Daily Fantasy Football: Week 16

The NFL season has blown by, and we are now only a couple weeks away from the playoffs. The 2015 season has been filled with injuries, sleepers, busts and surprises. Good luck in your Week 16 DFS contests (hopefully it won't prove to be as unpredictable as the rest of the season has been!). Don't forget to tweet us @Fantasy4um and let us know how you do.

Stack of the Week
There are only three QBs who have averaged more than Blake Bortles ($8,200) 21.2 FanDuel points per game. Bortles has the Saints secondary this week who have allowed a league-high 24.4 FanDuel points per game. Allen Robinson ($8,400) has a touchdown and/or 100 yards receiving in each of his last 10 games. Moreover, Robinson has scored at least one touchdown in his last four games, and eight TDs in his last 10 games.

Russell Wilson ($8,800) is on one of the hottest streaks the NFL has seen this season: Wilson has 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions over his last five games. His next victim is the St. Louis Rams who are allowing 301 passing yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game over last four games.

Running Backs
David Johnson ($7,300) is on an impressive streak as well, averaging 27 touches, 181 total yards, and 1.3 total touchdowns over his last three games. Furthermore, the Packers porous defense has allowed 5.1 yards per carry over the last three weeks.

Karlos Williams ($5.400) or Mike Gillislee ($5,300) will likely be a good value play this week; the question is: which one will it be? The team isn't saying who the starter will be (yet), but Williams (when healthy) has been the backup to McCoy all season. It looks like Williams is close to full health, so he'll likely get the first shot. That being said, Gillislee has looked great in limited time. Keep an eye out for any clues before kickoff to see which Bills RB to snag.

Wide Receivers
Since Jim Bob Cooter took over as the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator, Golden Tate ($6,700) is averaging 6.9 catches per game and has twice as many red zone targets as the next highest Lion.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are giving up a league-high 35.83 FanDuel points per week to opposing WRs. This week, Baltimore's WRs have the fortune of going against this struggling secondary. Kamar Aiken ($6,600) should have a great week after having five or more receptions in seven straight games. Over that span, Aiken is averaging 6.1 catches, 75.8 yards, 0.42 touchdowns.

Antonio Brown ($9,300) is averaging 9.9 catches and 135 yards per game when Big Ben is behind center (It's too bad Roethlisberger hasn't been able to stay healthy this season; at this rate, Brown would have 158 receptions for 2,160 yards over a complete 16 game season). Did I mention that the Steelers play Baltimore this weekend? Baltimore's secondary has given up the third most points per game to opposing WRs. I expect this game to be a shootout.

Tight Ends
Rob Gronkowski ($8,200) is always a safe play if you have the available salary. Despite missing a game, Gronk has scored 14% more fantasy points than any other TE this season. Gronkowski is tied for the third-most touchdowns in his career with 11 on the season. This week, Gronk faces the Jets; in his first tilt against the Jets in Week 7, Gronk put up 11 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown.

As I've said before, kickers are the toughest position to predict. Thus, I tend to target the minimum salary kickers. This week, I like Justin Tucker ($4,500) at home against Pittsburgh in what I expect to be a high scoring game. Tucker has averaged 8.8 FanDuel points per game so far this season.


For their price, I like the Minnesota Vikings defense ($4,700) this week. The Vikings will be at home facing the Beckham-less New York Giants offense.

Have a safe and happy new year!

1 comment:

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