Week 16 Starts/Sits – Sunday Late Games, SNF & MNF

By Andy Goddard @Godsy1985

If you have made it to your fantasy league Championship game, congratulations! However, this is the toughest week of all! We again have games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday to help ease you through the Christmas weekend so don’t forget to set your line-ups early. Do you rely on the players that have got you this far, or are there some players on the waiver wire that could catapult you to championship glory?

If you aren’t lucky enough to be involved in a fantasy game this weekend why not have a look at DFS? Either way this is the most important weekend of the fantasy football season so lets have a look as those essential starts and sits for Championship weekend. Good luck!

Don’t forget to keep your #EyesPeeled for tomorrow’s podcast where we dive into a full preview of the weekend games and make sure you head over to Twitter (@F10YFantasy) for “Start ‘em, sit ‘em, GIF ‘EM!”.

Sunday Late Games

Carolina Panthers @ Washington Football Team

Start of the Game

J.D. McKissic (RB) – Washington Football Team

McKissic had a useful day in the week 15 loss against Seattle, carrying the ball 13 times for 51 yards and adding nine catches for a further 51 yards and a touchdown. With Antonio Gibson side-lined, McKissic had double digit carries in back to back games. If Gibson is still missing this week, McKissic is a definite starter and even if Gibson returns, he should still hold some flex value in PPR formats as he is currently second in the NFL in targets for a running back.

Other Notable Starts

Carolina Panthers – Robby Anderson (WR), D.J. Moore (WR)

Washington Football TeamTerry McLaurin (WR), Logan Thomas (TE), D/ST

Sit of the Game

Mike Davis (RB) – Carolina Panthers

In the week 15 loss to the Packers, Davis rushed 14 times for 59 yards and caught both of his targets. His workload has been limited in recent weeks and this matchup is not a favourable one. McCaffrey may also be active for this one which could limit him further.

Other Notable Sits

Carolina Panthers D/ST

Washington Football Team – N/A

Denver Broncos @ LA Chargers

Start of the Game

Justin Herbert (QB) LA Chargers

Herbert completed 22 of 32 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns in the win against the Raiders. He also added 14 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground to seal the win in overtime. After a couple of frustrating weeks, the rookie was back to his early season form and that should continue against a wilting Broncos defence.

Other Notable Starts

Denver Broncos – Melvin Gordon (RB), Noah Fant (TE)

LA ChargersAustin Ekeler (RB), Keenan Allen (WR), Tyron Johnson (WR), Hunter Henry (TE)

Sit of the Game

Jerry Jeudy (WR) – Denver Broncos

Jeudy managed to haul in just one of his five targets in week 15. In fact, Jeudy has only managed to catch 45.1 percent of the 91 passes thrown his way in the 2020 season! To compound matters further, he hasn’t had more than two receptions since week 11 when he caught three passes. On championship weekend, you are going to need more production than what he can offer!

Other Notable Sits

Denver Broncos Drew Lock (QB)

LA Chargers – N/A

Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys

Start of the Game

Jalen Hurts (QB) – Philadelphia Eagles

The rookie QB threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to the Cardinals whilst adding 63 yards and another touchdown on the ground. Hurts has provided a much needed spark for the Eagles offence and the Cowboys defence isn’t scaring anyone right now.

Other Notable Starts

Philadelphia Eagles – Miles Sanders (RB), Dallas Goedert (TE)

Dallas CowboysTony Pollard (RB), Ceedee Lamb (WR)

Sit of the Game

Dalton Schultz (TE) – Dallas Cowboys

Schultz caught both of his targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in the win over the 49ers. Schultz has seen just 11 targets over the past four games so you should have better options in your fantasy team. Any fantasy value is touchdown dependant.

Other Notable Sits

Philadelphia EaglesD/ST

Dallas Cowboys N/A

LA Rams @ Seattle Seahawks

Start of the Game

Jared Goff (QB) – LA Rams

Goff completed 22 of 34 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the surprise defeat to the Jets. He is currently in a little bit of a slump but in the first meeting between the two sides, Goff threw for over 300 yards. With Cam Akers struggling due to an ankle injury, more emphasis may be put on the passing game which could lead to a big game for the Rams QB!

Other Notable Starts

LA Rams – Robert Woods (WR), Cooper Kupp (WR), D/ST

Seattle Seahawks – Chris Carson (RB), DK Metcalf (WR), Tyler Lockett (WR)

Sit of the Game

Russell Wilson (QB) – Seattle Seahawks

Wilson started the season in MVP form but is back to his late season fantasy form and slumping in tough matchups. The Rams may have gifted the Jets their first win of the season but this game doesn’t provide you with much hope that Wilson will turn it around against a strong defence. He threw for just 121 yards against Washington in week 15 and just isn’t trustworthy enough right now.

Other Notable Sits

LA RamsDarrell Henderson (RB), Malcolm Brown (RB), Tyler Higbee (TE)

Seattle SeahawksD/ST

Sunday Night Football

Tennessee Titans @ Green Bay Packers

Start of the Game

Ryan Tannehill (QB) – Tennessee Titans

Tannehill had a big day in week 15 throwing for 273 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Detroit Lions. He completed 21 of 27 passes and added two more touchdowns on the ground. The task isn’t easy against a good Packers defence but they will have to stop Derrick Henry first which will give opportunities to Tannehill on play action passes.

Other Notable Starts

Tennessee Titans – Derrick Henry (RB), A.J. Brown (WR)

Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers (QB), Aaron Jones (RB), Davante Adams (WR), Robert Tonyan (TE)

Sit of the Game

Corey Davis (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Davis recorded four receptions on six targets for 110 yards and a touchdown in week 15 against the Lions. Davis has the potential to score big but I just don’t like the matchup in this one as he will be tailed by Jaire Alexander.

Other Notable Sits

Tennessee TitansJonnu Smith (TE)

Green Bay Packers – D/ST

Monday Night Football

Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots

Start of the Game

Sony Michel (RB) – New England Patriots

Sony Michel will be the lead back with Damien Harris still out injured. He rushed for 74 yards in the loss to Miami and the only way the Pats look likely to score points, or move the ball, is on the ground.

Other Notable Starts

Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen (QB), Devin Singletary (RB), Stefon Diggs (WR), D/ST

New England PatriotsJakobi Myers (WR)

Sit of the Game

Cam Newton (QB) – New England Patriots

The Cam Newton experiment in New England hasn’t exactly worked out. He is struggling to throw and isn’t really picking up many yards on the ground either. With the Pats out of playoff contention, they may even decide to see what they have with Jarrett Stidham but either way, don’t put any hopes on Cam.

Other Notable Sits

Buffalo BillsCole Beasley (WR)

New England Patriots – James White (RB)

For the latest on each player’s start and sit status, make sure you checkout @F10YFantasy on Twitter. Remember, keep those #EyesPeeled.

Andy Goddard

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