If you are reading this, that means you are in your league’s fantasy football championship game and it’s too late to be reading lists like this. All jokes aside, I just want to say congrats on an incredible run and no matter what happens this week you should be proud of your accomplishment because you never know when you will get another chance to win a coveted league title. I hope that you have used my advice and Fantasy Couch to get you in this position to win it all, and for that, I am thankful. Go bring home the hardware and don’t be afraid to be a jerk to the rest of the league once you are the champ! Now for the list…
Week 16 Start ’em
Keelan Cole – Jax WR
An undrafted rookie, Cole has emerged as a big-play weapon for QB Blake Bortles, who has been on fire the last four weeks heading into the fantasy title game. His Week 15 performance against the Texans unleashed his full potential as he netted a season-high 186 receiving yards and a touchdown on 7 receptions.
Following up on that performance, I expect Bortles and Cole to connect early and often against a 49ers secondary that has been ravished by injuries. It might seem like a risky play with this much riding on the line, but sitting this up-and-coming star could prove costly with another big performance in a plus matchup.
Keelan Cole Week 16 Projections: 10 targets, 8 receptions, 156 yards, 2 TDs
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Marvin Jones Jr.
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Week 16 Sit ’em
Jameis Winston – TB QB
Winston is coming off a strong Week 15 performance where he put up 299 passing yards with 3 TD’s and no interceptions against the Falcons. This week he faces a more difficult matchup against a Panthers defense that forced 3 turnovers from Winston in a Week 8 matchup that was his worst of the season. If you have come this far and are this close to winning a championship, I suggest looking for a safer option than Famous Jameis.
Jameis Winston Week 16 Projections: 223 pass yards, 3 carries, 8 rush yards, 1 passing TD, 2 INTs
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