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2019 Fantasy Football Week 16 Starts and Sits

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Congratulations to everybody still in contention for your league’s Championship!

The pressure is on and hopefully, I can help you take home the trophy. 2019 Fantasy Football Week 16 Starts and Sits

And perhaps even more important, good luck to all of the people desperately hoping to avoid a last place finish.

2019 Fantasy Football Week 16 Starts and Sits

Starts

Cowboys Receivers vs. the Eagles

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Last week The Cowboys had a dominant get-right game against the Rams.

Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the only real passing production went through tight ends and running backs. I fully expect that to not be the case against a very soft Eagles secondary.

Cooper is, as always, the top option and will likely dominate the passing attack. But Jason Witten, Randall Cobb and Michael Gallup are all solid options in any scoring formats.

Devin Singletary vs. the Patriots

The Patriots weakness continues to be rushing defense. Josh Allen should face problems early and often in the passing game so the smart move here for the Bills is to run the ball.

The Patriots offense has looked more arthritic than athletic lately, which should lead to a solid game script.

I know that you know Joe Mixon just completely destroyed the defense, but even Giovanni Bernard averaged 5.4 yards per carry.

Devonta Freeman vs. the Jags

He hasn’t lived up to his potential, although it’s not entirely his fault.

But with the Falcons defense managing to hold the 49ers to only 22 points, the game shouldn’t get out of hand against a less than perfect Jaguars offense.

The Jags have given up a lot of production out of the backfield lately. Not surprising considering they are ranked 27th against the run by Pro Football Focus with a grade of just 63.3, versus an average of 72.7.

Adrian Peterson vs. the Giants

The future Hall of Famer has been a reliable option for the Redskins and fantasy players alike.

As long as the Giants don’t take a big lead he’ll have his 12-20 carries and the TD upside here is huge.

With Janoris Jenkins gone, the Redskins (specifically Scary Terry) will be able to more often than not sustain drives and put up points.

More Boom Than Bust

  • DeVante Parker vs. the BengalsAt this point, he’s almost chalk, but he has some serious WR1 upside facing the very agreeable matchup that is the Bengals secondary. However, being a Dolphin means he has a very low floor no matter who they play.
  • A.J. Brown vs. the Saints– He’s been on fire lately and the Saints have been great at stopping the run but are susceptible to big plays in the passing game
  • Darius Slayton vs. the Redskins- Josh Norman has given up the second-most TDs in coverage this season. And per PFF, as a whole the average passer rating given up in coverage by linebackers and DBs so far this season has been 91.5. Regardless of who’s playing QB, there will be big points scored by this passing attack.

Sits

Le’Veon Bell vs. the Steelers

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You probably wouldn’t be starting him in a championship game because you probably lost a lot of games with him as your top option.

Either way, the Steelers defense is extremely talented and will cause problems for the Jets all over the field.

Lev had his best rushing yardage as a Jet against the Ravens, but he might fall from fantasy grace this week.

Carlos Hyde vs. the Bucs

The shocking efficiency of the Bucs rushing defense came as a surprise to many this year.

But when you factor in their bad passing defense, high powered offense, and then mix in their run defense, it’s looking like a bad week for Carlos Hyde.

I’m not saying he’s going to be worthless, just don’t expect a big day.

John Brown vs. the Patriots

John Brown has been the picture of consistency so far this season. Despite his struggles in weeks 12-14 all other games, he’s played he has caught at least four passes with at least 50 yards receiving.

But now he plays the Patriots defense, and they may or may not be stealing signals again.

I’d leave Brown on the bench if there is a suitable alternative.

More Bust Than Boom

  • Emmanuel Sanders vs. the Rams- Jalen Ramsey is always a tough matchup. It’s also hard to bench somebody who has been so reliable all year despite changing teams. Just limit your expectations, because without a TD he might let you down.
  • Kenny Stills vs the Bucs- TD dependency is the name of the game here. In what is likely to be a high scoring shootout, he could have a huge day. But if Fuller and Hopkins score instead Stills will likely be in the WR5 range.
  • Curtis Samuel vs the ColtsSpeaking of TD dependency, Curtis Samuel probably should find his way to the bench this week. D.J. Moore will basically be left unchallenged by this soft secondary. And with talks of Will Grier making his first NFL start, this isn’t the week to expect two different fantasy-relevant receivers.
  • Kenny Golladay vs. the BroncosBust is a word I wouldn’t call accurate. But expect a lower ceiling than usual. The Broncos defense is very formidable and Golladay will likely be their focus.

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About Bobby Shepherd

Bobby has played fantasy football since he was first tall enough to reach a draft board. He eats sleeps and breathes stats and is always excited to share his findings.

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