NFL training camps are in full swing with league-wide preseason action ready to commence later this week. Better still, the official start of the regular season is a little more than a month away, which means this is a perfect time to update Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board.
In Week 16, fantasy owners have to set their best possible lineups. The fantasy championship literally depends on it. At this point, drop any dead weight on your bench and grab anyone that you might either consider playing or you don’t want to play against.
For Week 16, fantasy owners need to make sure that they don’t make any errors when setting their line-ups. While you cannot predict injury, be sure that your line-ups look the way you want them to. For example, recognize that there are games on Friday and Saturday this week. Do not put those players in your flex spots if you can help it. This will give you more flexibility on Sunday if you want to add an extra wide receiver or running back and start them.
We start the Week 16 fantasy football flex rankings with a little postscript to last week. I mentioned how I hated the fact that I was recommending a player in Chad Hansen who was in my opponent's lineup last week. And Hansen absolutely has a strong week and made me look somewhat smart.
Because it's 2020, the top two fantasy kickers for Week 15 were Cairo Santos (owned in one percent of leagues) and Nick Folk (owned in three percent). Sam Ficken (zero percent owned) had the same number of fantasy points as Rodrigo Blankenship and Younghoe Koo. It has been increasingly difficult to predict how fantasy kickers will perform. In general, it's best to have a kicker on an offense that continues to score points. Next, look at how often the team tries a two-point conversion (the Eagles often try for two).
Only two fantasy defense/special teams (DSTs) scored touchdowns in Week 15, a sharp drop from Week 14. However, defensive touchdowns are always a gamble. Fantasy owners, especially in Week 16, should be looking at the best possible matchups. Look at the waiver wire in your league. It is possible that some DSTs have been dropped and not picked back up. The Buffalo Bills, the No.
My Week 16 fantasy football tight end rankings might be a bit surprising to frequent readers. The simple reason is that I have one of my favorite TEs this year, Darren Waller, outside of the top three this week.
My Week 16 fantasy football wide receiver rankings don't have any major discrepancies with the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) this week. So I've got Keenan Allen a spot or two below A.J. Brown or Justin Jefferson. My guess is no one is actually trying to decide which one of those to start or sit. If you have any combination of those WRs, you are starting all of them.