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Week 16 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans

Jason Schandl
Drew Brees winds up to throw against the Colts in Week 15.
Drew Brees winds up to throw against the Colts in Week 15. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images
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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 New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.

Start Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees hasn't been the absolute must-start fantasy play this year that we've seen in seasons past, but he's still a great play this week. Excluding his injury-shortened Week 2, he's averaged 22.5 fantasy points per game, and he's eclipsed 20 in four of his last five. The Titans aren't anything special against the pass (22nd in Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings), and Brees checks in at QB5 in our Week 16 fantasy football rankings.

Start A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans: A.J. Brown's breakout with Ryan Tannehill at the helm has brought a ton of fantasy value. Going back to Tannehill's first start, Brown has averaged 6.4 targets and 15.8 PPR points per game. His volume has spiked in the last two weeks, seeing a combined 20 targets, and he has topped 100 yards in three of his last four. He's quickly developed into a must-start option at WR.

Sit Latavius Murray, RB, New Orleans Saints: Latavius Murray continues to be little more than an afterthought in the Saints' offense with Alvin Kamara back. Since his two massive games sans Kamara, Murray has averaged just 7.0 carries and 1.8 targets per game, not seeing more than 13 opportunities in any of the six contests. That's just not enough volume to make him a viable play for the championship.

Sit Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: Even with Tannehill elevating the offense, Corey Davis has averaged 7.7 PPR points per game since Week 7. His volume hasn't been nearly as impressive as Brown's, with a combined 10 targets in the last two weeks, and he doesn't crack the top-36 WRs in our Week 16 rankings.


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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.

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