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Week 16 DraftStreet Picks

by dave
Dec 19, 2013

Calvin Johnson let many of us down last week. Will Megatron bounce back big against the Giants?

Calvin Johnson let many of us down last week. Will Megatron bounce back big against the Giants?


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FantasyPros Week 16 Lineup
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Week 16 DraftStreet Lineup
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We asked the top salary cap experts from last week’s DFAC (Daily Fantasy Accuracy Cup) to give us their DraftStreet picks for Week 16. Consider using their recommended players in this week’s FantasyPros Challenge. Also be sure to try out our salary cap analysis tool to find more undervalued players for DraftStreet, FanDuel, and DraftKings.
 
Name one player that you will likely have in your DraftStreet lineup for Week 16. Why do you like him?
 
CALVIN JOHNSON (WR, DET) – $14,717
“Very rarely do I factor in any motivational angles in my analysis, but the stars seem to be aligning perfectly for this one. Brush to the side that the New York Giants are middling against the pass this year – Calvin is match-up proof anyway. What I’m salivating at is Megatron and the Lions playing in a must win game after an un-Mega-like performance against the Ravens. My bold prediction is 8 receptions for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns.”
Dan Gaspar, Fantasy Insiders
 
RUEBEN RANDLE (WR, NYG) – $5,407
“With Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) slated to sit this week, Randle gains major value status. He faces a burnable Lions secondary inside a dome. And don’t forget about his mid-season hot streak, one that included 6 TDs from Week 5 to Week 11. With the Giants likely to play catch-up, all signs point to a solid game from Randle.”
Kevin English, Draft Sharks
 
DENNIS JOHNSON (RB, HOU) – $6,697
“With Ben Tate (ribs) on injured reserve, and the Texans playing the Broncos, I really like RB Dennis Johnson, at just $6,697 this week. Only a few teams have allowed more rushing touchdowns than Denver’s 15 this season. The Texans might have to resort to the passing game early, in a game of catch up, but that also means Johnson can pick up some receptions as well.”
David Gonos, DFS Edge
 
JORDAN TODMAN (RB, JAC) – $9,983
“This week I will be including Jordan Todman of the Jaguars in my DraftStreet lineup, as he is in line to get the start this week, as Maurice Jones-Drew sat out practice on Wednesday with a hamstring injury. Todman was impressive last week against the Bills, as he had 109 yards rushing, averaged 4.4 yards per carry, and also had 4 receptions on 8 targets for 44 yards. Todman has a great match up against the Titans, who allow 119 yards per game against them, and have yielded an astonishing 20 touchdowns on the ground this year.”
Dan Yanotchko, EDS Football
 
JAY CUTLER (QB, CHI) – $13,028
“Cutler has the Eagles on deck in week 16, a team that recently let Matt Cassel throw for over 400 yards (and lead his team to 48 points). I don’t expect Jay to have any problems moving the ball this week, and when players like Peyton Manning cost $18,000, I will take the discount on one of the better offenses in the NFL – The Chicago Bears, and their QB.”
KJ, Fantasy Team Advice
 
KIRK COUSINS (QB, WAS) – $9,725
“There are not a ton of cheap options and Captain Kirk is only going to consume 13% of your salary. Dallas is giving up a league worst 297 pass yards per game and have given up eight TDs to opposing teams signal callers in the past two games. Along with the atrocious secondary, Dallas is ranked well in the bottom half in terms of defensive take aways (26th in interceptions and 23rd in sacks).”
Ryan Hodge, Fantasy Insiders
 
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