Well you did. If you are reading this article it is possible for one of two reasons: You are in your championship fantasy championship or you are in the race to avoid getting dead last. And frankly, if it’s the latter, you shouldn’t be entitled to receive resignation cables in my opinion. Even in the Toilet Bowl, the best free agents should be available in the final two teams playing for a title. But for each their own. I can’t make the rules for all leagues. This week’s FAAB track of week 16 may seem a bit short, but I think it’s important to talk about players who could really help win week 16 and top the championship.
Obviously, there are no more blankets and handcuffs to target. It’s win-or-go-home, and if you’ve made it that far, you probably have a really solid team that you’re comfortable starting. But if you want to pull one guy to prevent your opponent from getting it, or if you really need an RB2 or WR3 / FLEX game, then these are some players you should target. At this point, you need to get all the FAAB you have left to get your formula.
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Week 16 Fantasy Football FAAB Goals: Quarterback
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins (vs. Bengals): In the deeper forms you can see Fitzmagic. It is about 15 percent owned by ESPN Leagues and 25 percent owned by Yahoo Leagues. It is quite in terms of production, but has been paying attention to the wind. This is somewhat reckless, but it has a ton of upside. He gets a good matchup next week against the Bengals. It is easy to defend the defense and maybe the Bengals can put some points in place and keep the game competitive. After all, the Dolphins defense is terrible and Joe Mixon could run all over them. If Fitz is not available in the deeper leagues, then you might be able to throw the dice at Drew Lock, who is at home against Detroit. Hopefully you’re not that desperate in the championship matchup.
Other QB Units for Flow Test: Drew Lock (vs. Lions), Andy Dalton (@ Dolphins), Gardner Minshew (@ Falcons), Mitchell Trubisky (vs. Chiefs)
WEEK 16 RATING NO PRESENCE:
Quarterback | Running back Wide receiver Tight end D / ST | Kicker
Week 16 Fantasy Football FAAB Goals: RB
Alexander Mattison / Mike Boone, Vikings (vs. Packers): The injury to Dalvin Cook’s shoulder has caused many rumors to the owners. However, if Mattison (ankle) is active next week and Cook is out, then Mattison is a top-24 running back. It’s a FLEX game at worst. But Mattison lost this game last Sunday and when Mike came out, Mike Boone did a decent job (56 yards on 13 carries) while finding the finish line twice. Obviously, you may not feel great about starting Boone, but if Mattison is active and Cook is not, Mattison is an excellent value that can be resigned.
Boston Scott, Eagles (vs. Cowboys): Scott apparently won the confidence of the Philadelphia coaching staff for being proud of PPR last week. Of course, he only earned 13.5 PPR points, but had seven catches and now has 13 in his last two fights. Miles Sanders stole the show on Sunday with his great performance and may have overshadowed Scott’s performance. But with a crucial split in Week 16 against the Cowboys, I expect Scott to be in the last two weeks where he could record five to seven catches while Jordan Howard stays out.
Patrick Laird, Dolphins (vs. Bengals): Laird was a little sly last week as he posted only 7.4 PPR points, but he doesn’t ignore a total of 47 touchdowns in his last three games. He has PPR up, especially in a matchup against the Bengals next week. It only has one touchdown for the season, but it starts at least from Myles Gaskin, who had 11 touchdowns last week. Laird and Gaskin are marginally FLEX playing next week, with Laird a little better because he is starting.
Week 16 Fantasy Football FAAB Goals: WR
Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers (vs. Texans): Similar to Alexander Mattison, Perriman has really seen his rise in recent weeks because of injuries to Mike Evans (hamstring) and, more recently, Chris Godwin (hamstring). Perriman has three consecutive games with six goals and has four touchdowns in his last two games, including a three-TD performance in Week 15. This is probably what the Ravens expected when they drafted him in the first round a few years back, but ultimately stands out. a happy attack like Tampa Bay’s. At the moment, it looks like Godwin could be inactive for Week 16. If he’s out, then Perriman could be in line for a healthy dose of goals and oddly enough, could be a key for the league team. your. If you miss Perriman, then Justin Watson is another player worth watching especially if Scotty Miller (hamstring) is also out for the Bucs. Both Perriman and Watson could be on high in Week 16 with O.J. Howard and possibly Cameron Brate.
Antonis Miller, Bears (vs. Heads): Miller is shockingly available in three quarters of the Yahoo and ESPN championships with 52 goals in his last five games. He has made the resignation column many times in recent weeks, but few people have pulled the trigger. If you missed Chris Godwin and need another WR, your best choices are Perriman and Miller. Miller has caught 33 catches in his last five games with healthy yardage, and found the end zone in back-to-back games. The Bears play Chiefs next week, so the Bears will have to throw a lot and Miller will join.
Danny Amendola, Lions (@ Broncos): In season championships, Amendola has not received much love lately because production was down. However, he has taken a look at David Blough, especially with Marvin Jones Jr. out. In weeks 13 and 14, Amendola had eight goals in each game. He just didn’t do much with them. However, last week at 13 targets, it caught eight passes for more than 100 receiving yards. The Lions get a tough matchup next week on the road in Denver and both are better additions, but Amendola could be worth a PPR add-in for next week in a tough matchup.
Greg Ward Jr., Eagles (vs. Cowboys): If you don’t like Amendola, then you might look at the Eagles pass catchers. Ward came in strong late in Week 14 against the Giants and ran into Week 15 against the Redskins. For the second straight week, Ward saw nine goals, seven of which he caught for 61 yards and a touchdown. As mentioned earlier, the Eagles have a huge game in Week 16, and Ward could be a solid player again in deeper leagues. It is clear that Carson Wentz is not afraid to target him and Ward could be a solid PPR player, especially if Nelson Agholor (knee) stays out.
Other WRs to stream: Chris Conley / Keelan Cole, Jaguars (@ Falcons), Russell Gage, Falcons (vs. Jaguars), Tim Patrick, Broncos (vs. Lions), Alex Erickson, Bengals
Seminar 16 Degrees PPR: Running Back Wide Receiver | Tight end
Week 16 FAAB Fantasy Football Goals: Tight end
O.J. Howard, Buccaneers (vs. Texans): I know it wasn’t great this year. But you almost have to consider next week by default, right? Without Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller (if any), the Bucs are left with traps. Howard had eight goals in his last game and could see a similar workload this weekend against the Texans. Don’t even sleep on Cameron Brate. Brate and Jameis Winston have well-documented chemistry on the court, but Howard could get about 65-75 receiving yards.
Other in-stream TEs: Jonnu Smith (vs. Saints), Noah Fant (vs. Lions), Darren Fells / Jordan Akins (@Buccaneers)
Week 16 Fantasy Football FAAB Goals: D / ST
Bunch of Cucumbers: I’ve loved the Buccaneers D / ST quite a lot in recent weeks especially at DFS. Tampa Bay has quietly turned its defense around and investment plans are finally working out. In their last four games, the Bucs have returned a total of 59 fantasy points with at least 16 points in three of their last four games. Over that time they have forced 10 turnovers, recorded 14 sacks and recorded three touchdowns. D / ST touchdowns are incredibly difficult to predict, but Bucs defense hits all the reels. They get a tough matchup with the Texans next week, but it’s a Pirate Ship home game and I’m not going to sleep in Tampa. They could really give Deshaun Watson a fit on Saturday and have shown a lot of upside recently.
Kansas City Managers: The Bucs-like Chiefs have returned a steady fantasy value to the D / ST position. Sure, they lost Alex Okafor, but they claimed Terrell Suggs withdrew from the discharge and had a friendly match against the bears at Soldier Field. The Chiefs returned double-hearted fantasy points in three games, but did so in the old fashioned way, allowing just 28 points in their last three games. They haven’t put out fancy numbers like the Bucs, but they are solid. Mitchell Trubisky is prone to forced passes and could be in a bit of trouble this week with the Kansas City coming into town.
Denver Broncos: The Broncos get a friendly home matchup against the Lions on Sunday. Over the last three games, the Broncos have had three sacks in each competition with six forced rounds during that time. What killed the Broncos were points and yards allowed. This is limited upwards slightly. Since David Blough’s magnificent Thanksgiving quarter, he has thrown five touchdowns and only one touchdown. I can’t imagine he’ll enjoy his first trip to Denver.
Other D / STs to stream: Seahawks (vs. Cardinals), Redskins (vs. Giants), Colts (vs. Panthers)