Fantasy Harm Updates: Newest information on Antonio Gibson, D’Andre Swift, Damien Harris, extra affecting Week 16 begin ’em, sit ’em selections

With a seemingly limitless parade of key RBs inactive whereas on the reserve/COVID listing (Dalvin Prepare dinner, Austin Ekeler, Rhamondre Stevenson), accidents virtually seem to be a quaint afterthought, however with fantasy championship berths on the road, each “questionable” participant carries additional significance. There are nonetheless a number of essential RBs, together with Antonio Gibson,  D’Andre Swift, Damien Harris, and David Johnson, who’re game-time selections and would require ready for the ultimate damage reviews. Luckily, we’ll have the newest updates under all through the day on Sunday so you may really feel assured together with your begin ’em, sit ’em selections.

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WEEK 16 FANTASY: Sleepers | Busts | Begin ’em, sit ’em

Is Antonio Gibson enjoying Sunday night time?

Gibson (toe) did not apply all week, however that might be, partially, attributable to Washington enjoying on Tuesday final week. Both manner, his availability for Sunday night time’s tilt in Dallas is in query.

Even when Gibson performs, it would not be a shock if he noticed fewer touches than standard. He all the time has a good ceiling due to his big-play potential, however with a decrease ground than standard, he’ll be powerful to attend for even when you have handcuffs Jaret Patterson and Jonathan Williams. In the end, given the impartial matchup and utilization worries, you are higher off enjoying it protected with somebody apart from Gibson, however when you really feel the necessity to look ahead to him, ensure you have Patterson or Williams, who will seemingly cut up touches in Gibson’s absence.

WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

is D’Andre Swift enjoying Week 16?

In maybe a little bit of a shock, Swift (shoulder) was restricted in apply all week and is “questionable” for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Falcons. It was Swift’s first motion of any sort since injuring his shoulder on Thanksgiving.

If Swift performs, he’ll merely cut up time with Jamaal Williams, who will return after a two-game absence whereas on the reserve/COVID listing. Shock breakout Craig Reynolds can even seemingly combine in, however the Lions would not activate Swift simply to present him 5 touches. In a extremely favorable matchup, Swift could be not less than an RB2 in PPR leagues and flex in customary leagues. Williams could be about the identical, bumping as much as a strong RB2 in each codecs if Swift is out. 

WEEK 16 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Is Damien Harris enjoying Week 16?

Harris (hamstring) was restricted in apply all week, nevertheless it looks like he is trending towards enjoying after lacking every week. It is all the time powerful to inform with the Patriots, however in a monster divisional recreation in opposition to Buffalo and with Rhamondre Stevenson (reserve/COVID) already dominated out, Harris would play a much-needed position. 

If he is lively, Harris is a simple “begin.” Buffalo’s run protection has been struggling down the stretch, and we all know New England is not afraid to lean on its backs. Harris may simply see 20 touches on this one, making him a borderline RB1 in customary and strong RB2 in PPR. If he is out, Brandon Bolden (knee) would see the majority of the carries with J.J. Taylor additionally mixing in. Bolden could be a good RB2 in PPR and flex in customary.

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Is David Johnson enjoying Week 16?

Johnson (quad) didn’t apply this week, so it is a bit stunning he is even listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Chargers.

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It appears seemingly Johnson might be out, opening the door for 15-plus touches for Rex Burkhead. Whereas which may not sound thrilling, it may yield a good quantity of manufacturing in opposition to a Chargers’ protection permitting the second-most fantasy factors to RBs. Royce Freeman would additionally get touches, however Burkhead is the one one value taking a shot on as an RB2.