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Well, you're here, it's week 16 and you're playing for all of the money, bragging rights, a chance at a DFS trip to Las Vegas or maybe you're just looking forward to your sister-in-law will finally piping down. All that really means is that you've been listening.
Ladies and gentleman, you are now tuned into the best and you being here is proof. I'll do my best to advise you to a win in your fantasy championship and all you really need to do is look at my week 14 recommendations for proof.
The perfect lineup in standard scoring in week 14 would have looked like this:
Cam Newton (41)*, David Johnson (40)*, Danny Woodhead (30), Antonio Brown (30)*, Emmanuel Sanders (26)*, Amari Cooper (24)*, Jordan Reed (20)*, Stephen Gostkowski (16), Bengals (15)*.
Those asterisks next to the (scores) are players that this column recommended as plays last week. That's a jaw dropping 196 standard league points (and that's not even how DFS scores).
If you used my picks last week you for Chistmas you bought your wife a fur coat that matched her Yorkie.
My sleepers for you last week:
Blake Bortles (23), Marcus Mariota (INJ), Brock Osweiler (29), A.J. McCarron (11), Johnny Manziel (9), Alex Smith (11), Denard Robinson (8), Javorius Allen (0), Bryce Brown (4), Shaun Draughn (INJ), James White (13), Foswhitt Whittaker (1), Ronnie Hillman (2), Darren Sproles (1), Melvin Gordon (insanity pick 4), Ted Ginn (20), Kamar Aiken (18), Travis Benjamin (2), Dorial Green Beckham (11), Anquan Boldin (11), Willie Snead (7), Malcolm Floyd (2), Stefon Diggs (17), Markus Wheaton (12), Albert Wilson (insanity pick 2), Heath Miller (1), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (8), Richard Rodgers (0), Ryan Griffin (3), Vernon Davis ( insanity pick 0), Robbie Gould (7), Miami Dolphins (1),
If you pulled off waiver wire insertions of Osweiler, Robinson, White, Ginn, Diggs, Aiken and Seferian-Jenkins you may have lost off of the waiver wire last week with 113 standard league points.
League Play Waiver Wire:
*Sunday and Monday player recommendations only
Week 16; If you're here, you're looking for sleepers, so, I'm going to keep this light and assume that you're in a very good league where anyone owned in more than 50% of Yahoo leagues would likely not be available in your league. So, these are deep sleepers and if you're using more than maybe two or three of them... You need to take a hard look at your whole roster.
My Week 15 QB recommendations: Blake Bortles (23), Marcus Mariota (INJ), Brock Osweiler (29), A.J. McCarron (11), Johnny Manziel (9), Alex Smith (11).
This week (week 16): Blake Bortles, A.J. McCarron, Jameis Winston, Ryan Tannehill 'This is insane' (in that you'll be flying by the seat of your pants, but hopefully in a good way): Brandon Weeden.
My Week 15 RB recommendations: Denard Robinson (8), Javorius Allen, Bryce Brown (4), Shaun Draughn (INJ), James White (13), Foswhitt Whittaker (1), Ronnie Hillman (2), Darren Sproles (1), Melvin Gordon (insanity pick 4).
This week (week 16): Tim Hightower, Denard Robinson, Bilal Powell, Karlos Williams, Christine Michaels, Christine Michaels, Mike Gillislee, Cameron Artis-Payne 'This is insane' Ameer Abdullah.
My Week 14 WR recommendations: Ted Ginn (20), Kamar Aiken (18), Travis Benjamin (2), Dorial Green Beckham (11), Anquan Boldin (11), Willie Snead (7), Malcolm Floyd (2), Stefon Diggs (17), Markus Wheaton (12), Albert Wilson (insanity pick 2).
This week (week 15): // Martavis Bryant, Danny Amendola, Travis Benjamin, Willie Snead, John Brown, Rueben Randle, Emmanuel Sanders, Rishard Matthews, Stefon Diggs 'This is insane' Davante Adams.
My Week 14 TE recommendations: Heath Miller (1), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (8), Richard Rodgers (0), Ryan Griffin (3), Vernon Davis (insanity pick 0).
This week (week 15): Zach Miller, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Vance McDonald, Will Tye 'This is insane' Tyler Kroft.
My Week 14 K recommendation: Robbie Gould (7).
This week (week 15): .
My Week 14 ST recommendations: Miami Dolphins (1).
This week (week 15): .
Both my defense and my kicker are 'insanes' this week by the way. However, they have great match-ups.
Get called shiesty this Monday and Tuesday:
The object of a shiesty is to pick up the guy on Saturday or Sunday, play him or not, but just make sure that you have him on your roster. This way during the games on Sunday or the next day on Monday someone in your league will think they're being slick and boom! He's not there, he's on your roster and he's available for DeAndre Hopkins or Devonta Freeman.
My shiesty is going to be scary this week... It is running back Ameer Abdullah.
What fun is FanDuel if you don't get the satisfaction of grabbing someone on the cheap and watching him light up your scoreboard and wallet?
Go with these guys:
QB - Blake Bortles, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Tyrod Taylor, Matthew Stafford, Johnny Manziel, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Carson Palmer.
RB - Adrian Peterson, David Johnson, Matt Forte, DeAngelo Williams, Devonta Freeman, Doug Martin, Charcandrick West, Todd Gurley, Darren McFadden, Lamar Miller, Tim Hightower, Denard Robinson, Bilal Powell, Eddie Lacy, Karlos Williams, Christine Michaels, Mike Gillislee, Frank Gore, Ronnie Hillman, Christopher Ivory, Cameron Artis-Payne.
WR - Antonio Brown, Allen Robinson, DeAndre Hopkins, Mike Evans, Julio Jones, Jarvis Landry, Brandin Cooks, Brandon Marshall, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Kamar Aiken, T.Y. Hilton, Eric Decker, Golden Tate, Sammy Watkins, Larry Fitzgerald, Martavis Bryant, Danny Amendola, Dez Bryant.
TE - Rob Gronkowski, Benjamin Watson, Delanie Walker, Greg Olsen, Antonio Gates, Julius Thomas, Gary Barnidge, Traveis Kelce, Jason Witten, Zach Miller.
Avoid these guys:
QB - Brock Osweiler, Matt Ryan, Kellen Moore, Jay Cutler, Teddy Bridgewater.
RB - James Starks, Bryce Brown, James White, CJ Anderson, Jeremy Hill, Brandon Bolden, Shane Vereen, Rashad Jennings.
WR - Markus Wheaton, Dorial Green Beckham, Donte Moncrief, Anquan Boldin, Cecil Shorts.
TE - Heath Miller, Charles Clay, Jacob Tamme, Kyle Rudolph, Eric Ebron, Luke Willson, Vernon Davis.
Brock Osweiler is not a recommended start this week by me, I'd start Emmanuel Sanders if you have the option, Demaryius Thomas is going to be worth points, but maybe not WR1 points. If you're going with a Broncos player this week at running back for you, then I feel awful for you, but make that running back Ronnie Hillman.
C.J. Anderson, Vernon Davis and Owen Daniels can all sit on your bench as well, also for the 6th week in a row I will not be recommending Peyton Manning at all in any format.
Start Brandon McManus and the Broncos defense/special teams.
I have Brock Osweiler as a sleeper this week and expect fans of his to enjoy the game extensively. Ronnie Hillman is another Broncos player that I have listed as a sleeper. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are both recommended starts in league formats.
My craziest Daily Fantasy Sports lineup this week:
Blake Bortles, David Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Antonio Brown, Cody Latimer, Allen Robinson, Tyler Kroft, Andrew Franks, Dallas Cowboys D/ST.
Teams rank over the last four weeks of play:
Five worst fantasy defenses to QBs (worst to fifth): Giants, Titans, Bills, Bears, Dolphins
Five best fantasy defenses to QB (best to fifth): Bengals, Seahawks, Patriots, 49ers, Cardinals
Five worst fantasy defenses to RBs (worst to fifth): Saints, Dolphins, 49ers, Falcons, Bears
Five best fantasy defenses to RBs (best to fifth): Cardinals, Seahawks, Jets, Ravens, Broncos
Five worst fantasy defenses to WRs (worst to fifth): Steelers, Titans, Dolphins, Buccaneers, Giants
Five best fantasy defenses to WRs (best to fifth): Patriots, Bears, 49ers, Broncos, Texans