Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Kansas City Chiefs vs Chicago Bears
Sunday night NFL games are a bit of a different beast in fantasy than primetime games on Thursday and Monday. On Thursday, you need to make lineup decisions on a short week, and on Monday you're usually left without many options as only two teams are left to play. "Sunday Night Football" falls somewhere between the two.
With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Sunday's NFL Week 16 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears.
Who to Start in Fantasy Football
Start Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Damien Williams was not on the Chiefs' final injury report this week, suggesting that he's back to 100 percent for the first time since Week 11, when he was forced out in the first half. The Chiefs' backfield may look crowded, as they've gone with a three-man committee in Williams' absence, but Week 9 and 10 both saw him play 73 percent of the Chiefs' offensive snaps, racking up a combined 31 carries and seven receptions, averaging 18.4 PPR fantasy points per game. The lead back in KC's high-powered offense will always offer fantasy upside, and Williams' workload before he went down suggests he'll be a great play this week.
Start David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears: Coming off a 39-yard rushing game in Week 15, David Montgomery's fantasy owners may be reluctant to rely on him in the championship round. He's still seeing some strong volume though, averaging 16.9 carries and 2.4 targets per game over his last eight. KC's defense ranks sixth against the pass but only 30th against the run, according to Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metrics, and Montgomery's rush-heavy volume positions him well to exploit the matchup.
Sit Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Sammy Watkins has four or fewer targets in three of his last four games, and he hasn't caught five or more passes in a game since Week 10. The Bears' defense has held opposing wideouts to bottom-10 fantasy production this year, and Watkins' target numbers aren't likely to translate to much production here.
Sit Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Chicago Bears: The Chiefs rank in the middle of the pack against QBs, having allowed the league's 16th-most fantasy points, and Mitchell Trubisky tends to need more than a middling matchup to offer much value. Tied for 25th at the position with 14.5 fantasy points per game, Trubisky has surged a bit in recent weeks, but that string of success has included two matchups with the Detroit Lions and one with the New York Giants — both of whom have allowed top-8 fantasy numbers to QBs this year. Trubisky does not crack the top 12 at QB in our Week 16 fantasy football rankings.
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