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Championship Week Starts and Sits

Welcome back fans of the Rat Pack Sports Show. Here we are back for another year of fantasy football. It is time to get those lineup set and chase down that money. That is if you are playing for money. Here at the Rat Pack, we do not bring you the heavy starters. You should not need any help starting those. We bring the players that you may have a question about starting or sitting. Thus, without further ado here are your week sixteen starts and sits.

Bye Week – None


Start: Mitchell Trubisky – Chicago Bears

Last Week we had Trubs as a sleeper. He did not disappoint. This week he is a flat out start. Look for Trubisky to have another QB1 fantasy performance this week. The Bears are one of the best teams in the NFC right now. A week 16 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars should make your fantasy playoff team a happy one.

Sit: Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams

Goff has been less than stellar over the past 3 or 4 weeks. The Rams offense is in trouble right now. Triple that with no Cam Akers and the fact they play the Seattle Seahawks. All of this making Goff a fantasy sit in week 16.

Running Back

Start: Miles Sanders – Philadelphia Eagles

The emergence of Jalen Hurts is not the only thing that has propelled the Eagles’ offense. The return of Sanders has been beneficial as well. Even though Sanders had a minimal performance last week against the Arizona Cardinals I am still starting him in week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys. They are allowing the fourth-most fantasy PPG to RBs.

Sit: Kareem Hunt – Cleveland Browns

Hunt has been solid for most of the season. Nonetheless, I would consider other options this week against the New York Jets. Yes, I know it is the Jets but they are allowing the 8th-fewest fantasy points to RBs. Put that with the fact that Hunt has not had a double-digit game in 4 out of his last 5 and you have the recipe for a sit.

Wide Receiver

Start: Rashard Higgins – Cleveland Browns

A Browns member that I would look to start is Higgins. The Jets may be good against the run but they struggle in the secondary. They are allowing the 4th-most fantasy PPG to WRs. Also, Higgins has 30 catches for damn near 500 yards since week seven.

Sit: T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts

Hilton has been a stud over the past three weeks. I have a feeling that is coming to an end in week 16. The Colts face a pissed off Pittsburgh Steelers squad. The Rivers to Hilton connection has been heating up. However, the Steelers’ 6th-fewest fantasy PPG to WRs is about to cool them off.

Tight End

Start: Robert Tonyan – Green Bay Packers

Tonyan is a picture of consistency with five games in a row of ten or more points. He has had 14 or more in 4 of those. Start Tonyan in week 16 against a Titans defense that is very friendly to TEs.

Sit: Ian Thomas – Carolina Panthers

This is going to be a tough game for the Carolina offense. A week 16 matchup against the Washington Football Team, who is fighting for the division, may prove insurmountable. Also, Washington is only allowing the 5th-fewest fantasy points to TEs this season.


Start: Baltimore Ravens

I love the matchup the Ravens have this week. They are playing like a team poised to make a deep playoff run. While the division is out of the question, a wild-card berth is not. A week 16 fantasy matchup against the New York Giants and probably Colt McCoy should be just what the doctor ordered for another win.

Sit: Green Bay Packers

10 total points in the last two weeks are what we are concerned with here. That, along with Derek Henry, the league’s best RB, coming to town makes us fade the Packers defense in week 16.


Offense: Logan Thomas – Washington Football Team

Thomas is becoming a TE1 on most fantasy rosters. He has double-digits in four straight games. In two of those, he put up big numbers (20+). That makes him not only a weekly stream candidate but an every-week fantasy starter.

Defense: Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers could be a double-digit defense in week 16. They have been close in the last couple of weeks. A matchup against the Denver Broncos this week should aid in that endeavor. While the Chargers are a hit and miss defense every week, I would not nap on them this week.

There you have it, your week sixteen starts and sits for the 2020 NFL Season. We are going to be here for 16 weeks. We hope to help win some games during that time.

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