Week 16 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns

Mark Andrews lines up before a game before the Bengals.
Mark Andrews lines up before a game before the Bengals. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Now that we're into the fantasy football championship week, every single lineup decision you make is absolutely crucial. And since we're done with bye weeks for the year, there are also a huge number of plays to consider at every position. Some matchups carry more weight than others for fantasy production, and this one is no exception.

With that in mind, here is some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Sunday's matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.

Start Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have a hefty 29-point implied total (10-point favorites with a 48-point over/under) on FanDuel Sportsbook, suggesting there should be no shortage of scoring to go around in the offense. Mark Andrews has five touchdowns in the last six games, and while his volume isn't consistent, that TD upside gives him a great ceiling every week. Our Week 16 PPR fantasy football rankings have him at TE7.

Start Odell Beckham, WR, Cleveland Browns: While Odell Beckham's fantasy value has certainly fallen some, it's not like it's disappeared entirely. He has double-digit targets in three of the last six games, out-targeting Jarvis Landry three times in that stretch. The Raven's aren't easy to pass against, ranking fourth in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA metric, but Beckham's volume should still be enough to let him turn in a solid fantasy score.

Sit Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have some obvious must-start players, but Marquise Brown's boom-or-bust production has made his value tough to nail down on a weekly basis. Ultimately, his volume just isn't high enough to put him in play here, having seen a combined nine targets across the last three weeks, failing to hit even 5.0 PPR points in two of the three.

Sit Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield's sophomore season has been a real let-down, and he is tied for 30th among QBs in per-game fantasy production. Despite drawing a pair of cakewalk matchups he's still only dropped a combined 28.0 fantasy points in the last two games, and things get much tougher against the Ravens, who have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing QBs.

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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 their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.