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

It has been a long and crazy season, but we are finally at the end of the road. It seems like yesterday that we all had doubts that there would even be a season, let alone get to this point where we will have a new fantasy champion crowned in leagues across the world. I wish I could say that I nailed every featured start and sit this season, but that is simply not the case and there is always room for improvement.

My own journey with fantasy has been full of ups and downs and this season is no difference. Since I started playing this game 10 years ago, I have had the fortunate opportunity to win a total of 8 fantasy league championships in my career. Out of the 6 leagues I take part of each year, I was able to make it to 2 championship games which will be on the line this week.

Like you, I am also unsure which players to start with the trophies and glory at stake but I can only listen to my gut and go with what got me here…my instinct. I encourage you all to do the same. Good luck and hopefully we will see each other on the other side, as champions once again!

Antonio Brown – Bucs WR

AB has been underwhelming so far during his first season on the Bucs, but it appears things are starting to turn around for the misunderstood wideout. In Week 15 against the Falcons, AB broke out with 5 catches on 7 targets for 93 yards and a game-winning 46-yard TD.

The big play was his first TD of the season and I predict it is a sign of things to come in Week 16 as the Bucs face a soft Lions secondary that has allowed the second-most yards per pass attempt (8.1) and the 4th most passing TD’s (20) in the league.

Antonio Brown Week 16 Projections: 10 targets, 9 receptions, 103 receiving yards, 2 TD’s

QBs to Start

Drew Brees
Jalen Hurts
Baker Mayfield
Ryan Tannehill
Tom Brady

RBs to Start

Tony Pollard
Myles Gaskin
Gio Bernard
Mike Davis
Leonard Fournette
JD McKissic
Kareem Hunt
Chris Carson
Le’Veon Bell
Jonathan Taylor
Kenyan Drake
Jeff Wilson Jr.
Darrell Henderson
Ty Johnson
James White
Devin Singletary
Jamaal Williams
Latavius Murray

WRs to Start

Brandon Ayiuk
Robert Woods
Keke Coutee
Amari Cooper
Tee Higgins
DeVante Parker
Jarvis Landry
Justin Jefferson
Tyler Lockett
Rashard Higgins
Corey Davis
DJ Moore
Robby Anderson
Cole Beasley
Diontae Johnson
Hollywood Brown

TEs to Start

Dallas Goedert
Rob Gronkowski
Mike Gesicki
Logan Thomas

Sit em Week 16 - D'Andre Swift

Week 16 Sit ’em

D’Andre Swift – Lions RB

Swift is coming off a 2 TD performance in Week 15 where he received the lion’s share of touches (pun intended) against the Titans. Although he was able to find the end-zone, his total yards were lacking and he also lost a fumble on the goaline early in the game.

QB Matthew Stafford is dealing with a rib injury that could keep him out of the game which would severely limit the potential of Detroit’s offense against a Bucs defense that is allowing the seventh fewest fantasy points to running backs.

The Lion’s have nothing to play for and it could make sense for them to shut down Stafford instead of putting him at risk. If he is not under center, I expect the Bucs to key in on the Lions backfield which will severely limit Swift’s upside in this pivotal Week 16 matchup.

D’Andre Swift Week 16 Projections: 13 rushing attempts targets, 45 rushing yards, 3 receptions, 12 receiving yards, 1 Fumble, 0 TD’s

QBs to Sit

Mitchell Trubisky
Jared Goff
Matthew Stafford
Tua Tagovailoa
Ben Roethlisberger

RBs to Sit

Chase Edmonds
Wayne Gallman
Sony Michel
JK Dobbins
James Conner
Lynn Bowden Jr.
Salvon Ahmed
Benny Snell Jr.
Frank Gore
Nyheim Hines
Zach Moss
Ito Smith
Phillip Lindsay
Gus Edwards
Peyton Barber
Malcolm Brown

WRs to Sit

Cooper Kupp
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Marvin Jones Jr.
Emmanuel Sanders
Brandin Cooks
Jamison Crowder
T.Y. Hilton
CeeDee Lamb
Curtis Samuel
Jalen Reagor
Russell Gage
Nelson Agholor
Chase Claypool
Sammy Watkins
Tim Patrick
Darnell Mooney
Lynn Bowden Jr.

TEs to Sit

TJ Hockenson
Robert Tonyan
Tyler Eifert
Cole Kmet
Dalton Schultz

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 Mike Mital 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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