With our fearless leader Zach out of the country, I will be taking over this column for the week. So while I won’t be including stats from previous weeks, I’ll do my best to get your squad geared up for the fantasy football championship.

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If you’re reading this and it matters to you, congratulations. If not, there’s always next year (or Daily Fantasy, not that I would ever encourage such a thing). Let’s get to it.

Week 16 Start/Sit


Quarterbacks: Derek Carr (OAK) vs. SD, Blake Bortles (JAX) @ NO, Matthew Stafford (DET) vs. SF
Sleeper(s): Ryan Tannehill (MIA) vs. IND, Teddy Bridgewater vs. NYG
Super-duper-mega sleeper: Matt Flynn (NO) vs. JAX

Running backs: Denard Robinson (JAX) @ NO, Karlos Williams (BUF) vs. DAL, James White (NE) @ NYJ
Sleeper(s): Bilal Powell (NYJ) vs. NE, Cameron Artis-Payne (CAR) @ ATL
Super-duper-mega sleeper: Christine Michael (SEA) vs. STL

Wide Receivers: Michael Crabtree (OAK) vs. SD, DeSean Jackson (WAS) @ PHI, Allen Hurns (JAX) @ NO
Sleeper(s): Markus Wheaton (PIT) @ BAL, Reuben Randle (NYG) @ MIN
Super-duper-mega sleeper: Jared Abbrederis (GB) @ ARI

Tight Ends: Will Tye (NYG) @ MIN, Gary Barnidge (CLE) @ KC, Jordan Reed (WAS) @ PHI
Sleeper: Zach Miller (CHI) @ TB

Kickers: Robbie Gould (CHI) @ TB, Cairo Santos (KC) vs. CLE, Blair Walsh (MIN) vs. NYG
Sleeper: Josh Myers (JAX) @ NO

Defenses/Special Teams: Kansas City D/ST vs. Cle, Denver D/ST vs. CIN, Buffalo D/St vs. DAL
Sleeper(s): Minnesota D/ST vs. NYG, Detroit D/ST vs. SF


Quarterbacks: Matt Ryan (ATL) vs. CAR, Eli Manning (NYG) @ MIN, Brock Osweiler (DEN) vs. CIN
Bust Alert: Aaron Rodgers (GB) @ ARI

Running backs: Todd Gurley (STL) @ SEA, Chris Ivory (NYJ) vs. NE, Eddie Lacy (GB) @ ARI
Bust Alert: Matt Forte (CHI) @ TB

Wide Receivers: Brandon LaFell (NE) vs. NYJ, Tavon Austin (STL) @ SEA, Davante Adams (GB) @ ARI
Bust Alert: Julio Jones (ATL) vs. CAR

Tight Ends: Heath Miller (PIT) @ BAL, Jason Witten (DAL) @ BUF, Coby Fleener (IND) @ MIA
Bust Alert: Delanie Walker (TEN) vs. HOU

Kickers: Justin Tucker (BAL) vs. PIT, Phil Dawson (SF) @ DET, Travis Coons (CLE) @ KC
Bust Alert: Brandon McManus (DEN) vs. CIN

Defenses/Special Teams: Green Bay D/ST @ ARI, Arizona D/ST vs. GB, New York Jets D/ST vs. NE
Bust Alert: New England D/ST @ NYJ

Week 16 Predictions

San Diego Chargers 20, Oakland Raiders 27 (Raiders -5.5)
Washington Redskins 23, Philadelphia Eagles 24 (Eagles -3)
Chicago Bears 20, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 (Buccaneers -3)
Carolina Panthers 31, Atlanta Falcons 20 (Panthers -7)
Dallas Cowboys 16, Buffalo Bills 24 (Bills -6)
San Francisco 49ers 17, Detroit Lions 30 (Lions -9.5)
Cleveland Browns 20, Kansas City Chiefs 30 (Chiefs -11)
Indianapolis Colts 20, Miami Dolphins 23 (Dolphins -2.5)
New England Patriots 27, New York Jets 23 (Patriots -3)
Houston Texans 20, Tennessee Titans 16 (Texans +4.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers 38, Baltimore Ravens 17 (Pittsburgh -10)
Jacksonville Jaguars 34, New Orleans Saints 27 (Jaguars +3.5)
Green Bay Packers 27, Arizona Cardinals 30 (Cardinals -4.5)
St. Louis Rams 13, Seattle Seahawks 30 (Seahawks -13.5)
New York Giants 20, Minnesota Vikings 27 (Vikings -5.5)
Cincinnati Bengals 17, Denver Broncos 23 (Broncos -3.5)

Sources: Yahoo! Fantasy, vegasinsider, NFL

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