NFL Week 16 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em
If you have gotten to this point, you know what you're doing. You're one of the finalists in your fantasy league. Don't change a thing.
For instance, don't sit a guy like Marshawn Lynch, who you have started all season to great results -- particularly the past two months.
We suggested sitting him against the Bears defense on the road, and it backfired. It hearkens back to the notion that you dance with the one that brought you. And Lynch has led many fantasy teams to their Super Bowl, as he has gone for almost 1,300 combined yards and 12 TDs.
We feel inclined to remind you of this, because Lynch is facing the No. 1 rush defense in the NFL in the 49ers, a team that hasn't allowed a rushing score all season. They are easily the No. 1 team in fantasy against RBs. They held Rashard Mendenhall down well Monday night and they stuffed Lynch for just 33 yards in Week 1.
But after that slow start, Lynch has proved immune to the matchup. He warrants starting even against the 49ers in your Super Bowl.
We break this and many other pivotal decisions down in the Week 16 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em. With just a few teams left in the mix, we'll try to deal with more of the premium names (because everyone is a candidate to sit, or start, with the stakes so high now).
Neil Rackers, Texans
Mike Nugent, Bengals
Matt Prater, Broncos
Rob Bironas, Titans
Lawrence Tynes, 49ers
Steven Hauschka, Seahawks
Alex Henery, Eagles
Billy Cundiff, Ravens