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NFL 2021-22 Daily Fantasy Tips: Week 16
The Silly Season has well and truly hit the NFL, with Week 16 another mish-mash of games. We still get a nice 11 game main slate, with $20,000 to play for including $2,184 to first place on Draftstars.
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(Updated 1400 AEDT - 26/12)
Lamar Jackson / Tyler Huntley / Jared Goff / Teddy Bridgewater / Andy Dalton / Dalvin Cook / Austin Ekeler / Leonard Fournette / Rhamondre Stevenson / Chris Godwin / Mike Evans / Brandin Cooks / Mike Williams / Gabriel Davis / Cole Beasley / Laviska Shenault / Allen Robinson / Jalen Guyton / Nelson Agholor / Pat Freiermuth / Ryan Griffin / Will Dissly
Justin Fields / D’Andre Swift / Damien Harris / David Johnson / Adam Thielen / DJ Moore / Jaminson Crowder / Kadarius Toney / Josh Reynolds / Devin Duvernay / Travis Kelce / Darren Waller
Jalen Hurts $14,180
The Eagles are one of the teams to still be looking in good shape at this stage, having struggled early and then winning 4 of their last 5. Their core of Hurts, Sanders, Smith & Goedert is gelling, and another gentle matchup with the Giants presents plenty of opportunity for upside.
Josh Allen $15,310
Despite missing a couple of receivers, I think this is the stage for Josh Allen to step up, beat the division rivals in emphatic fashion, and give us a look at his monster ceiling. Bill Belichick will have other ideas, so I won’t get too carried away with my exposure, but I like Allen more than various other options who are also compromised this week.
Damien Harris $8,000
With Rhamondre Stevenson out and Brandon Bolden questionable, Harris might be the only back in his return from a hamstring. The Patriots ran the ball 40+ times in this matchup two weeks ago, so the potential for a big workload is huge.
Cordarelle Patterson $11,690
I’ve talked about him many times this season, but the opportunity is there again with a nice price and a great matchup with the Lions. A few quiet weeks might be enough to scare people away from playing him, so it’s time to have faith in what we saw earlier in the season.
Justin Jefferson $15,440
Cooper Kupp is the obvious target at the top of the board, but it’s not always possible to get up that high. I like Jefferson almost as much, with his elite skillset in what is likely to be a higher total game.
Tyreek Hill $15,250
Similarly, Hill looks cheap given his regular ceiling scores and slate-winning ability. A Steelers matchup doesn’t scare me with this type of player who can make big plays in any situation.
Emmanuel Sanders $8,120
With Beasley and Davis out, Sanders will get a lot more opportunity in a season where his chances have dried up. His advanced age is a concern, but I still believe in his talent and think he’s the best pairing with Allen.
Dallas Goedert $10,120
As soon as I got off the Goedert train it exploded two weeks in a row. Sad face. Is it too late to get back on? I hope not, because this matchup with the Giants looks like another spot for him to continue his breakout.
Kyle Pitts $11,130
Another possible Falcons player that can benefit from the Lions matchups, Pitts stat line has been only okay for a rookie, with consecutive scores in the high 20s the only hint at his exceptional talent. With his volume remaining solid, I want to take a shot at him squeezing out a 3rd slate-winning score for the season.
Cincinnati Bengals $5,310
Taking on a third-string QB is usually all the reason you need to play a DST, and that is the case for the Bengals this week. Josh Johnson had one big game at the Jets already this season, but I think the Bengals can make his life difficult in this one.
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