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Week 16 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Giants vs Ravens

Larry Rupp
Mark Andrews' fantasy outlook points to TE1 production this week.
Mark Andrews' fantasy outlook points to TE1 production this week. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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The Baltimore Ravens (9-5) will look to win their fourth consecutive game as they host the New York Giants (5-9) in Week 16 NFL action. The Giants are looking to stay in the race for the NFC East title, but head into this one as 10.5-point underdogs, 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 Giants-Ravens showdown.

Wayne Gallman Fantasy

Start Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants: Overall, this matchup is difficult for any of the Giant's offensive players, especially given the team's problem at quarterback right now. However, Gallman has enough upside to be started this week. He has become a workhorse running back averaging 15.3 carries per game over the last four weeks. He is also averaging a career-high 4.5 yards per attempt this season and proved he has the abilities to take over a game by rushing for 135 yards in Week 13. It's hard to trust anyone on this Giants' offense right now, but the Giants' gameplan benefits Gallman right now and he is a solid FLEX play this week.

Mark Andrews Fantasy

Start Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Mark Andrews has found his groove in this offense once again as he has caught at least 5 passes in each of the last four games he has played. He has also surpassed 60 receiving yards in each of those games and scored 2 touchdowns. Andrews is a go-to option for quarterback Lamar Jackson in the passing game and should continue to see a lot of targets moving forward. Andrews has finished as a top-5 tight end in three of his last four games and now faces a Giants' defense that ranks in the middle of the pack when it comes to defending opposing tight ends. Andrews should be started across all fantasy football league formats this week.

Evan Engram Fantasy

Sit Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants: Evan Engram was just named to the first Pro Bowl of his career, but that doesn't mean he should be starting in your fantasy football championship this week. Engram has scored just 1 receiving touchdown this season and has had more than 50 receiving yards just once in his last six games. Engram's production has a lot to do with whether or not quarterback Daniel Jones is healthy and active this week. Having him back would greatly improve Engram's outlook. For now, he remains a high-end TE2 in fantasy football and someone you cannot trust to be in your starting lineup this week. If you need to stream a tight end, there are better options out there.

Marquise Brown Fantasy

Sit Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Yes, Marquise Brown has been on a hot streak scoring a touchdown in three of his last four games. However, he draws a tough matchup this week as he will likely be covered by Giants' cornerback James Bradberry. Bradberry is in the midst of a great season and has a career-high 17 passes defended so far this season to go along with 3 interceptions. Five of the top nine wide receiver performances against the Giants have come from slot receivers. Brown operates on the outside and could be in for a long day on Sunday. It would be best to bench him this week as long as you have other options at the position.


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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.

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