FanDuel NFL GPP Lineup Advice: Week 16 (2020)
The NFL Week 16 schedule includes games on four straight days starting with Christmas Day on Friday through Monday night. This leaves us with a smaller set of 10 games slate on the Sunday main slate on FanDuel. Despite fewer teams to pick from there are numerous strong stacking options to consider in your GPP lineups. The Falcons/Chiefs matchup comes in with the highest Vegas total of the week by more than five points and is certainly stackable. However, there are a few other spots that could get overlooked that either has shootout potential or are good leverage spots on what should be some chalky players. I hope everyone has a good holiday and gets a nice little DFS present in your GPP contests this week.
So, with that let’s stack’em up for Week 16.
Ben Roethlisberger (QB – PIT): $7,500 / Diontae Johnson (WR – PIT): $6,700 / Chase Claypool (WR – PIT): $6,000
The Steelers are reeling with three straight losses and are suddenly fighting for a playoff spot. After a crazy schedule that included four straight primetime games, they can return to some normalcy this week with a home game on a Sunday afternoon against the Colts. The Colts have been giving up a ton of production to opposing quarterbacks recently, with four of the last five throwing for over 310 passing yards and giving up multiple touchdown tosses in three of those games.
The matchup has the tightest Vegas line on the slate with the Colts as a small road favorite. Roethlisberger has had at least 37 pass attempts in each of his last seven games and the Colts are allowing 8.49 yards per attempt (29th) over the last five weeks. Diontae Johnson should be the first receiver to include in the stack as he has seen double-digit targets in six of the last seven games. But I would also include Chase Claypool who has cooled off bringing down his salary. Claypool has been much more productive at home this year with eight of his 10 scores coming in Pittsburgh. The potential absence of Eric Ebron could also help bump up his targets. Bring it back with T.Y. Hilton who has topped 71 yards in each of his last four games while adding four scores during that stretch.
Bring it back with: T.Y. Hilton (WR – IND): $6,400
Mitch Trubisky (QB – CHI): $7,200 / Allen Robinson (WR – CHI): $7,500
With the Bears playing the Jaguars as a big favorite, David Montgomery should be very popular given his recent production. While Montgomery is a good play, it gives us an opportunity to pivot off of the chalk and use a Bears stack in the passing game to give us leverage on the field in GPPs. Trubisky has thrown three touchdown passes twice over his last four games and offers some rushing ability to increase his potential for a spike game against a Jaguars pass defense that has allowed 278 yards (28th) and 2.2 touchdown passes (32nd) per game this season.
Allen Robinson has at least 74 receiving yards in each of the last four games and has scored three times during that stretch as Trubisky’s primary target. The Jaguars have allowed an opposing wide receiver to reach at least 90 yards in 11 straight games and Robinson is the prime candidate to be the Bears wideout to reach that number this week. On the Jaguars side, bring it back with rookie running back James Robinson, as long as he plays. The Bears have surrendered 106 rushing yards (26th) and 1.0 touchdowns (23rd) per game to running backs over the last five weeks.
Bring it back with: James Robinson (RB – JAC): $6,800
Miles Sanders (RB – PHI): $7,300 / Eagles (DST – PHI): $4,200
The insertion of Jalen Hurts at quarterback for the Eagles has also coincided with the increased usage and production for Miles Sanders. Sanders has topped an 80 percent snap rate the last two weeks which has resulted in 31 carries and seven targets compared to just three carries and two targets for the rest of the Eagles’ backs. His big-play ability and red zone use should translate into a big game against the Cowboys who have allowed 146 rushing yards (31st) and 1.2 touchdowns (29th) per game to running backs over the last five weeks. Consider pairing up Sanders with the Eagles defense which has six sacks and has forced five turnovers over the last two weeks.
Travis Kelce (TE – KC): $8,800
The stud to pay up for is typically a running back and sometimes a wide receiver. However, with the way that Travis Kelce is playing compared to the rest of the players at the tight end position, he has become virtually an every week automatic. Kelce has eight or more catches (not targets, catches!) in seven straight games. He has also topped 100 yards five times and scored five times during those seven games. There is no reason to suspect he will slow down this week against the Falcons who have allowed 5.7 receptions (29th) for 58 yards (26th) and 0.6 touchdowns (27th) per game to the tight end position this season. The first player to click on for all your lineups is Kelce and then figure out the rest from there.
- Andy Dalton (QB – DAL): $6,900
- Kareem Hunt (RB – CLE): $7,200
- David Johnson (RB – HOU): $6,700
- Giovani Bernard (RB – CIN): $6,000
- Amari Cooper (WR – DAL): $6,600
- Marquise Brown (WR – BAL): $6,200
- Mike Williams (WR – LAC): $5,700
- Austin Hooper (TE – CLE): $5,100
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