Week 16 Start or Sit Blake Jarwin, Chris Herndon, or David Njoku
Congrats on reaching your fantasy football finals. “Wait, Evan,” you may be thinking, “I’m actually in my fantasy semi-finals this week.” To which I say, “I hope you are playing against your league commissioner, because he or she is obviously an idiot.” More than ever, it’s time to carefully weigh one start candidate against another, probably while sitting on the toilet at work. You should spend hours on this task, then utterly give up and automatically start the people in our start-or-sit articles (which were also written on the toilet at work.) Enough wage theft! it’s time to rob your league’s coffers.
Should I Start or Sit Blake Jarwin?
He has no scores this season. Still, Jarwin has moved up the tight end ranks due to a spike in his targets (7 in each of the last two weeks). Put simply for those deciding whether to start or sit Blake Jarwin, there’s just not 12 other startable TEs we can rank ahead of him. The Cowboys should be bouncing back against a woeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, who are the 8th-worst in terms of giving up fantasy points to tight ends. You could do worse than to speculate on Jarwin, this week, he has what passes for a decent floor in the wasteland of 2018 tight ends. We’d consider Blake Jarwin a start.
Should I Start or Sit Chris Herndon?
Herndon utterly fell off the fantasy radar around midseason. However, in the past four weeks, he’s managed to top 50 yards twice. The return of Sam Darnold, who showed early season chemistry with Herndon, has people excited. In week 16, where a good tight end is about as common as a hundred dollar bill in a donation jar, people are strongly debating whether to start or sit Herndon. We like Darnold, we like Herndon, and they face a Green Bay team that has given up for the season. Start Herndon.
Should I Start or Sit David Njoku?
Njoku has owners angry after putting up three straight poor games. Still, he’s getting the work, starting on almost all of the Browns’ passing downs. Unfortunately, we have to consider the floor when deciding whether to start or sit Njoku. He’s had at least three catches in four straight games, and has pulled in at least three balls in all but two of Cleveland’s games. That may not seem like much but… well it’s not much. But a floor of three catches and a ceiling of two touchdowns is the best you’re going to get from a tight end. Start him.
If you are debating between two or more of these players, here’s how we rank them:
- Blake Jarwin
- David Njoku
- Chris Herndon
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