Fantasy Football Championships: Start and sit for Week 16

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Quarterbacks to sit

Quarterback. Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger. 1. player. 55.

It feels pretty odd to be writing Ben Roethlisberger‘s name down here to be honest, especially after a good start to the season.

His name is here for a good reason though.

In three of Big Ben’s last four starts, he has scored fewer than 17 points. Things got really bad last week in a divisional game against the Cincinnati Bengals when he scored a season-low eight points. He hasn’t looked like himself since November and the Steelers in general look like they’ve lost a step respectively. Roethlisberger is trending the wrong way in a lot of categories, but his completion percentage and turnovers stand out the most to me.

He may get things turned around before his season is over, but this week with everything on the line, he can’t be trusted.

2. player. 28. . Quarterback. Las Vegas Raiders. Derrick Carr

I’m not going to lie. When I first heard that Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derrick Carr was trending in the right direction to start in Week 16 I was a bit disappointed. Not because Carr’s groin injury was doing much better, but because in terms of fantasy football, back up Marcus Mariota is a lot more fun to watch due to his rushing abilities.

Hell, in my opinion, Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden would be having a lot more fun if he left Mariota as the starter. He brings the linebackers up to the line of scrimmage on defense, allowing more opportunity to pass the ball since the opposition has to respect the run.

Anyways, he did score at least 27 fantasy points in his two previous starts prior to Week 15 against the Jets and Colts, but this Miami Dolphins defense is certainly better than the aforementioned. Only one opposing quarterback in their past six games has more than 11 fantasy points — Mahomes in Week 14. When he scored 21.