Monkey Knife Fight Advice: Week 16 (2020 Fantasy Football)
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Le’Veon Bell (RB – KC): 55.5 rushing yards
This is one of the top player yardage totals at MKF for Week 16. Clyde Edwards-Helaire will miss the contest against the Atlanta Falcons, setting Bell up to receive starters snaps. He is expected to lead the backfield in touches but should cede some work to Darrel Williams. Bell has seen more than 12 carries just once as a Chief, rushing for 62 yards on 4.13 yards per carry against a tough New Orleans Saints defense. He will have a much easier opponent in Week 16, and should definitely see more than the 32 percent of the snaps he saw last week. Whether or not the efficiency will be there on a carry per carry basis is a legitimate question, but he will get the volume. A steady stream of carries and being allowed to get into a rhythm will lead to two or more chunk plays from Bell, which should help to propel him past 56 rushing yards for the afternoon. Click more for Bell for Week 16, as he has the role to crush the measly 55.5 rushing yard line posted at MonkeyKnifeFight.
Justin Herbert (QB – LAC): 260.5 passing yards
Justin Herbert threw for 278 passing yards against Denver during Week 8’s last minute loss to the Broncos. He has averaged 290.8 passing yards per game as a rookie and has thrown for more than 261 in three of his last five outings. On the season as a whole he has crossed the number in 10 of his 13 contests. He should have a tougher time putting yardage up in Week 16 due to Keenan Allen being questionable and Hunter Henry landing on the reserve/COVID list. However, Herbert has proven that he has developed a strong rapport with skill players up and down the roster and should have no problem finding names like Tyron Johnson, Jalen Guyton, and Donald Parham for splash plays. One of the most prolific rookie passers ever, click more for Herbert for Week 16 at MKF.
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