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Week 16 preview

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush runs against

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush runs against the Oakland Raiders during the first half. (Dec. 4, 2011) Credit: AP

Cardinals at Bengals

Bengals WR A.J. Green has a Grade 3 sprain of his right shoulder, but is expected to play. He has at least 10 points in a PPR league in every game except one. Unless you clearly have superior options, don’t be afraid to play him.

Giants at Jets

Jets WR Santonio Holmes has scored in four consecutive games despite low reception and yardage totals. The Giants have allowed 25 passing TDs making him a WR2.

Jaguars at Titans

Titans RB Chris Johnson has an ankle injury and is having problems cutting. He could lose some touches to Jamie Harper.

Dolphins at Patriots

Dolphins RB Reggie Bush has three consecutive 100-yard rushing games and is a RB1. Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall is a must-start against the worst-ranked pass defense. Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez has at least five catches in four consecutive games.

Browns at Ravens

Expect a heavy workload for Ravens RB Ray Rice against the 31st ranked defense against the run. Ravens WR Anquan Boldin is out with a torn meniscus. That doesn't mean Torrey Smith is an upgrade. He should see a lot of top cover corner Joe Haden.

Raiders at Chiefs

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe gets a boost with Kyle Orton at QB. Raiders RB Michael Bush is an excellent play and produces in the passing game, too.

Vikings at Redskins

Redskins WRs Santana Moss and Jabar Gaffney are good plays against a decimated secondary that has allowed 31 passing TDs.

Buccaneers at Panthers

Panthers RBs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart both deserve consideration against a defense that ranks 30th against the run and has allowed 20 rushing TDs. Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount has a good matchup, but is a risk because he comes out when the team trails big. He played 13 snaps last week.

Broncos at Bills

Broncos RB Willis McGahee will be motivated to play against his former team and the Bills rank 29th against the run.

Rams at Steelers

Charlie Batch is expected to start at QB for the Steelers. That doesn’t mean WRs Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown are automatic sits, but expectations need to be lowered. Despite the tough matchup, Rams RB Steven Jackson is still viable in a PPR league. He had nine receptions last week with QB Kellen Clemens constantly checking down.

Chargers at Lions

Chargers Ryan Mathews is averaging 4.9 yards per carry and scored twice last week against the tough Ravens defense. Chargers QB Philip Rivers has earned your trust with 17 TDs and 3 INTs the last seven games.

Eagles at Cowboys

Cowboys RB Felix Jones has been bothered by a hamstring injury all week. Check his status Saturday morning.

49ers at Seahawks

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is not a must-sit against the No. 1 49ers run defense that hasn’t allowed a rushing TD. Lynch has scored in 10 straight and has produced in tough matchups. He’s a RB2.

Bears at Packers

If the 49ers lose Saturday, Packers clinch home field advantage. Expect the Packers to still use their starters for at least a half in that scenario. It’s difficult to bench QB Aaron Rodgers unless you have another Top 5 QB.

Falcons at Saints

Many fantasy championships will be determined in this high-scoring game and the usual studs are pretty much must-starts.

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