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Fantasy Football 2014: Week 16 Start/Sit

Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 16

December 18, 2014

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Today marks the beginning of championship week for many fantasy football leagues (and the semifinals in others), so every lineup decision is crucial at this point. With that in mind, let’s take a look at our Week 16 Start ‘Em-Sit ‘Em recommendations and see if we can help you with those tough calls.

Start ‘Em:

Fantasy Football 2014: Week 16 Start/Sit


Mark Sanchez, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Lost of fantasy owners who started Sanchez ove the past two weeks were bounced from their leagues’ playoffs, and for good reason. The ex-Jet simply hasn’t been able to get it going recently, but that should change this week. Sanchez draws the porous Redskins defense, who are very cordial to opposing quarterbacks.

Steven Jackson, RB, Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons are playing for pride this week, and they’d like nothing better than to knock the Saints down a peg. Enter Jackson, who has posted double-digit fantasy points in three of his last four appearances and is turning into a very nice flex play down the stretch. He should have no trouble finding room against the Saints.

Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: We like Evans quite a bit this week, even though he’s failed to deliver a whole lot recently. He’ll be going up against the Packers, still reeling from a loss against Buffalo and looking to stuff the scoreboard. That means lots of targets (and hopefully a touchdown) for Evans.

Sit ‘Em:

Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers: Rivers is a long way from elite, even though his name still holds some residual fantasy value. He hasn’t posted many fantasy points lately, and that’s not likely to change this weekend.
Rivers will see the stingy 49ers defense, and they’ve been pretty harsh to opposing quarterbacks lately. If you have a better option, we’d go with it here.

Andre Williams, RB, New York Giants: Now’s the time to pull the plug on Williams. Sure, he’s had a great run since Rashad Jennings started having troubles, but this week boasts a pretty darn scary matchup. He’ll be facing the tightened-up Rams defense, and St. Louis doesn’t take kindly to opposing running backs.

Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: Speaking of pulling the plug, it’s time to do just that on Gordon as well. He’s been downright anemic over the past few weeks, much of it having to do with the lack of a QB in Cleveland. We’re not expecting Johnny Football to put it together quickly enough to get Gordon going against the stout Panthers pass defense.

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