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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 16

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Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore

Edwards continues to be the lead back for the Ravens and has done a solid job. He’s averaging just over 19 carries a game over the last five weeks and even though he doesn’t offer much from a receiving standpoint, he does see most of the goal line work. He’s coming off a 19-104-1 stat line last week and should see plenty of work this weekend against the Chargers as both teams will look to run often and control the ball. It’s not the greatest matchup for Edwards, but based on his volume, he needs to be in fantasy lineups.

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Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans

Three week’s ago, Brees was the front runner to win NFL MVP, but that’s not the case anymore after three terrible games in-a-row. Over that span, Brees is averaging just 177 passing yards per game, which is almost not believable\; he has just two passing touchdowns and three interceptions. It has to be the worst three-game stretch of his career and it’s been killing fantasy owners. He’s always played better at home so I’d like to think Brees will bounce back in a big way against the Steelers, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable starting him in Week 16.

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Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay

With Aaron Jones now on IR, Williams once again becomes the starting running back for the Packers. Jones got hurt early in last week’s game against the Bears and Williams filled in nicely. He finished the game with 12 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown and also had four catches for another 42 yards. He gets a beatable matchup with the Jets in Week 16 and should see around 20 total touches. At worst he’s a FLEX play this week, but he should have no problem putting up RB2 numbers in the fantasy finals.

Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Williams exploded last week with three total touchdowns against the Chiefs; he caught two and also ran one in from 19 yards out and even grabbed the go-ahead two point conversion late in the game. It was an all-time performance from the young receiver and surely helped anyone who had him in their lineup. He gets a tougher matchup this week against the Ravens as Williams looks to finish the season strong. Obviously you can’t expect anywhere near last week’s production, but 70 yards and a score seems reasonable.

Lock of the Week

Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets

Anderson has had a rough 2018 season until these last two weeks. He’s really developed a great rapport with Sam Darnold and is finally showing his big play ability that he flashed last year. Over the last two weeks, Anderson has seen a solid 18 targets. He’s caught touchdowns in both games and has 172 receiving yards. He is clearly the go-to guy again in the Jets offense and will make it three games in-a-row with at least 70 receiving yards and a score. Anderson should have no problem against the Packers defense on Sunday. Get him in your lineup this week.

About Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.