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Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Titans vs Packers

Larry Rupp
Robert Tonyan's consistent connection with Aaron Rodgers makes him a great start in Week 16.
Robert Tonyan's consistent connection with Aaron Rodgers makes him a great start in Week 16. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers (11-3) will look to win their fifth consecutive game as they take on the Tennessee Titans (10-4) in Week 16 NFL action. This is a battle between two teams projected to make the playoffs and the Packers are 3-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

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

Corey Davis Fantasy

Start Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis has proven that he is a reliable No. 2 receiver for quarterback Ryan Tannehill this season. He has now had over 100 receiving yards and a touchdown in two of the last three games. Overall, he is averaging 78.8 yards per game this season and has a career-high 5 touchdowns. This matchup isn't easy as the Packers rank within the top 15 in both yards and touchdowns allowed to opposing wide receivers, but Davis has shown that all it takes is one play. He torched the defense last week with a 75-yard touchdown catch. Davis is a solid FLEX play this week with WR2 upside.

Robert Tonyan Fantasy

Start Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers: The hot streak continues for Robert Tonyan and that means he should remain in your starting lineup this week. He has scored a touchdown in five straight games now and has 23 targets over that same span. He is one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets over the middle of the field and is averaging 4.3 yards of separation per target this year. That is the highest mark in the NFL among tight ends. The Titans' defense ranks in the bottom half of the league when it comes to yards and touchdowns given up to opposing tight ends. Don't overthink it and slide Tonyan right into your starting TE slot this week.

Jonnu Smith Fantasy

Sit Jonnu Smith, TE, Tennessee Titans: Jonnu Smith is a tight end trending in the other direction, however. Smith has racked up just 7 receptions for a total of 72 yards over the last three weeks and is not a fantasy relevant player right now. It doesn't get any easier for him this week as the Packers have given up just 625 yards and 4 touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season. Both of those marks rank as the fifth-lowest totals in the NFL. You simply cannot afford to start a player with this low of a floor in the fantasy championships.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling Fantasy

Sit Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers: You would think that Marquez Valdes-Scantling would be able to thrive in this pass-heavy offense, but that just isn't the case. He did put together an impressive performance in Week 15, catching all 6 of his targets for 85 yards and a touchdown. However, he has been shut out in three of his last four games as he has failed to haul in any of his 3 targets in those games. He is the definition of a boom-or-bust fantasy player and that isn't someone you want to rely on this deep into the playoffs. As long as you have other options, avoid starting Valdes-Scantling this week.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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 their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.