Fantasy Football: 5 Players With Difficult Playoff Schedules

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins could be in for a rough December. Who are some of the other players dealing with difficult late-season matchups?

One of the more overlooked aspects of drafting in fantasy football is a player's schedule during the fantasy playoffs. We're so consumed by who to draft based on a season-long outlook that we forget to look at the early-season and (especially) playoff schedule, which usually runs from Week 14 through Week 16.

The season is long, and fantasy football rosters change with trades, injuries, and countless other factors, so your team in Week 1 may differ greatly by season's end. And pinpointing which defenses really will dominate or struggle all season is never an exact science, but that doesn't mean studying up on schedules is a useless exercise.

I previously covered players with favorable playoff schedules -- now I'll focus on those with nightmare matchups during the most important stretch of the season.

Here are five players who, as of now, have scary late-season games.