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Erickson: NFL Week 16 fantasy football start 'em or sit 'em

Glendale, Arizona, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The fantasy football FINALS have arrived. The start/sit decisions made this week will be crucial to whether fantasy managers get to take home a championship trophy this weekend.

The common mantra tossed around in Week 16 will be to “start your studs” or “play with the horses that got you there,” but it really depends on each individual roster. Remember: this is a weekly game, so don’t fall victim to feeling the need to start any player. Evaluate the situation and make the best call with the information at your disposal.

I'll also provide some guidance through sit/start questions across traditional 10- and 12-team leagues, along with deeper formats. So, without further ado, get ready for the 16th overall edition and final playoff edition of the 2020 PFF fantasy football start ‘em or sit ‘em.

It’s been a fun ride. Now let’s take home that trophy.



Since Mitchell Trubisky reclaimed his title as the Bears’ QB1 in Week 12, he ranks fourth in the NFL in expected fantasy points per game (21.8).

He has been a serviceable fantasy asset in that timespan but has yet to put it all together to post earth-shaking numbers. But considering that he logged eight carries for 34 yards last week, along with the fact that he gets the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, I don’t see how he can’t post 25-plus fantasy points in Week 16.

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