Fantasy Football Week 16: Start'em, Sit'em- Updated: Saturday, December 22nd
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).
Week 16 Fantasy Football QB Start'emQB - 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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Week 16 Fantasy Football RB Start'emRB - Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs (at SEA)
With or without Spencer Ware active, Williams has been highly productive with multi-score games in back-to-back weeks. Of course, it's unlikely that Williams continues his two-score streak, but the good news (in terms of his fantasy outlook) is that Ware is listed as doubtful for Sunday.
Against the Chargers last week, Williams carried the ball 10 times for 49 yards and two touchdowns and added six catches for 74 yards. With at least five targets in back-to-back games and no Ware, Williams will have a chance to produce as an RB2 (or better) in Week 16.
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Week 16 Fantasy Football WR Start'emWR - Robby Anderson, New York Jets (vs. GB)
While his season has been anything but consistent, Anderson has put together strong performances in consecutive weeks. With more than 75 yards and scores each week, Anderson has finished as the WR13 and WR6, respectively, in his past two games. In Week 15, he dominated targets (11, 45.83% share), which is as important as the actual numbers.
The Packers have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season and Anderson should be able to exploit a matchup against the banged-up Green Bay secondary. The Packers have allowed 10 top-12 performances to opposing wide receivers this season; only the Panthers (11) have allowed more.
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Week 16 Fantasy Football TE Start'emTE - David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (vs. CIN)
Since Week 8, he has been a disappointment. Over those seven games, Njoku has finished as the TE47, TE15, TE32, TE4, TE41, TE22 and TE20, respectively. Which one of those is unlike the others?
Fortunately, the exception to the rule (5/63/1 in Week 12, TE4) occurred against this week's opponent. The Bengals have been all-around bad on defense and have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to the position this season. If Njoku is going to bounce back from his string of less-than-mediocre outings, this is the week.
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Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings:
- Week 16 Fantasy Football QB Rankings
- Week 16 Fantasy Football RB Rankings
- Week 16 Fantasy Football WR Rankings
- Week 16 Fantasy Football TE Rankings