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2018 Fantasy Football Week 16 Start-Sit

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Championship week is upon us. Congratulations to everyone that has made it this far and good luck in chasing that title.

Let’s get straight to business in this most important Fantasy week, but before we dive in to the starts and sits of the week, I want to thank everyone, on behalf of the Fantasy Six Pack team, for sticking with us throughout the season and coming to us for your Fantasy Football information. Thank you.

Alright let’s get to it.


2018 Fantasy Football Week 16 Start-Sit

Starts

Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals

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Four weeks ago Mayfield torched the Bengals for 258 yards, four touchdowns, and 26 Fantasy points. Now he gets to play them again. The Browns have gotten better while the Bengals have gotten worse. Baker is a streamable quarterback this week.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers vs New York Jets

Aaron Jones was injured in Week 15 and Jamaal Williams took over lead back duties. He totaled 97 yards and scored a touchdown for a nice Fantasy outing. Running back needy teams can look to Williams this week as he goes against the Jets.

Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers vs Baltimore Ravens

Williams may be going up against a tough defense, but his situation makes him a more valuable flex option than other wide receivers in a similar conversation. Williams is coming off of a three touchdown and 30+ point Fantasy day. He will continue to have opportunities in an excellent offense even if Keenan Allen returns, but if Allen sits the ceiling for Williams is a nice one to have in Fantasy championships.

Ian Thomas, TE, Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons

The Tight End landscape is ugly. Streamers may consider looking deeper now that Cam Newton is shut down for the rest of the year. But, Thomas is still a stream worthy tight end. Typically, new quarterbacks lean heavily on the tight end position; the Falcons are generous to opposing tight ends; and lets face it, there aren’t many other options. Tight end desperate teams may need to just throw the dart and hope Thomas hits.

Sits

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Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills

Brady has scored 15 or fewer points in 5 of his last 7 games. This includes a game against the Bills in which he scored only 12 Fantasy points. Owners should expect more of the same against a Bills defense that is at the top of the league in containing opposing Fantasy quarterbacks.

Matt Breida/Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, San Francisco 49ers vs Chicago Bears

Breida played through his foot injury but left the game early yet again because of the reaggravation of his injury. He managed to total 96 yards on 22 total touches before exiting the game. Owners might be optimistic about this usage but Breida is always a risk to leave a game early. And if he cannot go this week, do not be too quick to rely on Wilson, as this is a tough match-up against a Bears defense that is stingy against the run.

Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings

Golladay has been disappointing since Detroit’s bye week. He put together a nice game last week with 146 receiving yards. But, now he is a little banged up (owners should monitor his injury status) and he goes up against stud cornerback Xavier Rhodes and a tough Vikings’ defense. Last time these two teams played, in Week 9, Golladay only had 46 receiving yards. Look elsewhere if you can afford to.

Vance McDonald, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers vs New Orleans Saints

Now with eight games in a row with less than 50 receiving yards, McDonald has been very touchdown dependent. The Saints allow the sixth fewest Fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Stream someone else this week.


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About Alex Hamrick

Alex is an avid fantasy football enthusiast and writer for Fantasy Six Pack. With a background in quantitative methods and analysis, Alex enjoys using statistics and data analytics to develop detailed fantasy football analysis. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AlexBHamrick

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