For many, Week 16 is circled on the fantasy calendar as the week that will decide a champion. For others it marks the second round of the semifinals. It's time to make some tough calls. That means you could be benching big names like Dez Bryant or Calvin Johnson for a man like Allen Hurns, and that's not something you may prefer. Benching star power like that is hard, but at this point with Calvin Johnson amassing a total of four points in his last two outings and Dez Bryant being a boom-or-bust with Kellen Moore under center, it's definitely something you have to consider when setting up your lineup this week. Let's get to the rankings to help you make some of those tough decisions.
|28||Ted Ginn Jr.||CAR||@ATL|
This week I like all of the Seahawks receivers. Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Jermaine Kearse are all guys I would strongly consider in a fantasy lineup this week. The Seahawks passing game has come alive and everyone is cashing in on the action. WARNING: Although the Seahawks are on a hot streak, there is always a chance for a dud game. It's almost impossible for Baldwin to keep up this kind of production, but for the last four weeks he has proven otherwise. Baldwin is a must-start in my opinion, the other two are viable flex plays.
With Odell Beckham Jr.'s suspension appeal upheld tonight, Rueben Randle's fantasy stock will see a huge boost. Randle has had success over the past two weeks, but that could be contributed to all eyes being on OBJ. Randle is a give-and-take player this week. He will surely see an increased role against the Vikings, but the defense pressure will now be on him. Is he a good option? I'm a little wary, but I he can be used in the flex role. He isn't Beckham Jr., don't expect a 30-point game out of Randle. But in PPR, he should have a respectable game.
Let's talk about a guy who has given Doug Baldwin a run for his money lately, Ted Ginn Jr. He's had 2 touchdowns in the last three games and in that span has not scored below 26 fantasy points. One of those games was against Atlanta at home, where he scored a season-high 31 points. This week he gets Atlanta again, but on their home turf. Again, like many of the guys above, he is a WR3/flex play this week. But, I really like Ginn's production as of late. The Panthers are looking to stay undefeated and if they want a shot, Ginn has to stay an integral part of this offense.
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