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Fantasy football: top performers during pivotal postseason weeks

Rams RB Todd Gurley and Saints WR Michael Thomas are among the top contributors in both Weeks 14 and 15.

Todd Gurley scored the most fantasy points over

Todd Gurley scored the most fantasy points over the past two weeks combined. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Steve Dykes

Week 16 represents the beginning of the end for most fantasy football leagues.

While some champions are determined by a single-week final, others combine Weeks 16 and 17 as their championship matchup. Regardless, only a few teams are left standing this year.

The cream of the crop aren’t likely to change too much at this stage, but there’s a good chance several finalists reached this point thanks to the contributions of a select group of players. Here’s a look at those at each position who stood out most in both Weeks 14 and 15.

QB: Ben Roethlisberger

The Steelers’ star was the top QB scorer in Week 14 and followed with a respectable 18.2 points, continuing his late-season surge.

Honorable mentions: Blake Bortles (Jaguars), Case Keenum (Vikings)

RB: Todd Gurley

The two-week cumulative top scorer was incredible, particularly in Week 15 with his four touchdowns and 180 scrimmage yards. The Rams RB is the likely fantasy football MVP.

Honorable mentions: Kareem Hunt (Chiefs), Le’Veon Bell (Steelers)

WR: Michael Thomas

A top-four PPR scorer at his position each of the last two weeks, the Saints receiver is producing better than ever at the best time for fantasy managers.

Honorable mentions: DeAndre Hopkins (Texans), Keelan Cole (Jaguars)

TE: Eric Ebron

While some elite TEs were monsters in Week 15, they offered no value the week earlier. Under-the-radar Ebron (Lions), meanwhile, posted 17.4 and 14.4 PPR points in consecutive weeks.

Honorable mentions: Garrett Celek (49ers), Travis Kelce (Chiefs)

D/ST: Chiefs

Kansas City was a top-four defense each of the past two weeks, rewarding gutsy owners who overlooked a Week 13 drubbing against the Jets.

Honorable mentions: Panthers, Lions

K: Robbie Gould

The 49ers kicker is, for all intents and purposes, the team’s entire offense at this point. Gould topped his position in Week 15 and was second a week earlier.

Honorable mention: Harrison Butker (Chiefs), Jake Elliott (Eagles)


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