WEEK 16 PREPARATION
I often base my decision-making on following stats, trends, and matchups. These thoughts are based on those observations.
10 THOUGHTS WORTH THINKING FOR WEEK 16
Keep exploiting the Vikings defense - Since Week 10, Minnesota has allowed 30, 40, 26, 22, 34, and 36 points while averaging 317 passing yards against. This week, the Giants come to the dome, followed by road games at Green Bay and Chicago. The game script did not favor Matt Ryan last week after two defensive scores and a second half that featured few pass attempts. It was never Matt Ryan's game. That was an anomaly in an otherwise juicy matchup that Daniel Jones should be able to exploit this week.
Jerick McKinnon may be on several championship teams - The Chiefs are starting to realize how valuable and versatile Jerick McKinnon is. If the last two games are any indication of what we can expect in Week 16 against the Seahawks, then McKinnon is the new version of Austin Ekeler. Like Ekeler, he performs well on the ground despite a low volume of carries. His most valuable asset is his ability to make plays as a receiver. McKinnon has 15 receptions for 182 yards in the last two games with three touchdowns. Combine that with adequate rushing totals, and you have the formula for success as a fantasy back. Keep riding the wave until it crashes, if it crashes.
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