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Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Bills vs Patriots

Jason Schandl
Little can stop Stefon Diggs from having another solid game in Week 16.
Little can stop Stefon Diggs from having another solid game in Week 16. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images
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Monday Night Football in Week 16 brings an AFC East clash between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots. FanDuel Sportsbook’s NFL odds have the Bills as 7-point road favorites in this one, meaning it may not end up being an overly competitive game. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have big fantasy football implications, however.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Monday Night Football matchup.

Stefon Diggs Fantasy

Start Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills: Despite their struggles, the New England Patriots have made life difficult for opposing wideouts. In fact, one of just five games in which Stefon Diggs was held to 0 touchdowns with fewer than 100 yards came against the Pats in Week 8, but he still impressed with 6 receptions for 92 yards in that showing. And now things are a whole lot easier with shutdown corner Stefon Gilmore out. Diggs is nursing a foot injury, too, but he did practice this week. As long as he suits up, he is a must-start despite any injury or matchup concerns.

Jakobi Meyers Fantasy

Start Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots: It's hard to get excited about anyone in the New England Patriots' offense, but the lack of weapons has allowed Jakobi Meyers to emerge as a viable fantasy option. He's seen at least 5 targets in all but one game since he started seeing regular playing time in Week 7, averaging 5.3 receptions and 67.7 yards on 7.4 targets per game. The underdog Patriots will likely be forced to take a pass-heavy approach this week, and Meyers doesn't draw an especially tough matchup against a Bills squad that checks in at 15th in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings.

Devin Singletary Fantasy

Sit Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: It's become clear at this point that Devin Singletary won't be a reliable fantasy option as long as Zack Moss is in the lineup. Singletary had a strong showing (rushing for 68 yards and 1 TD) in Week 15, but that came on just 8 carries. He has handled more than 14 touches just once in his last six games (a game that Moss missed), and even as the RB1 in a strong offense, Singeltary's just not getting enough work to be worth a start.

Cam Newton Fantasy

Sit Cam Newton, QB, New England Patriots: Cam Newton's rushing touchdowns have given him some fantasy football upside this season, but his value has also relied almost entirely on those scores. In six games in which he has failed to score a TD on the ground, Newton has averaged just 8.45 fantasy points per game. He has scored 13-plus fantasy points just once in his last four games (averaging 11.0 per game during that stretch), and it's just not worth gambling on a potential rushing TD when FanDuel Sportsbook has the Pats as heavy 7-point underdogs.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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