Week 16 Picks
Week 16 Picks
Is there a little room for your fantasy team to sneak into the playoffs. If so, this is likely the last week to show your fantasy teams true value. What players could help out at the last second?
He gets the nod over Kerry Collins for the rest of the season. He has had action before, and from what we remember it wasnt pretty. Its been awhile though, and Tuiasasopo has been sitting on the sideline far too long. Its his chance to shine. He definitely has the weapons to do it, but so did Kerry Collins.
He is a commanding leader on the field. If that were a category that was noticed, Carr would be in the top five. There are always sparks of talent shown every week from Carr, but it never generates to the rest of his team. Last week the Texans should have easily beat the Ravens, but lacked the punch to do it. Carr may end the season on a high note and give your fantasy team a great chance at upsetting a powerhouse team.
His fantasy days arent over yet. The Vikings have found something offensively as of late, and it involves Johnson airing it a bit. If he isnt doing that he is getting the yards and mega fantasy points on short dump offs to Michael Bennett. He is proving to be a steady couple of touchdowns and okay passing yards every week. You cant beat that, at this point in the season.
Shhh. Arringtons numbers are actually progressing as of late. How its happening is a mystery. Especially considering that the Cardinals havent stopped throwing the football a billion times a game. Dennis Green needs to know if Arrington can be the guy in these last four games, and will likely boost his involvement in the offense.
Someone has to step into Brian Westbrooks role, and Moats is the guy. Judging from Philadelphias offense last week, Moats will be nothing more than a must go with guy. Kind of like when you were in grade school, and were forced to stick the last kid on your team by default.
The Steelers want to get back to their style of play. In order to do that they need to establish the run, and will likely go back to the roots of the bus thats driven them for the past ten or so years. Bettis can revitalize the Steelers with one carry. The fans appreciate him so much, that it may pump extra blood to get the Steelers finally riled up again.
He continues to make huge plays for the Vikings. No one wants to talk about it, but since Robinson was signed the Vikings have been winning. Attribute it to Brad Johnson all you want, but Robinson is a huge percentage of reason why the Vikings have turned around their season.
Eric Moulds isnt happy, and we all know what can happen with disgruntled receivers. He has already been suspended one game, and who knows if that will turn into the rest of the season. Reed has been somewhat of a dissappointment in his career, but may now have his shot.
Charlie Frye struggled with the shot and intermediate routes last weekend against the Jaguars. In fact, he was only successful on a couple of long bombs to Braylon Edwards. With Edwards now gone for the season, Frye will need a new deep target to throw at. Antonio Bryant is a solid receiver, but Northcutt is the speed man in Cleveland. Look for the Browns to try to calm Frye down, by trying to hit a big play or two deep to Northcutt.
With two fantasy football regular season weeks left, the doors have all but shut on seventy percent of fantasy football teams. Most leagues only have four playoff spots. Just like the NFL the division spots are all but wrapped up most of the time a few weeks in advance of the closing out of the season. Still, there are always those cases of down to the wire battles and teams that have fought their way back into a miracle situation. The waiver wire cant be any more important than right now if youre in that category.
Fitzpatrick is going to be tested, perhaps, for the rest of the season. Jamie Martin has no future value for the Rams, so why not test out the young rookie? They will and they hope he can have repeat performances like last weekend. He is a smart kid (went to Harvard) and has great size. He shouldnt have a problem connecting with the weapons St. Louis has. In fact, Marc Bulger may want to protect himself next year by staying on the field.
The Browns have been whispering about inserting him all year, and now appear to be set to state that. Trent Dilfer has done a fine job this season, and will likely be kept around Cleveland. He is the perfect backup quarterback that wont make mistakes. But its about to be 2006, not 2000. His days in the NFL are dwindling. So Frye needs the experience now.
If the Chargers dump the next couple of games, its almost a guarantee that Philip Rivers will be inserted. The playoffs are looking dim for the Chargers right now, but isnt out of the question. Rivers would have a lot to prove and could be a fantasy football playoff difference maker. Especially for teams with a quarterback like Peyton Manning, wholl be on light duty.
Eric Moulds and Lee Evans are notorious for burning Miami defensive backs. For Moulds it dates back to the late 90s, and Evans last year as a rookie. Whatever it is, that trend should continue this week. Miami is depleted with injuries that will open up the running game for Willis McGahee. Furthermore, Losman will be able to make big plays down field all day long.
He had his best game by far of the season against the Rams. Almost anyone could have pointed out an explosion against the Rams, whove been torched by almost every team. Before this season people expected the Texans to contend for a playoff spot. Maybe theyll start their season in the final five games, and end on a role. If so, Carr will have top ten quarterback stats to finish out the year.
Were shocked he has been able to hang on to his starting job all season. He started to produce in the last month, and is receiving a steady load. He is just insurance to have in case of an injury on your fantasy team.
He has been rarely used all season. With Fitzpatrick in now, they might give Faulk extra time as Steven Jackson takes on a load. His role has been far too limited for the talent he possesses.
Any one week wonder is worth a waiver wire catch.
Quietly Johnson is having a decent season behind Fitzgerald and Boldin. The reason why is because the Cardinals have no choice but to throw the football fifty times a game. The Cardinals have the best set of three wideouts statistically in the NFL.
Robinson tends to have those monster touchdown games once in awhile. Its like a volcano ready to burst, its going to happen. Whether its one year, two years, or two games, it happens. But like volcanoes, sooner or later, those eruptions become dormant. Robinsons career appears to be at that stage, but take a look at him anyways.
Assuming there were idiots in your league that let Jackson go, now is the time to pounce on that fumble. Jackson is about a week away from starting, and might get in on a few plays Monday night. Trust us, Matt Hasselbeck cant wait to have him back. DJ Hackett has tried but will not help the Seahawks get to where they need to be in the playoffs.