For most of us fantasy managers out there... its championship week! For some, you have a chance at glory, the chance to be “the champion” for the next year. And for others, perhaps you are trying to win 3rd place or your league's consolation bowl. No matter what your playing for in Week 16, here are some players to target to claim victory.
Benny Snell Jr. – PIT – 35.2% – 4.5ppg
James Conner was out as a late scratch for Monday night’s loss to the Bengals. Benny Snell Jr. got the start and made the most of it, racking up over 100 all purpose yards and a score. Conner started the year off in good fashion, but has since been plagued by injuries, COVID, and a largely ineffective run game. Snell provided a spark, averaging 4.7 YPC and it should earn him more opportunities down the home stretch.
Darrel Williams – KC – 1.6% – 2ppg
With Clyde Edwards-Helaire out for the rest of the season, it appears that Le’Veon Bell is in line to take over RB1 duties for the Chiefs. But do not count out Darrel Williams from making an impact on the ground. Bell has been a good addition to the Chiefs run game, but I was never quite convinced that his patient running style was the best fit for this high-powered, fast moving offense. Williams is much more of a downhill runner and I would expect him to get 10 or more carries a game the rest of the way, with a lot of work coming around the goal line. Williams is a mid-tier flex option in my book!
Russell Gage – ATL – 31.1% – 8.1ppg
Gage shined with Julio Jones out of the contest against the Buccaneers this past Sunday. Grabbing 5 passes on 10 targets for 68 yards and a score put him at over 13 points in his last three contests. Figuring to be passing a lot this Sunday against the Chiefs, Gage should get plenty of volume and opportunities for points.
Greg Ward – PHI – 6.1% – 6.8ppg
It seems like every time I check the fantasy app, I see Greg Ward catching passes. With the Eagles offense suddenly looking like a problem for opposing defenses, I want anything I can get. This would include rookie Jalen Reagor (19.8%). Jalen Hurts has looked great in his first two starts and will look to build on that going into a divisional game against the Cowboys.
Dan Arnold – ARI – 1.4% – 4.8
Dan Arnold seemingly came out of nowhere since Week 13 when he caught two long touchdowns from Kyler Murray. Since then he’s caught 5 passes for 81 yards and one touchdown. As you might all know, the Tight End position is extremely thin. If you are missing production from that TE slot Arnold is the best one to fill in, he by far has the most upside!
This is my last article for this season, if you are a consistent reader – thank you! If it’s your first time here, welcome! I wish you all the best in your league(s), have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday/new year.