There are many tough decisions, but not many are tougher than whether you should start or fade a player for DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports). This article will make these decisions easier than harder. Read up and enjoy three fantasy football stats to know about for each NFL Week 16 game!
3 Key Fantasy Football Stats for Every Week 16 Matchup
Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Jets
In the last four games, the Jaguars have allowed five of the six running backs to have 11 or more carries to score a rushing touchdown. In the last four games, the only Jets RB to have 11 or more carries is Zonovan Knight, and even though he’s scored only one touchdown this season, he has 13 or more fantasy points in PPR scoring in three of those four games.
With Zach Wilson back at the helm, both Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore was targeted seven or more times on Sunday. In the last two games, the Jaguars have allowed WR1 and WR2 to be targeted seven or more times, with both of them scoring 9.9 or more points in PPR fantasy football stats.
In the last five weeks, the Jets have not allowed any quarterback to have over 255 passing yards and score more than 21 points in fantasy. In Trevor Lawrence’s three of his last four games, he has thrown over 255 passing yards and score more than 21 points in fantasy.
Atlanta Falcons vs Baltimore Ravens
JK Dobbins has gone over 120 rushing yards in back-to-back games. The Falcons have allowed an RB to have 92 or more total yards in the last five games. Yet, in the last two games, the Falcons have not allowed an RB to score more than 13 points in PPR leagues.
Even after the quarterback change, Drake London has gone back-to-back games with being targeted 10 or more times and have 70 or more receiving yards. The Ravens have held WRs. In the last seven weeks, the Ravens have allowed three WRs to be targeted 10 or more times, and they all had 75 or more receiving yards.
No Ravens WR has gone over 75 receiving yards in the last four games. The Falcons have not allowed a WR over 65 receiving yards in three of their last four games. The Falcons have also allowed the least amount of points to WRs in the last five weeks.
Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers
Jared Goff is on a current four-game streak of having 240 or more yards passing, scoring a touchdown, and not having an interception, In the Panthers’ last four games, they have allowed two quarterbacks to have 240 or more total yards and score a touchdown.
In his last three starts, Sam Darnold has a passing touchdown and no interceptions. In two of the last three games, the Lions have allowed a quarterback to throw a passing touchdown and not have an interception.
In the last eight games, the Lions have not allowed an RB to score more than 11 points in PPR fantasy football stats. D’Onta Foreman is currently on a two-game streak of not scoring more than 11 points, and Chuba Hubbard has not scored more than 11 points in four of his last five games.
Buffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears
The Bears have allowed a quarterback to have 315 or more total yards in two of the last three games. In three of his last six games, Josh Allen has gone over 315 total yards.
Although, Justin Fields had his six-game streak of scoring a rushing touchdown snapped on Sunday. He did extend his seven-game streak of having over 50 or more rushing yards to eight games. The Bills are one of two teams this season to not allow a quarterback to score a rushing touchdown. The Bills are also on a current ten-game streak of not allowing a quarterback to have more than 50 rushing yards.
Dawson Knox has over 40 receiving yards and scored a touchdown in back-to-back games. Although, the Bears have allowed the sixth-least touchdowns to TEs this season with six. They have allowed a 40-yard TE in two of their last four games.
New Orleans Saints vs Cleveland Browns
In Deshaun Watson’s two of his three starts this season, he has not surpassed 185 total yards. In two of the last six games without a backup quarterback having to come in, the Saints have held a quarterback to under 185 total yards.
Since Deshaun Watson came back in Week 13, Donovan Peoples-Jones has outscored Amari Cooper 39.9 to 24.0 in PPR scoring, and that’s with Donovan Peoples-Jones being held to under 45 receiving yards in two of those three games, but scoring more than seven points in PPR fantasy football stats. In two of the last five games, the Saints have allowed a WR to be held under 45 receiving yards, and score more than seven fantasy points.
In two of the three games with Deshaun Watson back, David Njoku has not gone over 30 receiving yards. In the last three games, the Saints have not allowed a TE to have over 30 receiving yards.
Seattle Seahawks vs Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes has gone back-to-back games of scoring three touchdowns, having 345 total yards and scoring 20 or more fantasy points. In the last three weeks, the Seahawks have not allowed a 300-yard QB and have only allowed three touchdowns combined and no QB to score over 17 points.
Travis Kelce has gone three straight games with over 55 receiving yards, but not scoring a touchdown. The Seahawks have allowed two tight ends this season to have over 55 receiving yards and score a touchdown, including last week. The Seahawks have also allowed four touchdowns to TEs in the past 6 games.
In three of the last four games, the Seahawks have allowed an RB to have over 100 scrimmage yards and score a touchdown. Jerick McKinnon has gone back-to-back games with having over 100 scrimmage yards and scoring a touchdown.
New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings
Justin Jefferson has only five games this season, where he did not go over 100 receiving yards. Two of those games came against NFC East teams. In the last 16 games against non-divisional opponents, the Giants have not allowed a WR over 100 receiving yards.
Kirk Cousins averages 259 yards, 1.1 touchdowns, and 1.6 interceptions in his nine career games against the Giants. In the last three games, the Giants have allowed a QB to have over 259 total yards and throw a touchdown, without throwing an interception.
Daniel Jones has gone back-to-back games without going over 200 total yards. In Daniel Jones’ only career game against the Vikings, which was in 2019, he did not go over 200 total yards. The Vikings also stopped a five-game streak on Saturday, where a quarterback had more than 200 total yards.
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Cincinnati Bengals vs New England Patriots
Joe Burrow has thrown for eight touchdown passes in his last three games, which is tied for the most in the last three games. In their last four games, the Patriots have allowed eight passing touchdowns, with three of those four games, where a quarterback had thrown multiple passing touchdowns.
Mac Jones is on a current two-game streak of being held under 235 total yards and not throwing a touchdown. The Bengals have allowed a quarterback to have more than 235 total yards and score a touchdown in four of the last five games.
In Tyler Boyd’s two career games against the Patriots, he has not gone over 80 receiving yards. The Patriots have gone two straight games without allowing an 80-yard WR, and that list includes DeAndre Hopkins and Davante Adams.
Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans
Derrick Henry is truly a Houston Texan murderer. If you don’t know by now, Derrick Henry is on a four-game streak of having 210 or more rushing yards and scoring multiple touchdowns against the Texans. On the very slim bright side for the Texans, they are on a current five-game streak of not allowing a running back to have more than 90 rushing yards.
In the last three games, no Titans WR has gone over 50 receiving yards. In the last five games, the Texans have not allowed a WR to go over 90 receiving yards.
Since the Texans last played the Titans in Week 8, they have allowed three TEs to have 85 or more receiving yards. Since Week 12, Chigoziem Okonkwo is third in receiving yards for TEs with 202.
Washington Commanders vs San Francisco 49ers
Brock Purdy has thrown for two touchdowns in three straight games, With two of those three games having over 210 passing yards. The Commanders have not allowed a quarterback to throw two touchdowns and have over 210 passing yards in the last four games.
The 49ers are currently on a nine-game streak of not allowing an RB to surpass 100 total yards. Brian Robinson is currently on a three-game streak of having 100 or more total yards.
Terry McLaurin isn’t so scary against the 49ers, as in his two career games against the 49ers, he has not scored a touchdown or gone over 25 receiving yards.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys
AJ Brown has four 100-yard games this season, with two of them on the road and two of them at home. In both road games, he did not score a touchdown. In both home games, he did score a touchdown. The Cowboys are almost identical to that. As they too have only allowed four 100-yard WRs this season, with all three games that the Cowboys played on the road, they allowed them to score a touchdown. In the one home game, they did not score a touchdown. The Cowboys have also allowed a 100-yard WR in two straight games.
In the last seven games, Dak Prescott has thrown the most interceptions with ten. Including three of his last four games, throwing multiple interceptions. Although, in the last three games, the Eagles have not logged an interception.
Ezekiel Elliott is on a current seven-game streak of having under 100 total yards. but scoring a rushing touchdown. In four of the last six games, the Eagles have allowed a running back to score a touchdown and be held under 100 total yards.
Las Vegas Raiders vs Pittsburgh Steelers
George Pickens has not seen seven or more targets in his last nine games and in that nine-game span, he has not gone over 85 receiving yards. The Raiders have not allowed a WR that’s been held under seven targets to have 85 or more receiving yards in the last 33 regular season games.
In the last four games, the Steelers have not allowed a quarterback to have 230 or more total yards and score multiple touchdowns. In Derek Carr’s six of his last seven games, he’s thrown for more than 230 yards and thrown multiple touchdowns.
The last time Diontae Johnson had 100 receiving yards and did not score a touchdown was in Week 2 of the 2021 season, against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders have not allowed a 91-yard WR in any game this season.
Green Bay Packers vs Miami Dolphins
In three straight games, Aaron Rodgers has been held to under 12 fantasy points. In the Dolphins last three games, they have allowed opposing quarterbacks to score 15 or more fantasy points.
In the seven games where Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson have both played. Christian Watson has not scored a touchdown or surpassed 50 receiving yards. In three of the last four games, the Dolphins have not allowed a WR to over 61 receiving yards or to score a touchdown.
In the last three games, the Packers have held WRs to under 86 receiving yards. In three of the last five games, both Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle have been held to under 86 receiving yards.
Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Rams
The Rams have allowed a running back to have 100 or more total yards and score a touchdown in two straight games. Last week, was the first week that Latavius Murray as a Denver Bronco, had 100 total yards and scored a touchdown.
In three of the last four games, the Broncos have not allowed over 250 total yards to quarterbacks. In Baker Mayfield’s two starts as a Los Angeles Ram, he has not surpassed 250 total yards.
For the first time this season, the Rams had a RB surpass 85 total yards! As a reward for this accomplishment, they face the Broncos, who are on a current two-game streak of allowing a RB to have 90 or more total yards and scoring a touchdown.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Arizona Cardinals
Although, Tom Brady has thrown an interception in his last three games. He has scored 18 or more fantasy points in two of those last three games. The Cardinals have gone back-to-back games with logging an interception, and in both of those games, the quarterback has not scored more than nine fantasy points.
In the last three weeks, the Cardinals have allowed a running back to have 80 or more scrimmage yards and score a touchdown. In the last three games, Rachaad White has not gone over 80 scrimmage yards.
Mike Evans broke a five-game streak of not going over 80 receiving yards on Sunday, but that streak might have to restart as the Cardinals have not allowed an 80-yard WR in the last six games.
Los Angeles Chargers vs Indianapolis Colts
In the last three games, Justin Herbert is one of two quarterbacks to throw for 1,000 yards within that span. Justin Herbert is also on a three-game streak of throwing 300 or more yards. The Colts allowed Kirk Cousins to be the first quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards against them this season. The other quarterback to have thrown for more than 1,000 yards in the three-week span? Kirk Cousins.
In the last five games, the Chargers have seen four running backs to have 15 or more carries, and they all had more than 100 rushing yards. Zack Moss saw 24 carries on Saturday, after replacing Jonathan Taylor went down with an injury and is now out for the season.
In the last four weeks, the Colts are tied for allowing the most rushing touchdowns with seven. Austin Ekeler is back in stride, as he has now gone back-to-back games with scoring a rushing touchdown.
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