Who’s hot entering Week 16

Mike Castiglione breaks down the hottest and coldest players entering fantasy championship week.

| 1 year ago
(AP Photo/Gary Hershorn)

(AP Photo/Gary Hershorn)

Who’s hot entering Week 16

Recapping the five bounceback candidates from Week 15:

It was the right call not to fear Ben Roethlisberger’s matchup with Denver, as he ranked among the position leaders with another monster performance at cozy Heinz Field. … It was a less fruitful week for the three receivers that were profiled. Allen Robinson proved a viable starting option against Atlanta thanks to his league-leading 13th touchdown, although his five targets were fewer than expected. … DeAndre Hopkins did catch 8-of-11 targets for 94 yards as the Texans’ coaches kept to their word about finding ways to get him the ball, but the lack of a touchdown left Hopkins as only a fringe WR2 in PPR formats. … It’s safe to say I clearly underestimated the ankle injury affecting Calvin Johnson, who saw just one lonely target against the league’s most porous pass defense. At this point, Johnson is simply too dicey to trust with a fantasy title on the line.

Below, we’ll identify some upward and downward trending players heading into a make-or-break Week 16. Recent performance should bear more weight than anything that happened back in September, so we’ll use the past three weeks as the data sample size unless otherwise noted.

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Mike is a member of the FSWA and a staff writer for PFF Fantasy who focuses on both redraft and dynasty content, having spent several years covering FBS for a number of publications.

  • Chris

    With Baldwin concerns this week, would you start Lockett over him ( 10 team standard) for the Championship game? Baldwin possible decoy? Thanks