John Hazelet's Daily Fantasy: Week 16
Tom Brady 9000 vs Jets: Brady vs the Jets.. nuff said.
Philip Rivers 8200 @ Browns: Rivers is playing out the string but there may not be a more prideful QB in the league. I think he lights it up against the Browns
Derek Carr 8100 vs Colts: Carr has been shaky in fantasy production over the last few weeks but I like him to get healthy against the Colts.. Which it seems all teams but the Jets and Vikings can do.
Matt Ryan 8100 @ Panthers: Although I like the way the Panthers played against the Redskins I will remind myself that they are 32nd against the pass and Julio Jones is likely to return this week.
Jameis Winston 8000 @ Saints: Saints D is awful and I think Winston can put up some big numbers here.
David Johnson 8700 @ Seattle: It doesn’t matter to me who he plays or what he costs, Johnson will find his way into a lot of my lineups every week.
DeMarco Murray 8400 @ Jags: Jags D is actually better than average but I am not sure it matters against Murray this year. The Titans are commited to the run game and Murray has been a big benafactor.
LeGarrette Blount 7400 vs Jets: He has been an absolute beast this season and my bet is that continues against the Jets this week. Blount is a threat to score every time he touches the ball and I look for him to get his normal 15-20 carries.
Jordan Howard 7200 vs Redskins: Howard has had a great rookie season it looks like Chicago has found their feature back. I am very sour on the Redskins after they laid a complete egg last week vs the Panthers. I look for Howard to put up 15-20 FDP's
Jay Ajayi 6700 @ Bills: The Bills can not stop the run and I can see the Dolphins feeding Ajayi the ball early and often this week. I like those odds.
Todd Gurley 7900 vs 49ers: The biggest fantasy dissapointment this season should have a big game against the awful 49ers. If I am John Fassel, this week becomes the Gurley show.
Mike Evans 8900 @ Saints: 31st against the pass is reason enough for me. Evans has had a few down weeks but I think that changes this week,
Michael Thomas 6900 vs Buccs: Total volume pick. The Saints may throw 50+ times and I think Thomas gets 10-12 targets. He has a good chance to turn that into points.
DeAndre Hopkins 6600 vs Bengals: Tom Savage at QB seemed to be music to Hopkins ears as he was the favorite target after Savage entered last week.
Malcolm Mitchell 6100 vs Jets: New Jets killer in the making? I think so. Mitchell has come on strong in the second half of the season and I can see Brady hitting him often this week.
Rishard Matthews 5700 @ Jags: A lot of value here. The Titans will try to stretch the field with him a few times in this game and he should get a large number of the targets.
Delanie Walker 6400 @ Jags: Everything I just said about Mathews applies to Walker.
Martellus Bennett 5600 vs Jets: The Jets simply fail to acknowledge the TE position exists on either side of the ball. Bennett should have a big day.
Cameron Brate 5600 @ Saints: Brate in my opinion is a very under rated play this week. I love his value in this matchup. I can see him putting up 15 FDP's or so.
Jared Cook 5000 @ Vikings: Seems like Rodgers and Cook have been on the same page the last few weeks. Cook seems to be healthy and at this price I think he is worth getting into a lineup or two.
Stack 1: Jameis Winston 8000 with Mike Evans 8900, Cameron Brate 5600 and Roberto Aguayo 4500 @ Saints. Coming off of last weeks loss to the Cowboys, I think the Buccs get back on track against the poor Saints defense. I like this stack for a lot of reasons. I would prefer if the Buccs were home but I think this is a high scoring game none the less.
Stack 2: Cam Newton 7900 with Greg Olsen 6800 and Graham Gano 4700 vs Falcons: I like the way the Panthers played the Redskins last week. They reminded me of the Panthers of 2015. I am not sure they can beat the Falcons but I like them to put up a full effort in a game that should be high scoring.
Stack 3: Tom Savage 6300 with DeAndre Hopkins 6600 vs Bengals: I love using back up Qb’s in daily fantasy. In this case we have a QB who needs to show his team that he can lead them into the playoffs. I think he targets Hopkins early and often.
QB: Jameis Winston 8000 @ Saints
RB: David Johnson 8700 @ Seahawks
RB: Todd Gurley 7900 vs 49ers
WR: Mike Evans 8900 @ Saints
WR: Malcolm Mitchell 6100 vs Jets
WR: Ted Ginn 4800 vs Falcons
TE: Cameron Brate 5600 @ Saints
K: Roberto Aguayo 4500 @ Saints
D: Patriots 5000 vs Jets