Welcome to the exemption of week 16, where you have come to try to find the final inspiration you need to win your fantasy football championship in week 16 (or reach a final if you play 17 weeks). No matter your situation, we are here to help you. In general, you probably have a stack of equipment if you went so far, but the injuries could open some sleeping opportunities that are worth taking advantage of.
We will start with the Tampa Bay receiving body. That's where Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have hurt their hamstrings in consecutive weeks (and Scotty Miller, who caught a touchdown on Sunday, also got hurt). That leaves Breshad Perriman, a former first-round pick who caught three touchdowns in Week 15, as perhaps the best player available on the exemption cable. He was joined by the former SPARQ test standout, Justin Watson, in two sets, and we know Jameis Winston will continue to pitch. Add a good confrontation with Texans and if you are looking for a receiver and a Godwin replacement, it should probably come from the same team.
Similarly, things have been opened for the Jaguars air game with DJ Chark (foot). Chris Conley scored twice and Keelan Cole led the team in yards (76) in Week 15. With a clash against the Falcons on deck for Week 16, both are at stake.
Runner's help could come from Minnestota, Detroit and Miami. We know, how disgusting in the last two. But the Lions returned to the nameless routine with a guy named Wes Hills, who went to Slippery Rock and had two touchdowns on Sunday. However, you may not mind Kerryon Johnson (knee) eligible to return from IR, and if Kerryon is back, you must add it. For the Dolphins, both Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskin got double-digit touches, and they play against the Bengals in Week 16. For the Vikings, it's not clear who will start next week with Dalvin Cook (shoulder) leaving early in the week. past and Alexander Mattison (ankle) doesn't even fit, but Mike Boone handled most of the second half's carries for the Vikings, so he and Mattison are worth it.
You will also find the usual number of quarterback and tight end transmission options below, along with many possible D / ST transmissions. We will select O.J. Howard here in the introduction, as injuries to Tampa Bay recipients helped him lead TB in goals last week with eight, which was the peak of the season. You will not get a more talented TE on the exemption cable at the end of the season.
Check this list again until Tuesday night, as we will update it according to the news about injuries, Monday night's action and any news that arises about game time and the end of season closures.
Boone took over after Dalvin Cook (chest / shoulder) left early in the second half of Week 15, and stepped forward with 49 yards and two touchdowns in 13 carries. Boone was already filling Cook's wives withAlexander Mattison(ankle) out, so it is not clear who will start next week if Cook is out. Mattison would be worth a claim of exemption on Boone if he is healthy, but in any case, whoever starts with the Vikings next Monday against the Packers will have great value. –Matt Lutovsky
We were all over Perriman entering Week 15 due to the absence of Mike Evans (hamstrings), and he paid big with five catches (six goals) for 113 yards and three touchdowns against the Lions. He caught two of his scores early when Chris Godwin was still inside, and caught another one later after Godwin left due to a hamstring injury. Regardless of Godwin's status, Perriman should be one of the main exemption claims this week and is almost a mandatory start next Saturday in a favorable game against Texans. If Godwin is out, Perriman should see even more goals. Watson is also a valuable flyer, if Godwin and Scotty Miller (hamstrings) are out– ML
Miller was one of our favorite pre-season sleepers, and it has taken a while, but it's finally starting to bear fruit. He caught a total of nine passes with 15 goals for 118 yards and a score against the Packers in Week 15. In the last five games, Miller caught 33 passes (52 goals) for 431 yards and two touchdowns. It is clearly a large part of the offensive, and has shown that it can occur even in difficult confrontations. It is worth starting as WR3 next week against the Chiefs.-ML
Johnson (knee) has not played since week 7, but is expected to return in week 16 to face the Broncos. It's not a big showdown, but Johnson was a solid touchdown producer when he was healthy, scoring four times in five full games. He was averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, but with an average of 19.2 touches per game, he had many opportunities. You probably won't see so many touches in your first game, but the Lions wouldn't activate it if they weren't going to use it. If Johnson is not activated, thenWes Hills, who scored twice and had 12 touches in Week 15, would be a long shot FLEX.-ML
Conley found the end zone twice on Sunday, catching four of eight goals for 49 yards and the pair of scores. Keelan Cole led the widths of Jags in yards with 76, catching three of six goals. Dede Westbrook was not a factor, catching only two of four goals for 14 yards. With DJ Chark (foot) it was probably another week, both Conley and Cole are at stake in week 16 against the weak Falcons secondary.
Amendola caught eight of 13 goals on Sunday for 102 yards, and unlike his outings from the previous season where he came out of nowhere, this made sense with Marvin Jones on IR. Expect Amendola to remain a solid PPR FLEX play in Week 16 against the Broncos.
Laird had 12 carries for Gaskin's nine Sundays, while each one caught two passes (Laird had more goals, 5-3). Gaskin (72) had more total yards than Laird (52), so the player he has here is a total jerk. The Bengals are on deck for next week, but a backfield division in a team struggling to run the ball won't be super desirable unless something during the week makes usage expectations more unilateral.
Ward led the Eagles WR in goals on Sunday with nine, catching seven for 61 yards and a touchdown. With Alshon Jeffery (foot) placed in the Injured Reserve, Ward should continue to see targets outside the slot and be a good option in the PPR leagues.
Sims had a record of 11 goals on Sunday, which turned into five catches for 45 yards and a touchdown. His goals had had an upward trend (seven in week 14), and considering that he had six more goals than any other Washington player in week 15, it's worth checking out PPR formats with the Giants below.
Stills caught two touchdowns in the second quarter of Sunday, both coming in the same corner of the end zone. It ended with three goals, so it could be unstable, especially with Will Fuller active, but a confrontation with the Buccaneers next week brings Stills to FLEX consideration.
We are shocked, but Howard led the Bucs with eight goals on Sunday. He caught four for 46 yards, and will have a solid showdown with the Texans in Week 16. He could do worse in TE if he has had injury problems.
Full disclosure: we don't love the Saints showdown next week. But we liked Smith all year, and the Titans finally fed him by force at the end of the game in Week 15. He caught his five goals in addition to a 57-yard run. The talent is obviously there, so it is more an attempt at talent as a transmission of TE than as a game of confrontation.
Fitzpatrick gets a friendly confrontation with the Bengals in week 16, and they rarely intercept the quarterbacks, so Fitzpatrick's deep nature could pay more than usual.
Lock was hampered by snow on Sunday, and although it probably isn't as good as it was in Week 14, it probably isn't as bad as it was in Week 15. We like the confrontation with a Lions high school that allowed 300 yards in the first half to Jameis Winston, so you can broadcast Lock if necessary.
Trubisky could not lead Chicago to a Week 15 victory, but threw for 348 yards despite being intercepted twice. He also added 29 yards on the ground, which helps his floor and he can throw against the Chiefs in Week 16.
Dalton was intercepted four times in week 15, but it was against New England, so he improves a lot in week 16 against the Dolphins. You should be quite desperate to use it in a fantasy championship, but there should be some touchdowns on the table for Cincy.
Minshew threw for 201 yards and two scores against the Raiders in Week 15, and has even more potential in Week 16 against the Falcons. It is not a bad transmission option depending on your QB situation.
Both boys saw two goals in Week 15, so we can't decide which one is better to add and transmit against the Buccaneers, which are almost as bad as the Cardinals when it comes to covering closed wings. But if we had to choose one, Fells has shown more nose for the end zone this season.
Rookie host Kyler Murray in Week 16 should work very well for a Seattle defender who has played well most of the time this season.
Indianapolis showed that it can take advantage of a rotation-prone QB like Jameis Winston, so Kyle Allen in Week 16 seems to be another great opportunity to make some moves that change the game.
The Lions offense is exhausted by injuries and a great opportunity to convey what is still a decently talented defense (help Von Miller be healthy too).
Playing KC against Mitchell Trubisky in Week 16 depends on how much you believe in his recent warm-up period, but there is a lot of previous evidence to suggest that playing the Chiefs' big play D / ST against him should work well.
A Los Angeles defender who has been driven by the return of Derwin James should overcome Oakland's talent offense in Week 16 enough to make some important plays.
It is never a terrible idea to face Jameis Winston, especially when he will probably also be without Mike Evans.
Either Eli Manning or Daniel Jones on the other side, it is a fluid confrontation for a defense that has been in a slight rebound.
The Jaguars have not looked good in a long time, and the last beginnings of Gardner Minshew are especially prone to errors. Add a suffocated DJ Chark and you can stream here.
Whoever the Redskins want to go out as quarterback in Week 16 is fine for us. The Giants should have the opportunity to make plays against any mediocre passer.
Who knows what will happen in the game Bengals-Dolphins, but there is always the possibility that Ryan Fitzpatrick is much more bad than good in his ways of shooting and spins the ball three or four times.
If you're in a desperate place or in a super deep league, Miami should keep an advantage against the Bengals in Week 16, and Andy Dalton is definitely not immune to some turnovers.