Alright, we're changing the Skinny up this week. Most leagues are down to their Championship Week – just two teams left to face off for the title. Rather than make those owners wade through the usual game capsules, I thought I'd cut straight to the chase this week and just post my early rankings for each position, color-coding the matchup column so as to show which light (green, chartreuse, yellow, red) I would have placed that player under had I been doing this the usual way. And I've made parenthetical note of each player dealing with a notable injury, adding a "?" or "GTD" (game-time decision) designation after the listed injury if the ailment is troubling enough to potentially mess with the player's ability to get on the field in Week 16.
Owners will also have to monitor the Green Bay situation. If San Francisco loses on Saturday, the Packers would officially clinch home-field advantage in the playoffs before they kickoff on Christmas Day. With a very beat up offensive line and nothing to play for, Aaron Rodgers would be a likely candidate to sit in Week 16 – if not the entire game, then maybe a couple quarters. A-Rod owners may want to start looking for the best possible fallback option just in case the 49ers drop the ball in Seattle.
Alright, best of luck in Week 16, and happy holidays!