NFL Fantasy Football Week 16 Sleepers
NFL FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 16 SLEEPERS – A player gets injured, or someone breaks out and earns more opportunities. These players can make or break your fantasy season. No one can predict the future, so drafting a perfect team is out of the question.
Depth never hurts, so it is best to evaluate your roster weekly. This article is a great place to look and will feature the best waiver wire additions each week. (Rostered Percentages from ESPN)
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Jake Browning – 36.7% Rostered
I wrote about both quarterbacks last week, and it applies this week. Browning has scored 20+ fantasy points in three consecutive games and faces the Steelers this week. They have allowed 225.1 passing yards per game.
Browning will likely be without Ja’Marr Chase for the foreseeable future. He suffered a shoulder injury last week and will miss this week. Browning is still in play as a streamer.
Gardner Minshew II – 15.5% Rostered
Minshew played the Steelers last week and finished with 21 fantasy points. He faces the Falcons and Raiders over the next couple of weeks but could be without his best receiver. Michael Pittman Jr. suffered a head injury in a brutal collision last week.
Josh Downs and Alex Pierce should receive more snaps if Pittman cannot play.
Zamir White – 7.3% Rostered
Josh Jacobs missed the Raiders’ Thursday night matchup last week due to a quad injury. White was the lead back in his absence and finished the game with 17 carries for 69 yards and a TD. He also added three receptions for 16 yards.
The Raiders play the first Christmas Day game, so Jacobs will have an extra day to recover. If you are facing the fantasy manager with Jacobs, I suggest adding White to block them from adding him. He may not pay off, but it could not hurt to have an option available.
Justice Hill – 8.5% Rostered
Keaton Mitchell suffered a torn ACL on Sunday night. Mitchell was the change-of-pace back to Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill was primarily in for two-minute drills and pass-blocking situations. Hill should fill Mitchell’s role for the rest of the season.
Edwards receives almost all of the goal-line carries, but Hill should see an uptick in passing volume. He has a tough matchup against the 49ers this week, but Hill is the back to own in this backfield because they should throw the ball more this week.
Noah Brown – 40% Rostered
Brown is benefiting from the injuries to the Texans’ receivers. Case Keenum was throwing him the ball last week, and he finished with eight receptions for 82 yards and a score. Tank Dell is out for the season, and Nico Collins could not suit up last week.
Collins and C.J. Stroud have a good chance of returning to action this week, which should help Brown. They have a tough matchup against the Browns, but Collins should receive most of the attention.
Tyler Boyd – 42.5% Rostered
Ja’Marr Chase will not play this week, and Boyd is the next man up. I mentioned how bad the Steelers are against the pass, and this follows the same logic. Boyd has not played without Chase this season, but he has played four games without Tee Higgins.
He averages 7.5 targets per game in those games, so he should see a safe amount of targets this week.
Hunter Henry – 17.5% Rostered
Henry has been a savior for anyone streaming tight ends. He has caught three TDs in the last two games and got targeted nine times last week. He should have another monster game this week against the Broncos.
They allow the most fantasy points per week to the tight end position. He is a great addition this week.