Week 16 RECAP: Injuries, RB Snaps, Team Notes
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Week 17 Injuries
Aaron Jones (Ankle) — Limited Use
Travis Homer (Ankle) — Exited Game
Damien Harris (thigh) — DNP
Shi SMith (Foot/Head) — Exited Game
Chris Olave (Hamstring) — DNP
Equanimeous St. Brown (Concussion) — DNP
Tyler Lockett (Finger) — DNP
Mecole Hardman (abdomen) — DNP
Chase Claypool (knee) — DNP
DeVante Parker (Concussion) — DNP
Nico Collins (foot) — DNP
Denzel Mims (Concussion) — DNP
Kyle Granson (Ankle) — OUT for MNF
Hunter Henry (Knee) — Exited Game
Jonnu Smith (Head) — Exited Game
Hayden Hurst (calf) — DNP
Ryan Tannehill (Ankle) — DNP
Jalen Hurts (Shoulder) — DNP
Lamar Jackson (Knee) — DNP
Mike White (Ribs) — DNP
Week 16 RB Snaps
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Week 16 Team Notes
Jaguars: Four straight weeks with at least 14 fantasy points (PPR) for Evan Engram … yea, that’s more than it takes to be considered an elite option at that position for the final two weeks of this season. This offense is one to buy all the stock you can in now … it’s only going to increase in value over the next 12 months.
Jets: The clock hit midnight on this running game and I can’t imagine even consider anyone not named Garrett Wilson the rest of the way (and even he isn’t a must start).
Bills: I don’t want to say James Cook is fools gold, but his role on this team makes him tough to trust at this point in the fantasy season. Yea, I get wanting a piece of this offense, but that’s a risky way to do it, even off of a production showing against the Bers.
Bears: Khalil Herbert was back and involved, but David Montgomery still got his 20 touches and should be consider a fine play against a Lions defense that showed some cracks this weekend.
Saints: Taysom Hill got some extended run because of the conditions and while I think that’s risky to count on, a game in Philly in Week 17 could have iffy weather and a similar Saints game script. He carries a low floor … but at a position (TE) that is littered with high risk options.
Browns: Deshaun Watson is an exceptional talent, but counting on him to flash that potential this season is impossible. Not that he can’t do it, but with a fantasy title on the line, I need proof of concept in order to start a player.
Seahawks: Maybe Tyler Lockett is back for Week 17, but the answer is no … no, a Seahawk pass catcher does not see enough of a role change with Lockett out to make him remotely viable.
Chiefs: You’re running hot if you’ve played Jerick McKinnon over the past month and maybe that continues, but five carries for seven yards isn’t inspiring when it comes to locking in a touch count. The talent is real and the offense elite, so I can see playing him, but I’m not considering him a lock.
Giants: Danny Dimes threw 42 passes and Darius Slayton saw just 6 targets. Saquon is a strong play and Dimes is a live streamer/DFS punt play, but counting on any of his pass catchers is a risk I’m not interested in.
Vikings: Justin Jefferson is moving himself to the top overall pick conversation for redrafted leagues this summer and TJ Hockenson might well be a Tier 1 tight end. And by “Tier 1” I mean “top tier at the position that does not include Travis Kelce”. But still … this production looks real and I can’t imagine his ADP is anywhere near that of Kelce.
Bengals: Tee Higgins has scored in four of five games and the Bengals have covered 20 of their past 23. This team doesn’t get the respect they deserve and Higgins is as large a part of that as anyone.
Patriots: Rhamondre Stevenson picked the worst time possible to bust: the talent is that of a fantasy first rounder, but the limitations of this offense are going to continue to be a concern and limiting factor.
Lions: Outdoor Goff has passed the test and now he returns home in a game the Lions need … yea, I guess The GOOF is viable if you don’t have a locked in QB1. What a world.
Panthers: DJ Moore’s upside is getting flashed with Sam Darnold under center and this run game was nothing short of impressive on Christmas Eve. Do I buy it? Sure, but it is still an offense with downside. They travel to Tampa this week … not an ideal spot, but you could do worse.
Falcons: Tyler Allgeier runs as hard as anyone in the NFL, but his season long stats aren’t going to jump off the screen as people prepare for redraft 2023 … he’ll likely be on a lot of my early draft/best ball rosters.
Ravens: Another dud from Mark Andrews. He’s lucky he’s a tight end, but even still, I understand pivoting for the finale of the regular season (vs PIT).
Texans: Houston battles. Hard. Houston has zero fantasy viable pieces. Both things can be and are true.
Titans: Derrick Henry or bust. Malik Willis will make some plays and maybe he puts up a crazy rushing day running for his life against the Cowboys this week, but he’s not going to support a pass catcher. Run him out naked in 1 of 150 lineups next week? I get the idea and the salary savings, but you go into that knowing the risk.
Commanders: Jahan Dotson flashed in college, to open his NFL career and is at it again. Consistency might never be his thing given his skill set and surrounding talent, but spike weeks are going to happen … a lot.
49ers: Brock Purdy may not have an elite ceiling, but he continues to throw multiple touchdown passes and the surrounding talent is elite. Keep in mind what he is doing this summer when we are talking up Trey Lance.
Eagles: Dallas Goedert earned only 3 targets in his return from action in a game where he got elite Minshew. I’m not actively avoiding him next week (vs NO), but I’m operating with measured expectations.
Cowboys: CeeDee Lamb is an elite talent and has good enough quarterback play. His season-long numbers aren’t video gamey like some of the other young stars at the position … and that might make him the best value of them this summer.
Raiders: Davante Adams is crashing and burning at the WRONG time. Might be time to load up in DFS. The later into the regular season we go, the more season long players get involved (after getting bounced from their home league and in need of action). Those players will be out on Adams and so will casual DFS players that simply watch box scores. “Paying up to be different” in a tough spot on Sunday against a tough 49ers defense is already an interesting idea.
Steelers: Diontae Johnson is a good reminder for us all that “regression” happens over time, but that “over time” is not always specific. Will his scoring level out eventually? Probably. But as those who have been rostering him over the month can attest, the scores are never “due” to come.
Packers: Aaron Jones was hobbled in the second half against the Dolphins and while he gutted it out, there’s obvious concern for the final two weeks. The Packers continue to run hot (both on the field and with the teams ahead of them collapsing), so this week against the Vikings is a huge game … AJ Dillon is worth a look in both season long and DFS, no matter the status of Jones.
Dolphins: Jeff Wilson scored and out-snapped Raheem Mostert. Which might mean something. Or might not. The fact that I don’t know is exactly the problem … you’re playing this pass game (even with Tua seeming confused at times against the Packers) with confidence and not touching this ground game if you can help it.
Broncos: 8 targets and a TD for Greg Dulcich … the process behind playing him is strong, the team just sucks. That said, he’s a tight end with a receiving role, so he’s a viable play if you don’t have an elite option.
Rams: My job description is basically “help people win fantasy titles”. If you followed my love for Cam Akers during the preseason process and (for whatever reason) held him through the dark first three months of the season … well, then I’m now doing a good job. He’s now combining volume with talent, a nice pairing, even on a very limited offense.