Saturday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Dolphins vs Raiders

Max Staley
Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders fantasy picks for Week 16.
Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders fantasy picks for Week 16. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins and Las Vegas Raiders face off on the final Saturday game of Week 16. Miami is currently a 3-point road favorite over Marcus Mariota and the Raiders, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 16 game.

Myles Gaskin Fantasy

Start Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins: It's looking like Myles Gaskin will be making his return from a COVID-related absence. Assuming he's not suffering any lingering effects, Gaskin should be back on the fantasy radar immediately. The last time we saw him healthy, the Dolphins' lead back turned 23 opportunities into 141 yards from scrimmage. Expect a nice game against a Raiders' defense thats surrenders top-four PPR production to opposing RBs.

Josh Jacobs Fantasy

Start Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders: The Dolphins are an elite secondary, but they're a lot more vulnerable on the ground. Miami has the fifth-best pass defense by DVOA, but its just the No. 24-ranked rush defense, per Football Outsiders. Assuming the game doesn't get too out of hand, that weakness should play right into Josh Jacobs' hands. Expect a big showing from the Raiders' lead back.

Salvon Ahmed Fantasy

Sit Salvon Ahmed, RB, Miami Dolphins: With Gaskin returning, Ahmed should go back to being little more than a change-of-pace option. This Raiders' defense is bad enough for Ahmed to be reasonably productive even on limited volume, but his floor is extremely low this week. He's not someone you can rely on in the fantasy championships.

Marcus Mariota Fantasy

Sit Marcus Mariota, QB, Las Vegas Raiders: Marcus Mariota was electric while taking over for Derek Carr in Week 15. He completed 17-of-28 passes for 226 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT, adding another 88 yards and a score on 9 rushing attempts. However, that's likely unsustainable, especially for someone as inconsistent as Mariota. Plus, in a surprise turn, it's actually looking like Derek Carr will be able to suit up in Week 16, moving Mariota back to the bench in both real life and fantasy.

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