The Challenge Fantasy Picks & Power Rankings for Week 16 Final

Max Staley
Cory Wharton and the cast of MTV's The Challenge return to TV on Wednesday, July 15.
Cory Wharton and the cast of MTV's The Challenge return to TV on Wednesday, July 15. / Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

It all comes down to tonight. After weeks of hype, it looks like fans of MTV's "The Challenge" will finally get a glimpse of T.J.'s final. And while most finals are usually split into two episodes, it looks like the winner will actually be revealed tonight.

Fantasy players will be happy to know the scoring settings are the same as last week. Players can pick whichever three-person lineup they want, but placement will be key, as each slot offers a different value. We went into a bit more detail on the changes last week.

With all the uncertainty surrounding the show's schedule due to the pandemic, this could be the last episode fans see for quite some time. Every week, we've been providing fantasy picks and power rankings for each episode of "The Challenge: Total Madness." Here are our picks for the finale.

The Challenge Fantasy Picks

1. Cory

Outside of Kyle (and Fessy, who is a rookie), Cory is the only guy left that hasn't ever won a championship. So, why is he our top pick of the week? Well, for one, he's a lock for screen time. Nelson essentially sacrificed himself to ensure Cory can stay in the game. That will almost certainly be addressed early and often. He's also a completely different player this year, and he actually has a real shot to win it all if he gets a few breaks.

2. Jenny

We've said it all year (as has anyone who watches the show), but Jenny is clearly the best competitor among the girls. Now that she's actually in a final, it's tough to see anyone topping her. Regardless of whatever the final throws at competitors tonight, Jenny looks like a safe bet to emerge on top.

3. Bananas

Speaking of safe bets, Bananas is as safe as it gets. He's the most successful competitor in the history of the show, so he's obviously got a real chance to win. And that legacy also makes him a lock for screen time. He's going to be a really popular pick this week, though, so it's probably best to keep him out of the MVP slot, just in the interest of differentiating your lineup.

The Challenge Power Rankings Week 16

Male Competitors

5. Kyle

4. Fessy

3. Cory

2. Rogan

1. Bananas

Female Competitors

4. Kaycee

3. Melissa

2. Bayleigh

1. Jenny

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