Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 16 (Championship Week 2019)

What a ride this fantasy season has been. As I sit here writing this, I am currently in the midst of a championship week where I made it the finals in 4 out of 4 of my yearly leagues. I know that this is rarified air and that I have an opportunity to do something special. An achievement that I will most likely never get another chance to do for the rest of my fantasy career.

No matter what the eventual outcome is, I know that I put in the time and energy this year to make more correct decisions than most of my opponents more frequently, which allowed me to get to this point. I am anxious to see what happens, but I am not nervous because I know that I prepared myself to the best of my ability and will live with the results.

As someone who has been to the top of the mountain many times before, my advice to you this week is to block out all the outside noise and trust your own judgement when it comes to your final lineup. You don’t want to listen to someone who hasn’t been setting your lineup each week and then get mad because you should’ve gone with your gut and started the player you wanted to all along, even though the consensus disagreed with you or visa versa.

There is not much more I can say that will help you this week. It is time for you to fulfill your own destiny and lay it all out on the line this week in the last game of the year. You have done more than enough to earn your place in this special game against this difficult opponent. Enough talk, time to handle business. Now go out there and show everyone why you deserve to be crowned a champion!

Week 16 Start ’em

Jacob Hollister – Seahawks TE

There aren’t many ‘sure things’ that you can take to the bank in fantasy football, but Arizona Cardinals defense giving up a huge performance to the TE position is one of them. For some reason that we may never figure out, the Cardinals have been unable to guard tight ends all season allowing the most fantasy points to the position in 2019.

Hollister hasn’t scored a TD since Week 11, but is almost guaranteed to break that dry spell in Week 16, which could be the difference between winning and losing a championship trophy at the end of the day. I expect Hollister to receive multiple red zone looks from Russell Wilson in a game they must win before facing the 49ers in Week 17.

Jacob Hollister Week 16 Projections: 7 targets, 6 receptions, 74 receiving yards, 2 TD’s

QBs to Start

Ryan Tannehill
Dak Prescott
Jameis Winston
Kyler Murray
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Andy Dalton
Philip Rivers

RBs to Start

Derrick Henry
Nick Chubb
Austin Ekeler
Mark Ingram
Kenyan Drake
Chris Carson
Aaron Jones
Joe Mixon
Melvin Gordon
Miles Sanders
Marlon Mack
James White
Alexander Mattison *If Cook OUT
Raheem Mostert
Mike Boone *If Mattison & Cook OUT
Adrian Peterson
Duke Johnson
Devin Singletary
Patrick Laird
Myles Gaskin

WRs to Start

DJ Moore
Tyler Lockett
Tyler Boyd
AJ Brown
Will Fuller V
Kenny Golladay
Stefon Diggs
DeVante Parker
Brashad Perriman
Allen Robinson II
DK Metcalf
Anthony Miller
Jamison Crowder
Emmanuel Sanders
Darius Slayton
Terry McLaurin
Michael Gallup
Sterling Shepard
Justin Watson
Greg Ward
John Ross III

TEs to Start

Hunter Henry
Tyler Higbee
Jonnu Smith
Jason Witten
OJ Howard
Noah Fant

Bills WR John Brown pointing

Week 16 Sit ’em

John Brown – Bills WR

Brown was the leading receiver for the Bills offense in Week 15, hauling in 7 of his team-high 10 targets for 99 yards against the Steelers. For finals week, he gets a tough matchup against Stephen Gillmore and the Pats secondary that has been shutting down the opposing team’s best receivers all season. Despite Brown and the Bills recent success, I expect the sledding to ben a lot tougher in Foxborough on Saturday where the conditions will be less than ideal.

John Brown Week 16 Projections: 8 targets, 4 receptions, 33 receiving yards, 0 TD’s

QBs to Sit

Aaron Rodgers
Tom Brady
Carson Wentz
Jacoby Brissett
Baker Mayfield
Sam Darnold
Josh Allen

RBs to Sit

Josh Jacobs
Todd Gurley II
Devonta Freeman
Le’Veon Bell
David Montgomery
Carlos Hyde
Sony Michel
James Conner
Kareem Hunt
Ronald Jones II
Latavius Murray
Kerryon Johnson
Tarik Cohen
Matt Breida
Peyton Barber
Jamaal Williams
Chris Thompson
Philip Lindsay
Royce Freeman

WRs to Sit

Julian Edelman
Jarvis Landry
T.Y. Hilton
Robert Woods
Robby Anderson
Golden Tate
Deebo Samuel
Christian Kirk
Danny Amendola
Curtis Samuel
Mike Williams
Cole Beasley
Brandin Cooks
Tyrell Williams
Russell Gage
Chris Conley
Dede Westbrook
N’Keal Harry
Hollywood Brown

TEs to Sit

Austin Hooper
Jack Doyle
Kyle Rudolph
Dallas Goedert
Mike Gesicki
Ian Thomas

If you have any questions about your lineup for this week, you can find me on our Facebook group, Fantasy Couch Fam. My name is Michael Anthony on there by the way.

Make sure to watch the Week 16 waiver wire video in case there are any players on waivers or free agency that you might have missed.

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Mike Mital is the co-founder of Fantasy Couch. His education lies within communications and journalism. Mike has work experience with social media and sales in the tech field.