It’s the playoffs! If you’re reading this, you’re probably among the select few that have maneuvered through injuries and COVID, to put a competitive team on the field each week. Congrats! The waiver wire has come and gone. You’ve spent your FAAB dollars. It’s time to dig deep and look at the matchups to decide how to construct your starting lineups for NFL Week 16 of the fantasy football season. We’ve got you covered, friends. Let’s get into the top Week 16 sleepers and streamers!
Week 16 Sleepers and Streamers
Antonio Brown (Tampa Bay Bucs)
He’s not a sleeper in name, but he’s missed almost the whole season with an injury to his medial bone in his ankle, preventing him from being able to cut like we’re used to seeing him. I’ve rostered AB all year, and I wish the Bucs had just put him on IR so I could’ve had the extra roster spot, but for some reason, they kept him on the active roster every week, knowing he wouldn’t play. This week he’s going to be healthy enough to play, and given the injuries to Evans and Godwin, there’s a chance he might be the number one option. You could even make the argument that when he was on the field, he was the number one option, anyway. I like AB a lot this week. Snag him if he’s on your waiver wire.
J.D. McKissic (Washington Football Team)
He’s been out with a concussion, but I expect him to be back against Dallas for Week 16. While I respect the WFT’s defense, I think Dallas will score enough to put the WFT in passing situations. Passing downs call for McKissic over Gibson almost every time. I’m not sure Gibson loves that, as he’s demonstrated what a weapon he can be in the passing attack (especially at Memphis), but that’s how this team operates, and we’re going to exploit it. I expect close to double digit targets for McKissic this week. Act accordingly.
Josh Reynolds (Detroit Lions)
Look….the Lions might’ve figured something out. It took them long enough. Jared Goff is looking like the QB that was good enough to get the Rams to a Super Bowl, and while that won’t be good enough to get the Lions there, it’s certainly good enough to get Josh Reynolds some fantasy points. Last week, it was Amon Ra St. Brown who received a bulk of the targets. It appears he’s their number one receiver, and that’s fine, but against the Falcons defense, I think the Lions will get a chance to spread the ball around, and Reynolds will be a beneficiary of that. He got 6 catches on 6 targets, with 68 yards, and 1 TD last week. I expect even better numbers against a porous Falcons defense. Attack!
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