All the countless pre-draft hours researching. Every claw and scratch on the Waiver Wire. Each jackpot-hitting stream and devastating blown Sit / Start. Each Blowout of the Week delivered or received. Every time you scored the second most points and lost, or put up a dud and narrowly squeaked by. Yes, the highest highs and lowest lows that come with dancing with this cruel but oh-so-sexy mistress named Fantasy Football?
They all come to a head here: Week 16, Championship Week (Note: if you go through 17, your eyes are not welcome here).
Perhaps the path was windy with many roadblocks. Maybe you just steamrolled straight to this point. Regardless, you and your opponent are in the same exact spot, and nothing else matters but crossing the finish line first.
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Championship Week has quite a few lesser profile, but highly important, active / inactives to consider, with numerous streamers of interest starting to emerge:
- Kerwynn Williams returned to a limited practice on Friday, but remains genuinely questionable against the Giants. Given how soft of a matchup this is (3rd most FPs to RBs), Elijhaa Penny (8% owned, $3k DKings) is a stream with some real appeal. The 6’2″, 234 pound hammer has already been seeing goalline looks and the Cardinals should find themselves in the red zone plenty. Add in an additional 15+ carries against this soft front, and Penny has some real ceiling.
- Samaje Perine left Thursday’s practice with a groin injury, and hasn’t been seen from yet. His absence (along with legitimately 6 other Redskins RBs on the IR), opens the door for a creature named Kapri Bibbs (3%, $3.5k) to see every-down work. Bibbs already looked slated for the “Chris Thompson” receiving back role after a 4-catch, 47 yard, TD day. Every down work would make him usable, if not a decent upside play, even with a tough matchup versus Denver. There is risk that the ‘Skins get completely swallowed up, but Bibbs also has the “Revenge Game” Narrative in his corner. He sits at RB35 right now, but could rise as I dig more.
- Desean Jackson has been ruled out for Sunday, while OJ Howard is on the IR, which thrusts Chris Godwin (1% owned, $3k) into the streaming radar. He saw 10 targets last time he earned a start, ultimately hauling in 5 catches for 68 yards. Godwin earned praise all summer as a dominant camp performer, drips in speed, and could make for an intriguing desperation throw-in or Draft Kings Dart Throw. Meanwhile, Cameron Brate reemerges for starting consideration just so he can catch 1 ball for 12 yards and enfuriate you one last time. In all seriousness, with the Dirk Koetter TE volume all his, Brate makes an intriguing play. The loss of these weapons drop Winston just a couple spots, down to QB11.
- In digging into the numbers, Dak Prescott‘s splits with and without Ezekiel Elliott really popped off the page. With Zeke, Dak scored 172.2 FPs (4th), 21.5 PPG (T3), Top-12 QB in 6/8 Wks, under 17 FPs just once, while the team averaged over 28 PTs and over 370 total yards in those 8 games. Without him, Dak dropped to 70.4 FPs (22nd), 11.7 PPG (35), QB20 or lower in 4/6 weeks and above QB15 just once. Meanwhile, the team averaged nearly 10 points and 100 total yards less in that span. Of course, Zeke isn’t the LONE factor, but he’s a crucial one — something I’m engaged in quite a debate on Twitter over right now. With the offense regaining it’s engine, I like Dak to rebound against this reeling Seahawks D with the spotlight bright on this do-or-die game.
- The Titans are expected to be down two starting corners, including Logan Ryan. This will thrust PPF’s 107th ranked corner Brice McCain out of the slot and to the outside, where he may suck even further, while other backups Tye Smith and Kalan Reed have combined for five snaps on the season. Jared Goff rises, as do the receiving weapons here. Don’t be surprised to see another monster out of Robert Woods.
- With Sterling Shepard likely occupying Patrick Peterson and Tavarres King ruled out, Roger Lewis (1% owned, $3.4k DKings) actually makes an intriguing play. We’ve long preached about streaming against Arizona’s second corner, and Lewis has seen 11 and 10 looks in back-to-back weeks. A higher floor Hail Mary.
- Amari Cooper will be active, but rolling him out would require serious desperation. The ceiling is there with a talent of his nature, but the floor is of course 0.
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