Sneaky Starts Week 16: Donte Moncrief Will Be Hoisting Trophies

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Sneaky Starts Week 16: Donte Moncrief Will Be Hoisting Trophies

By: Adam Cook (@fantasy_schnerd)

Championship week is here my friends in Week 16. If you are lucky enough to still be playing you probably are starting your normal studs such as Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham Jr. and Le’Veon Bell. Just remember that your counterpart will have their fair share of studs as well. That last flex position decision could make all of the difference. Good luck to all and root for me to win the Fake Pigskin 1st Year Dynasty Championship, even though I don’t own Donte Moncrief! My start percentages are based off of the Yahoo Fantasy Football game and were accounted for on Wednesday evening.

Donte Moncrief- WR- Indianapolis Colts (9% Started)

Things aren’t looking too good for T.Y. Hilton to suit up in Week 16 as he hasn’t practiced at all heading into Saturday. Do you honestly think a Colts team looking to get home field advantage in the AFC will rely on Hakeem Nicks to replace him? I’ll gamble on the more talented player who has been playing more snaps than Nicks as of late. Some may be scared off by his 0 catch performance last week, but that just means he is due. Dallas’s best corner is Orlando Scandrick and he plays in the slot most of the time locking up Reggie Wayne. The Dallas secondary as a whole isn’t very good and their lack of pass rush should allow Andrew Luck to look deep.

Bold Prediction:  4 receptions- 78 yards- 1 touchdown

Charles Johnson- WR- Minnesota Vikings (19% Started)

Johnson is the clear No.1 WR in Minny and Teddy Bridgewater is getting better each week. Charles has produced double-digit PPR points in 4 out of his last 5 games. The Dolphins rank 17th versus opposing wide receivers and Cortland Finnegan is past his prime. I’m looking for the Vikings to have a pass heavy game plan with no talented running backs to hand the football off to. I would recommend Johnson as a strong flex and daily play this week.

Bold Prediction: 5 receptions-68 yards- 1 touchdown

Alfonso Smith- RB- San Francisco 49ers (0% Started)

Smith is literally the last man standing in the 49ers backfield as Carlos Hyde has already been ruled out and Frank Gore is highly questionable off a concussion. I won’t spend a lot of time telling you Smith is a good running back, but volume is the most important measure in projecting fantasy points. Alfonso is strictly a volume desperation play who has a chance to find the end zone.

Bold Prediction: 12 carries- 46 yards- 1 touchdown- 2 receptions- 13 yards

Daniel Herron- RB- Indianapolis Colts

You would never guess that I am a diehard Cowboys fan by recommending a few Colts players this week. However, the Cowboys run defense is below average allowing 110.4 RYPG and 4.3 YPC. Herron is outplaying Trent Richardson and getting more red zone looks each week. He has had double-digit touches in 4 straight games since Ahmad Bradshaw went down. Herron has only averaged less than 5 YPC in 1 out of the last 4 games. He is a better option in PPR leagues with his passing down prowess and a great daily plug and play.

Bold Prediction: 14 carries- 73 yards- 3 receptions- 31 yards- 1 touchdown

 

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