Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Week 16 lineup advice, best matchups, DFS picks
Injuries and COVID continues to make start 'em, sit 'em decisions practically impossible, but if you've made the second round of your fantasy football playoffs, we're here for you. Get Week 16 fantasy lineup advice and DFS tips from SN NFL expert Vinnie Iyer.This week figures to be busy and stressful for a lot of reasons for most fantasy owners, so as a friendly reminder, there's the regularly scheduled Thursday night game (49ers vs. Titans), two Saturday games (Packers vs. Browns and Colts vs. Cardinals), 12 regularly scheduled Sunday games, and the regularly scheduled Monday night game (Dolphins vs. Saints).
The game was over. The Cleveland Browns were out of timeouts. The Pittsburgh Steelers had won.
With only 51 seconds remaining, the Steelers up 19-14 and facing third down, all running back Najee Harris had to do was gain two yards to end the game. He ended up gaining much more than that, breaking outside for a 37-yard touchdown to provide a garbage-time exclamation point for Ben Roethlisberger's likely final game at Heinz Field.
It was actually in the Steelers' interest for Harris to fall down as soon as he gained the first down, as they only had to kneel out the clock from there. Scoring gave the ball back back to the Browns with a chance to score, convert an onside kick and score again, though that obviously wasn't happening with how Baker Mayfield was playing.
Fantasy Football Week 16: Rankings by position, full positional previews and top-150 overall rankings
Everything you need to get prepared for Week 16Nov 8, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field.
Harris' touchdown was completely meaningless ... for the Steelers. For some people watching at home, however, it was reason to lose their minds, for good reasons and bad.
Najee Harris decided so many fantasy championships
When you're a widely owned player like Harris playing in Monday Night Football, you're going to swing some matchups. When you're a widely owned player scoring a garbage-time touchdown in Monday Night Football in the week of most fantasy football championship games, you're going to swing some championships.
In many leagues, Harris' touchdown provided a sudden 9.7 points for anyone who started him, more than enough to change a game. It was the final run of a massive games for the Steelers rookie, with 188 rushing yards and a touchdown on 28 carries plus three receptions for 18 yards.
NFL DFS Picks Week 16: Best sleepers, value players for DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy football lineups
NFL DFS expert Sloan Piva breaks down the top values and sleeper picks for your Week 16 DraftKings and FanDuel lineups. Get strategy advice and tips to help you cash in your daily fantasy football contests.We're here every week to help you pinpoint sleepers and high-value DFS picks. The more value players you add, the more money you’ll have left for proven weekly studs at other roster spots.
For some, that touchdown was a thrilling victory:
And for others, well, it doesn't get much worse than that:
It doesn't get much more fantasy football than this.
Fantasy Kicker Rankings Week 17: Who to start, sit at kicker in fantasy football .
Ring in the new year with our Week 17 fantasy kicker rankings -- our hottest edition yet!Also, we don't know for sure you made it to your fantasy championship game, but why the hell else would you reading this? Even if you're in a league that pays out to third place or you're trying to avoid last place, you have bigger things to worry about than kickers. We appreciate the page view, but come on -- prioritize.