23 Dec Daily Fantasy Must Plays For Week 16
Just a couple of weeks left in the NFL regular season but there are still some fantastic daily fantasy matchups I plan on taking full advantage of.
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QUARTERBACK – Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert is my daily fantasy must play for Week 16. The rookie has been sensational so far this year and is on pace to shatter several, if not most rookie passing records by season’s end. This week Los Angeles plays host to the Denver Broncos and Herbert should have no problem letting it fly on the Broncos secondary.
Last weekend against Buffalo, Denver let Bills quarterback Josh Allen torch them for over 350 passing yards, two scores through the air, and two more on the ground. Denver is a team who looks broken on both sides of the football and with Herbert and the Chargers fresh off a great win last Thursday, he will look to keep the good times rolling on Sunday.
This divisional matchup will be a redemption game for L.A. as they avenge their tough loss of 31-30 against the Broncos in Week 8. In that game Herbert had a very solid performance with 278 yards passing and three touchdowns. This go-round however he will go above and beyond that performance and will throw for over 300-plus yards in this one with four touchdown passes.
Running Back – Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Nick Chubb is about to have a field day this week against the New York Jets. Cleveland looks like a team on a mission this year and head coach Kevin Stefanski is getting the best out of his superstar back. On the year Chubb has missed four complete games and most of of a fifth and is still on pace for another 1,000 yard rushing season.
I expect him to hit that mark this week as Cleveland will continue their ground-and-pound style of play and let Chubb do his thing. The Jets are coming off their first win of the season last week against the Los Angeles Rams, so Cleveland will not have that “letdown” performance as the Rams learned.
Cleveland is only a couple weeks away from returning to the playoffs and Nick Chubb will get them there. Chubb will have 25-plus carries for over 130 yards and a couple of touchdowns. Expect a little in the receiving game as well. I love Chubb and Cleveland to “run” up the score against the Jets and show the league that this team is all business.
Wide Receiver – Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
Allen Robinson is the big winner this week as his Chicago Bears take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Bears offense right now is the biggest mystery in fantasy. To start the year they were a team with no identity and a team with no quarterback. Now coming down the stretch and right in the hunt for a wildcard spot, they are clicking on all cylinders and superstar wide receiver Allen Robinson is poised to go above and beyond this week.
Jacksonville is currently in the bottom third of the league in stopping opposing wide receivers and Chicago will surely take advantage of it. Robinson is heating up as of late, averaging 20 fantasy points per game since the team’s Week 11 bye. In those four weeks, Robinson has also averaged almost 10 targets per game, and what have I been preaching all season long? Volume is king!
Robinson is in store for a career day Sunday. I expect him to go off for 10 catches and 125-plus yards and two touchdowns. This matchup is too good to pass up and Robinson will put up a WR1 performance. The playoffs are only a couple weeks away and Allen Robinson will be a big reason that Chicago could still be playing in January.
Tight End – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Kelce has already put up numerous big time performances this season, but this week comes the game of all games. This week going up against the Atlanta Falcons, Travis Kelce will break the all time receiving record for a tight end and will get to do it in grand fashion.
Facing the Falcons horrendous secondary is already a plus matchup for Kelce, but with history on the line in this one, I have no doubt that head coach Andy Reid, superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will get its superstar tight end the record. Travis Kelce will have a monster game this week with double-digit catches for over 100 yards, and not one but at least two touchdowns.
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