Week 16’s 5 Up included Hurns (31 pts), Bortles (28 pts), Rudolph (13 pts), Rivers (15 pts), and Woodhead (18 pts). While the 5 Down included Lacy (60 yards rush), Starks (-1 pts), and Tyrod Taylor (11 pts). If this is your championship week, I’m here to help you hoist your trophy. Let’s Dive In!
1) Sam Bradford (QB) Philadelphia Eagles – Worried your starting quarterback for your team may sit out part of the game to rest up for the playoffs? Feel confident in Bradford next week going up against a horrendous secondary. Chip Kelly is looking to make a statement in this game and show he should stick around for another year. Bradford is looking for a signature game to propel himself to be re-signed by the Eagles and be their guy for the next few years. Expect good numbers this week for Bradford against the Giants.
2) Frank Gore (RB) Indianapolis Colts – We saw the Gore of old last week against the Dolphins. I think he repeats his performance against the Titans who were just dominated by the Texans. The Titans have packed it in for the season with Mariota hurt and are preparing to find their next head coach. Play Gore and expect solid results this week.
3) Tim Hightower (RB) New Orleans Saints – He plays the team that just had a huge win against Carolina and will be a little flat after knocking out the only undefeated team left in the league. Atlanta also has given up the most rushing touchdowns in the league. Hightower is playing great down the stretch and you should continue to ride this magic in Week 17 against the Falcons.
4) Roddy White (WR) Atlanta Falcons – Playing possibly the worst secondary in the league, I’m banking on White to have a solid game opposite of Julio Jones. In the last 2 weeks, #2 receivers of opposing teams have lit it up against the Saints. Week 15 brought Golden Tate 22 points and this past week brought 31 points to Allen Hurns. White should be in store for great stat line this week.
5) DeAngelo Williams (RB) Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers will look to accomplish three things heading into their final game of the season against the Browns. Obviously they need a win to stay alive in the playoff hunt. The second goal is to keep Roethlisberger healthy which corresponds with the third goal which is to establish a ground game heading into the playoffs. They need the Jets to get beat by the Bills, which is definitely possible, so they know there is a chance and will need to take care of business against the lowly Browns and their terrible run defense.