Start/sit advice for Week 16 in IDP leagues

Ross Miles has some surprising names to put on fantasy benches for championship week.

| 4 months ago
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Start/sit advice for Week 16 in IDP leagues


It’s just days away now. No, not Christmas — our fantasy football championships games. What could be better? The holiday season, live NFL action, and the most meaningful fantasy game of the year; it sure is a great time to be alive. Best of luck to all of you in your league finals. Don’t change what you’ve been doing and outthink yourself this week, and if you’re in doubt, depend on the data, or send a PFF analyst a tweet and get some first-hand advice. As always though, I’ve got some IDP starts and sits for you, this time for championship week.

Defensive linemen

Start: William Hayes, Los Angeles Rams

A lot of the better matchups this week fall on 3-4 teams, which don’t offer particularly appealing plays, but the Rams get the 49ers, the sixth-best matchup. Hayes is a solid veteran who doesn’t offer the highest sack upside, but does offer a decent floor due to his tackle totals. Hayes has recorded 10 total tackles in his last two games, and looking back to the Rams Week 1 clash with San Francisco, Hayes notched up five tackles in that game. If you need a start who won’t draw a blank and has the opportunity to reach low double-figure scores, Hayes is your guy this week.

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Ross Miles is a lead fantasy writer on PFF Fantasy. He contributes IDP content to the site. He was the 2011 winner of the FantasyPros IDP Expert Rankings contest for both weekly in-season rankings and also for pre-season rankings and finished second in IDP rankings in 2012 and 2015. Ross is also a member of the FSWA.

  • Ryan Baetz

    Great info, thanks Ross. Based on the matchup for Bills LB’s should I be cautious with Jerry Hughes as well? The catch is he has DL eligibility in my league..