Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 16

Same People, Same Great Advice


Welcome back to Week 16 of Keeping it Real With Fantasy! If you’re here then that means you’ve survived the first round of the playoffs so congratulations (and you’re very welcome)! This weekend will make for some crazy games as a major cold front will affect plenty of games all across the country. Many teams like the Packers, Raiders, Jets, and others are on their last breath, fighting to not be eliminated from the playoffs.



Ryan Tannehill (QB) – The Titans’ quarterback reinjured his ankle in the Titans’ 17-14 loss to the Chargers. He left in the first quarter of the game but returned before halftime to help the Titans bring the game into overtime where they came up short. Tannehill is likely out for the season meaning rookie Malik Willis has a shot to lead the Titans to a playoff spot.

Nick Chubb (RB) – The Browns’ premiere running back sustained a minor foot injury and missed practice on Tuesday. He will most likely play this weekend against the Saints but it is worth keeping an eye on him if you have him or are playing him.

Jonathan Taylor (RB) –  The almost unanimous first overall fantasy draft pick’s season just got even more disappointing. The Colts running back went down with a season ending injury, just in time for the start of the fantasy playoffs in the Colts monumental collapse against the Vikings.



Zay Jones (WR) – The Jaguars receiver torched the Cowboys secondary last week and has became Trevor Lawrence’s go-to wide receiver. Jones has put up four touchdowns in the last two games and Christian Kirk should take some of the pressure away from Jones against the Jets.

J.K. Dobbins (RB) – Dobbins has been extraordinary since his return from injury a couple weeks ago. The Ravens running back is averaging over eight yards per carry totalling 225 rushing yards. Baltimore plays Atlanta this week, a team who hasn’t been anywhere near the best at stopping the run.



D’Andre Swift (RB) – Swift has been pretty inconsistent and has a tough matchup against a Panthers team that has been a strong force against the run in the last handful of weeks. Swift has had 62 or less yards since week one and only has four touchdowns on the season. If you have any other reliable options, it may be worth giving Swift a rest.

Amari Cooper (WR) – Cooper has seen a production drop off since Deshaun Waston returned from suspension. He has four or less receptions over this three game span and zero touchdowns. Expect more of the same as he underperforms in cold weather and the Browns are playing in Cleveland.


Waiver Wires:

Zack Moss (RB) – The Colts acquired Moss at the trade deadline, in a deal that would pay off as Jonathan Taylor suffered a season-ending injury. Moss should be getting a decent workload for the final few weeks as the Colts recently benched Matt Ryan yet again. On top of this, in the last three weeks of the season the Colts play 3 out of the 5 worst run defenses in the league. 

Gardener Minshew (QB) – The supposed MVP frontrunner Jalen Hurts will miss a game and possibly the rest of the regular season with a shoulder injury. Minshew would be the replacement and is a solid backup with plenty of weapons at his disposal with the Eagles offense. Behind an elite offensive line, and a variety of weapons, Minshew can help a fantasy team struggling at Quarterback.