Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24) is back! Week 16 means championship matchup for many of you. For others it means, "Who can I pickup that might be a good keeper next year?" If you are in the latter group, just take the best guy around. Arian Foster, maybe? You don't really need any help with that.
If you are in the former group, however.....
Seeing how this is the championship week for most fantasy owners, you
won't have to rack your brain wondering which players to add and which
to drop after this week. At this point in the season, every fantasy
owner has their roster set except for a tweak here and there. If you're
an owner still looking to make a few moves before your big game, read
on. The Fantasy Sports Brain has you covered.
Cleveland D/ST- If you don't have a stud defense this week, you may want
to play the matchups. Take a look at the Browns. They play the Jets
this week. With an offense that's struggling to score points and
extremely prone to turnovers, the Cleveland defense should be a very
strong play this week. Geno Smith's week 15 stat line looked like 167
yards passing with a touchdown and an interception that was returned for
a touchdown. Granted that game was against the Carolina defense but the
Jets offense and Geno Smith in particular haven't looked great most of
Detroit D/ST- With a matchup versus the pathetic Giants offense and the
Lions only giving up less than 18 fantasy points per game to opposing
quarterbacks, Detroit is a good play for your championship game. Eli is
coming off of a five interception game and the offense looks completely
lost. The Detroit D comes up big when fantasy owners need it most.
Delanie Walker- Looking good in week 15, Delanie Walker finished with
eight receptions for 53 yards and a score. He has another favorable
matchup versus Jacksonville who gives up the second most fantasy points
to opposing tight ends.
St.Louis D/ST- The Rams D plays better at home and is only giving up
16.9 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks for the season.
They do give up the fifth most fantasy points to running backs but 22.9
fantasy points per game to wide receivers. St. Louis may not be a slam
dunk this week but if you're stuck for a defense, the Rams can be a
Jordan Todman- Let me start off by saying only use Todman if MJD is out.
He is worth an add regardless though. The Jacksonville running back
has a favorable matchup this week against a Tennessee defense that's
allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing running backs and
Todman helped owners big time last week with over 18 fantasy points in
Matt Asiata- With the status of Adrian Peterson still unknown, Matt
Asiata could come through for fantasy owners in week 16 if AP is ruled
out. Asiata did rush for three touchdowns but other than that wasn't
that impressive. He's more touchdown dependent but if owners are stuck
for a running back, he could be worth the add. Keep in mind that
Cincinnati is the fifth best versus the running back in fantasy.
Buffalo D/ST- While the Bills defense may have looked like a better play
a few weeks ago, the Dolphins offense has been putting it all together
when it matters most. In week 15 versus New England, Ryan Tannehill
outplayed Tom Brady passing for 312 yards and three scores. Tannehill
has over 300 yards passing in three of his last four games. Suddenly,
the Buffalo D doesn't look so great this week.
Any player or D/ST you can pickup to block your opponent from getting
could also be considered for the "Keeper" list. If your opponent needs a
certain player, feel free to add said player to your roster to improve
your chances at winning. Also, any fifth or sixth string receiver or
back you may have on your roster could be considered a "Jeeper" for this
week seeing how you probably won't be using that player anyway barring
any unforeseen circumstances. Good luck to all the fantasy owners
playing their championship game this week.