Need Fantasy Football lineup advice? Talk to CBS Sports on your Google Assistant to get insights on the best sleepers and to help decide between players. Just start with, "Hey Google, talk to CBS Sports." Looking for some lineup advice? You've come to the right place. Dave Richard is previewing every week 16 game right here. Find start and sit calls plus risks and sleepers for every game right here. Then, head over two Dave's Cheat sheets – ; PPR here Non-PPR here – to make sure you've got the right lineup locked in. Washington at Tennessee (-10) Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET [Thursday4:30pmET available on fuboTV ) Sit Him Lost in Derrick Henry's domination over the past two games is a titan attack attack that has not been needed. Mariota has thrown 22.0 passes per game in his past two with five deep pass attempted total (one completion). The Titans will be in trouble when they face a tough run defense, but the Redskins are not one. Ondanks het feit dat Leonard Fournette in een minimale staat was afgelopen week (Fournette had 11 carries, niemand in de rode zone), zijn ze opgegeven 5.3 meter per draag naar runners in hun vier met drie scores. And they're equally shaky versus the pass (seven passing touchdowns in its last four), but the Titans should not have to lean on Davis, or Mariota, to bring home a win. Davis has one game this season with less than seven targets and 10-plus Fantasy Points.…
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Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET [Thursday4:30pmET available on fuboTV )
Lost in Derrick Henry’s domination over the past two games is a titan attack attack that has not been needed. Mariota has thrown 22.0 passes per game in his past two with five deep pass attempted total (one completion). The Titans will be in trouble when they face a tough run defense, but the Redskins are not one. Ondanks het feit dat Leonard Fournette in een minimale staat was afgelopen week (Fournette had 11 carries, niemand in de rode zone), zijn ze opgegeven 5.3 meter per draag naar runners in hun vier met drie scores. And they’re equally shaky versus the pass (seven passing touchdowns in its last four), but the Titans should not have to lean on Davis, or Mariota, to bring home a win. Davis has one game this season with less than seven targets and 10-plus Fantasy Points.
It’s commendable that Peterson has made it this far into the season. Sadly, his offensive line has deteriorated and defenses are stacking the box against him and daring Josh Johnson to throw. The Titans are a cinch to do the same – what else are they gonna do? Focus on taking away Jamison Crowder ?! They have gone three straight without yielding a rushing score and are coming off of back-to-back games or holding each of Leonard Fournette and Saquon Barkley two under 60 total yards.
Saturday, 8:20 p.m. ET
The Ravens keep riding him, and so should Fantasy owners. Edwards has at least 16 carries five straight games with over 100 yards in three. This will be Baltimore’s toughest opponent since its bye week, but it does not mean it’s a bad matchup. Actually, it’s great – the Chargers have allowed 11 end-zone visits on the ground to runners this season, but eight have come in the past five weeks and seven have come from three yards or closer. The Bolts have provided 4.2 yards per run in those five games as well. The Ravens has no choice but to run the ball as much as possible – that’s their identity now. Men det er jobbet for dem, og med Ravens forsvar forventes at i det minste inneholde Chargers offense, game script skal ikke skade Edwards fra at være en faktor for fire kvartaler.
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
Remember when Njoku scored on the Bengals back in Week 12? Hij pakte de bal na chipping een verdediger binnen de 5, toen de menigte op zijn weg naar de endzone ging surfen. That was fun, and it was the last time he has scored in his past seven games. Since that touchdown, Njoku has caught nine of 15 goals for 73 total yards over three games. He’s been incredibly disappointing while other Browns, namely Nick Chubb, have become legitimate cogs in the offense. Cincinnati’s pass defense against primary tight ends is typically very good (Jared Cook had 23 yards last week), but the Bengals get lost against backup tight ends. Count on the Bengals keeping it together against Njoku this week, not let him fly into the end zone.
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
While Tampa Bay’s run defense remains among the easiest to reap stats from in football, its pass defense stays staunch. Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Lamar Jackson, in successive weeks, were held below 20 fantasy points each against the Bucs. The key for Tampa has been a rejuvenated defensive line that has found ways to push quarterbacks into making mistakes. Det er noe Prescott må håndtere med, især med hans offensive linje, ikke helt på fuld styrke. His best games with Amari Cooper have come against division rivals, and while he has not had two bad games in a row with Cooper, he still figures to hand off more than throw downfield. There’s unlikely shoot-out potential given the Bucs’ sudden drop-off in offensive firepower, so do not bank on Prescott to have a huge game.
If there’s a big weakness in the Dallas defense, it’s in the slot. Nickelback Anthony Brown has allowed a near-70 percent catch rate on the season with over 11 yards per catch, which is high for inside corners. After getting embarrassed by Marlon Mack last week, the expectation is that Dallas focuses on slamming on the run and forcing more passes from Jameis Winston. Humphries has been good for at least six goals and four catches in each of his past four games. He’s also had end-zone targets in each of the last four (two last week). On the hunch that the Bucs throw a bunch, Humphries is black or flying under the radar as a strong PPR flex choice. He might even be good enough to be a No. 2 receiver in PPR. He will also carry value in DFS, where he is at his lowest price point in three weeks.
If you’ve been starting Brate, you know now that he’s a touchdown-or-bust tight end. He’s managed 36 yards or less in every game this year and has four goals or less in all but one game. The Cowboys have allowed tight ends to score five times in their past seven games, three of those scores given by weakside linebacker Damien Wilson. Dallas might be better off with Jeff Heath in coverage of Brate, especially in the red zone. Med lave mål og et lavt loft, er det ikke en hel masse at like om Brate.
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
The Vikings rediscovered their run game last week, dialing up 19 carries for Dalvin Cook and 15 for Latavius Murray. It’s the first time this season the Vikings ran this much – not a coincidence given the change at offensive coordinator and demand of coach Mike Zimmer. Cousins threw 21 times, a season low and only the second time on the year he threw less than 33 passes. The matchup is a little harder all the way around for Minnesota, but the new offensive philosophy does not figure to change. That means Cousins will not have big pass volume. Det har heller ikke medført at Lions har oppdaget deres forsvarsforsvar, som ikke gir mer enn en score gjennom luften i sine tre matcher. They have not allowed more than 21 fantasy points in their past four, actually. Cousins’ low upside makes him a player to avoid.
I was nervous about Golladay’s chances last week, and he racked up a season-high 146 yards on seven catches. Oops. Maybe I should just learn to trust the big guy, but here he is again in a tough matchup. Golladay will take on a stingy pass defense, complete with cornerback Xavier Rhodes likely to see him the most in coverage. Tack på et godt pass, som Matthew Stafford kommer til å knytte, og det gør at en kombination kan koste Fantasy-eiere. The only glimmer of hope with Golladay is that he should see a minimum of eight goals and Stafford is in YOLO mode. Golladay has 14 or more PPR Fantasy points in four of his past six.
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
Allen’s walking into a hornet’s nest – The Patriots are coming off of back-to-back losses in a home game they must win to clinch a playoff spot. You better believe Bill Belichick will have his guys ready for a dominating performance of their AFC East rival. Alle kan niet worden geteld op voor grote passagiersnummers, even in een omgeving waar hij 30-plus pas probeert gooien. Det er fordi han fullfører bare 52,2 procent af hans kast, og endnu værre 31,6 procent af hans passes af 15-plus-yards. So it will be up to Allen running wild to help deliver success, and while the Patriots have struggled containing Mitchell Trubisky and two lesser degrees Deshaun Watson and Blake Bortles, they should have a response for Allen’s legs. Expect a bunch of turnovers from Allen, who could only deliver good numbers in garbage time.
This is pretty much the time of year when the Patriots turn to their run game to help sew up wins. Tom Brady stapt typisk med store numre når patriotene kommer fra sammenhengende tab, og det ville være naivt å tro at det ikke ville ske igjen. Men med en stor chance for en blowout vinder, der er en realistisk skott Michel er fed nok eller bærer til at komme efter tre straight dud weeks. The match is also a plus – the Bills have been run for 10 touchdowns by running backs in their past eight with 4.2 yards per carry allowed. He’ll be solid as a No. 2 running back with lots of upside, especially in non-PPR.
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
I’m concerned about Williams’s upside. Only five times all season has a Packers running back had 15-plus carries (two by Williams, three by Aaron Jones). They are 3-1-1 in those games, and they are 1-0 in the only game Williams and Jones each had 10 carries. So obviously they lean on the run when they’re winning; not so much else. Sadly, this is not a slam-dunk win for the Packers – the Jets have played well the past couple of weeks and are not playing the string. Videre har The Jets’ run defense forbedret en smule for nylig, der holdt ryggen til fire touchdowns og en 4,2-yard rush-gennemsnit i sin sidste seks. Only three runners have hit 10 or more Fantasy points against them in the last six weeks. So even though Williams ran like a champ last week at Chicago, it could be much uglier for him on the road for the second straight week at New York.
The Jets have been rolling with McGuire, who has played at least 74 percent of the snaps and had at least 20 touches in each of the last two weeks. McGuire’s rushing average leaves a lot to be desired, but he’s their goal-line guy, their featured back and their main man against a porous Packers defense. Green Bay has allowed 12-plus Fantasy Points in non-PPR to be back in four of its last five and eight of its last 10. Worse yet, the Packers put awesome run-stuffer Kenny Clark on injured reserve, making the matchup even better for McGuire. He’s a bargain in DFS and a very nice No. 2 option in all formats.
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
The Eagles do a really good job of irritating Fantasy owners and mix-and-matching their running backs. We know Darren Sproles handles most of the obvious passing downs – beyond that it probably comes down to a true hot-hand approach. Adams’ playing time has slowly declined over the past four weeks, and Wendell Smallwood came out nowhere to score a couple of touchdowns last week. The Eagles also took advantage of the Rams’ personnel choices last week, which helped their run game. In Houston’s seven games it has allowed seven rushing scores to runners, five of which came inside the 7-yard line. But Houston has also held opposing ball-carriers to 3.1 yards per run in those seven games. The tough run defense will force both backs to find the end zone in order to return acceptable Fantasy value. It’s not worth starting either.
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
Coleman’s going from one of the easiest matches in football (Arizona) to a fairly challenging one. But this Panther defense has been paved for a rushing score in six straight games, boosting Fantasy fortunes for running backs to 11 or more points in five of the last six weeks. That should give Fantasy owners optimism, as should Coleman’s probably high-volume outing now that Ito Smith is out for the season (Brian Hill might get some run). Game script should absolutely help Coleman as the Panthers offense figures to struggle with Taylor Heinicke under the center. Plus, Coleman’s entry free agency in March and should make his next audition for work in 2019. He’s a easy No. 2 option.
The theory I’ve worked with on Hooper for the past month or so is that the Falcons just do not lean on him much when they can run the football. I know the Panthers allow just over 4.0 yards per carry on the season and have great linebackers, but the Falcons should be able to lean on Tevin Coleman as a big part of their output. That would then effectively minimize any role Hooper would have. Carolina also has not allowed a touchdown or even 40 yards to a tight end in five straight games.
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
We did not need to see Mack rumble for two touchdowns and 139 rush yards last week to like him in this matchup, but it did not hurt. Mack will lead the Colts’ run game versus a Giants squad that’s been squished for a touchdown by a running back in all but one game this season. A running back has posted 14 or more Fantasy points versus the G-Men in seven of the past eight weeks. Mack might be so good that he could hurt Andrew Luck’s numbers! He is also practically a gift in DFS lineups this week.
Any tight end that can pick up over 70 yards is worth starting these days. Engram has done that in two games without Odell Beckham and should have a third shot against the Colts. Indy has held tight ends to just three scores all season, but gives up over 11 yards per catch to the position along with a high 77.9 percent catch rate. Figuring the Giants chase points for much of the game, bank on Engram to serve as the team’s de facto No. 1 receiver and pull in enough yards to make him standout at tight end.
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
In the last six weeks, only one running back has scored more than seven fantasy points against the Jaguars. That one was Derrick Henry, who ripped them for four touchdowns and a bazillion yards on a Thursday night in Nashville. The team rebounded from that with a great show against Adrian Peterson and a bad Redskins O-line. There’s no telling whether or not they’ll keep the heat against Ballage and Drake in Miami, but chances seem good. Ballage figures to see the majority of touches (I do not think the Dolphins trust Drake in pass protection) and could total upwards or 70 yards, but do not count on a big run like the one he had last week when everything just broke right (a big hole in the O-line and the Vikings run-blitzing on the first play of the second half). Miami will have a hard time with Jacksonville’s big defensive linemen, making it hard on both backs to make gains.
Did anyone else notice Fournette working on kickoff returns last week? Of dat hij barely speelde in de tweede helft? Of dat hij liep off gingerly na een surprisingly sprank 25-yard run (zijn laatste draag van het spel)? Take away his touchdowns and Fournette has not been very good this season, be it because of injury or anything else. His offensive line really let him down over the past couple of weeks and should not be much improved this week. A great matchup against the Dolphins will go to waste because of the uncertainty surrounding Fournette, his health and his workload.
Sunday, 4: 5 p.m. ET
There are only two reasons to buy into Fitzgerald – one statistical and one emotional. Statistically, Fitzgerald has seen an uptick in targets over the past two weeks, turning 17 targets into 12 catches and 137 yards. Alright, fine, it’s nothing amazing, but at least he’s seeing looks from Josh Rosen and could cobble together good PPR numbers. Emotionally, this could be Fitzgerald’s final home game in Phoenix, and maybe his second-to-last game ever. The Cardinals may be building towards these events with the targets over the past couple of games and might force-feed him a little, especially in the red zone. The Rams’ pass defense has not surrendered a score to a receiver since Aqib Talib’s return but it will afford plenty of yardage to a receiver catching garbage-time passes from his rookie quarterback in a blowout loss. Probably not the way Fitzgerald envisioned going out. He’s usable as a low-end No. 2 receiver in PPR, more of a Flex in non-PPR.
Sunday, 4:05 pm. ET
The 49ers run defense was ghosted by the Seahawks last week, marking the fourth straight game. It has allowed a touchdown on the ground. Drie van die vier touchdowns opgegeven door de Niners waren vanaf 3 meter of dichterbij. Good running teams have found cracks in San Francisco’s front and figure to keep attacking down the stretch. In Chicago, Howard has received at least 16 carries in four of his past five games as the Bears offense has begun shifting back towards being focused on the run. Getting extra work in blowouts has helped, but Howard was a big part of the game plan last week against the Packers and scored. Figure Howard has a great shot to punch one in from short yardage and add up some nice yardage along with it.
I want to buy back into Burton, but last week was not that great of a performance. A breakdown in coverage by Green Bay left Burton wide open for his touchdown, and the rest of his catches were all on short passes including two that were hot reads based on the Packers’ blitzers. Burton had what would have been a nice 15-yard catch go through his hands while covered tight, had two other goals thrown at his feet by Mitchell Trubisky and was completely forgotten about after he scored. So after all this, he’s still just as touchdown-dependent as any other tight than this side of Eric Ebron. The 49ers ranked sixth in Fantasy points allowed to tight ends, but they have not been challenged much over their past four games. Burton has been under 50 yards in eight consecutive games, scoring in two of them. Do not expect a ton from Burton.
Sunday, 4:25 pm. ET
McDonald will catch passes against one of the league’s most stingy defenses against tight ends. That’s not so good. The Saints are also one of the league’s toughest run defenses, meaning that the Steelers’ game plan will run through the arm of Ben Roethlisberger. Push comes to shove, McDonald should see a few more goals than normal because Pittsburgh will throw the ball plenty. Du startar grundigt ham for at komme igennem for en touchdown, og det er sjansen for at forbedre, med tanke på at Roethlisberger pass er forsøgt, men hvis han ikke kommer betale dirt, så vil han være godt for under 40 meter, som han er produceret i five straight.
Sunday, 8:20 pm. ET
Andy Reid might have suggested he will use a committee approach, but in the next breath (and breaths that followed) hinted that the reps would not be equal and called Williams “pretty impressive,” which for Reid in press conference settings is high praise. How could Reid not be impressed with Williams ?! He unplugged the Chargers last week for a couple of touchdowns and over 120 total yards and had two scores in the previous game against the Ravens! Williams is on the run of his life – of course the Chiefs are going to give him plenty of carries. Husk, han har jobbet i mållinjen for flere uker nå, og er en veldig god passfanger. Bank on a minimum of 15 touches against a Seattle defense that’s getting thin at linebacker and has allowed seven touchdowns to run backs over its last seven games.
Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET
If Martin could not overcome a bad offensive line against the weak Bengals run defense, what makes you think he’ll put it all together against the Broncos ?! Denver just barely allowed 100 yards to Nick Chubb last week, snapping a seven-game streak, but their touchdown-less streak is up to eight straight. This is a horrible matchup for an underwhelming running back playing behind a depleted offensive line.
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