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Chris Carson nearly carried my SuperDraft lineup to cashing singlehandedly, but in the end, even his 40 fantasy points were not enough. If I had gotten anything from Philip Lindsay, things would have looked drastically different. Sunday’s slate is pretty challenging, with a lot of the top fantasy players, especially at tight end, playing Saturday instead of Sunday.


Russell Wilson X1.3

Wilson and Lamar Jackson look like the safest plays of the slate, but Wilson gets a multiplier and the defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Matt Ryan X1.5

Even with Calvin Ridley out on Sunday, Matt Ryan topped 19.10 fantasy points for the third straight game. I’m not sure I trust him, but there is no doubt he is much, much better than Ryan Fitzpatrick and Philip Rivers , who have the same multiplier as Ryan.

Drew Lock X1.65

The Lions rank 29th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks and Lock proved he can take advantage of poor pass defenses when he scored 26.86 fantasy points against Houston in Week 14.

Running Backs

Mark Ingram X1.4

I’m not sure I’d play him for cash, but Ingram has multiple touchdowns in three of his last five games. With this matchup against the Browns, his ceiling is as high as anyone’s.

Christian McCaffrey X1

McCaffrey doesn’t need a multiplier. He has at least 25 fantasy points in nine of his last 12 games.

Joe Mixon X1.45

I nearly picked Alvin Kamara over Mixon, but Mixon’s matchup with Miami is just too good to pass up. Mixon has at least 15 fantasy points in six of his last seven games, including games against Baltimore and New England. The Dolphins rank 26th in fantasy points allowed to running backs

Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler X1.6

I prefer Gordon, but a lot of people disagree with me, and at that multiplier, I’m fine playing either, or even both. Oakland’s defense certainly isn’t scary.

Devonta Freeman X1.7

The only team that has allowed more fantasy points to running backs than Jacksonville is Carolina. Devonta Freeman had 17.40 fantasy points against them two weeks ago, and while that isn’t anything to write home about, I will be perfectly content if I get that production this week with Freeman’s multiplier.

Kareem Hunt X1.75

SuperDraft obviously values a high ceiling more than a high floor. Kareem Hunt is unlikely to ever have a huge game while Nick Chubb is healthy, but Hunt has at least 11.60 fantasy points in four straight games. I like his floor even in a tough matchup.

DeAndre Washington X1.85

Josh Jacobs has been ruled out, and DeAndre Washington had 18.60 fantasy points in the only game he missed this season. I wouldn’t go so far as to say he is safe, but there’s something to be said for being the only game in town in an above-average matchup.

Wide Receivers

Michael Thomas X1 and Julio Jones X1.2

They’re the only two wide receivers I completely trust, and I am fine with foregoing a huge multiplier.

DeVante Parker X1.4

I can’t quite bring myself to play him for cash, but I’m getting there. Parker has at least 20 fantasy points in two of his last three games, and the time he came up short was when he left the game with an injury. He certainly seems safe, judging by his game log.

Courtland Sutton X1.45

It feels a bit foolhardy to say I trust Sutton when he has a rookie quarterback throwing to him, but he also faces a Detroit team that ranks 31st in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.

Terry McLaurin X1.55

McLaurin is basically a poor man’s Courtland Sutton , at least for fantasy. McLaurin is a good player with a rookie quarterback and a good matchup.

Greg Ward X1.8

Can lightning strike two weeks in a row? Stranger things have happened.

Tight Ends

Dallas Goedert X1.5

Goedert has at least six targets in five straight games, and I would be shocked if the streak ends. He hasn’t scored since Week 11, but with all of the snaps and targets he’s been getting, I think he has a good chance to score in this game.

Jacob Hollister X1.5

I’d say this pick is 60 percent due to all of the good tight ends who play Saturday and are off Sunday, and 40 percent due to facing the Cardinals. That may no longer be a thing, but with how weak this position is, it seems like a chance worth taking.

Kaden Smith X1.8

This is a total dart throw, but Washington ranks 28th in fantasy points allowed to tight ends, which certainly helps.

Steve’s Week 16 Cash Lineup:

Russell Wilson

Christian McCaffrey

Joe Mixon

Michael Thomas

Julio Jones

Courtland Sutton

Dallas Goedert

Devonta Freeman


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