Start/Sit: Week 16
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Start: Daniel Jones vs Minnesota
Danny Dimes has quietly been a top 15 fantasy QB 4 times in the past 6 weeks, and he may be a bold start for those in the heat of fantasy playoffs. Danny Dimes has been fairly efficient with his time as the QB under Brian Daboll, and could be in for a great outing in a favorable matchup against Minnesota. There is a lot of risk that comes with Danny Dimes, but recent production and a favorable matchup make the potential rewards well worth it.
Sit: Jared Goff vs Carolina
Goff is a tempting start with his recent performances, but it may be a risky start against Carolina. Goff has been very protective with the ball, not having a turnover in the past 6 games. Goff typically has a high floor but the ceiling may be limited against a good defense in Carolina. Carolina is ranked 14th against fantasy QBs and could pose a threat against the red hot Lions. Goff has been successful this season, but he could be in for an underwhelming performance against the underrated Panthers defense.
Start: Raheem Mostert vs Green Bay
Mostert had a great outing in Week 15, and could see that continue into Week 16. Jeff Wilson is still questionable for the game against Green Bay, which means another bigger role for Mostert is on the way. Mostert is facing a Packers defense that is ranked 26th against fantasy backs over the last 5 weeks, and Mostert is coming off of a performance where he ran the ball 17 times for 136 yards. Mostert has a lot of upside in Week 16, which could be a big need for the fantasy playoffs.
Sit: Brian Robinson Jr vs San Francisco
Brian Robinson has been a top 15 back 2 out of the last 3 weeks, but Week 16 may not be as favorable. Robinson if going to face off against the stellar San Fran defense who is ranked 2nd against fantasy RBs this year. Even though Robinson is a tough player with a great future, Week 16 he may be better left on the bench.
Start: Devonta Smith vs Dallas
It may seem risky playing Smith with Jalen Hurts being out, but have faith in the Eagles WR. Gardner Minshew is seemingly going to make his season debut for the Eagles, which should be a drop off from the MVP caliber Jalen Hurts. Minshew is still a great player who probably deserves to be a starter. Smith is facing a great matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, who are ranked 28th against WRs this season. Smith is behind AJ Brown, but there may be plenty for both to thrive in a rivalry matchup in Week 16.
Sit: Christian Watson vs Miami
Watson seems like a must start with his recent performances, but his he may be in for another cold game in Week 16. Watson has a clear connection with Rodgers, but the connection may be difficult to find against a good Miami defense. Miami is ranked 15th against fantasy WRs this year, which should limit Watsons upside. Watson has been a high end WR2, but could fall the WR3 range.
Start: Pat Freiermuth vs Las Vegas
Muth put up a dud last week, but expect a quick bounce back for the usually consistent TE. Mitch Trubisky filled in for the rookie Kenny Pickett last week, but Pickett should return as the starter, boosting both Muth and Pickens upside. Las Vegas has been bad against TEs this year, allowing the 8th most points to TEs on the year. Muth has landed as a top 8 TE 3 out of the 4 precious weeks, and should see the same output in Week 16.
Sit: David Njoku vs New Orleans
Njoku has been a good option all season, but could struggle to find openings in Week 16. Njoku is listed as questionable for Week 16, dealing with a knee injury, but is expected to play. Njoku has struggled to find a rhythm with Deshaun Watson, and that should not improve in a tough matchup with the 7th ranked New Orleans TE defense. Njoku is a boom or bust player, and in the midst of fantasy playoffs, is leaning towards busting in Week 16.
Start: Cleveland D/ST vs New Orleans
Cleveland has been a mediocre defense all year, but could find a lot of success against the struggling New Orleans offense. Cleveland should be a must pick up streaming defense for those who are watching the waiver, and could be a plug and play for immediate fantasy success. The Browns defense has averaged 12.8 fantasy points per game over the past 5 weeks, second to only San Fran. Cleveland is a really strong defense option for Week 16.
Sit: Philadelphia D/ST vs Dallas
Philly might seem like a trustworthy play for fantasy playoffs, but against a tough Dallas offense, it may be better left playing another defense. The Eagles allowed only 20 points to Chicago last week, but they are faced with a much more difficult matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys boast a talented offense that has averages the 3rd most points per game (28.1). The Eagles are likely without their offensive MVP Jalen Hurts, which may lead to the defense spending more time on the field. The Eagles are facing a high powered offense, so it may be best to leave Philly out of the lineup.