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2010 Fantasy Football Week 16 Start’Em Sit’Em

Week 16 Fantasy Start and Sit – Fantasy Matchups

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Super Bowl Week for many Fantasy Leagues is this week. It is a crucial week with a ton of quality matchups. Take a look at Dave B’s Week 16 Star and Sit – Fantasy Matchup, study hard and feel free to fire any questions my way – I will do my very best to get to each and every comment and/or question!

Good Luck this week!

Carolina at Pittsburgh 8:20 PM

If you are starting any Carolina Panther this week against Pittsburgh, I am truly sorry. If absolutely forced to pick one Carolina player to be at least decent this week, it would be Jonathan Stewart – that’s it! For Pittsburgh, I expect poor weather, making Ben Roethlisberger a bit of a risk. Expect 220 yards and a touchdown from him. Rashard Mendenhall will be a Stud this week for sure with Mike Wallace being a solid WR2 and a finally healthy Heath Miller being a good starting TE option. I am not sold on Hines Ward – he has been up and down and warrants a flex spot only this week. Of course start the Steelers defense!

Dallas at Arizona 7:30 PM

The Cowboys will have fun on Christmas day thanks to Arizona’s brutal defense. Don’t hesitate to start Kitna, Felix Jones, Tashard Choice, Miles Austin or Jason Witten. They will all be fine. For Arizona, the only reliable fantasy option is Larry Fitzgerald.

New England at Buffalo 1:00 PM

Tom Brady is as automatic as they come right now. Start him, Deion Branch, Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez with confidence this week. I also like BenJarvus Green-Ellis against Buffalo’s terrible run defense. I think the Bills will be playing from behind, making Ryan Fitzpatrick an OK option this week and Steve Johnson a WR2-WR3 option. We all saw what Matt Flynn did to this defense last week! Stay away from Buffalo’s running game – they have been far too inconsistent to warrant a Fantasy start!

NY Jets at Chicago 1:00 PM

This game has defensive struggle written all over it! For the Jets, the only reliable option is the defense! I am not sure who will be the WR stud this week – Holmes and Edwards appear to cancel each other out! I am staying away from both running games in this one. For Chicago, Jay Cutler scares the crap out of me but in a pinch, he could be OK. Greg Olsen is an OK play as is Johnny Knox. There is not a great Fantasy option on the Bears except for the defense!

Baltimore at Cleveland 1:00 PM

I like Joe Flacco in this game a lot. The Browns are going to have to respect Ray Rice making it easy for Flacco to pick Cleveland apart. Ray Rice is a great option –  not only will he find some room rushing, but he will get his share of receiving yards as well! Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason are good plays in this one as well, along with the Ravens defense. For Cleveland, Peyton Hillis had success in the teams’ first meeting and I expect the Browns to ride him again. Expect good, but not spectacular numbers from him. Ben Watson is the only pass catcher I trust for Cleveland – Colt McCoy trusts him and looks his way often.

Tennessee at Kansas City 1:00 PM

Chris Johnson and Kenny Britt are automatic in this game and that’s it for Tennessee. For Kansas City, Jamaal Charles has to be in your lineup and if you are stuck for a flex, Thomas Jones could be used. Dwayne Bowe has been quiet lately – use him but temper your expectations. Tony Moeaki is a TE1 this week, but that’s not saying a whole lot!

San Francisco at St. Louis 1:00 PM

There is nobody off the 49ers roster that jumps off the page. Vernon Davis was brutal last week but deserves a start based on his upside. Michael Crabtree in a WR3-WR4 this week and an emerging Josh Morgan could be a deep sleeper this week. Same goes for the Rams – there is nobody that I love in this game except for maybe Steven Jackson. Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson could be OK in PPR leagues but are huge risk – I wouldn`t use them!

Detroit at Miami 1:00 PM

Shaun Hill looks like he will return at quarterback for the Lions. He is an OK option, but is a mid level QB2 at best! You have to have Calvin Johnson in your lineups and Brandon Pettigrew could be an OK TE option this week. Stay away from the Detroit running game. The Miami Dolphins may surprise in the game. Although they have been awful at home I think a few are worth a look. I like Ronnie Brown to score in this game along with Brandon Marshall making them startworthy. Davone Bess is a low end WR3 in my rankings.

Minnesota at Philadelphia 1:00 PM

The news out of Minnesota suggests a “check back and see” approach this week. I’m staying away from all except for maybe Visnathe Shiancoe who will be Joe Webb’s outlet. The news isn’t good on Adrian Peterson and with the season already sunk, they may opt to sit him. Stay away from the Vikings if you can. Philadelphia, on the other hand is all systems go. Start Vick, McCoy, DeSean Jackson Jeremy Maclin and even Brent Celek this week along with the Eagles defense.

Seattle at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM

I trust nobody on the Seahawks except for Mike Williams – period! The Tampa players are all intriguing starts against Seattle’s brutal defense. Josh Freeman could be used in a pinch while LaGarrette Blount and Mike Williams are fine starting options. Kellen Winslow is a Top 12 tight end this week and Arrelious Benn is a sleeper – use him if you are a gambling man!

Washington at Jacksonville 1:00 PM

I actually like Rex Grossman this week after what I saw last week. He could fill in admirably for you but only if you are desperate. Ryan Torain should find some room as well this week. Grossman’s play has given new life to Santana Moss and Chris Cooley who are legitimate starts this week. Even Anthony Armstrong looks like a low end flex! For Jacksonville, David Gerrard will be OK this week (but you are probably not using him – right?). Maurice Jones-Drew will be a man on a mission after last week’s disappointment and quietly Marcedes Lewis has become a very reliable Tight End! Use him without hesitation! Mike Sims-Walker and Mike Thomas appear to be cancelling each other out – there is simply not enough passing yardage to go around!

Houston at Denver 4:05 PM

Arian Foster looks like a go on Sunday. He is an automatic start along with Matt Schaub. Andre Johnson will be shadowed by Champ Bailey – start him but temper your expectations! Owen Daniels is a good start and Kevin Walter has finally emerged as a decent flex. Jacoby Jones may get open for a score as well but unless you are in a deep league, he is best left on the bench. With Tim Tebow starting again in Denver, the offensive performance is a total crap shoot. I am not starting anyone on the Broncos except for Brandon Lloyd who should be able to break free from the awful Houston secondary.

Indianapolis at Oakland 4:05 PM

Everybody for the Colts warrants some consideration. Peyton Manning is automatic as is Reggie Wayne and Jacob Tamme. I am starting Pierre Garcon as well although I think that he and Blair White cancel each other out a little bit. Many will think about Donald Brown after last week but I am not so sure he can put together two enormous games in a row. For Oakland, Darren McFadden has to be started and Zach Miller is the only other Raider that I trust. If you think that Jason Campbell and Jacoby Ford are startable – go ahead but don’t get pissed at me on Monday!

NY Giants at Green Bay 4:15 PM

Green Bay has a great defense and it showed when they slowed the hottest offense in the league last week. Still, you have to roll with Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Kevin Boss for sure. If you don’t have another quality QB, there’s no shame in starting Eli Manning. The news out of Green Bay is good – Aaron Rodgers should start and you should follow suit. Greg Jennings becomes automatic again and James Jones becomes a very interesting flex option. I still can’t get a handle on the Packers running game and would steer clear if possible. Both defenses are risky in this game but the Packers should be able to generate a turnover or two or three.

San Diego at Cincinnati 8:20 PM

Never bench Philip Rivers OK? Vincent Jackson will be a Stud this week and Malcolm Floyd could have a decent game as well. The running game is a tossup but I would not hesitate to use Mike Tolbert as a RB2 or flex. Randy McMichael is also a quality start. I don’t trust ant Bengal against the league’s best defense but Jermaine Greasham and Cedric Benson should be just OK this week. Start the Chargers defense of course!

New Orleans at Atlanta 8:30 PM

This game has the makings of a shootout. Start Brees as always, Colston and Lance Moore as well. Tight End Jimmy Graham is in every-week start territory now and Robert Meachem could pay dividends as a flex. Stay away from the Saints running game –  too confusing! Matt Ryan at home has been money and should be started along with Michael Turner, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez. All of the usual Studs will produce in this game – I can’t wait!

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  1. Quick WR and TE Start.

    1.)Which WR do I sit: R.White, Nicks, Welker or VJax?

    2.)Which RB to start? T.Choice or Matt Forte….

    3.) V.Davis or O. Daniels?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. I am in an 8 team league where we play the whole regular season and our top 4 play during the NFL playoffs. I am in a 3 way tie for 4th place and need help getting to the playoffs. For this week who should I start at:

    QB: Kitna or Fitzpatrick
    WR: (need 3) Calvin Johnson, Hakeem Nicks, Mike Sims-Walker, or TB Mike Williams
    Def: Miami or NYG

    thanks

  3. Who do I start (2 guys) out of forte, Thomas jones and woodhead

  4. not a PPR league, 1 point for every ten receiving and passing, 6 for TD’s. IDP league. Who do I start? This what I got so far…

    Manning, Peyton QB IND
    Blount, LeGarrette RB
    Jones, Felix RB
    Benn, Arrelious WR
    Mason, Derrick WR
    Wallace, Mike WR PIT
    Tamme, Jacob TE
    Cundiff, Billy K
    Bears ST
    Peppers, Julius DL
    Matthews, Clay LB
    Tillman, Charles DB

    BEnch

    Williams, DeAngelo RB
    Woodhead, Danny RB
    Bess, Davone WR
    Gaffney, Jabar
    Jenkins, Michael
    Morgan, Josh WR

  5. This is for the championship!

    WR 3: Britt or Stevie Johnson

    RB: (need 2) Hollis, Rice, Ellis-Greene, or McFadden

    K: Janikowski, Carpenter, Buehler, or Crosby

    Thanx much!

  6. Hey this is the Championship game…not sure how I go there with this team but I did and please if there is someone off the waivers I should pick up let me know!!

  7. Thanks for the help. I am definitely starting Mendenhall. Now I’m stuck on deciding between Brandon Marshall and Mike Wallace. They both have favorable matchups; however, Pittsburgh may not be throwing much in this game.

  8. Just a reminder that no more Start/Sit ???’s will be answered once we start NFL week 16 w/ the Pittsburgh/Carolina game tonight.

  9. Justin,

    McFadden and Hillis by a mile for me! They are RB 1s and the others are simple RB 2s in my book!

    DaveB

  10. Dee Mac,

    Great set of receivers you have. Out of that group a whole bunch have great matchups. There is no shame is starting any!

    If it were my choice, I would sit Roddy White – something tells me its going to be the Michael Turner show on Monday.

    At RB, I would start Forte – it is 20-25 touches vs. 10-15 touches!

    Start Daniels at TE – he’s healthy and looking,like a total Stud.

    Dave B

  11. Rigg,

    Ride Kitna – he’s hot and even his running backs get a ton of receiving yards!

    AT WR – pretty easy choice for me – sit Sims-Walker.

    The Miami D is your better option this week. They are a good unit overall and against Detroit, anything could and probably will happen!

    Dave B

  12. Bg,

    For me, I look at the amount of touches and the Red Zone looks a player will get. It jas to be Forte and T. Jones in this cast. Woodhead only appears to be used between the 30 yard lines and is good for 7-10 touches only.

    Dave B

  13. Drew,

    By looking at your lineup, I thinkd that you have made all the right moves – wouldn’t change a thing!

    Dave B

  14. Jon G,

    Britt is my choice over Steve Johnson.

    At RB, McFadden is automatic and and it is a tossup between Hillis and Rice. I would go with Rice based on his matchup in this one. Who would you rather run against – cleveland or baltimore?

    Did you ask me a kicker question?

    Dave B

  15. Drew,

    I have a Waiver Wire columnm on this very website – http://www.capperspicks.com/blog/category/fantasy-football/

  16. Just a reminder that no more Start/Sit ???’s will be answered. Sorry but after all it is the Holidays and we’re giving the guys a few days off.

    Thanks and good luck in your championship games!

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