We are one step closer to Championship week, if this isn’t that week for you in your league already that is. Either way, congratulations for making it this far. Covid has continued to show its ugly head and put players game status in question, but whether some play or not, I still have some players I love and hate in the fantasy semifinals.
David Montgomery – If there were a game Montgomery were to go off at this point in the season, it would have to be this next one against the Seahawks. Seattle has allowed almost a touchdown a game to opposing running backs and give up over 20 points per game to the position.
Odell Beckham Jr – Besides Cooper Kupp probably having another mind blowing performance, Odell should start to get more targets his way. The Vikings are awful and rank dead last in points allowed to wide receivers.
Justin Jackson – Austin Ekeler has been placed on the COVID list for the second time in the last couple of weeks. Jackson should make the start and have a productive game against a Texans defense who has been all-around terrible the whole year.
Brandon Aiyuk – With the Titans having a stingy defense towards running backs, it will be important for receivers like Aiyuk out wide to have a big game. Tennessee as good as they are with backs, are equally worse with points given up to receivers.
Brevin Jordan – If you kept up with my NFL draft this past year, you would know I loved Brevin Jordan as a tight end prospect. Week 16 feels like the game he would pop off. He has scored a touchdown in two of the last four games and has the opportunity for an increased role with Brandin Cooks being out.
Jeff Wilson – With Elijah Mitchell out tonight, in comes Wilson as the main back. I’m not feeling Wilson even though he will be the the lead, Deebo Samuel has gotten a bunch of rushing touches the last few weeks and Tennessee allows the fewest fantasy points to running backs.
Miles Gaskin – Barring a huge let down on Monday, the Saints defense has come play and has shown signs that they are ready to carry the team to the playoffs. The Black and Gold allow the second fewest points to backs and has had a limited role the last few weeks.
Kenny Golladay – Golladay has been nothing but a disappointment this year and doesn’t have much else going for him. Danny Jones is out once again and the Eagles haven’t been friendly to wide-outs this season with Darius Slay leading the way.
Jerry Jeudy – With Teddy Bridgewater being out this week with a concussion, Drew Lock is expected to get the start. The Raiders, even though they haven’t been very good defense, one position they know how to stop is that pass catching position. With Lock going under center, I should see a lot of touches for Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon in the contest to get the ball out of his hands as fast and often as they can.
Dawson Knox – Knox couldn’t do much in his last matchup with the Patriots. This time the Bills travel up to New England and in Knox’s young career, he has yet to get into the endzone or score above eight points.