Week 16 Fanduel Sleepers & Player Picks: Going Bonkers

Real Talk Raph breaks down some Week 16 fantasy football sleepers and lineup picks for Fanduel leagues. These players are value plays based on their affordable prices.

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We're in the home stretch of the fantasy football season RotoBallers and Christmas is just a few short days away! With those two things in mind, we are going to give you the absolute juiciest sleeper picks for our Week 16 Bound to Go Bonkers article so that your stocking are stuffed just a bit fatter come Christmas Eve (Tuesday night) after Week 16 is reconciled, and Fanduel has deposited your shekels in time for a last minute online spending spree.


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And now without further ado, we bring you our top Fanduel picks heading into Week 16:


Bound To Go Bonkers in Week 16

4 Fantasy Football Sleepers For Fanduel


Chris Johnson sitting on his helmet(RB) - Chris Johnson $7,400 - Coming into Week 16 action averaging 15.32 Fanduel points per contest over his last five outings, we are starting to view the waiver wire bound Chris Johnson as a potential strong finisher who has had a rather favorable schedule. That continues this week as he faces the putrid Jacksonville Jaguars who've allowed 4.2 yards per attempt and an almost league-worst 17 rushing touchdowns. We doubt those defensive numbers will improve this week, even though the Jags have been playing better of late, so keep the re-focused CJ2K in your cross-hairs for your #1 running back option in Week 16 of Fanduel fantasy football action.


(RB) - Rashad Jennings $7,500 - This matchup-based price point is still one that can and will provide a nice return on investment in Week 16 for any owners who are savvy enough to get MJD's former backup into their lineup. As he suits up to face the pathetic Chargers run defense, he will surely be salivating over taking advantage of the fact that they allow 4.7 yards per attempt to opposing running backs and looking to build on his 23.8 Fanduel point performance from Week 15.  With this former Jaguar settling into the featured-back role on the rebuilding Raiders, we love the potential workload he will receive in Week 16 and think he can be used a very nice sleeper pick for your #1 or #2 running back slot. Save some money and get this man into your mix as he is bound to go bonkers in Week 16.


(WR) - Eric Decker $7,200 - With the little man in Denver (Wes Welker) officially ruled out for Week 16, the former baseball star (Eric Decker) will be getting a boost in fantasy football value as he and the best right arm in the game (Peyton Manning) hit the road to take on one of the worst pass defenses (Houston Texans) in the league. Giving up over 11 yards per attempt versus the pass and having surrendered 25 passing touchdowns this season instil great confidence in out prediction that the Greater of Two Manning's will connect with Decker and score you some Fanduel moola in Week 16. Enjoy his stats and thank us later, but make sure you are strongly considering this lanky dude from Denver as one of your three wide receivers come Sunday.


(WR) - Denarius Moore $4,500 - And now for the deepest of all sleeper wide receivers for Week 16 of Fanduel action, Denarius Moore. We know that he missed some time this season and looked like he was shaking off the rust last week, but he is priced cheaper than a Danilo Tartabull rookie card heading into Week 16 and is becoming more irresistible as we analyze the potential damage he can do against a Chargers secondary that can barely stop a fart from leaking out their clenched butt cheeks. He has the potential to be a serious target monster, and you know he will be demanding the rock in a juicy matchup against a team that he has a near-50% probability of scoring a touchdown against.


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QB (Strong) - Alex Smith $7,600 - Does anyone still think that Alex Smith is not a very good and efficient NFL quarterback?  If so, let us help you reshape your opinion of the University of Utah graduate.  While averaging 20.59 fantasy points per contest over his last four games, this former 49ers great is showing everyone who doubted his talents that he is ready for a bonafide playoff run with his new team.  The best part of that four-game stretch is that he averaged 36.25 pass attempts per game, so you know that he is giving fantasy owners plenty of chances to rack up points through the air.  Facing Oakland on the road should only mean more throwing of the pigskin around at O.co, so get Alex Smith into your mix and save a few thousand Fanduel dollars for your stud running backs and wide receivers.

BONUS PICK - RB (Value) - Jordan Todman $4,600 - Stay tuned and carefully track whether MJD is out for sure, because if he is and you don't have Jordan Todman in your Fanduel lineup on Sunday, you will battling against a loot of experts who do (and they will have tremendous success in so doing).  Just in case you didn't already know, this speedy and very promising young running back from Jacksonville has been showing a nice amount of potential after racking up 10 Fanduel points on just seven carries and one reception (with a receiving touchdown).  He is the kind of player that comes in for an injury fill-in and never looks back, so with the aging veteran MJD on the shelf with a hammy injury, Todman becomes the most valuable $4,600 player on the entire site. Don't thank us just yet, but be on the prowl on Sunday and make sure you are thoroughly exploring this sleeper option.

BONUS PICK - WR (Value) - Pierre Garcon $6,800 – With Robert Blooper The Third out of commission for the remainder of the season, we are loving the former Colts wide receiver even more as he heads into Week 15 to face the Falcons and their ugly secondary.  We have already done deep analysis in previous weeks exposing the tragedy that is the Falcons defense, so just trust us when we tell you that target-monster Garcon will be very busy trying to catch some pigskin thrown at him in the cushy indoor confines of Atlanta’s home stadium.  Averaging 7.86 Fanduel points over his past three outings, we have him projected as a top-10 wide receiver candidate for Week 15 of fantasy football action


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