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Fantasy Football Week 16: Start'em, Sit'em

Ultimately, the decision of which player to start is largely determined by the composition of your roster (as well as your league's settings).

As an example, Dak Prescott is listed below as a "start" for Week 16. And I'd feel comfortable going into Week 16 with him as my starting quarterback.

That said, he may be a sit for your team.

In other words, if you owned both Patrick Mahomes and Prescott, you should start Mahomes -- and in turn, bench Prescott.

So while you won't find absolute start-sit recommendations below (use my Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings for that instead), the goal here is to highlight some players that I like (and would feel comfortable starting) as well as some players that I dislike for this week (and would prefer to keep on my bench).

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Week 16 Fantasy Football QB Start'em

QB - Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (at NE)

The next time Allen throws for 250 yards will be his first. Yet, that doesn't really matter. With a minimum of 18.34 fantasy points in his past four games, Allen has performed as a top-four fantasy quarterback in three of those four games.

During that stretch, he has run at least nine times per game with a total of 351 rushing yards and three scores. If you think about that this way, Allen has scored an average of 13.28 fantasy points per game over that stretch by his rushing stats alone. Allen missed the first matchup against the Patriots, but in a bend-don't-break style of defense, it wouldn't be a surprise if he set a career high in passing yards while adding plenty of rushing yardage.

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2018 NFL Power Rankings: Week 16

Throughout the 2018 NFL season, we will update our consensus NFL Power Rankings from a variety of national sites.

Below you will find a table of our NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 16 ranked by average as well as their respective rankings at various sites.

[Previous: Week 15 consensus NFL Power Rankings]

RankTeamRecordLastChg.Avg.ESPNNFLCBSUSA
Today
1New Orleans Saints12-21011111
2Los Angeles Chargers11-35+322222
3Kansas City Chiefs11-32-13.753345
4Los Angeles Rams11-33-144534
5Chicago Bears10-46+14.255453
6Houston Texans10-47+16.756777
7New England Patriots9-54-377669
8Indianapolis Colts8-612+489896
9Pittsburgh Steelers8-5-111+28.258988
10Baltimore Ravens8-610010.510101210
View full Consensus Week 16 NFL Power Rankings


Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings

Not sure who to start in Week 16? Check out our latest weekly fantasy football rankings: The rankings above are from EDSFootball.com owner Kevin Hanson.

Want a second or third opinion? Check out our Week 16 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings.

2018 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

- Updated through Week 13 games

Our fantasy football strength of schedule helps fantasy owners determine which teams and players have favorable (or unfavorable) schedules for the 2018 season.

Based on each team's scheduled opponents through Week 16, which is the championship round in most fantasy leagues, we have tallied the average fantasy points allowed by each of their opponents to the position.

While strength of schedule should not be the sole factor in determining who to add via trade or waiver wire claim, it could help potentially break a tie between two players that you may view as comparable.

Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule (SOS)

The top-10 fantasy strength of schedules for quarterbacks are below:

RankTeamPlayerAverage PPGTotal Points
1Carolina PanthersCam Newton20.3761.12
2New Orleans SaintsDrew Brees20.1860.54
3Pittsburgh SteelersBen Roethlisberger19.8559.55
4Cleveland BrownsBaker Mayfield19.7659.27
5Arizona CardinalsJosh Rosen19.6258.87
6Los Angeles ChargersPhilip Rivers19.5358.58
7Baltimore RavensLamar Jackson19.3458.03
8Denver BroncosCase Keenum19.357.89
9Oakland RaidersDerek Carr19.2757.82
10Seattle SeahawksRussell Wilson18.9856.95
2018 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule

- Note: Average and total points allowed by opponents are from Weeks 14 to 16.

More Fantasy Football Strength of Schedules (SOS):

Way-too-early 2019 NFL Mock Draft

- Updated: December 9th

The Huddle Report tracks NFL Mock Draft Accuracy and EDSFootball's Kevin Hanson ranks 2nd among experts tracked over the past five years. In addition, his 2015 NFL mock was the most accurate among the 113 tracked that year.



PickTeamProspect
1.01San Francisco 49ersNick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
1.02New York JetsJonah Williams, OT, Alabama
1.03Oakland RaidersJustin Herbert, QB, Oregon
1.04Arizona CardinalsQuinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
1.05Jacksonville JaguarsEd Oliver, DT, Houston
1.06Buffalo BillsGreedy Williams, CB, LSU
1.07Cincinnati BengalsDevin White, LB, LSU
1.08Detroit LionsDeionte Thompson, S, Alabama
1.09New York GiantsJosh Allen, LB, Kentucky
1.10Tampa Bay BuccaneersDeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia
Continue to 2019 NFL Mock Draft


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