Week 16 Fantasy Blog

Lauren Carpenter
·15 min read

It's Week 16 and it's hard to believe we are already facing the fantasy championship. If you can't watch all of the games today, follow along with me while I keep you up-to-date on all the action.

Good luck today and bring home the win!

Inactives

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Julio Jones

James Robinson

Anthony McFarland

Chris Boswell

Duke Johnson

C.J. Prosise

Tyler Boyd

Mark Ingram

Golden Tate

Jarvis Landry

Rashard Higgins

Donovan Peoples-Jones

Keenan Allen

Cam Akers

4:00 PM EST Final Scores

Broncos 16 - Chargers 19

Panthers 20 - Washington 13

Eagles 17 - Cowboys 37

Rams 9 - Seahawks 20

(7:33) CeeDee Lamb finished off the Eagles with another touchdown to take their score to 37-17.

(7:31) Goff's pass to TE Tyler Higbee was short of the first down and Seattle took over leading 20-9 with 1:51 to play.

(7:24) Rams WR Josh Reynolds caught the ball from Goff and then placed the ball down as though to get ready for the next play, but he was not touched. The Seahawks jumped on it and it appeared as though they took over, but the call was that Reynolds gave himself up and possession remained with the Rams. But, HC Sean McVay ran on the field and the Rams were penalized with an unsportsmanlike conduct flag. What a weird play.

(7:19) Oh boy, Hurts tried to run for the first time but was brought down short of the marker and he lost control of the football. The rule on the field is a turnover with Dallas recovering, but the play is under review. It looked as though his knee was down, which would give the ball back to the Eagles.

WOW...... I am shocked but the call stands as called. It looked pretty obvious to me that he was down, but, alas.

(7:14) Seahawks put a nail in the coffin against the Rams with a beautiful 13-yard touchdown pass to TE Jacob Hollister to bring their lead to 20-9 with 2:51 left to go in the game.

(7:04) The Eagles have another shot on offense to cut down the 17-30 deficit after the Cowboys punted. And, Jalen Hurts threw an interception with 6:33 left to go while the Cowboys lead 30-19.

The Broncos were thwarted in their comeback drive with an interception by WR Mike Williams who was in on defense for the Hail Mary attempt. Chargers win 19-16.

(7:02) More kicker action - Dustin Hopkins gets his kick through for Washington to cut the lead 20-13, but there is only 1:50 left to go and it's Panthers' ball after an unsuccessful onside kick. They'll take a knee for the win.

(7:00) Badgley, who has been hit and miss this year, kicked another field goal for the Chargers to take the lead 19-16 with 41 seconds left for the Broncos.

(6:48) The Eagles picked off Andy Dalton with 38 seconds left in the third quarter. It was an excellent interception by Darius Slay to swing the momentum in favor of the Eagles. "Big Play Slay" indeed. They are facing fourth down and fifteen to go but a pass to TE Zach Ertz is not enough and they turn it over on downs with 14 minutes left to go.

(6:47) McManus comes up with the tying score for the Broncos against the Chargers 16-16.

(6:40) Washington looks like they have a spark with Heinicke under center. A touchdown to TE Logan Thomas called back for offensive holding.

(6:37) The Seahawks challenge was unsuccessful but the defense stepped up and held the Rams anyway. Seattle took over on their own two-yard line.

(6:35) Drew Lock didn't want to be left out of the QB sneak play and he found the end zone to make it a game against the Chargers as they trail by three points.

Dwayne Haskins was benched in favor of third-string QB Taylor Heinicke.

(6:31) Darrell Henderson landed poorly after a tackle with the Rams trying to answer Wilson's touchdown. They have to rely on Malcolm Brown who is the only remaining running back. He is held at the one-yard line on the second down so they go for a QB sneak with Jared Goff but they are held at the goal line. Seattle HC Pete Carroll challenged the ruling on the field that possession remained with the Rams on the play.

(6:24) Dallas is picking on the Eagles secondary and this time it's Amari Cooper with a big catch for 69 yards to set up the Cowboys on the Eagles' nine-yard line. He bobbled and dropped a touchdown pass from Andy Dalton on the ensuing play. An illegal formation penalty on the Cowboys brought fourth down and Greg Zuerlein's kick is good to bring them to 30-17 against the Eagles.

(6:18) Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is the first to get a touchdown in that game with a rushing touchdown for four yards and the lead 13-6 over the Rams.

Brandon McManus made his field goal to bring the Broncos to 6-16 against the Chargers.

(6:13) Chargers K Michael Badgley kicked another field goal to increase their lead over the Broncos 16-3.

CeeDee Lamb logged a 52-yard touchdown against the Eagles to take the lead early in the third quarter.

(6:05) Dustin Hopkins kicked another field goal for Washington. They trail by two scores 20-6.

(5:46) Gallup continues. He gets in the end zone again, his second on the day, and the Cowboys take the lead 20-17.

(5:40) QB Jalen Hurts just barely overthrew rookie WR Jalen Reagor. HC Doug Pederson opts for the field goal with Jake Elliott whose kick is good from 38-yards out.

(5:37) The Rams and Seahawks game is unsurprisingly low-scoring and gritty. Jared Goff tried to get some offense going but was picked off the red zone.

(5:25) Michael Gallup is having a nice game so far. He shakes loose for a 55-yard run after a short pass from Andy Dalton to set up the Cowboys on the ten-yard line. Ezekiel Elliott's two attempts were held shot and Dalton couldn't run in the touchdown against the Eagles Defense. They opt to go for a field goal instead of trying to go for it on fourth down.

Teddy Bridgewater was picked off by Washington on their drive.

(5:20) Washington kicked a field goal to add three to their score. They trail the Panthers 20-3.

(5:15) Interesting situation in Dallas. Boston Scott fumbled the ball on the kick return, but the play is under a booth review. The call was that Dallas recovered which would give them excellent field position.

(5:09) The Panthers keep packing on the points much to the delight of Eagles fans. Robby Anderson scored a 14-yard touchdown to extend their lead 20-0.

However, not to the delight of Eagles fans, Cowboys WR Michael Gallup juked an Eagle defender to score a 21-yard touchdown. They trail Philadelphia 14-10.

(5:01) The Panthers get the ball back after QB Dwayne Haskins threw a pick. Yes, he is starting, despite his questionable off-field transgressions.

(4:54) The Panthers tacked on another score, this time on offense with Mike Davis. The extra point was good this time.

Austin Ekeler finds the end zone for the Chargers. on a 9-yard catch and run from Justin Herbert.

(4:47) Holy cow! DeSean Jackson is back! Hurts connected with Jackson for an 81-yard touchdown against the Cowboys - wow!

(4:45) A missed field goal off the upright by the Broncos was saved by the Chargers jumping offside. The attempt is brought up for a 37-yard attempt and the kick.... hit off the upright... again. Oy.

(4:41) The Cowboys wasted no time getting into scoring position after the Eagles touchdown. They could not connect in the end zone, however, and settle for a field goal.

Rams kick a 44-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead against the Seahawks.

(4:37) Miles Sanders punched it in for the Eagles against the Cowboys.

(4:36) Washington muffed the punt and the Panthers capitalize with a touchdown after falling on it in the end zone. Joey Slye missed the extra point.

(4:30) The Eagles drove down the field with some big runs from QB Jalen Hurts. RB Miles Sanders them just past the five-yard line with a new set of downs. He ends up taking it himself and showing his physicality nearly getting a touchdown but he just stepped out of bounds.

(4:25) Broncos QB Drew Lock was picked off in the end zone after a solid opening drive for Denver.

(4:22) Washington nearly picked off Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater but the ball just barely touched the ground so it's ruled an incomplete pass. That was close, though.

(4:10) The Chargers draw first blood against the Broncos with a field goal by Michael Badgley who has struggled this year.

1:00 PM EST Final Scores

Falcons 14 - Chiefs 17

Browns-Jets

Colts 24 - Steelers 28

Bears 41 - Jaguars 17

Giants 13 - Ravens 27

Bengals 37 - Texans 31

(4:15) Despite getting into scoring position, the Browns turned the ball over again and the Jets take over with the lead and 1:31 left on the clock. It will be the Jets' second win if they can pull it off.

(4:05) The Colts are driving down the field on the Steelers down by only four points with under two minutes to play. Rivers went deep to TY Hilton but the pass is incomplete with no penalty flags. They have to score a touchdown down by four points. Rivers pass is over the outstretched hands of Zach Pascal and the Steelers take the win and the AFC North title.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt gets the Browns into the Jets territory with 2:52 on the clock.

(4:00) Browns QB Baker Mayfield fumbled deep in their own territory and the Jets take over in the lead 20-16. Jets K Sam Ficken's field goal is good and the Jets extend their lead 23-16.

INJURY UPDATE: Deshaun Watson is down on the field and getting tended to.

(3:52) The Falcons needed to burn off as much time as possible if they can't score a touchdown and settle for a field goal to tie it against Mahomes and the Chiefs. Ryan nearly turned it over, but it looked as though his hand was moving forward to make it an incomplete pass.

WHAT????? Younghoe Koo, who has been clutch this year when other kickers have been terrible, MISSED the field goal to tie the game. The Chiefs will win this game 17-13.

Samaje Perine scored his second touchdown for the Bengals who take the lead 34-31 over Houston with 1:57 left to go.

(3:48) Matt Ryan and the Falcons have the ball back with less than two minutes to go and down by three points with two timeouts. Without Julio Jones, it's been Calvin Ridley shouldering the load. RB Todd Gurley gave them a fresh set of downs pushing his way for the first down near the red zone.

Steelers picked off Philip Rivers and get the ball with over six minutes to go with the lead.

(3:45) The Steelers pulled ahead of the Colts with a touchdown from JuJu Smith-Schuster to make the score 28-24. It's the Steelers' first lead in ten quarters after going undefeated for 11 games.

(3:40) PHEW! Mahomes nearly threw another interception but the Falcons dropped it at the last minute. Now, wait a minute... interim head coach Raheem Morris threw the challenge flag arguing that it was indeed an interception. Interesting. The challenge was not upheld and Mahomes finished the drive off with a touchdown pass to Demarcus Robinson.

(3:37) ***Don't say it... Don't say it....*** I can't help it. A doink by Codey Parkey to miss the extra point.

(3:36) The Browns are making their comeback with a touchdown by RB Kareem Hunt to get them within one score against the Jets.

(3:32) Dion Lewis barreled his way through the red zone to set up the Giants on the three-yard line with a fresh set of downs. Don't worry, Giants fans! No interception... instead it's WR Sterling Shepard capitalized with the touchdown. They trail the Ravens 27-13 with 8:40 left to go.

(3:31) And we another fantasy irrelevant score by Laquon Treadwell for the Falcons. They have the lead over the Chiefs 14-10 with 4:33 left to go in the game.

(3:28) Instead of Montgomery rushing in a Bears TD, it was Artavis Pierce who (I am betting) is not even rostered, let alone starting in fantasy. Wonderful.

(3:26) Steelers TE Eric Ebron cuts the Colts lead to 24-21. The extra point was good. I point that out because their starting kicker is out. And also because kicking has been terrible this year.

(3:14) RB Nick Chubb scored the first touchdown of the day for the Browns against the Jets who lead 20-9.

Falcons fumbled and Kansas City recovered.

And, Dez Bryant (throw up the "X") scored a touchdown for the Ravens who have a commanding lead over the Giants with 27-6.

(3:10) Texans RB David Johnson caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson. They are now tied with the Bengals 24-24.

(3:07) The Chiefs take their first lead of the day against the Falcons with a field goal from Harrison Butker.

(3:01) There we go. Bears RB David Montgomery got into the end zone. He's had 16 carries for 79 yards so far.

Sam Ficken's kick for the Jets was blocked, again, but the Jets are ahead 20-3 on the Browns who are missing all of their starting wide receivers due to a hot tub and COVID-19.

(2:45) Chicago took the lead against the Jaguars, but it wasn't David Montgomery with the rushing touchdown but Trubisky with a 6-yard touchdown.

The Colts K Rodrigo Blankenship kicked a field goal.

Jets WR Jamison Crowder caught the touchdown pass instead of throwing it this time for a 30-yard score.

Bengals RB Samaje Perine scored on a 46-yard rush to take the lead 17-10 over Houston.

(2:34) Staying with Kansas City, Mahomes tried to go Kelce again in the red zone but he was picked off by the Falcons Defense who took it back 57 yards.

(2:12) Travis Kelce put points on the board for the Chiefs with a short touchdown. Mahomes to Kelce. Sounds about right.

(2:02) The Bengals are driving down the field on the Texans with a series of long passes from Brandon Allen to WRs A.J. Green and Tee Higgins with Tyler Boyd inactive this game.

The Chiefs are trying to get points on the board after Matt Ryan found TE Hayden Hurst for a short touchdown.

Colts WR Zach Pascal is becoming the real deal. He caught a 42-yard bomb from Rivers for a touchdown against the Steelers.

(1:53) Jonathan Taylor got his second touchdown against the Steelers and they took the lead 14-7.

Meanwhile, the Jets have 13 points on the board with a touchdown pass from Jamison Crowder to Braxton Berrios for 43 yards. Holy Crowder. Then TE Chris Herndon scored an 11-yard touchdown from QB Sam Darnold.

(1:50) Mike Glennon makes his revenge game against the Bears official with a 20-yard pass to WR D.J. Chark for a touchdown. They are now tied 10-10.

(1:46) So, the idea was there but poorly executed. Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins tossed up a long pass to Patrick Mahomes for a potential touchdown, but it was picked off.

J.K. Dobbins rushed in a two-yard touchdown against the Giants to lead 14-0.

(1:38) Steelers Defense is doing Steelers Defense-type things. They caused Philip Rivers to fumble and scooped it up to almost score. Now it's up to the offense, which... well, hasn't been great. But, RB James Conner got it down with a short rushing touchdown.

The Bears tacked on an extra three points against the Jags. I am surprised it wasn't a touchdown. David Montgomery should be feasting by now.

(1:30) The Texans had to settle for a field goal against the Bengals. Have the Bengals shored up their defense recently? In the last four weeks, they have been surprisingly stingy with touchdowns.

(1:20) It's tight end time! Bears Jimmy Graham scored a short touchdown against the Jaguars.

(1:15) Oh my. Someone should let Baker Mayfield know that running from sideline to sideline doesn't accumulate yards.

(1:11) If you had to start TE Drew Sample for the Bengals, congratulations! He drew first blood against the Texans with an eight-yard touchdown.

Ravens WR Marquise "Hollywood" Brown scored a six-yard touchdown against the Giants.

Colts rookie RB Jonathan Taylor rushed in a six-yard touchdown after the Steelers went three and out on their opening drive.

(1:08) With Jaguars RB James Robinson out, Dare Ogunbowale is stepping up in his place. He has logged 35 yards against the Bears so far. They couldn't get into the end zone and settle for a field goal. The kick is good.