For most people this is the beginning of the championship matchup and hopefully you’ve made it this far. Going purely off stats and instinct I can usually provide you with your best bet on who to start and who to sit. Without further ado here is my week 16 Start ’em Sit ’em.
Quarterback, Philip Rivers: Rivers is coming off of a lackluster performance against the Chiefs and I expect him to bounce back this week against the Jets. The Jets have allowed 7 passing touchdowns in the last 3 games so I expect Rivers to have a good game, maybe throwing for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns?
Running Back, Latavius Murray: The Packers have allowed 20+ fantasy points to opposing running backs in the last 3 weeks. I think in a game that Minnesota is up by a lot they run the ball a lot and I like both Murray and McKinnon’s chances of a good game.
Wide Receiver, Doug Baldwin: Doug hasn’t done much the past two weeks but the Seahawks have their backs against the wall and must win out to make the playoffs. I think it’s those situations that quarterback Russell Wilson thrives in. I expect Baldwin to have a good game this weekend.
Tight End, Jesse James: With Antonio Brown out, James will see an increase in target share and that should amount to a nice fantasy output this week.
Quarterback, Marcus Mariota: The Rams defense has been good all year and they’re coming off a great performance in holding the leading fantasy quarterback Russell Wilson to a measly 11 points. Mariota shouldn’t be anywhere near your fantasy lineup this week.
Running Back, Jamaal Williams: Minnesota has the number 1 ranked defense in terms of allowing fantasy points to opposing running backs. Williams has been good this season but as I wrote above I think the Vikings are going to be ahead in this one and the trailing Packers will have to throw the ball.
Wide Receiver, Robby Anderson: Anderson has enjoyed a breakout season in 2017 but I don’t think he fares well against the Chargers. The Chargers have allowed just one passing touchdown to an opposing wide receiver in the past 5 weeks, and with Bryce Petty at quarterback I don’t think that changes this week.
Tight End, Jason Witten: The Seahawks haven’t allowed a touchdown to an opposing tight end in the last 4 weeks and in what I think is a hard grinding game Witten won’t change that. He’s on my bench this week.
Written By: Jon Tetreault ( @jtetreault13 )