Week 16 QB Sleepers
It’s the fantasy football finals, which means you have more cajones than anyone on earth to be checking out QB sleepers. Nevertheless, we are here to help. These QB sleepers are available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues, with a deep league guy available in at least 90% of leagues for you real daredevils out there.
Lamar Jackson at Los Angeles Chargers (45% owned)
The Chargers are a bad matchup; they allow the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. This has a lot to do with their great pass rush and stifling secondary. What, then, when a quarterback does not throw and can outrun your pass rush? You get the guy kicking off this week’s QB sleepers article. Jackson is yet to drop below 16.5 fantasy points as a starting QB, but he hasn’t had his massive blowout game we’ve all expected. He’s taken a back seat to Josh Allen for “cheat code running QB,” but if Allen is not available, you could definitely do worse.
Josh Allen at New England (25% owned)
What is wrong with you people? He is the QB1 over the last four weeks and is the #2 rusher in that timeframe. Carson Wentz’s back doesn’t work, and he has more than double this ownership. Matthew Stafford hasn’t been good for since before Halloween, and he has double this ownership. Lamar Jackson has been a poor man’s Josh Allen, and his ownership is 20% higher than Allen’s. The Patriots like to take away what you do best, but the Bills offense right now is either Allen bombing it out to a streaking Robert Foster, or waiting until the defense accounts for Zay Jones and Robert Foster, and Allen scrambling for 75 yards a run. He has just four passing touchdowns in his last four starts and hasn’t passed 235 yards in any game, but his rushing totals are off the charts. Never forget the following fact: a 10-yard run is worth a 25-yard pass. The Pats allow the ninth-most points to QBs, and only three QBs have attempted more than four runs against them this year. They all went for at least 35 yards on the ground, with Mitchell Trubisky leading the way with 81 yards and a touchdown on six rush attempts. I’d like to thank the dorks and losers who don’t pick him up for making him a free square on my QB sleepers every week.
Sam Darnold versus Green Bay (5% owned)
Don’t look now, but Darnold finally seems to have his brain going correctly, and showed it last week. he took on a difficult matchup (Houston) and came away with 253 yards and two scores. This is more of a deep league or a 2 QB league play, as I am not insane enough to consider starting Sam Darnold in your standard twelve-team, one-QB league in the finals, but he’s good enough for the QB sleepers list. Fresh off doing well in a bad matchup, Darnold gets the Green Bay Packers, who have been a good matchup lately: three of the last four QBs have at least two passing touchdowns against them, with only Josh Rosen failing to complete the task. The Packers also have just one interception since week ten. Darnold will do just enough to not blow up your spot this week, but don’t expect a massive fantasy day from him.
Need more sleepers advice like this? Check out our other week sixteen articles below!
Rockin’ Robby (WR Sleepers)
From (k)A(len) to ZZ (RB Sleepers)
The Reassuring Warmth of Accepting Futility (TE Sleepers)