Fantasy Football Focus: Week 16

It's Championship Time for most leagues.

James LeBeauby James LeBeau

For most leagues, this is Championship week, the time where two teams will duke it out for Fantasy Supremacy. For me, well, it the runner up game where I will play for third place for the fourth straight year. Yes, it's frustrating, but as they say in sports, there's always next time! Good luck to everyone playing for first and may the touchdowns be aplenty and the fumbles nonexistent.

Happy Holidays.


Start of the Week: Cedric Benson, RB CIN (vs ARI)

Benson has the pleasure of facing an Arizona team that has been very week as of late against the run in a must win situation for the Bengals. With Cincy desperately needing a win, they will turn to their stud back to get them their and since the Cardinals have allowed 11 touchdowns to opposing running backs this year with nine reaching double digits in Fantasy points, well, let's just say he's in for a good day.

Last Weeks Result: Tim Tebow, QB, DEN (vs NE) 26 pts

Top 5 Starts

Cam Newton, QB CAR (vs TB)

Tim Tebow, QB, DEN (vs BUF)

Rashard Mendenhall, RV, PIT (vs STL)

Julio Jones, WR, ATL (at NO)

Anthony Fasano, TE, MIA (at NE)


Sit of the Week: Peyton Hillis, RB, CLE (vs BAL)

Hillis has shown some signs of the runner he was a year ago but he should face a buzz-saw this week when he runs up against the Ravens. Baltimore is coming off of an embarrassing loss to the Chargers and will be looking for some payback. With Cleveland in the cross-hairs, it's not going to be a good day for anyone going up against that front 7. This week would be a good one to turn to another option if you have it, Hillis owners.

Last Weeks Result: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT (at SF) 8 pts

Top 5 Sits

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT (vs STL)

Josh Freeman, QB, TB (at CAR)

Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA (vs SF)

Steve Johnson, WR BUF (vs DEN)

Heath Miller, TE, PIT (vs STL)


Top 5 Matchups

Carolina vs Tampa Bay

Philadelphia at Dallas

San Francisco at Seattle

Denver at Buffalo

New York Jets vs New York Giants