This is why we lift all them weights. This is why we sweat all that sweat. Week 16, fools! Getchasome.
Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24) is back again to help you figure out who to keep in your lineup and who to show to the bench. Let's get it!
Well, this is it. The final game of the fantasy football season for most
owners. Win or lose, there is no week 17 for most of you and everything
you've been working for comes down to this final matchup. All of the
studying, all of the research, all of the tough decisions have led you
to this point. It's time to put all of that fantasy football knowledge
to the test and make that one move that will put your team over the edge
and into the history books. It's come down to week 16. The fantasy
football Superbowl. Good luck to all the owners competing for the
championship and remember to have fun while you're there. You never know
if or when you'll get there again.
Fine- Alex Smith- With the way Alex Smith has been playing coming off of
his week 15 performance that saw him finish with 287 yards passing with
five touchdown passes and the Colts allowing more than 18 fantasy
points per game to opposing quarterbacks, the Chiefs signal caller will
prove that he's more than a game manager in week 16.
Pine- Carson Palmer- Palmer couldn't have asked for a worse matchup when
Arizona faces Seattle. Seattle is still playing for home field
advantage and the Seahawks D is the second best at shutting down
opposing quarterbacks. They allow 12.6 fantasy points per game and to
make matters worse, Palmer's two best receivers are banged up. Even if
Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald were completely healthy, Seattle is
third best at allowing fantasy points to opposing wide receivers at 16.4
fantasy points per game.
Fine- Frank Gore- Atlanta's D has been suspect all season and Frank Gore
has been spectacular all season. With Atlanta allowing the eight most
fantasy points to running backs, Gore will continue to get it done for
his fantasy owners.
Pine- Trent Richardson- Last week was more of the exception than the
rule with T-Rich. With double digit fantasy points for just the second
time since week four, owners still shouldn't trust him. Especially in a
big game like the championship game. It also doesn't help that Kansas
City is allowing just over 18 fantasy points per game to running backs.
Fine- Keenan Allen- Allen probably goes without saying at this point but
in case fantasy owners are faced with a tough decision of whether or
not to use Keenan Allen this week, the answer is yes. Not only is
Oakland allowing over 25 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers,
Keenan Allen has scored double digit fantasy points in four straight
games and has failed to reach double digit fantasy points in only three
games since week four this season.
Pine- Roddy White- White couldn't muster double digit fantasy points
against a horrible defense like Washington so owners shouldn't expect
too much against San Francisco in week 16. The 49ers are fifth best when
it comes to defending against an opponent's wide receivers.
Fine- Delanie Walker- Walker appears to be healthy and over his
concussion and faces the Jaguars who happen to give up the second most
fantasy points to tight ends. Delanie Walker appears headed for a great
fantasy week when his owners need him most.
Pine- Coby Fleener- Fleener is one of the more frustrating fantasy tight
ends to play. He's completely unreliable even with a good matchup and
the fact that the Chiefs allow the least amount of fantasy points to his
position means Fleener should not find his way into any starting
lineups in week 16.
Fine- San Francisco D/ST- The 49ers face the Falcons in the final Monday
Night game of the 2013 season. The Falcons have had trouble all season
on offense and even with Roddy White back in the lineup have struggled.
Atlanta will have one of the toughest matchups of week 16 seeing how the
49ers D is allowing only 13 points per game to quarterbacks.
Pine- Carolina D/ST- I can't believe I actually wrote that but seeing
how Carolina faces New Orleans, there has to better options on the
waiver wire. While the Panthers D has been tops all season, owners would
be better off playing the matchups here. The Panthers D could very well
produce for fantasy owners but they are also a very risky play heading
into the most meaningful game of the season.