Week 16 brings essentially the most vital lineup choices for fantasy soccer house owners, and that can make for some tough begin/sit choices. At this level, house owners completely must keep away from selecting busts. As laborious as it’s to persistently do this, there are at all times some matchup-based gamers to keep away from, and, after all, accidents to key gamers also can have an effect on busts. With guys like Keenan Allen, Odell Beckham Jr. and James Conner near returning, their handcuffs might quickly lose worth and price house owners fantasy championships. After all, if any of these guys are out one other week, these potential busts (Mike Williams, Jaylen Samuels, Sterling Shepard) would all of the sudden turns into sleepers, so you will want to look at the damage studies intently.

Final week, our bust picks had been a combined bag. Adrian Peterson was our lone right name at RB, however at QB, Jameis Winston and Aaron Rodgers each underperformed in opposition to powerful defenses. When it comes to pass-catchers, Chris Godwin, Kyle Rudolph, and Austin Hooper all had poor outings, however the defenses we picked usually had been stable. We’ll look to enhance in Week 16 and ensure fantasy house owners keep away from the correct gamers on this vital week.

Week 16 Rankings:
Quarterback | Working Again | Large Receiver | Tight Finish | D/ST  | Kicker

As at all times, should you disagree with one among these picks, be happy to go along with your intestine and begin them. We’re simply cautious of a few of the matchups which may be more durable on paper than some anticipate. For those who’re on the lookout for potential Week 16 sleeper choices, click on right here .

WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Working again | Large receiver Tight finish

Week 16 fantasy busts: Working backs

Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Steelers (Jacob Camenker).  The Steelers have been superb in opposition to the run this 12 months — save for a three-game stretch in the course of the season — and prior to now two outings, no RB has double-digit factors in opposition to them. The New Orleans offense has been sputtering, and Ingram will proceed to separate touches with Alvin Kamara. That can restrict his upside and make him too TD-dependent to belief in a troublesome matchup.

Jaylen Samuels, Steelers @ Saints (Vinnie Iyer). New Orleans simply did an ideal job limiting Christian McCaffrey’s all-purpose manufacturing on the street, and the sport movement might simply restrict the shorter throws to Samuels to chill him off after the large recreation in opposition to New England.

Leonard Fournette, Jaguars vs. Dolphins (Matt Lutovsky).  Fournette had a “deliberate” restricted workload final week, barely taking part in within the second half. This week, he’s being restricted in observe due to a foot damage. It’s an ideal matchup, however you don’t have any thought what you’re going to get from Fournette. If he doesn’t rating within the first half, will he actually repay? That’s an enormous gamble with fantasy championships on the road.  

​WEEK 16 DFS CASH LINEUPS:  Yahoo  |  FanDuel  |  DraftKings

Full Week 16 RB rankings

Week 16 fantasy soccer busts: Quarterbacks

Jared Goff, Rams @ Cardinals (Camenker).  In his previous three outings, Goff has scored 10.7 or much less fantasy factors, and in his previous two video games mixed, he has turned the ball over seven occasions. He appears to be in a droop, and the Cardinals will not assist him get out of it. The Cardinals enable the sixth-fewest fantasy factors to QBs this 12 months, and so they have solely allowed three passing TDs prior to now three weeks mixed. The way in which to assault the Cardinals is on the bottom, so this may very well be extra of a Todd Gurley recreation than a Goff recreation.

Lamar Jackson, Ravens @ Chargers (Iyer). The Chargers can take Baltimore off script by scoring sufficient to play with a second-half lead, and it received’t be really easy to run in opposition to their protection with the stud corners not needing assist in opposition to his broad receivers and tight ends.

Tom Brady, Patriots @ Payments (Lutovsky). Brady is clearly able to having an enormous recreation in opposition to anybody, however with one or fewer touchdowns in 5 of his previous seven video games, there’s no actual cause to deal with him as an every-week starter anymore. Rob Gronkowski seems to have misplaced a step, and James White has inexplicably disappeared from the offense. Buffalo is permitting the fewest fantasy factors to QBs, which doesn’t assist Brady’s case. 

Full Week 16 QB rankings

MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Values  | Stacks | Lineup Builder

Week 16 fantasy soccer busts: Large receivers

Sterling Shepard, Giants @ Colts (Camenker).  Shepard has had extra alternatives to catch the ball within the final couple of weeks with Odell Beckham Jr., however he hasn’t taken benefit of the alternatives. He has seen 15 targets within the two contests and caught simply 4 of them for 54 yards and a TD. Even when Beckham is out once more, Shepard merely cannot be trusted in a matchup with a Colts workforce that has restricted Amari Cooper and DeAndre Hopkins in consecutive weeks.

Alshon Jeffery, Eagles @ Texans (Iyer). This seems like a brutal dwelling recreation for Nick Foles in opposition to Houston’s cross rush and sound cornerback protection.

Mike Williams, Chargers vs. Ravens (Lutovsky). If Keenan Allen performs, that is a straightforward name, as Williams received’t see almost the targets he did final week. However even when Allen is out, it is perhaps Tyrell Williams who has extra worth. He really noticed three extra targets than Mike final week, and Baltimore’s lone weak spot in opposition to WRs appears to be permitting large performs. Tyreek Hill and Mike Evans have used lengthy gainers to go over 100 yards in opposition to Baltimore the previous two weeks, however these are the one two WRs to perform that feat all season.  

Full Week 16 WR rankings

WEEK 16 DFS GPP LINEUPS:  Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKings

Week 16 fantasy soccer busts: Tight ends

Kyle Rudolph, Vikings @ Lions (Camenker).  Rudolph hasn’t scored since Week 3, and consider it or not, the Lions even have given up most of their 5 TE touchdowns this season to secondary choices in two-TE passing assaults. Final time Rudolph performed, the Lions, he had simply two catches for 28 yards, and he is not seeing sufficient targets to warrant a begin.

Trey Burton, Bears @ 49ers (Iyer). He randomly acquired again into the top zone final week, however Adam Shaheen’s sudden utilization makes him laborious to belief to get sufficient targets to be playable.

Vance McDonald, Steelers @ Saints (Lutovsy). McDonald has been held beneath 38 yards in 5 straight video games, and the Saints haven’t allowed a TE to go over that mark in six straight contests.

Full Week 16 TE rankings

Week 16 fantasy busts: Defenses

Inexperienced Bay Packers @ Jets (Camenker).  The Packers might look like an interesting possibility in opposition to a rookie QB, nevertheless it’s vital to keep in mind that the Packers are on the street and do not have something to play for. Plus, they simply put their star nostril deal with, Kenny Clark, on IR. If they arrive out flat, they may have bother containing a Jets offense that appeared stable final week in opposition to the Texans.

Baltimore Ravens @ Chargers (Iyer). They didn’t as a lot as anticipated in a smash shot in opposition to the Buccaneers, and this Saturday received’t be particular, both.

Full Week 16 D/ST rankings

New Orleans Saints vs. Steelers (Lutovsky). New Orleans has been as sizzling as any D/ST not from Chicago over the previous six video games, however the Steelers at all times get factors and don’t enable sacks. Ben Roethlisberger might be baited into turnovers, particularly on the street, however we nonetheless don’t see New Orleans having a excessive ceiling on this one.

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