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"Hash Marks" Harris: Week 16 Preview

**Stating Their Case

QBs* Take your pick when it comes toDrew Brees *orBlake Bortles. Both are going to have monster games as neither opposing defense they will face is any good. Sticking with the hottest QB in the league right now inRussell Wilsonas he gets the Rams at home.Ben Roethlisberger **gets to face a team that gives up the third-most points to opposing QBs in the Ravens.

Have to go with the hottest RB in the NFL at this moment, David Johnson, as he faces the Packers. I like Doug Martintoo, facing a bottom 10 fantasy rush defense in Chicago. Latavius Murrayalso has a favorable matchup against the 29th ranked fantasy rush defense in San Diego.

WRsAntonio Brownis on fire. What's he going to do this game? I'll go out on a limb to say that Martavis Bryanthas a big game as well. Brandon Marshallis going to do his best to make sure his team beats the Patriots. Kamar Aikenshould have a solid outing as well against the worst fantasy pass defense in the league in Pittsburgh.TEs
Like I mentioned above, neither the Jaguars or Saints can contain tight ends. That bodes well for Julius Thomasand Benjamin Watson. I'm also big on Travis Kelceand Gary Barnidgeas their squads face off this week. There's no way Atlanta can contain Greg Olsen.Defense/Special Teams
Indianapolis has been so bad that I am picking the Dolphins'defense this week. Carolinashut out Atlanta 38-0 a few weeks ago. What has changed since then? The Cardinalsare playing for Tyrann Mathieu, who they lost for the season due to an injury this week.

**Better Luck Next Week

Here is a look at the statistical leaders for the both the Steelers and Ravens heading into the Week 16 contest at M&T Bank Stadium.

QBsBrock Osweiler andA.J. McCarron, don't go there.Tom Brady, I am really feeling a Jets' upset. No Odell Beckham, Jr. forEli Manning.RBsJavorius Allen has no chance against the Steelers, who are a top-two fantasy rush defense. The best fantasy rush defense is Seattle, which isn't good forTodd Gurley.Devonta Freeman **has no shot at getting to Carolina.

WRsJulio Joneswas shut down a few weeks ago by Josh Norman. Jones this week had a few words for Norman. That's not smart on Jones' part. Arizona's defense is going to be pumped up for this game, which isn't good for Aaron Rodgers or Randall Cobb. Somehow Calvin Johnsonmade the Pro Bowl. I have barely heard his name all season. That won't change this week.

I'm not liking Tom Brady this week; therefore, I don't like Rob Gronkowski. Not a fan of Delanie Walker as he faces a good Houston group that can cover tight ends. Despite liking Ben Roethlisberger, I don't think Heath Millerwill do much.Defense/Special Teams
Not high on the Patriotsthis week. I smell an upset. Don't be fooled by the Eagles or the Lionsor Texans.

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