FanDuel lineup advice: The best plays of Week 16

Need some wise FanDuel plays up and down the price list? Pat Thorman has the smart ideas.

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(Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

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FanDuel lineup advice: The best plays of Week 16


Happy holidays, and welcome to Week 16. We will keep the intro short, so everyone can get back to wrapping gifts and spiking eggnog. Several studs are off of the main slate, which opens more lineup-building avenues than usual. Fitting in players we really like is too tough, so this should be a fun Christmas Eve of games.

The most common roster construction should resemble something like: expensive at receiver, cheaper-than-usual running backs (with LeSean McCoy the uber-chalk), some typically unexciting tight end, and whichever of the many quarterback options fits best. As always, deviating from this basic build is a simple method of differentiating ourselves in large-field tournaments.

Thank you for reading all season, good luck in Week 16, and be sure not to Gronk-spike your eggnog.

Quarterbacks

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons, $8,100

Attractive quarterback plays litter the price list this week, and Ryan’s salary neighborhood is a target-rich environment. He makes for a tidy pivot off of Derek Carr, who is priced the same, as well as Philip Rivers against Cleveland, Andrew Luck against Oakland, and Jameis Winston in the Superdome. Ryan also produced an underwhelming stat line last week, through no fault of his own, as he took seven fewer dropbacks than his previous season-low. He threw for his second-highest yards-per-attempt of 2016, which was second only to his mark from the last time he faced the Panthers.

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Pat Thorman is a lead writer for PFF Fantasy and a Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner.

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