Fantasy Football Week 16: Before You Start


It’s just about go time boys and girls. Week 16 of the NFL season kicked off last night with the Falcons destroying the Lions 31-18 and if you had the likes of Calvin Johnson, Matt Ryan, Roddy White or Julio Jones on your fantasy football teams and you’re in the finals of your league then you got off to a pretty awesome start.

Dec 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) is congratulated Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) after the game at Ford Field. Falcons won 31-18. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy football championship week is taking place for most leagues this week and everything that has happened in the NFL and your fantasy league has led you to this point. You probably don’t need a whole lot of advice if you’ve made it to the final of your league but it never hurts to hear what other people have to say.

Below you’re going to find all the relevant fantasy football information you’ll need for today’s slate of games. Good luck to you!

-Already ruled out prior to today’s games: Dolphins WR Davone Bess, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, Packers WR Jordy Nelson, and Jaguars’ RBs Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings.

-49ers will be without DE Justin Smith, which will make it a lot easier for Marshawn Lynch tonight.

-Packers RB Alex Green is out. With James Starks already ruled out that leaves Ryan Grant as the starting RB for the Packers against the Titans today. If you’re desperate for RB help Grant might be your man.

-Dolphins WR Brian Hartline is active.

-Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow will be active, leaving the Jets with three active QBs when you include newly named starting QB Greg McElroy’s.

-Ravens WR Torrey Smith is expected to play.

-Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is inactive.

-Saints RB Chris Ivory is inactive.

-Titans WR Kendall Wright is inactive.

-Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is active.