poor pass defense that there is a weekly need to score points to win. The Seahawks lead the NFL in scoring with 34.2 points per game, averaging the exact same number at home or on the road. Their early playoff schedule is fantastic, with consecutive home games against the lowly Giants and Jets, but they will be challenged in Weeks 15 and 16. Seattle will battle the NFL’s top two pass defenses in Washington and the Rams. Second-year wideout D.K. Metcalf has shined, with both Tyler Lockett and David Moore alternating boom weeks. Metcalf faced his biggest test this week against Rams star cornerback Jalen Ramsey and struggled to a total of 28 receiving yards. They will renew their battle in Week 16 home matchup during the fantasy championship.
21. Minnesota Vikings
Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson
The Vikings receivers are fortunate to operate in one of the NFL’s most consolidated target shares. They just need more volume. However, that volume will only occur when Minnesota is trailing. In their last two games against Green Bay and Detroit, Minnesota has been able to control the ball behind the talent of running back Dalvin Cook. In those games, quarterback Kirk Cousins has only attempted 14 and 20 passes respectively. With a Week 13 home game against Jacksonville and a likely high-scoring road battle at New Orleans in Week 16, the fantasy playoff schedule should facilitate more opportunities. Adam Thielen is still tied for fourth with seven receiving touchdowns, while the rookie Jefferson has produced the overall WR2 and WR1 performances in Weeks 3 and 6 respectively.
20. San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne
San Francisco’s offense has been devastated by injuries and COVID quarantines. The 49ers will battle down the fantasy stretch drive with backup quarterback Nick Mullens after Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a likely season-ending ankle injury. The 49ers start with two challenging home matchups against the two of the toughest opponents for fantasy wide receivers in Buffalo and Washington. A Week 15 matchup at Dallas followed by a trip to Arizona should open allow for production from any of three San Francisco receivers. Veteran Deebo Samuel is the lead option but needs consistent health, with rookie Brandon Aiyuk and veteran Richie James ready to take advantage of his absence. James recently provided the overall WR1 performance in Week 8, tallying nine receptions, 184 yards, and a touchdown. Mullens is more than capable of taking advantage of those two favorable matchups and delivering unexpected WR2/3 production for whichever receivers are available.
19. Arizona Cardinals
DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk
Arizona’s Kyler Murray is having a superbly efficient season, ranking first among all quarterbacks in fantasy points per game (30.1) and fantasy points per dropback (0.66). He has produced five consecutive Top 5 fantasy quarterback weeks, including the play of the season against Buffalo.
Kyler to Hopkins
What an amazing play pic.twitter.com/mgsTqMKyL3
— Mike Randle (@RandleRant) November 16, 2020
While DeAndre Hopkins has maintained his place among the NFL’s elite, teammate Christian Kirk has seen the most recent boost, with three straight overall WR14 or better performances heading into Week 10.
A home matchup with the Rams will produce a difficult Hopkins matchup with cornerback Jalen Ramsey, but subsequent games against the Giants, Eagles, and 49ers are all average or better. There is no superb high-end matchup for the Arizona receivers, but there are no real causes for concern either. Murray and the Air Raid attack should be fine during the fantasy playoffs.
18. Tennessee Titans
A.J. Brown, Corey Davis
Tennessee’s slate of pass defenses gets gradually more difficult from Weeks 13-16. The Titans start with a great home matchup against a Cleveland team that has allowed the third-most receptions per game (15) to opposing wide receivers. A Week 14 road game at Jacksonville provides a minimal challenge, as does a Week 15 home game against the Lions. Tennessee has their most difficult battle in Week 15 at Green Bay, with cornerback Jaire Alexander and company doing a fantastic job at stifling opposing WR1s.
Lowest yards allowed per coverage snap this season:
Jaire Alexander (t-5th)
Josh Jackson (t-7th)
— PFF GB Packers (@PFF_Packers) November 12, 2020
Titans leading wide receiver A.J. Brown is basically matchup proof, but Corey Davis is inconsistent as the team’s WR2. Tannehill has been a solid fantasy quarterback, giving hope to Brown fantasy owners, even in Week 16.
17. Green Bay Packers
Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Green Bay is getting their receivers healthy just in time for a big performance during the fantasy playoffs. Davante Adams leads all receivers in fantasy points per game (28.1), Allen Lazard should be activated this week, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling has three receiving touchdowns over his past two games. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers should feast off three home matchups against Philadelphia, Carolina, and Tennessee. The Week 16 matchup against the Titans will pit Rodgers against the second-most friendly defense to opposing wide receivers. Even a Week 14 road game at Detroit brings limited concern. A healthy wide receiver corps with a future Hall of Fame quarterback makes for a solid setting for fantasy playoff production.
16. Philadelphia Eagles
Travis Fulgham, Jalen Reagor, Alshon Jeffery
The Eagles wide receivers are finally getting healthy, just in time for the fantasy playoff stretch drive. Philadelphia has one difficult matchup at Green Bay in Week 13 and then battles New Orleans, Arizona, and Dallas. There is a slight concern with three road games, but quarterback Carson Wentz should see many opportunities for high-end fantasy production. The Saints, Cardinals, and Cowboys all rank in the bottom half of fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers. Fulgham and Reagor have both flashed big-play ability, and Jeffery’s pedigree illustrates his red-zone efficiency.
15. Jacksonville Jaguars
D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole, Laviska Shenault
The Week 9 switch to rookie quarterback Jake Luton has a positive effect on Jaguars leading wide receiver D.J. Chark. The explosive wideout produced the overall WR5 performance in Week 9 with seven receptions, 146 air yards, and a touchdown for 27.6 PPR fantasy points. Week 13 and 14 games at Minnesota and home to Tennessee should facilitate additional boom performances.
The Jaguars face extremely difficult subsequent matchups at Baltimore in Week 15 and home to Chicago for the fantasy championship. Luton’s high-end arm strength (58 mph throw velocity), may unlock better fantasy receiving production than second-year signal-caller Gardner Minshew. Rookie Laviska Shenault brings offensive versatility, and Keelan Cole is still capable of the occasional fantasy explosion.
14. Buffalo Bills
Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley
As I mentioned in my fantasy playoff schedule running back preview, no team faces a more difficult slate of rushing defenses than the Bills. Buffalo’s four opposing pass defenses are much better. The road matchups at San Francisco and Denver are challenging but winnable. A Week 15 home matchup with Pittsburgh’s poor pass defense should facilitate quality passing production, and a Week 16 AFC East battle at New England no longer looks daunting. Stefon Diggs is having an All-Pro season, leading the league in targets (91), receptions (63), and receiving yards (813). Deep threat John Brown has missed two games with calf/knee injuries but changes the offensive dynamic when healthy. Cole Beasley‘s short to intermediate route precision makes this as dangerous a receiver trio as any in the NFL.
13. New Orleans Saints
Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders
The biggest concern for New Orleans is the status of Drew Brees. The Saints star quarterback left their Week 10 27-13 victory over San Francisco with a rib injury. Assuming Brees is healthy for the fantasy playoffs, he should post strong fantasy production against a less than challenging schedule of Atlanta, Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Minnesota. Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both get the added benefit of their Week 15 and 16 matchups being at home. Fantasy owners have waited a long time for Thomas to return, and the fantasy schedule should provide every opportunity to reward their patience.
12. Washington Football Team
Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims
The Washington offense has taken a small step forward under veteran quarterback Alex Smith. The team matched their season-high with 27 points in a close loss at Detroit. Steven Sims has started to acclimate to the offense in just his second week back from the injured reserve, and Terry McLaurin remains a legitimate WR1. Washington has four decent matchups across the fantasy playoffs with an ideal Week 15 home game against Seattle. A matchup against Carolina during the fantasy championship is also a positive. McLaurin is essentially matchup proof, but even Sims can remain a relevant WR4/5 during Weeks 13-16.
11. New York Jets
Jamison Crowder, Denzel Mims, Breshad Perriman
The winless Jets have provided few highlights for fantasy players this season, but their Week 13-16 schedule provides a reason for optimism. New York has three fantastic matchups against Las Vegas, Seattle, and Cleveland. Their Week 15 road matchup against a Rams teams that has allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers is the only challenge. PPR magnet Jamison Crowder has been slowed by injury but is still averaging 6.2 receptions per game. Denzel Mims has flashed big-play ability in just three games, and Perriman enjoyed his best game as a Jet in Week 9 with 101 receiving yards and two touchdowns. If New York just gets reasonable quarterback production from either starter Sam Darnold or veteran Joe Flacco, these three receivers will certainly be fantasy relevant in the fantasy playoffs.
10. Los Angeles Chargers
Keenan Allen, Mike Williams
Los Angeles has very quietly become a concentrated wide receiver target share for Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Over the past two games, the Chargers duo has accounted for 38 of the team’s 85 total targets. Allen ranks second among all wide receivers in targets (86) and receptions (62). Los Angeles will face a favorable fantasy slate of opponents, including a Week 14 home matchup against the porous Atlanta secondary. Two more home games against New England and Denver should not pose much resistance, as well as their only road game at Las Vegas in Week 15. Assuming rookie quarterback Justin Herbert continues his high volume passing volume, Allen and Williams fantasy owners should be excited about their fantasy playoffs prospects.
9. New York Giants
Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard
After battling through one of the NFL’s most-difficult early-season schedules, there is a ray of hope for those with fantasy ties to the New York receivers. The Giants open in Week 13 with the most favorable possible matchup at Seattle and a positive home matchup with Cleveland. The Browns allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. The only negative is a Week 16 road matchup against a Baltimore team that ranks fifth overall in defensive DVOA including seventh against the pass (FootballOutsiders). Slayton’s 4.39 speed makes him a weekly big-play threat with veteran Sterling Shepard seeing a recent volume increase. Since recovering from turf toe, Shepard has seen 32 targets over the past four weeks with two WR2 finishes. It’s been a rough year for Giants wideouts, but things could improve during the fantasy playoff stretch.
8. Cleveland Browns
Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones
The Browns passing game will need to function without leading wide receiver Odell Beckham, who recently underwent surgery for a torn ACL. However, quarterback Baker Mayfield has actually been more efficient without Beckham in the lineup. Mayfield has averaged 30.1 more receiving yards, 0.2 more touchdowns, 2.5 more fantasy points, and 0.3 fewer interceptions in games Beckham has not played. Cleveland does have three road games, but they are against Tennessee, the Giants, and Jets, all of which rank in the bottom fourth of the league in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers. A Week 14 home matchup with Baltimore is a challenge, but overall this is a favorable playoff schedule, especially for Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins.
7. Los Angeles Rams
Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp
The Rams boast two elite wide receivers in a consolidated target share under the direction of an offensive mastermind in head coach Sean McVay. Both rank among the Top 20 wideouts in receptions, targets, and receiving yards. Quarterback Jared Goff inherits sensational matchups against the Jets and at Seattle during Weeks 15 & 16 respectively. The Seahawks are allowing 61.1 scheduled-adjusted fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, the most in the league by over 31 percent (4for4.com). A Week 13 matchup against Arizona is a minimal challenge, with a Week 14 home game against New England as the only moderate challenge on the slate. Fantasy owners are frustrated with Woods’ weekly volatility and Kupp’s lack of touchdown production, but better days are ahead during the critical playoff weeks.
6. Chicago Bears
Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller
A Chicago team that has struggled with offensive production throughout the season will get some relief with a top six fantasy playoff schedule. The Bears cold-weather home-field advantage will support their receivers against fellow NFC North foe Detroit and a weak Houston secondary. They have winnable road matchups at Minnesota and Jacksonville in Weeks 15 and 16. Allen Robinson continues to produce despite subpar quarterback play, ranking second in targets (77), sixth in receiving yards (631), and seventh in receptions (50). Explosive rookie Darnell Mooney has ascended to the second wide receiver role with 24 targets in Chicago’s last three games. Anthony Miller remains a reliable slot target as well. A favorable Week 13-16 wide receiver schedule makes for a potential sneaky fantasy production from an unlikely source.
5. Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman, Zach Pascal
While the calls for a quarterback change in Indianapolis continue to grow, Colts’ fans can take solace a wide receiver-friendly schedule during the fantasy playoffs. Indianapolis will see Houston twice, along with an average pass defense in Las Vegas, and a pass funnel Pittsburgh team. The Texans have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts, with the Steelers ranking ninth. The Colts biggest need is for one of these wide receivers to become a legitimate fantasy option. Hilton has struggled with injuries and poor performance and Pascal lacks big-play ability, leaving the rookie Pittman as the potential WR1. Is a change to backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett forthcoming? Regardless, the fantasy playoff schedule is ready to facilitate opportunities.
4. Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, Sammy Watkins
The Chiefs face three modest pass defenses with one fantastic matchup in Week 16. Kansas City hosts Denver in Week 13 having recently crushed the Broncos 43-16 at Mile High Stadium. A Week 14 visit to Miami will be their hardest hurdle, with a vastly improved pass defense under Miami head coach Brian Flores. Wide receivers Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, and Sammy Watkins should exploit the indoor setting at New Orleans in Week 15, with a smash spot at home against Atlanta in the fantasy championship. The Falcons are one of the NFL’s biggest pass funnels, ranking eighth in run defense DVOA and 27th in pass defense efficiency (Football Outsiders). There is no reason to overthink this superb receiving corps with quarterback Patrick Mahomes, head coach Andy Reid, and a favorable list of opponents.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Antonio Brown
Tampa Bay’s offense is now at full capacity with the arrival of former All-Pro wideout Antonio Brown. With Brown, Chris Godwin, and Mike Evans, the Buccaneers have the most talented trio of receivers in the league. Quarterback Tom Brady will have every opportunity to facilitate fantasy production during Weeks 13-16. Consecutive games against the secondary sieves of Minnesota and Atlanta will make life easy for fantasy owners. Even a Week 16 road game at Detroit shouldn’t provide much resistance. The only negative on Tampa Bay’s schedule is a Week 13 bye week. The biggest question for Tampa Bay receivers will be, can all three be fantasy relevant during this four-game stretch?
2. Cincinnati Bengals
Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, A.J. Green
Cincinnati has exceeded expectations this season, remaining competitive with most opponents over the first eight weeks. For those fantasy owners that are invested in the Bengals, there are some fabulous opportunities to make huge differences in Weeks 13-16. Their home games against Dallas and Pittsburgh provide ideal pass funnels. A Week 16 matchup at Houston should have one of the highest over/unders during the fantasy championship. Cincinnati‘s target share has been consolidated to Tyler Boyd and rookie Tee Higgins. Boyd ranks second among all wide receivers in red-zone targets (11), while Higgins has seven or more targets in each of Cincinnati’s last six games. Veteran A.J. Green is still relevant but has taken a lesser role. Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has been fantastic, ranking eighth in passing yards (2,272) and fifth in quarterback rushing touchdowns (3). High passing volume with an accurate and ascending quarterback is a great combination for the fantasy football playoff stretch drive.
1. Baltimore Ravens
Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, Dez Bryant
While many have been frustrated with the Baltimore offense, there is much reason for optimism during the fantasy playoffs. The Ravens have the easiest slate of passing defenses during Weeks 13-16. Baltimore has three home games against Dallas, Jacksonville, and the Giants. Even their road game is against the Browns, who rank 28th in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers. This certainly helps leading wideout Marquise Brown, who has disappointed all season. The addition of veteran Dez Bryant should also help open up the offense. With tight end Mark Andrews a major target as well, there are always limited opportunities for Baltimore receivers. However, there is no better scheduling opportunity for fantasy wide receiving scoring than the Ravens.