It’s Week 16 and it’s championship week for most fantasy football leagues! This is your chance to bring home the hardware and bask in the glory of being labeled as your league’s champion! Last week’s 5 Up gave you Ted Ginn Jr. (26 points) and Danny Woodhead (36 points), who exploded in Week 15. Let’s dive In and bring home the trophy!
Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville – After getting hurt and missing some time, he is back for the last few weeks of the season. Jacksonville is looking to finish the year strong and show the promise of a new young hungry team. The Jaguars will look to end the season on high point which means Blake Bortles will look to throw and capitalize on New Orleans’ poor secondary. This should be a high-scoring game where two quarterbacks duel it out to the final buzzer.
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville – See “Allen Hurns” above. Against New Orleans and its secondary, he should easily put up more than 300 yards and at least three touchdowns. A monster is on tap as Bortles should lead you team in points for Week 16.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota – Need a tight end with a great matchup for your championship game? Look no further than Rudolph and his matchup against the New York Giants. He should have a great game and easily find the end zone more than once. He is a Top 5 tight end in Week 16.
Golden Tate, WR, Detroit – ‘Shout out’ to my younger cousin, Alec, who is a big Notre Dame fan and reads my articles every week. Need a nice flex option for your championship? Former Notre Dame receiver Golden Tate has quietly been putting up numbers the last few weeks and should have a great game against San Francisco at home. San Francisco has struggled against smaller receivers and has allowed them to find space in their secondary. At 5-foot-10 with plenty of shiftiness, he’ll find plenty of space and put up a nice line for Detroit.
Charcandrick West, RB, Kansas City – Kansas City is on a roll and are using its running backs to attack defenses. Another great game is on tap against one of the worst defenses against running backs in the league in Cleveland.
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Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego – He will not go down without a fight. He is giving everything he has to try and get this team a victory. He is playing hot and should continue this streak with a game against Oakland in Week 16. If you need a quarterback you can count on to at least throw 35 times against an average defense, look no further than Rivers. This also means …
Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego – Ride him again this week as he seems to be 1-of-2 players (the other is Antonio Gates) who Rivers trusts here at the end of the season. I don’t think he puts up another four-touchdown performance, but he could easily have another multiple score game.