Fantasy Football Championships: Start and sit for Week 16

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It’s championship week for Fantasy Football!

For most, anyway, if you’re one of the blessed few who has made it through the trials and tribulations that are fantasy football AND find yourself still in the mix — my hats off to you! Congratulations on a successful season! But we’re not done yet.

Look, obviously you know your stuff and you know your team if you’ve made it this far. You’ve shown you’re league mates how to get it done. Championship week brings a lot of pressure, however, so if you find yourself struggling with a start and sit situation, are debating on a tilt, or are second-guessing your choices — we’re here to help!

Let’s take a look at some players that may have you on the proverbial fantasy football fence.

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Quarterback starts

Philadelphia Eagles. Jalen Hurts. 1. player. 54. . Quarterback

There is a good chance, that if you were lucky enough to land Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts off of waivers over the past few weeks, you’re wanting to start him this week. As you should.

There is always that lingering fear of regression for rookies, but unless your roster also has players like Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson, you want Hurts in your lineup vs a very exploitable Dallas Cowboys defense.

Even if he doesn’t throw for 300-yards and three touchdowns, (which he very easily could) the dynamic playmaker still brings the rushing upside to the table, bringing his floor to a relatively high level.

2. player. 57. . Quarterback. Chicago Bears. Mitchell Trubisky

Chicago Bears’ quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is a hard player to trust. He is often inconsistent and has had a tendency to turn the ball over in the past.

Is there a risk starting Trubisky with everything on the line this week?


He has, however, been playing pretty well as of late. On top of that, his matchup in Week 16 is great for opposing signal-callers. Trubisky and the Bears face-off with the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, and the Jaguars defense has allowed the most passing touchdowns in 2020 and the second-most points in fantasy football to the other teams’ quarterback.