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 you 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. Loser).
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.
To ensure it’s you, use the best Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings in the business. Even better, let’s get personal. I want ALL of your questions and concerns. Hit me up on @RotoStreetWolf on Twitter or Snapchat with any and all quandaries. Plus, be sure to tune into the final Fantasy Tailgate Sit / Start Show, starting Sunday @11:00 AM EST on Facebook Live.
Lastly, these Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings will be updated on a rolling basis throughout the week. As a scoring reminder, they are based on 1/2 PPR, 4 Pt Passing TD Scoring
Week 16 Updates
- The Rams reportedly want Todd Gurley to sit if there’s “any concerns” over his knee. Be sure to have CJ Anderson or some other backup plan that plays at 4:00pm
- Julio Jones, TY Hilton, and DeAndre Hopkins are all big-name WRs who are questionable, but have optimism around them. Fire them up.
- In a sneakily important note, Chris Ivory will be sitting. This gives LeSean McCoy clear every-down horse duties against a defense getting completely bulldozed lately. Shady’s nerve-wracking with his early exits all year, but if he lasts, he’s getting 20+ touches in a great spot. He’s up to my RB21 and someone I’d roll out this week.
- Spencer Ware is listed as doubtful, all-but-ensuring Damien Williams is once again the featured back for the Chiefs. Once more, Williams will be a 15-20 touch guy in the league’s most explosive attack — a formula that yielded 123 total yards and 2 TDs (27 FPs) last week. The Seahawks get decimated on the ground, and Williams, now my RB12, is an absolute must-start for championship week.
- Fantasy owners will be without the bleh Lamar Miller on Sunday. In his absence, Alfred Blue should see 15-20 looks, but he’s been equally bleh and boring. Still, if desperate, there’s comfort in volume. He’s my RB37.
- Must-monitor: Todd Gurley still hasn’t run in practice. Reports suggest newly-signed CJ Anderson would pick up the start if Gurley sits, making him a must-add for those who own Gurley or need to block his owner from a back-up plan.
- Also Must-monitor: Julio Jones is a true game-time decision. With nothing on the line, the Falcons may opt to rest him. This would put a dent into Matt Ryan while locking the cheaply-priced Calvin Ridley and Mohammed Sanu into serious volume.
- Somewhat surprisingly, James Conner is expected to again sit. This will lock Jaylen Samuels, fresh off a 172 total yard day, into workhorse duties. Despite the Saints’ stingy run-D, Samuels leaps up into my RB15 spot and TE2(?!). He’ll see 20+ touches.
- Both Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon are expected to play versus the Ravens. The matchup is daunting for both, but it’d be tough to sit either stud in championship week — especially Gordon (my RB9) considering the guaranteed volume. Allen is a little riskier, as he could re-aggravate the injury, might be just a scarecrow decoy, and is a bigger risk to be taken out of the game completely. He’s up to my WR22, but I’d rather stream Robby Anderson or Dante Pettis if available.
- Todd Gurley hasn’t practiced the last few days. Sean McVay says he could go regardless, but it’s still sketch, especially with the team adding CJ Anderson as insurance this week. John Kelly should be added by all remaining owners, whether you’d use him or block you’re opponent from the same. If he plays, Gurley’s obviously a must-start, but he falls from my “locked-in No.1 RB” of the week to more Top-5 range. He could be rested if the Rams rebound and jump out to a huge lead.
- With Ito Smith headed to the IR, Tevin Coleman is the last man standing in ATL. Fresh off a 145 yard, TD monster, Coleman is again an upside RB2 despite a tougher matchup versus CAR.
- Cam Newton is headed to the IR, and will miss the final two weeks of 2018 with a shoulder injury. Honestly, he was playing so poorly that the move to Taylor Heinicke (lol) might not be a major downgrade for the inconsistent WRs. Heinicke himself might be a sneaky DKings bare minimum play against ATL’s nonexistent defense. This locks Christian McCaffrey into absurd volume.
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