Tony Pollard, Henry Ruggs and more surprise playoff hero picks from our NFL beat writers

Every week, we’ll bring you on-the-ground knowledge from our The Athletic NFL writers in the beat writer fantasy roundtable. Each beat writer gets a question specifically tailored to their team, covering a point central to the fantasy football discussion happening that week.

This week: Week 14 marks the start of the fantasy football playoffs in most leagues. Let’s say the Ghost of Fantasy Football Future visits you in a dream this week, and tells you that someone on the team you cover became a surprise fantasy playoff hero. Who is it, and why?

NFC North

Chicago Bears: I probably suggested Cole Kmet in this space a few times this season, and certainly during training camp, but we’ve minimally made it — it’s Kmet Time in Chicago. He’s barely rostered in Yahoo! fantasy leagues coming off his second career touchdown and a career game with five catches. Kmet has more than taken over Jimmy Graham as the team’s top…

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