Week 16 DFS Locks of the Week
There were a lot of weather problems last week that leaked into DFS starters, and while some overreact to weather news, when there are 20-mile-an-hour winds and rain coming down, it’s going to affect your pass-catchers and quarterbacks. These are important things to know, so with winter here, I want you to utilize your PFF membership to its full potential. Whether it be checking the updated rankings before game time, or checking in with me on Twitter @MikeTagliereNFL, I want to give you the best advice possible.
So taking everything into consideration from what we know right now, you’re going to get two quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers, and one tight end to lock into your lineups. Do they have to be in all of them? No, but I’d suggest that you own more than the projected ownership for that specific player, because they are as close to guaranteed production as you’re going to get without paying top-dollar. These players are outside of the top-five options at their position and some are outside the top-20.
Before we set foot inside, I’m happy to announce that the weekly “fades” and “locks” will continue through the NFL playoffs. Now that you’ve heard the good news, let’s talk about those locks, shall we?
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Ravens)
The first time the Steelers played the Ravens this year, Roethlisberger threw for just 264 yards and had two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) with one interception. The Steelers lost that game 21-14. If you recall, that was the first week back from his injury that kept him out of Week 7 and through their bye in Week 8. That game was also played on the road, where he is half the quarterback that he is at home. No, seriously, he is half of the quarterback, averaging 14.5 DraftKings points on the road, compared to the 28.4 at home. We’ve discussed that here in the fades and locks before.