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Week 16 fantasy football rankings: Mike drop

Week 16 fantasy football rankings: Mike drop
Mike Evans has a fantastic matchup against a Panthers D that has given up almost 39 FPTS/G to the WR position over the last month. Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Facebook

Below are my early 1/2 PPR fantasy rankings for Week 16. Most leagues are using points per reception these days, so take that into consideration when looking at the ranks. Six points are awarded for every receiving and rushing TD, and four points for every passing TD. If you are playing in a non-PPR league, pass-catching running backs lose a bit of value and so do possession receivers. Make sure you check the status of players that have been limited or out of practice.

QB

1 T. Brady NE

2 C. Newton CAR

3 R. Wilson SEA

4 B. Roethlisberger PIT

5 M. Stafford DET

6 D. Brees NO

7 B. Bortles JAX  

8 N. Foles PHI  

9 P. Rivers LAC

10 J. Goff LAR

11 C. Keenum MIN 

12 D. Prescott DAL 

13 J. Garoppolo SF  

14 M. Ryan ATL

15 J. Winston TB

RB

1 T. Gurley LAR 

2 L. Bell PIT

3 E. Elliott DAL

4 D. Freeman ATL

5 A. Kamara NO

6 K. Hunt KC

7 L. McCoy BUF 

8 M. Ingram NO

9 M. Gordon LAC

10 A. Collins BAL

11 L. Fournette JAC 

12 K. Drake MIA

13 D. Lewis NE * White and Burkhead won't play, so Lewis should get a ton of touches.

14 J. Howard CHI

15 C. McCaffrey CAR

16 C. Anderson DEN

17 L. Murray MIN

18 M. Lynch OAK 

19 J. Ajayi PHI

20 J. Williams GB

21 J. Stewart CAR  

22 D. Murray TEN

23 J. Mixon CIN
  
24 C. Hyde SF

25 T. Coleman ATL

26 L. Miller HOU  
  
27 M. Davis SEA

28 T. Riddick DET  

29 J. White NE *Inactive

30 J. McKinnon MIN  

31 I. Crowell CLE

32 P. Barber TB  

33 D. Johnson CLE

34 B. Powell NYJ

35 K. Bibbs WAS

WR

1 D. Hopkins HOU

2 M. Thomas NO

3 K. Allen LAC 

4 J. Jones ATL

5 M. Evans TB * DeSean Jackson is inactive, so Evans should be peppered with targets.

6 T. Hill KC  

7 B. Cooks NE 

8 D. Baldwin SEA 
 
9 A. Thielen MIN 

10 A. Green CIN

11 M. Jones DET 

12 D. Bryant DAL  

13 J. Landry MIA

14 J. Gordon CLE

15 D. Funchess CAR

16 J. Smith-Schuster PIT

17 L. Fitzgerald ARI

18 M. Crabtree OAK

19 A. Jeffery PHI 
 
20 M. Wallace BAL  

21 M. Bryant PIT

22 D. Thomas DEN 

23 G. Tate DET
 
24 S. Shepard NYG 

25 S. Diggs MIN 

26 M. Sanu ATL
 
27 D. Westbrook JAC 

28 R. Woods LAR 
  
29 S. Watkins LAR 

30 M. Goodwin SF
 
31 R. Cobb GB

32 J. Crowder WAS 

33 C. Kupp LAR 

34 N. Agholor  PHI

35 R. Matthews TEN 

36 T. Williams LAC

37 J. Nelson GB

38 K. Cole JAX

39 R. Anderson NYJ

40 A. Cooper OAK *Questionable, and he plays on Monday night. Hard to trust him.

TE

1 R. Gronkowski NE

2 T. Kelce KC

3  Z. Ertz PHI

4 G. Olsen CA

5 D. Walker TEN

6 E. Engram NYG

7 J. Graham SEA

8 K. Rudolph MIN

9 J. Doyle IND

10 C. Brate TB

11 V. Davis WAS

12 E. Ebron DET

13 J. Witten DAL

14 C. Clay BUF

15 B. Watson BAL

DEF

1 Ravens 

2 Jaguars 

3 Chiefs

4 Vikings

5 Eagles  

6 Steelers 

7 Bears 

8 Redskins

9 Lions  

10 Chargers  

11 Cardinals 

12 Rams

13 Panthers 

14 Patriots

15 Seahawks

Kicker

1 J. Tucker BAL 

2 S. Gostkowski NE 

3 C. Boswell PIT 

4 H. Butker KC

5 J. Elliott PHI

6 M. Bryant ATL

7 S. Ficken LAR

8 P. Dawson ARI 

9 W. Lutz NO

10 J. Lambo JAX  
 
11 M. Prater DET 

12 K. Forbath MIN 

13 D. Bailey DAL
 
14 G. Gano WAS   

15 R. Gould SF  

 

 

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Astros defeat the Orioles, 5-1. Composite Getty Image.

Ronel Blanco pitched seven strong innings and Chas McCormick homered twice to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.

Yordan Alvarez added a two-run shot to help Houston extend its winning streak to four games.

Blanco (8-2), who threw seven hitless innings in his last start, allowed four hits and a run with three strikeouts for his third straight win.

Alvarez put the Astros on top with his 16th homer, which came off Corbin Burnes (8-3) in the third, and McCormick made it 4-1 in the fifth. McCormick got his fifth career multihomer game when he connected again in the eighth.

Burnes allowed five hits, including a season-high two homers and a season-most four runs in seven innings to snap his career-best streak of 10 consecutive quality starts. He was 5-0 in seven starts since a loss at Washington on May 7.

Jordan Westburg homered in the second for the Orioles, who set a franchise record with 21 straight games with a home run to surpass the 1998 squad's 20-game streak.

Baltimore had troubled stringing hits together Saturday after scoring 28 runs combined in the last two games. The top four batters in their order combined to go 1 for 13 against Blanco and Houston's bullpen.

Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless eighth before Josh Hader struck out two in a perfect ninth to end it.

Westburg connected off Blanco with one out in the second to put the Orioles up 1-0.

Yainer Diaz opened Houston’s second with a triple on a line drive to right field. The Astros tied it when he scored on a sacrifice fly by Mauricio Dubón with one out.

McCormick singled with no outs in the third and the shot to center field by Alvarez came with two outs to put Houston on top 3-1.

McCormick’s home run to the seats in left field extended the lead to 4-1 with one out in the fifth.

Cedric Mullins tripled off the wall in center with one out in the seventh. Colton Cowser hit a sharp line drive, but was robbed of a hit when shortstop Jeremy Peña made a leaping catch for the second out. Blanco then retired Ramón Urías to end the inning and leave Mullins stranded.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Astros: RHP Jake Bloss, who made his major league debut Friday night, was placed on the injured list with right shoulder discomfort.

ROSTER MOVES

Astros: RHP Nick Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday night. ... LHP Bryan King was selected to the MLB roster and RHP Luis Contreras was recalled from Sugar Land on Saturday. … RHP Alex Speas was designated for assignment.

UP NEXT

Houston LHP Framber Valdez (5-5, 3.91 ERA) opposes RHP Albert Suárez (3-1, 2.05) in the series finale Sunday.

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