Gotta be honest, I’m a little off right now. I mean, it’s Saturday, and I’m working. What’s up with that? Hopefully you didn’t forget that most of the games this week are happening today, and if you did, consider this your reminder: Set your lineups! Of course, we’re here to help. The Fantasy Football Today team are live across multiple platforms answering your questions for Week 16 right now, with Jamey Eisenberg, Heath Cummings, and Dave Richard live on CBS Sports HQ until kickoff to cover the Week 16 slate from every angle. And if you need some updates on how the weather is going to impact this week’s game, make sure you check out CBS Sports’ full breakdown of the weather reports right here. And if you want more direct answers to your questions, we have other opportunities to help: Go to Twitter and use the hashtag “#AskFFT”, where our whole team will be answering questions all morning; and go to the FFT YouTube channel to chat with Adam Aizer, Frank Stampfl, and I starting at 11:30. We’ll be there right up until kickoff answering as many questions as we can, so make sure you’re in the chat early to get your questions in. And keep scrolling for the latest injury updates and my rankings for Week 16: Quarterbacks There are some pretty huge names here, but no surprises based on how this week has gone.
Wilson and Pickett are back from their one-week absences, but neither is recommended as much more than a low-end QB2. Running backs Taylor was placed on IR earlier in the week and his season is over. Zack Moss was the lead back for the Colts with Taylor leaving last week’s game early, but he’ll split work with Deon Jackson. If I have to start one of them, I’m going with Moss, but he is by no means a must-start RB. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters Thursday he expects Walker and Dallas to play, the former despite not practicing at all this week. I’m taking that with a grain of salt because Carroll is always more optimistic than nearly every other coach would be if asked. If Walker is active, I’m treating him as an RB2; if he doesn’t play and Dallas does, Dallas would be an RB3. If neither plays, I’m probably just avoiding this backfield.
Per reports, Stevenson is expected to play despite being limited in practice. He was an even bigger question mark last week and then went off for 168 total yards and a touchdown, and at this point has to be viewed as a must-start back. Murray isn’t nearly as obvious despite his big Week 15, but he’s in the RB2/3 discussion. Herbert is more of a desperation play, but he could get a dozen carries or so if the Bears can keep it close.
Wide receivers Out: Tyler Lockett (hand), Chris Olave (hamstring), Jarvis Landry (ankle; IR), Deebo Samuel (knee), DeVante Parker (concussion), Ben Skowronek (calf), Chase Claypool (knee), Nico Collins (foot; IR), Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion), Kendall Hinton (hamstring), Devin Duvernay (foot; IR)Lockett and Olave are the big headlines here. The Saints don’t seem likely to have anyone step up in a big way without Olave, mostly because of how bad the weather is in Cleveland — Rashid Shaheed has hit on some big plays in recent weeks and would be an intriguing option in different circumstances. On the Seahawks side, Marquise Goodwin has some appeal, though I wouldn’t call him a must-start by any stretch. He’s a WR3/4 candidate. Across the board, I’d guess each of these players is more likely to play than not, but we haven’t received reports indicating as much. Johnson, Sutton, and Brown are all in the WR3 range, though I’m not necessarily excited about starting any of them at this point. Johnson is the best one if I have to.
As with the previous group, none of these guys are must-start options. Cooks is probably the best option of the three, but he’s been thoroughly underwhelming even before his injury, and after missing multiple weeks, it’s pretty hard to trust him. Tight ends Goedert has been activated from IR and will return from his five-game absence and he’s right back in my top-three at the tight end position. Fant is more of a stretch, but I could see him having a bigger role with Tyler Lockett out. Rankings Updates Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes vs. SEAJosh Allen @CHIJustin Fields vs. BUFJustin Herbert @INDJoe Burrow @NETua Tagovailoa vs. GBKirk Cousins vs. NYGGeno Smith @KCDak Prescott vs. PHITom Brady @ARIGardner Minshew @DALDerek Carr @PITDaniel Jones @MINAaron Rodgers @MIAJared Goff @CARBrock Purdy vs. WASTaylor Heinicke @SFRussell Wilson @LARDeshaun Watson vs. NOMitchell Trubisky vs. LVBaker Mayfield vs. DENMac Jones vs. CINTrace McSorley vs. TBNick Foles vs. LACDavis Mills @TENTyler Huntley vs. ATLMalik Willis vs. HOUSam Darnold vs. DETAndy Dalton @CLEDesmond RIdder @BAL Running backs Austin Ekeler @INDChristian McCaffrey vs. WASRhamondre Stevenson vs. CINJosh Jacobs @PITDerrick Henry vs. HOUDalvin Cook vs. NYGSaquon Barkley @MINAaron Jones @MIATony Pollard vs. PHIJoe Mixon @NENick Chubb vs. NODavid Montgomery vs. BUFAlvin Kamara @CLENajee Harris vs. LVJames Conner vs. TBKenneth Walker @KCMiles Sanders @DALEzekiel Elliott vs. PHIJerick McKinnon vs. SEALeonard Fournette @ARIJ.K. Dobbins vs. ATLRaheem Mostert vs. GBLatavius Murray @LARD’Andre Swift @CARIsiah Pacheco vs. SEARachaad White @ARIZack Moss vs. LACDevin Singletary @CHIAJ Dillon @MIACam Akers vs. DEND’Onta Foreman vs. DETDeon Jackson vs. LACAntonio Gibson @SFCordarrelle Patterson @BALTyler Allgeier @BALJamaal Williams @CARChuba Hubbard vs. DETBrian Robinson Jr. @SFGus Edwards vs. ATLRoyce Freeman @TENJames Cook @CHIKareem Hunt vs. NOKhalil Herbert vs. BUFKyren Williams vs. DENSamaje Perine @NEDare Ogunbowale vs. WASJoshua Kelley @INDJordan Mason vs. WASRex Burkhead @TENAlexander Mattison vs. NYGJustin Jackson @CARHassan Haskins vs. HOUNyheim Hines @CHIKenneth Gainwell @DALSalvon Ahmed vs. GB Wide receivers Justin Jefferson vs. NYGTyreek Hill vs. GBJa’Marr Chase @NEDavante Adams @PITStefon Diggs @CHIAmon-Ra St. Brown @CARChris Godwin @ARIA.J. Brown @DALKeenan Allen @INDTee Higgins @NECeeDee Lamb vs. PHIDK Metcalf @KCJaylen Waddle vs. GBDeAndre Hopkins vs. TBDeVonta Smith @DALTerry McLaurin @SFMike Williams @INDMike Evans @ARIJuJu Smith-Schuster vs. SEAMichael Pittman vs. LACDiontae Johnson vs. LVChristian Watson @MIAJerry Jeudy @LARD.J. Moore vs. DETBrandon Aiyuk vs. WASDrake London @BALCourtland Sutton @LARBrandin Cooks @TENAdam Thielen vs. NYGJakobi Meyers vs. CINCurtis Samuel @SFAmari Cooper vs. NOD.J. Chark @CARDarius Slayton @MINChris Olave @CLEDonovan Peoples-Jones vs. NOMarquise Goodwin @KCMarquise Brown vs. TBGabe Davis @CHIRomeo Doubs @MIAJosh Palmer @INDMack Hollins @PITChris Moore @TENAllen Lazard @MIAMichael Gallup vs. PHITyler Boyd @NEGeorge Pickens vs. LVDeMarcus Robinson vs. ATLParris Campbell vs. LACKJ Osborn vs. NYGIsaiah Hodgins @MINHunter Renfrow @PITRichie James @MINRobert Woods vs. HOUJahan Dotson @SF Tight Ends Travis Kelce vs. SEATJ Hockenson vs. NYGDallas Goedert @DALMark Andrews vs. ATLGeorge Kittle vs. WASDarren Waller @PITDalton Schultz vs. PHIDavid Njoku vs. NOCole Kmet vs. BUFGerald Everett @INDPat Freiermuth vs. LVDawson Knox @CHIGreg Dulcich @LARTyler Higbee vs. DENTaysom Hill @CLEJuwan Johnson @CLEChigoziem Okonkwo vs. HOUNoah Fant @KCRobert Tonyan @MIADaniel Bellinger @MINHunter Henry vs. CINTrey McBride vs. TBCameron Brate @ARIAustin Hooper vs. HOU FlexAustin Ekeler @INDJustin Jefferson vs. NYGChristian McCaffrey vs. WASRhamondre Stevenson vs. CINTyreek Hill vs. GBJa’Marr Chase @NEJosh Jacobs @PITDavante Adams @PITDerrick Henry vs. HOUTravis Kelce vs. SEADalvin Cook vs. NYGStefon Diggs @CHIAmon-Ra St. Brown @CARSaquon Barkley @MINAaron Jones @MIAChris Godwin @ARIA.J. Brown @DALKeenan Allen @INDTony Pollard vs. PHIJoe Mixon @NETee Higgins @NECeeDee Lamb vs. PHINick Chubb vs. NODavid Montgomery vs. BUFDK Metcalf @KCAlvin Kamara @CLENajee Harris vs. LVJames Conner vs. TBJaylen Waddle vs. GBKenneth Walker @KCDeAndre Hopkins vs. TBMiles Sanders @DALDeVonta Smith @DALTerry McLaurin @SFMike Williams @INDEzekiel Elliott vs. PHIMike Evans @ARIJerick McKinnon vs. SEALeonard Fournette @ARIJuJu Smith-Schuster vs. SEAMichael Pittman vs. LACDiontae Johnson vs. LVJ.K. Dobbins vs. ATLRaheem Mostert vs. GBChristian Watson @MIALatavius Murray @LARJerry Jeudy @LARTJ Hockenson vs. NYGD.J. Moore vs. DETDallas Goedert @DALBrandon Aiyuk vs. WASD’Andre Swift @CARDrake London @BALCourtland Sutton @LARBrandin Cooks @TENAdam Thielen vs. NYGIsiah Pacheco vs. SEARachaad White @ARIJakobi Meyers vs. CINZack Moss vs. LACCurtis Samuel @SFAmari Cooper vs. NOD.J. Chark @CARDevin Singletary @CHIMark Andrews vs. ATLAJ Dillon @MIAGeorge Kittle vs. WASCam Akers vs. DENDarius Slayton @MINChris Olave @CLEDonovan Peoples-Jones vs. NOD’Onta Foreman vs. DETMarquise Goodwin @KCMarquise Brown vs. TBGabe Davis @CHIDarren Waller @PITDeon Jackson vs. LACAntonio Gibson @SFDalton Schultz vs. PHIDavid Njoku vs. NORomeo Doubs @MIACordarrelle Patterson @BALJosh Palmer @INDMack Hollins @PITTyler Allgeier @BALChris Moore @TENCole Kmet vs. BUFAllen Lazard @MIAMichael Gallup vs. PHIJamaal Williams @CARGerald Everett @INDPat Freiermuth vs. LVTyler Boyd @NEChuba Hubbard vs. DETDawson Knox @CHIGeorge Pickens vs. LVDeMarcus Robinson vs. ATLGreg Dulcich @LARBrian Robinson Jr. @SFParris Campbell vs. LACTyler Higbee vs. DENKJ Osborn vs. NYGTaysom Hill @CLEIsaiah Hodgins @MINGus Edwards vs. ATLRoyce Freeman @TENHunter Renfrow @PITJuwan Johnson @CLERichie James @MINChigoziem Okonkwo vs. HOURobert Woods vs. HOUJahan Dotson @SFJames Cook @CHIMarquez Valdes-Scantling vs. SEAJosh Reynolds @CARNoah Fant @KCKareem Hunt vs. NOAlec Pierce vs. LACKyren Williams vs. DENVan Jefferson vs. DENSamaje Perine @NETylan Wallace vs. ATLRobert Tonyan @MIAOlamide Zaccheaus @BALTutu Atwell vs. DEN