Is Lamar Jackson playing Week 16? Fantasy injury update for Ravens-Bengals
Is Lamar Jackson playing in Week 16 for the Ravens against the Bengals? We have the latest injury updates ahead of the official active/inactive report and one of your most important start 'em, sit 'em decisions in the fantasy playoffs.We'll continue to update this article with news on Jackson up until the official active/inactive report comes out on Sunday around 11:30 p.m. ET. For all the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 04: Keenan Allen (13) of the Chargers runs with the ball after the catch during the regular season game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 04, 2020 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
It's pretty simple: The scale runs from 1-10. The higher the number next to a player's name, the more confident you should be to start him. The numbers are not a projection, just a confidence score to help you pick who to start. Every relevant player for this week is here, so if a player isn't listed, don't start him.
NFL Week 16 Weather Updates: Possible snow, rain in forecast could affect fantasy start 'em, sit 'em decisions
Whether it's snow or rain, there are a few potential wet spots in the Week 16 NFL weather forecast. Meteorologist Kevin Roth from RotoGrinders helps us break down the key weather updates ahead of fantasy start 'em, sit 'em decisions.Before we get into the Week 16 forecasts, here's a reminder that if you have any questions about sports weather or how weather could impact play (and, potentially, your fantasy, DFS, and gambling decisions), don't hesitate to reach out to RotoGrinders' meteorologist Kevin Roth on Twitter (@KevinRothWx) or check out the hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders.
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Ready to get off on the right foot? Here's how to approach every play for this week in PPR leagues -- you can find our PPR cheat sheet here.
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Playoff scenarios: A Chiefs win and Titans loss clinches the No. 1 seed in AFC for Kansas City. The Chiefs shouldn't be expected to rest their starters.
DraftKings Picks Week 16: NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments
Our Week 16 DraftKings tournament lineup features a low-price QB, an elite RB, and some high-ceiling WRs fit for daily fantasy football GPPs. Get tips and ideas for your NFL DFS contests.Before we break down our picks, here are the most notable scoring rules for DraftKings contests: Full-point PPR, four-point passing TDs, three-point bonuses for 100 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, and 300 passing yards.
|Chiefs||RTG (MAX 10)||Broncos||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Patrick Mahomes||(9.4)||Drew Lock||(2.5)|
|Darrel Williams||(9.0)||Javonte Williams||(6.9)|
|Tyreek Hill||(8.6)||Melvin Gordon||(6.7)|
|Mecole Hardman||(4.6)||Courtland Sutton||(4.0)|
|Byron Pringle||(3.3)||Jerry Jeudy||(2.7)|
|Travis Kelce||(9.1)||Tim Patrick||(3.7)|
|Chiefs DST ||(9.4)||Noah Fant||(7.6)|
|Broncos DST ||(4.5)|
Playoff scenarios: The Cowboys have clinched a first-round home playoff game and may rest their starters for part of the game. The Eagles have clinched a playoff berth and are almost certain to rest their starters.
|Cowboys||RTG (MAX 10)||Eagles||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Dak Prescott||(7.8)||Gardner Minshew||(5.9)|
|Ezekiel Elliott||(7.0)||Kenneth Gainwell||(6.1)|
|Tony Pollard||(6.0)||Eagles DST ||(4.3)|
|Cowboys DST ||(4.2)|
Playoff scenarios: The Steelers and Ravens both need a win and a Colts loss to keep playoff hopes alive; the Ravens also need the Chargers and Dolphins to lose. Both teams are expected to play their starters all game long.
49ers vs. Titans Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em for Week 16 'Thursday Night Football'
Get your fantasy football week started off right with our start 'em, sit 'em lineup advice for San Francisco and Tennessee on Week 16 ''Thursday Night Football."The 49ers' offense is rolling with everyone key healthy, save for rookie running back Elijah Mitchell (knee). The running game has worked either with Deebo Samuel crossing over from wide receiver or Jeff Wilson Jr handling most of the carries. Tight end George Kittle has joined Samuel in dominating, and Brandon Aiyuk has found more relevance playing off both in the passing game.
|Steelers||RTG (MAX 10)||Ravens||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Ben Roethlisberger||(2.7)||Tyler Huntley||(7.1)|
|Najee Harris||(8.9)||Devonta Freeman||(7.1)|
|Chase Claypool||(6.8)||Latavius Murray||(4.7)|
|Ray-Ray McCloud||(3.2)||Marquise Brown||(5.9)|
|James Washington||(3.0)||Rashod Bateman||(5.7)|
|Pat Freiermuth||(7.1)||Mark Andrews||(9.4)|
|Steelers DST ||(6.9)||Ravens DST ||(6.5)|
Playoff scenarios: The Bengals have already clinched a home-playoff game. Joe Burrow announced this week he wasn't going to play and Joe Mixon, among other Bengals, landed on the Reserve/Covid list. Expect the backups to play plenty
|Bengals||RTG (MAX 10)||Browns||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Brandon Allen||(1.1)||Case Keenum||(3.9)|
|Chris Evans||(5.1)||Nick Chubb||(9.8)|
|Bengals DST ||(5.3)||Donovan Peoples-Jones||(5.2)|
|Browns DST ||(7.2)|
Playoff scenarios: The Packers have clinched the No. 1 seed in NFC and may rest starters for some of the game.
|Packers||RTG (MAX 10)||Lions||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Aaron Rodgers||(7.0)||Tim Boyle||(1.6)|
|Aaron Jones||(6.8)||D'Andre Swift||(7.2)|
|A.J. Dillon||(6.5)||Jamaal Williams||(6.6)|
|Patrick Taylor||(5.2)||Amon-Ra St. Brown||(9.1)|
|Davante Adams||(7.7)||Josh Reynolds||(5.5)|
|Allen Lazard||(4.4)||Lions DST ||(5.1)|
|Packers DST ||(4.9)|
Playoff scenarios: A Titans win clinches the No. 1 seed in AFC for Tennessee.
Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 17: Trey Lance, Boston Scott among top streamers for fantasy championships
Trey Lance and Boston Scott could both start this week, and both will be among the top Week 17 fantasy waiver wire streamers. See more potential free agent pickups after waivers clear on Wednesday morning.Our full free agent list is packed with a few "normal" pickups, such as Rex Burkhead, Dare Ogunbowale, Jordan Howard, and Isaiah McKenzie, and a bunch of potential one-week wonders. Below, we'll highlight some of the top streamers who should be available in almost all 10-team leagues and most 12-team leagues, but if you're looking for even more viable options, you can find them at the end of this list.
|Titans||RTG (MAX 10)||Texans||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Ryan Tannehill||(5.4)||Davis Mills||(5.5)|
|D'Onta Foreman||(8.6)||Rex Burkhead||(6.4)|
|Dontrell Hilliard||(4.5)||Brandin Cooks||(8.1)|
|A.J. Brown||(8.7)||Chris Conley||(2.3)|
|Julio Jones||(3.8)||Texans DST ||(2.9)|
|Titans DST ||(7.4)|
Playoff scenarios: A Colts win clinches a playoff berth for Indianapolis. A Colts loss creates potential chaos.
|Colts||RTG (MAX 10)||Jaguars||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Carson Wentz||(6.8)||Trevor Lawrence||(3.8)|
|Jonathan Taylor||(9.9)||Dare Ogunbowale||(6.2)|
|Michael Pittman||(8.2)||Laquon Treadwell||(4.8)|
|T.Y. Hilton||(3.4)||Marvin Jones||(3.6)|
|Colts DST ||(9.5)||Jaguars DST ||(2.7)|
Playoff scenarios: LOL.
|Bears||RTG (MAX 10)||Vikings||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Andy Dalton||(5.2)||Kirk Cousins||(7.5)|
|David Montgomery||(9.3)||Dalvin Cook||(9.7)|
|Darnell Mooney||(7.8)||Justin Jefferson||(9.3)|
|Allen Robinson||(2.8)||K.J. Osborn||(7.2)|
|Cole Kmet||(5.1)||Tyler Conklin||(5.5)|
|Bears DST ||(7.3)||Vikings DST ||(6.1)|
Playoff scenarios: Yeah right.
|Washington||RTG (MAX 10)||Giants||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Taylor Heinicke||(6.6)||Mike Glennon||(1.0)|
|Antonio Gibson||(7.7)||Saquon Barkley||(7.3)|
|Jaret Patterson||(5.7)||Devontae Booker||(5.0)|
|Terry McLaurin||(7.5)||Kenny Golladay||(2.6)|
|John Bates||(4.7)||Evan Engram||(5.3)|
|Football Team DST ||(9.0)||Giants DST ||(3.7)|
Playoff scenarios: A Patriots win coupled with a Bills loss clinches the AFC East for New England. A Patriots win along with losses by the Chiefs, Titans and Bills clinches the No. 1 seed in AFC for New England. There's a chance the Patriots pull back their starters if they realize the Bills are going to win their game, but that might not happen until the second half, if at all
Week 17 Fantasy Football Flex Rankings for standard, superflex, 2-QB leagues
Our Week 17 fantasy flex and two-QB/superflex rankings can help with the last start 'em, sit 'em decision on your roster.We have a solid idea of the pecking order at each position, but some of the data we have from the full scope of the season is almost irrelevant. With key defensive players also being taken out of lineups, matchups and "fantasy points against" statistics are a little less dependable.
|Patriots||RTG (MAX 10)||Dolphins||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Mac Jones||(6.0)||Tua Tagovailoa||(3.7)|
|Damien Harris||(8.7)||Duke Johnson||(5.9)|
|Rhamondre Stevenson||(8.5)||Myles Gaskin||(4.9)|
|Brandon Bolden||(4.8)||Jaylen Waddle||(7.3)|
|Jakobi Meyers||(5.4)||DeVante Parker||(5.6)|
|Kendrick Bourne||(4.2)||Mike Gesicki||(6.1)|
|Hunter Henry||(4.9)||Dolphins DST ||(5.7)|
|Patriots DST ||(8.1)|
Playoff scenarios: A Bills win clinches the AFC East. The Bills can also move as high as the No. 2 seed if the Bengals and Chiefs lose. They'll play their starters.
|Jets||RTG (MAX 10)||Bills||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Zach Wilson||(5.8)||Josh Allen||(8.7)|
|Ty Johnson||(5.5)||Devin Singletary||(9.2)|
|Tevin Coleman||(5.8)||Stefon Diggs||(8.3)|
|Braxton Berrios||(5.1)||Gabriel Davis||(6.5)|
|Jets DST ||(5.5)||Cole Beasley||(3.9)|
|Bills DST ||(7.6)|
Playoff scenarios: A win and a 49ers loss clinches a playoff berth for the Saints
|Saints||RTG (MAX 10)||Falcons||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Taysom Hill||(7.4)||Matt Ryan||(4.9)|
|Alvin Kamara||(9.6)||Mike Davis||(5.6)|
|Marquez Callaway||(6.1)||Russell Gage||(5.0)|
|Deonte Harris||(2.5)||Cordarrelle Patterson||(6.0)|
|Saints DST ||(8.5)||Hayden Hurst||(6.3)|
|Falcons DST ||(5.9)|
Playoff scenarios: The Buccaneers have clinched a first-round home playoff game and could rest starters if they wish to. The Buccaneers are also alive for the No. 2 seed and a potential home game in the divisional round
|Panthers||RTG (MAX 10)||Buccaneers||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Sam Darnold||(1.5)||Tom Brady||(9.3)|
|Chuba Hubbard||(6.3)||Le'Veon Bell||(5.4)|
|Ameer Abdullah||(4.3)||Mike Evans||(8.9)|
|D.J. Moore||(5.8)||Cyril Grayson||(6.3)|
|Robby Anderson||(2.4)||Tyler Johnson||(3.5)|
|Panthers DST ||(3.3)||Breshad Perriman||(2.9)|
|Buccaneers DST ||(8.3)|
Playoff scenarios: A Cardinals win and Rams loss clinches the NFC West for Arizona. The Cardinals are still in the playoffs even with a loss. The only way they'd pull back starters is if it's abundantly clear the Rams won't lose, and even then they might stick with their main guys
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|Seahawks||RTG (MAX 10)||Cardinals||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Russell Wilson||(7.7)||Kyler Murray||(9.2)|
|Rashaad Penny||(8.8)||Chase Edmonds||(7.5)|
|Tyler Lockett||(8.4)||Christian Kirk||(6.9)|
|DK Metcalf||(8.0)||Antoine Wesley||(6.2)|
|Gerald Everett||(7.3)||A.J. Green||(4.9)|
|Seahawks DST ||(4.7)||Zach Ertz||(7.4)|
|Cardinals DST ||(7.0)|
Playoff scenarios: A Rams win clinches the NFC West and a home playoff game for Los Angeles. The Rams are still locked into the playoffs with a loss. The 49ers can clinch a playoff berth with either a win against the Rams or a Saints loss to the Falcons. Both teams should go all out.
|49ers||RTG (MAX 10)||Rams||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Trey Lance||(7.2)||Matthew Stafford||(7.6)|
|Elijah Mitchell||(9.1)||Sony Michel||(8.4)|
|Deebo Samuel||(9.0)||Odell Beckham Jr.||(7.0)|
|Brandon Aiyuk||(7.6)||Van Jefferson||(6.4)|
|George Kittle||(8.3)||Cooper Kupp||(10.0)|
|49ers DST ||(6.3)||Tyler Higbee||(6.5)|
|Rams DST ||(7.1)|
Playoff scenarios: If the Chargers win, they'll clinch a playoff berth. If they lose, they're out. The Raiders' easiest path to the playoffs is a win, but they can also make it if the Colts and Steelers lose. There's also a scenario where BOTH teams can make the playoffs if they tie and the Colts lose.
|Chargers||RTG (MAX 10)||Raiders||RTG (MAX 10)|
|Justin Herbert||(8.6)||Derek Carr||(6.9)|
|Austin Ekeler||(9.5)||Josh Jacobs||(9.4)|
|Justin Jackson||(5.3)||Hunter Renfrow||(7.4)|
|Keenan Allen||(7.9)||Zay Jones||(5.3)|
|Mike Williams||(7.1)||Darren Waller||(7.7)|
|Jalen Guyton||(4.1)||Raiders DST ||(3.5)|
|Chargers DST ||(6.7)|
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