Welcome to Week 16! Congratulations to those of you who have been able to navigate the fantasy playoffs and find yourself on the verge of a championship. And remember, to always count your blessings!
Carson Palmer, Oakland – If you can’t maintain Top 10 scoring at your position, you can’t be on the ‘Studs’ list.
Sam Bradford, St. Louis at Tampa Bay: Coming off of a great game in Week 15, in which he threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns against the Vikings, Bradford gets fantasy’s worst defense versus quarterbacks. Tampa Bay is giving up 311 passing yards per game this year and has allowed three or more touchdown passes in six games this season.
Tony Romo, Dallas vs. New Orleans: Romo has thrown for at least 300 yards eight times this season and this week he’ll face a Saints defense that has allowed at least 300 yards passing in eight games this season. Despite the fact that the Saints thoroughly dominated the Bucs last week, they still allowed Josh Freeman to pass for 330 yards. The Saints have given up 18 of their 27 passing touchdowns on the road.
Kirk Cousins, Washington at Philadelphia:
KEEP AN EYE ON THE STATUS OF RG3. As of Wednesday morning it was unclear if Robert Griffin III would play in Week 16. Last week Cousins threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns versus a Browns defense that had only allowed multiple touchdown passes in one of its last seven games. This week the Redskins will be facing an Eagles defense that has allowed multiple touchdown passes in seven of its last eight games.
Chad Henne, Jacksonville vs. New England: Over his last three games, Henne is averaging 203 passing yards while throwing for only one touchdown during that span. This week he’ll be going up against a Patriots defense that prior to last week had only allowed one passing touchdown in Weeks 12-14. The Patriots have held opposing teams to one-or-less touchdown passes in seven of 14 games this season. You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco at Seattle: Between Weeks 12-14, Kaepernick threw only one touchdown pass while averaging 208 passing yards per game. This week he’ll be facing the No. 1 defense in fantasy versus quarterbacks. The Seahawks have allowed one-or-less passing touchdowns in 11-of-14 games this season. Don’t go chasing last week’s stats.
Jake Locker, Tennessee at Green Bay: Locker has thrown one-or-less touchdown passes in six of the eight games that he’s played this season. This week he’ll be facing a Packers defense that has allowed one-or-less touchdown passes in eight of its last nine games. Week 16 is not the time go Nostradamus and start predicting breakout performances.