One of the most crucial parts of playing fantasy football is playing the match ups. Now some players are considered match up proof. You aren’t going to sit Tom Brady, Le’Veon Bell or Antonio Brown. Below are some week 16 fantasy football starts and sits to help you to win your week 16 match up.
Week 16 Fantasy Football Starts and Sits
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum has been one of the best quarterbacks in fantasy football over the last several weeks. He has scored over 17 fantasy points in seven straight games. In week 16 he is going up against the Green Bay Packers who are giving up the seventh most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. They have given up 17 plus fantasy points in three straight games.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has been one of the best signal callers in fantasy football over the last few weeks. Bortles is averaging around 20 fantasy points per game over the last four games. In week 16 he is going up against the San Francisco 49ers who are giving up the third most fantasy points to quarterback so far this season. With a solid match up Bortles should continue to produce solid fantasy points in the fantasy championships.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is coming off his best game of the season last week. He finished with 135 total yards and a touchdown. McCaffery is averaging around 10 fantasy points per game this season. In week 16 he has another solid match up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are giving up the fourth most fantasy points to running backs this season. Look for McCaffery to post solid RB2 numbers this week.
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis has been a reliable RB2 over the last few weeks in fantasy. He has scored over 12 fantasy points in the last six games and is coming off an impressive week 15 performance. With Rex Burkhead going down with injury Lewis will see more targets and touches. On Sunday he is going up against the Buffalo Bills who have given up the most fantasy points to running backs this season.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been one of the best wide receivers in fantasy football over the last seven weeks. He has averaged 12 fantasy points per game in his last seven contests. In weeks 16 Jeffrey faces against the Oakland Raiders who have been a decent match up for receivers this season. Jeffrey is a solid WR2 with high upside in a decent matchup.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods looked solid on his first game back from his shoulder injury last week. He found the end zone and scored a total of 11 fantasy points. Before getting injured Woods was averaging 10 fantasy points per contest since week nine. Woods has another favorable match up this week against the Tennessee Titans who have struggled throughout the season. The Titans are currently giving up the 10th most fantasy points to receivers this season.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has been one of the most consistent tight ends in fantasy over the last few weeks. He has scored five touchdowns in the last four games. Rudolph is averaging 11 fantasy points per game over his last three games. He is currently ranked as the sixth best tight end in fantasy. He has the potential to continue that against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. The Packers have been a decent match up for tight ends this season and Rudolph should continue to produce.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram has been one of the best tight ends in fantasy this season. The rookie is currently averaging 10 fantasy points over his last three games, including a 10-point performance against the Eagles last week. In week 16 he has another solid matchup against the Arizona Cardinals and could be in line for another big game.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been one of the biggest busts in fantasy football so far this season. He is currently ranked as the 16th best quarterback in fantasy, averaging a mere 14 points per game. Ryan is going up against the New Orleans Saints this weekend. The Saints held Ryan to under seven fantasy points two weeks ago. While most fantasy owners might not be able to sit Ryan he is a risky play in most leagues’ championship game.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is coming off his best game in several weeks, totaling 18 fantasy points against the San Francisco 49ers. Besides last week Mariota has failed to score over 18 fantasy points just once since week 10. This week in the fantasy championship he is a risky play against the Los Angeles Rams who shut down Russell Wilson last week to the tune of only 11 fantasy points.
San Francisco 49ers running backs Carlos Hyde has been a good RB2 for fantasy owners this season. He has averaged 10 points per game throughout the season, yet only has six games of 10 or more fantasy points. Hyde also has six games of six or less fantasy points. However last week he struggled and only scored a total of four. Hyde has another tough match up in week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags are currently giving up the eighth fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. Hyde could be in for another down performance on Sunday.
Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine has been a decent flex play averaging six fantasy points per game over the last three. But he has a difficult match up against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have been one of the best defenses against the run this season, giving up the seventh fewest fantasy points to running backs.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had a solid start to last week’s game against the Colts when he had 69 yards in the first half. Then his quarterback went down and he didn’t have another catch the rest of the game. He now has totaled only 10 fantasy points in three games. He has a difficult match up against the Washington Redskins and will most likely be shadowed by Josh Norman. He is a risky play this week.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has been one of the biggest boom or bust players in fantasy football in 2017. He has been very match up dependent this season. Hilton has four games of 11 or more fantasy points and 10 games of five or fewer points. In week 16 he is going up against the the Baltimore Ravens who have been tough on receivers this season. They are giving up the third fewest fantasy to the position.
Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook is coming off a disappointing week 15. He totaled only one and a half fantasy points. He has scored over three fantasy points only once in the last five games. In week 16 he is going up against a Philadelphia Eagles team who hasn’t given up much to tight ends this season.
Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle has been a solid match up play for fantasy owners. He is currently averaging around five fantasy points per game this season. In week 16 he has a tough match up against the Baltimore Ravens who have one of the best defenses in the NFL.