Dolphins Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 16
It’s championship week for most fantasy leagues, and the good news is that the Dolphins are in a favorable matchup against the Chiefs for anyone considering starting their Dolphins players in their final lineup.
There will still be a fantasy football start/sit edition for Week 17, but most leagues will be concluding their fantasy seasons this week with their championship games. If you are one of those lucky enough to be participating in your league championship, let me start off by saying congratulations, and best of luck to you this weekend.
The Dolphins, although they will be considerable underdogs when they visit the Chiefs, are in a favorable matchup as far as fantasy football goes. Even though there are just a select few of players I trust to have in my lineup from this team, I feel confident this week plugging them in lineups for the big game. Here’s a look at this week’s start/sit edition against Kansas City.
The Chiefs have struggled against the pass all season, but Cutler has been one of the most inconsistent players across the NFL, much like he has been his entire career. Miami may be considering the option of bringing Cutler back after this season, but there’s no way your starting Cutler as your QB this far into the playoffs.
Kansas City has done well against opposing running backs throughout the season. With that said, however, Drake has been a phenomenal fantasy back to own since Week 9, and particularly, in the last three games. Drake is a strong part of why many are playing in their fantasy championship games this weekend. There’s no good reason to sit him now as he will once again likely consume 20+ touches, and provide quality production.
Landry has posted his best season by far in his career, but somehow still got snubbed in the Pro Bowl balloting. He’s almost guaranteed to get in as an alternate when it’s all said and done, but still. Landry has been exceptional all season, and provided the Dolphins management with the quality work they’ve been looking for in their prized wide receiver. The Chiefs are one of the worst defenses in the NFL against wide receivers, and although Cutler will likely struggle throughout, Landry should still see a plethora of catches.
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This one is pretty self-explanatory, but we’ll discuss it regardless. The Dolphins placed Julius Thomas on IR this week with a foot injury. In his place, Miami will roll out a combination of Fasano and Gray. There’s not much to see here, however, as Fasano is better fit as a blocking tight end, and Gray has been more used as a fullback as of late. Neither bring any fantasy value even in this favorable matchup.
Miami’s defense played decent last week, although not great. Cutler’s three interceptions sure did not help their cause any. I have a bad feeling, however, this week with the combination of Alex Smith and Kareem Hunt leading the Chiefs offense. I see the Chiefs putting up 30+ points in this one, with the Dolphins finding little to no success against a once again hot Chiefs team.