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Week 16 fantasy football cheat sheet

Dec 15, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) makes a touchdown reception during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

(The PFF Fantasy cheat sheet will have all the relevant fantasy football content for the week in one place for you to keep track and review as needed as you prepare for that week in fantasy.)

Assuming you are reading this because you’ve made your Week 16 championship game, congratulations. And the thing to remember about Week 16 in fantasy football is that all the season’s roster construction rules go almost completely out the window.

Remember handcuffing? Three weeks ago, you wanted to stash Tony Pollard, or Malcolm Brown, or Gus Edwards, because if something happened to the starter in front of those guys, you would suddenly find a fantasy starter. Well, those guys are now dead weight, as are the No. 5 receivers on your roster, as are plenty of other fantasy names.

No, in Week 16, you need only three types of player on your roster: Guys you know you’ll be starting, guys you might be starting if the news breaks the right way (this week, Mike Boone comes to mind), and guys your opponent might want to be starting. For example, maybe you have Michael Thomas and Tyreek Hill as your starting receivers and you don’t really need a receiver. But your opponent has Chris Godwin and really needs Breshad Perriman. Then you can use the stash (if you’re in the title; don’t be the jerk who does it from the eliminated teams).

And that’s it, really. Starting for you, maybe starting for you, and could start for your opponent. Anyone else on your roster is dead weight, and there is no need to hold dead weight in Week 16.

Good luck in the finals.

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