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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 16

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Carolina Panthers
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New Orleans Saints
Bank of America Stadium | Sunday, Dec. 22 | 1 PM EST (FOX)

New Orleans Saints

    1. Drew Brees
    2. Drew
      Brees
      QB
    3. PASS YDS302
    4. PASS TD3
    5. INT1
    6. RUSH YDS0
    7. RUSH TD0

    Brees has been a different quarterback on the raod this year, where his TD/INT ratio is 11/7.

    1. Pierre Thomas
    2. Pierre
      Thomas
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS38
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS50
    6. REC TD0

    The Panthers have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to running backs this year, making Thomas no better than a low-end RB2 this week.

    1. Darren Sproles
    2. Darren
      Sproles
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS18
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS45
    6. REC TD0

    It has been a down year for Sproles, but he can be considered an RB3 against a Carolina defense that has had problems with pass-catching backs.

    1. Mark Ingram
    2. Mark
      Ingram
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS12
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS0
    6. REC TD0

    Ingram shouldn't be anywhere near a fantasy starting lineup going against the Panthers.

    1. Marques Colston
    2. Marques
      Colston
      WR
    3. REC YDS61
    4. REC TD1

    Colston has 17 receptions for 217 yards and three touchdowns in his last three games, making a push for playoff MVP.

    1. Lance Moore
    2. Lance
      Moore
      WR
    3. REC YDS40
    4. REC TD0

    Moore had six catches for 78 yards last week, but he's a very risky play against a Carolina defense that has allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to receivers.

    1. Kenny Stills
    2. Kenny
      Stills
      WR
    3. REC YDS10
    4. REC TD0

    Stills could be an important fantasy player next season, but you should not be considering him this week.

    1. Jimmy Graham
    2. Jimmy
      Graham
      TE
    3. REC YDS94
    4. REC TD2

    Graham had just 25 yards last week, the third-lowest total of his career. The bet here is that he makes up for it this week.

    1. Shayne Graham
    2. Shayne
      Graham
      K
    3. PAT3
    4. FG1

    The Saints dumped Garrett Hartley after he went 1-for-3 on field goal attempts last week (22-for-30 on the season). Graham hasn't played a single game this season.

    1. New Orleans Saints
    2. PTS ALLOWED27
    3. SACKS3
    4. INT0
    5. TD0

    The Saints do have one of the league's best pass rushes, but this is not a good matchup for them.

Carolina Panthers

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