Bobby Sylvester’s 2019 Conference Championship Rankings (Fantasy Football)
We’ve arrived to the conference championship week with the winners advancing to the Super Bowl. If you are still alive in your playoff competitions, good luck to you and I’m hoping to be able to make your toughest decisions a little easier. If you aren’t reading it until Saturday or Sunday, then is yes, the rankings are up to date. In fact, I’ll continue to update it every few hours for you all. As always, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @bobbyfantasypro. Before we dive into the rankings, let me tell you about my general thoughts on both games.
Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs
The Titans are so difficult to project because since Ryan Tannehill took over, the team has been so different than before that you almost have to throw the first half of the season out altogether. Since that point, the Titans have the better offense between the two teams in this game. Tannehill is the most efficient passer in football and Derrick Henry has over 1,200 rushing yards in the last 8 games. Not only that, but Kansas City has struggled versus the run for most of the season including when the Titans came into Kansas City two months ago and beat them on Henry’s back. With that said, there has been no defense in the NFL hotter than Kansas City’s, especially through the air. You’d have to think that if Kansas City gets out to a lead, the Titans’ identity will fall apart and they’ll struggle a bit through the air. Regardless, these two teams may be closer than the 7.5 point spread indicates.
Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers
Likewise, this game has a 7.5 point spread and I’d argue that this one is even closer in reality. Again, like the game above, these two teams met just two months but when they did, both teams looked substantially different than they do today. San Fran was thought to have the best defense in football. From that point on, they’ve been among the league’s worst defensively. Green Bay, meanwhile, went from a bottom-tier defense to one of the top five since their butt whoopin in San Francisco. In fact, they haven’t lost since. Their running games are about the same, Green Bay’s defense has been much better and one team just so happens to have one of the best QBs do ever play the game. Don’t be surprised if Green Bay wins this one outright.