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Best, worst fantasy playoff matchups for 2016

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When it comes to the fantasy season, finding the right playoff matchups can be the difference between an early exit from the big dance and finishing as a championship. While we're WAY far away from the fantasy playoffs (Weeks 14, 15 and 16 in standard leagues), it's worth keeping in mind which players might have an easier slate of games when it's win or go home. This will be a list to bookmark for when you start planning for fantasy drafts later this summer/fall.

So with the 2016 NFL schedule officially released, we put together the playoff FPA (fantasy points against) average for each position on each team based on their opponents during the fantasy playoffs. It's all broken down below by conference. We'll add some analysis in the coming days, too, so stay tuned.

NFC


Chicago Bears
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at DET, vs GB, vs WAS
QB FPA: 17.68
RB FPA: 18.49
WR FPA: 22.51
TE FPA: 8.05


Detroit Lions
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs CHI, at NYG, at DAL
QB FPA: 17.96
RB FPA: 18.8
WR FPA: 23.76
TE FPA: 7.89


Green Bay Packers
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs SEA, at CHI, vs MIN
QB FPA: 17.27
RB FPA: 18.59
WR FPA: 22.52
TE FPA: 7.94


Minnesota Vikings
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at JAC, vs. IND, at GB
QB FPA: 17.13
RB FPA: 17.56
WR FPA: 21.94
TE FPA: 8.11


Dallas Cowboys
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at NYG, vs TB, vs DET
QB FPA: 17.44
RB FPA: 18.74
WR FPA: 22.11
TE FPA: 8.03


New York Giants
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs DAL, vs DET, at PHI
QB FPA: 17.88
RB FPA: 18.65
WR FPA: 23.17
TE FPA: 8.07


Philadelphia Eagles
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs WAS, at BAL, vs NYG
QB FPA: 17.37
RB FPA: 18.36
WR FPA: 23.66
TE FPA: 7.61


Washington Redskins
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at PHI, vs CAR, at CHI
QB FPA: 17.19
RB FPA: 18.36
WR FPA: 22.29
TE FPA: 8.18


Arizona Cardinals
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at MIA, vs NO, at SEA
QB FPA: 16.41
RB FPA: 17.78
WR FPA: 21.93
TE FPA: 7.7


Los Angeles Rams
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs ATL, at SEA, vs SF
QB FPA: 16.61
RB FPA: 18.14
WR FPA: 21.65
TE FPA: 7.85


San Francisco 49ers
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs NYJ, at ATL, at LA
QB FPA: 16.6
RB FPA: 17.88
WR FPA: 22.41
TE FPA: 7.79


Seattle Seahawks
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at GB, vs LA, vs ARI
QB FPA: 16.83
RB FPA: 18.18
WR FPA: 21.9
TE FPA: 8.03


Atlanta Falcons
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at LA, vs SF, at CAR
QB FPA: 16.55
RB FPA: 17.99
WR FPA: 21.34
TE FPA: 8.11


Carolina Panthers
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs SD, at WAS, vs ATL
QB FPA: 17.1
RB FPA: 18.2
WR FPA: 22.53
TE FPA: 8.02


New Orleans Saints
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at TB, at ARI, vs TB
QB FPA: 16.44
RB FPA: 18.62
WR FPA: 20.69
TE FPA: 8.15


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs NO, at DAL, at NO
QB FPA: 16.79
RB FPA: 18.44
WR FPA: 21.77
TE FPA: 8.18

AFC


Baltimore Ravens
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at NE, vs PHI, at PIT
QB FPA: 16.78
RB FPA: 17.74
WR FPA: 23.17
TE FPA: 7.31


Cincinnati Bengals
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at CLE, vs PIT, at HOU
QB FPA: 17.12
RB FPA: 17.76
WR FPA: 23.65
TE FPA: 7.45


Cleveland Browns
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs CIN, at BUF, vs SD
QB FPA: 16.95
RB FPA: 17.62
WR FPA: 23.08
TE FPA: 7.58


Pittsburgh Steelers
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at BUF, at CIN, vs BAL
QB FPA: 17.13
RB FPA: 17.61
WR FPA: 23.85
TE FPA: 7.37


Buffalo Bills
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs PIT, vs CLE, vs MIA
QB FPA: 16.97
RB FPA: 17.33
WR FPA: 23.97
TE FPA: 7.12


Miami Dolphins
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs ARI, at NYJ, at BUF
QB FPA: 16.41
RB FPA: 17.66
WR FPA: 22.81
TE FPA: 7.38


New England Patriots
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs BAL, at DEN, vs NYJ
QB FPA: 16.92
RB FPA: 17.90
WR FPA: 23.27
TE FPA: 7.62


New York Jets
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at SF, vs MIA, at NE
QB FPA: 16.26
RB FPA: 17.04
WR FPA: 22.13
TE FPA: 7.36


Denver Broncos
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at JAC, vs NE, at KC
QB FPA: 16.56
RB FPA: 17.48
WR FPA: 22.90
TE FPA: 7.88


Kansas City Chiefs
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs OAK, vs TEN, vs DEN
QB FPA: 16.83
RB FPA: 18.19
WR FPA: 21.88
TE FPA: 8.01


Oakland Raiders
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at KC, at SD, vs IND
QB FPA: 16.91
RB FPA: 17.71
WR FPA: 21.57
TE FPA: 8.31


San Diego Chargers
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at CAR, vs OAK, at CLE
QB FPA: 16.87
RB FPA: 18.01
WR FPA: 22.41
TE FPA: 7.88


Houston Texans
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): at IND, vs JAC, vs CIN
QB FPA: 17.09
RB FPA: 17.25
WR FPA: 22.77
TE FPA: 7.76


Indianapolis Colts
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs HOU, at MIN, at OAK
QB FPA: 17.05
RB FPA: 18.05
WR FPA: 22.04
TE FPA: 8.07


Jacksonville Jaguars
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs MIN, at HOU, vs TEN
QB FPA: 17.19
RB FPA: 18.22
WR FPA: 22.08
TE FPA: 8.12


Tennessee Titans
Opponents (Wk 14, Wk 15, Wk 16): vs DEN, at KC, at JAC
QB FPA: 16.87
RB FPA: 17.79
WR FPA: 21.77
TE FPA: 8.23

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