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LAC @ LV
- Easton Stick's numbers came in garbage time. We'll want to start the Buffalo and Denver defenses in Weeks 16 and 17.
- Austin Ekeler was only in for 40% of the snaps and still doesn't look healthy. If you have an option that has been outscoring him, it's not crazy to bench Ekeler in Week 16.
- Joshua Palmer had a meaningless long score. However, if Keenan Allen is out again in Week 16, Palmer will be a what-the-heck flex now that we can confirm he's healthy and Quentin Johnston has faded into the background.
- The Chargers were so bad that their head coach and general manager were fired after the game. We'll break ties in favor of players facing them over the next two weeks.
- Zamir White was competent in place of Josh Jacobs, and his opportunity was buoyed by the game script. He's still only a what-the-heck flex if Jacobs is out in Week 16 against the Chiefs.
- Aidan O'Connell and the pass offense should have a lot more confidence in Week 16. Davante Adams is back to being a high-ceiling WR1, and Jakobi Meyers has more intrigue as a WR3/Flex after the Raiders had him throw for a touchdown in Week 15 in addition to catching one.
- Michael Mayer caught a score and should be in desperation play consideration against Kansas City. His dynasty stock is going up.
- Tre Tucker caught two scores and qualifies as a desperation play in deep leagues as the Raiders had him on the field more than Hunter Renfrow.
MIN @ CIN
- Nick Mullens had a few big errors, but he ran the offense well enough to make Justin Jefferson, T.J. Hockenson, and Jordan Addison all good plays. Addison scored twice and clearly benefited from Jefferson drawing coverage in his first full game back. Mullens is worth a QB2/Superflex start in Week 16.
- Ty Chandler was outstanding and should remain worthy of a flex play against Detroit, even if Alexander Mattison returns for Week 16. If Mattison isn't back, Chandler is a strong RB2 play.
- Ja'Marr Chase left with a shoulder injury and will miss Week 16. Tee Higgins scored twice and is a must-start against Pittsburgh.
- Jake Browning was quiet for most of the game, but he came on in the fourth quarter and overtime to notch a comeback win, keep the Bengals in playoff contention, and help fantasy teams that trusted him with the season on the line. His outlook is down slightly in Week 16, with Ja'Marr Chase likely sitting, but he is still a solid QB2/Superflex play at Pittsburgh.
- Chase Brown had a fumble and saw his snap count drop off from Week 14. He's back to being a desperation play for Week 16.
- Tanner Hudson has been consistent in the box score with Browning and qualifies as desperation tight end play for Week 16.
PIT @ IND
- Mitch Trubisky was benched for Mason Rudolph, but it probably doesn't matter for the offensive outlook. Rudolph will start in Week 16 against the Bengals and is emergency depth in 2QB/Superflex leagues.
- Diontae Johnson scored for the third straight week. If you dare start a Steelers in Week 16, he's the one.
- Gardner Minshew had a good game even though Michael Pittman left with a concussion. Pittman is unsure for Week 15, but Minshew is still a QB2/Superflex consideration against Atlanta, even if Pittman is out. There's no clear pivot in the passing game for a WR3/Flex play if Pittman is out.
- Zack Moss left with a shoulder injury but is expected to try to play through it in Week 16. If he can play, Jonathan Taylor is the only reliable option in the Colts' backfield.
DEN @ DET
- Russell Wilson was a decent play only because this game was 21-0 at halftime. The Broncos pass offense will be more conservative in what should be a win against the Patriots in Week 16. Only Courtland Sutton and Javonte Williams are worth considering in typical leagues.
- Denver couldn't cover Sam LaPorta, allowing him to score three times. If Hunter Henry (knee) is healthy enough to play in Week 16, he'll be a what-the-heck tight end play.
- Jahmyr Gibbs scored one on the ground and one as a receiver. He's a must-play for Week 16, but David Montgomery is still a solid RB2 against the Vikings.
- Indoor Jared Goff showed up and threw five scores. He's a QB1 for Week 16 at Minnesota.
NYG @ NO
- The Saints defense in the Superdome was too much for Tommy Devito. The Eagles defense isn't as tough a draw, but DeVito is not a preferred QB2/Superflex play in Week 16.
- Saquon Barkley was in less often on passing downs, and the Saints' run defense smothered him on his limited touches. He's tough to leave on the bench, but it might be the right play in Week 16 if you are strong at running back.
- Darren Waller looked healthy in his return and should see his snap count increase. He's worth a start in Week 16. Wan'Dale Robinson returns to being a mere desperation play with Waller's successful return.
- Derek Carr was good in this game despite missing his #1 receiver. He's back in QB2/Superflex consideration against the Rams in Week 16. No Saints wide receiver is a reliable play if Chris Olave is out again in Week 16.
- Taysom Hill wasn't as involved as a runner in Week 15. Two other tight ends caught touchdowns, and Hill only caught one of eight completions to tight ends. He's not a reliable TE1 for Week 16.
CHI @ CLE
- Justin Fields was held in check by the Browns defense, which has returned to being a limiting factor. Fields is still a good play in Week 16 against the Cardinals, and DJ Moore should also bounce back.
- D'Onta Foreman got the early carries, but the team turned to other backs as the game went on. No Bears back is a reliable play in Week 16.
- Joe Flacco started slow with three picks, including a pick-six, but finished strong. He has made David Njoku and Amari Cooper into must plays, and Flacco has settled in as a high-floor QB2/Superflex with a good matchup at Houston in Week 16.
- Jerome Ford was held in check by the resurgent Bears defense, which is a tough draw for the Cardinals in Week 16. Ford is only a what-the-heck flex for Week 16.
ATL @ CAR
- Desmond Ridder was bad enough to get benched for Week 16 - Taylor Heinicke will start vs. the Colts. The game was played in a downpour, so Drake London and Kyle Pitts were also useless for fantasy. London should be a good play for Week 16; Pitts just a what-the-heck tight end play.
- Bijan Robinson played poorly, fumbled, and wasn't used much in the fourth quarter. It's tough to bench your first-round pick in the fantasy semis, but if it goes like it did in Week 15, it will be the right move. Robinson wasn't a good play in the one game Heinicke started and finished.
- Chuba Hubbard is the only Panther worth considering in Week 16 lineups (vs Green Bay). He has at least 24 touches in each of the last three games.
TB @ GB
- Baker Mayfield had his biggest fantasy game of the year and kept the Bucs in first place. He's a strong QB2/Superflex and maybe even QB1 consideration against the Jaguars.
- Chris Godwin finally had a huge game despite coming in questionable. He's a solid WR3/Flex in Week 16.
- Aaron Jones was the lead back with AJ Dillon out. He wasn't that productive, but this was a poor run matchup. If Dillon is out again in Week 16, consider Jones an RB2/Flex play.
- Jayden Reed caught a magnificent toe-tap touchdown but also left with a toe injury. Watch his status for Week 16, along with Watson's. If both are out, Dontayvion Wicks and Romeo Doubs become WR3/Flex options.
- Tucker Kraft scored and looked great on the hoof after the catch. He's a solid TE1 consideration against the Panthers, and his dynasty stock is rising.
NYJ @ MIA
- Zach Wilson left with a head injury. Trevor Siemian was no better as his replacement. The Jets offense remains in shambles heading into what should have been a plum matchup with Washington. Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson aren't reliable plays, but it won't be a surprise if they hit.
- Jaylen Waddle took over with Tyreek Hill sitting. Waddle is a must-play in Week 16, even if Hill is back.
- Tua Tagovailoa was better than expected without Hill, but Raheem Mostert scored twice on the ground, so his fantasy impact was minimal. He's still a high-ceiling QB1 against Dallas in Week 16, especially if Hill is back.
- De'Von Achane gave way to Mostert a little more frequently than before his toe injury. He's more of a what-the-heck flex than a strong RB2 heading into Week 16, but his outlook could improve if his practice participation increases after getting just one limited practice in before Week 15.
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