This is it folks, the moment you've been waiting for all season, the final weekend of fantasy football. Whether you're in first or last place, this was a stepping stone in your fantasy football career. Congratulations on a great season and good luck this weekend.
Best of Week 15
Odell Beckham, Jr. (WR, N.Y. Giants) –Beckham Jr. hauled in a career best 12 receptions for 143 yards with a career-high three receiving touchdowns. He's been one of the top-three best wideouts in the game since Week 9.
Dez Bryant (WR, Dallas) – **Bryant recorded a season-best three receiving scores in a huge NFC East victory at Philadelphia. It marked his third multi-touchdown game in his last five outings, which is a great sign if Dallas wants to take the NFC East crown.
Jeremy Hill (RB, Cincinnati) –The Bengals got revenge for their earlier loss to the Browns by shutting them out in Cleveland. Hill carried 25 times for 148 yards with two touchdowns as he lead a ground game that Cleveland simply had no answer for.
Drew Brees (QB, New Orleans) –Brees knew his team needed a big bounce back win and he delivered Monday night in Chicago. He threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns and tied Peyton Manning for the most games with 300 passing yards and at least three touchdowns (46).
Baltimore Ravens (Defense/Special Teams) –Baltimore held the Jacksonville Jaguars to 12 points, had eight sacks and had a blocked punt returned for a touchdown in their best performance of the season.
Week 16 Likes:
Andrew Luck (at Dallas) –Luck lives for these types of games and I expect him to rise to the occasion. He's coming off of a 187-yard game and the Cowboys' pass defense has been struggling the past four games.
Aaron Rodgers (at Tampa Bay) –Like Luck, Rodgers is coming off of a not-so-good performance and I expect him to respond in a big way. Tampa Bay gives up the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, so Rodgers should have a solid day.
Matt Ryan/Drew Brees (at New Orleans) – Last week, I said Ryan and Roethlisberger were going to have big games. Each did. I expect the same this week from Ryan and Brees in a high-scoring affair in the dome.
Justin Forsett (at Houston) –Forsett is having a Pro Bowl year but has struggled as of late. I think this week he breaks out of his slump against an average rush defense in Houston. The Texans always struggle when they face the top running backs in the league.
Jamaal Charles (at Pittsburgh) –Pittsburgh has struggled this season to stop the run. They have not faced an elite back like Charles, which is why I think they will struggle again to defend the run. Charles not only hurts you running it but he also is one of the top pass catching running backs in the league.
Fred Jackson (at Oakland) –This is my sleeper pick of the week. Oakland struggles to stop the run and this is the biggest game in Bills' history in quite some time. Jackson has been such a consistent player for Buffalo and I think he rises to the occasion in this huge game.
Calvin Johnson (at Chicago) – **Johnson lit up the Bears' secondary for 146 yards and two scores on Thanksgiving. These final two games for the Lions are huge, and Johnson will be the x-factor in determining their playoff fate.
Antonio Brown (vs. Kansas City) –Kansas City's defense is one of the best in the league, but Brown has recorded five receptions and 50 receiving yards in 30 straight games. Brown will get his fair share of opportunities this weekend.
Kenny Stills (vs. Atlanta) –If the Saints win and the Panthers lose, New Orleans wins the NFC South. Stills has been up and down all season, but I think he is the lynch pin in this NFC South showdown will division title hopes on the line.
Rob Gronkowski (at N.Y. Jets) –He has recorded 10 straight games with at least 60 receiving yards and it will be 11 at the end of the day Sunday. He's the best tight end in the game, period.
Travis Kelce (at Pittsburgh) –Pittsburgh has struggled all season to cover Kelce-like tight ends. He has a unique skill set and his big body will present problems for the Steelers defense.
Antonio Gates (at San Francisco) –San Diego needs this win to stay alive in the playoff hunt. They are facing a 49ers defense that has struggled due to injuries. Gates will be able to find space all game.
Buffalo Bills (at Oakland) – They have recorded double-digit points in three of their last four outings and face a poor Oakland offense.
Detroit Lions (at Chicago) –The Bears are getting worse by the week and the Lions have totaled double-digit points in three straight games.
New England Patriots (at N.Y. Jets) –New England has quietly become a top-five defense in the fantasy football world. They've totaled double-digit points in two straight games.
Shaun Suisham (vs. Kansas City) –Suisham has made multiple field goals in five straight games and hasn't totaled less than eight points in a game over that span.
Chandler Catanzaro (vs. Seattle) –He's made seven field goals over his last two games and has totaled 24 points.
Josh Scobee (vs. Tennessee) –Scobee has made at least two field goals in three straight games and has registered 32 points over that three-game stretch.