Fantasy football Player Projections: Breaking down Championship Week
Last year, it was Ryan Grant. In 2011, Matt Moore took the honors. Three years ago, Jerome Simpson did the trick. Surprise heroes any other week of the year are remembered for a few days and then forgotten. Surprise Week 16 heroes are remembered forever. That will happen when a championship is at stake.
Who will be this year's Ryan Grant? Find out in the Week 16, last projections of the season.
Rivers is a high-end QB1 against an Oakland defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to the position this year.
Manning threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers, which is hilariously a down week for him. You know what to do here.
Newton threw for just 160 yards and a touchdown against the Saints two weeks ago. He's a low-end QB1 this week.
Charles had a fantasy day for the ages last week, racking up 215 total yards and five touchdowns. He has as strong a case as Peyton Manning for the MVP award.
Murray could be a championship game star going up against a Washington defense that has allowed the third-most fantasy points to running backs this year.
Gore should be in for a huge day against an Atlanta defense that has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to running backs this year.
Gordon had a down game against the Bears, meaning he had just 67 yards and one touchdown. The Jets have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to receivers this year.
Hopefully Johnson's huge season is not lost amid Houston's dreadful season. He has 99 catches for 1,295 yards and five touchdowns. Keep starting him.
Allen caught just two passes against the Broncos, but both went for six points. He's a high-end WR2 this week.
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.
The Falcons have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to tight ends this year. Davis should post a top-five day at the position.
Clay got just two targets last week, catching one for six yards. Write it off as an anomaly and get him back in your lineup.
Hauschka knocked through all three of his field-goal attempts last week and is now 30-for-31 on the year.
Henery made all three of his field-goal attempts last week and is 21-for-26 on the season.
Akers made his only field-goal attempt last week and is 16-for-21 on the year.
The Rams made Drew Brees uncomfortable all game last week and are a solid play against the Buccaneers.
While the Browns got torched by the Bears a week ago, this Jets offense is arguably the worst in the league. If you own the Browns, start them.
Seattle has one of the few matchup-proof defenses in the league.