If you haven’t heard of Mike Boone before this week, that’s understandable. But with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison hurt, Boone is able to be a 16-bed week on Monday night football with fantasy football tournaments on the line. Of course, there are other sleepers – and you certainly wouldn’t want to play busts – but it would take some guts to play Boone. As usual, though, it’s all about the matchup and the opportunities, so other injury supplements like Breshad Perriman and O.J. Howard are listed below.
Receivers Justin Watson and Keelan Cole benefit from increased opportunities thanks to injuries to Mike Evans / Chris Godwin and DJ Chark respectively, but players do not necessarily need injuries to shine. Tarik Cohen, for example, has a favorable matchup and could have the game script turned in his favor.
WEEK 16 RATING NO PRESENCE:
Quarterback | Running back Wide receiver Tight end D / ST | Kicker
We have drastically different types of QBs as sleepers. You could get old Philip Rivers, freshman Drew Lock, or formerly struggling Andy Dalton in favorable matchups if you are looking for a quarterback stream this week. D / ST beds and at least two of our TEs are also available on the waiver wire.
If you read part of our article in our 15 layers week, we really, really, really hope it was the Perriman section. Three touchdowns were even better than we could have dreamed. If you followed Ryan Tannehill’s advice, that wasn’t too bad. Sony Michel has had a good summer, as has Jared Goff (after all). Even Chris Conley found the finish line twice and A.J. Brown was the waiting dog.
Patrick Laird didn’t work as well, but at least he had some touches. Peyton Barber was as pedestrian as usual. And the tight end wasn’t great, as Ian Thomas was disappointed and David Njoku was surprisingly inactive.
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Week 16 Imagination Stairs: Running Back
Taih Cohen, Bears vs. Chiefs (Billy Heyen). Cohen will be plenty in the field as the Bears are likely involved in a passing shot coming from eight players and can take advantage of Kansas City’s poor defense at times.
Adrian Peterson, Redskins vs. Giants (Vinnie Iyer). He seems to get the ball all day, and the Giants can’t offer much resistance against him all the way through the red zone.
Mike Boone, Vikings vs. Packers (Matt Lutovsky). One has to start from the RB on Monday for the Vikings and with Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Alexander Mattison (nerves) hitting up, it could be Boone, who ran for 56 yards and a score on 13 carries relief from Cook last week. The Packers allow the seventh most fantastic point in RBs, so this is a potential fantasy point for Boone.
Seminar 16 Degrees PPR: Running Back Wide Receiver | Tight end
Week 16 Fantasy Football Tables: Quadruple
Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Raiders (Heyen). The Raiders continue to have one of the league’s worst defenses and the rivers have a number of weapons to work with. The possession passes to Keenan Allen, seams to Hunter Henry, balls to Mike Williams and screens to Austin Ekeler have to be added in a solid day.
Andy Dalton, Bengals @ Dolphins (Iyer). He’ll have to put up some numbers with Fitzmagic with his receivers having all the good matchups, and there’s no worries about the weather here.
Drew Lock, Broncos vs. Lions (Lutovsky). The Lions have allowed three or more TDs in six of their last nine games, and Lock threw for 443 yards and five TDs in his first two (non-snowed) starts. Take advantage of the Lions’ defense collapse if you are in a QB commitment.
WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:
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Week 16 Fantasy Football Tables: Wide Receivers
Justin Watson, Buccaneers vs. Texans (Heyen). Breshad Perriman will get his own, but as long as Chris Godwin is out, Watson will have to see eight goals and produce.
Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers vs. Texans (Iyer). He gets to another potential point of waste at home to be Jameis Winston’s most reliable target.
Keelan Cole, Jaguars @ Falcons (Lutovsky). Chris Conley took over the TDs last week, but Cole was leading the team in yards (76). Given the ability of the big game, it’s just as likely to produce Conley or Dede Westbrook in this favorable matchup (as long as DJ Chark is out).
Week 16 Fantasy Football Tables: Tight Edges
Jacob Hollister, Seahawks vs. Cardinals (Heyen). Yes, this is a poor (but delicious) fruit. Hollister would have to play in every league possibly with a defense that allowed over 800 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.
Noah Fad, the Bronx against the Lions (Iyer). He can make multiple big plays against a defensive tackle with no safety or to throw him out.
O.J. Howard, Buccaneers vs. Texans (Lutovsky). Yes, another Buc. Howard led the team in goals (8) last week, and Houston leaves the sixth most fantastic spot in the TE. The pigtails throw almost 40 times per game, so there will be plenty of goals to pass.
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Week 16 Imagination Stairs: Protections
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Raiders (Heyen). Derek Carr was so bad against the Jaguars that he was dropped from the field at the Raiders’ final home in Oakland. The Chargers have a pretty talented defense to keep Carr racing.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Panthers (Iyer). Always use defenses against QBs that make their NFL debut, especially when those defenses are at home.
Denver Broncos @ Lions (Lutovsky). In the last four games, Detroit has allowed 15 tackles and an average of 15 offensive points per game. Denver has 10 bags and seven dishes in the meantime. With this game in Denver, you expect many turnovers.