DraftKings Dream Lineup Week 16: Best Picks Include Ben Roethlisberger, James White

by NESN Staff

December 23, 2015

The fantasy football season concludes Sunday for many yearlong leagues, but there’s still lots more opportunities to win money before the end of the regular season on daily fantasy sites such as DraftKings.

Here’s our DraftKings dream lineup for Week 16.

Quarterback: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers ($6,800)
Roethlisberger has thrown for 300-plus yards in five of his last six games with 13 touchdown passes in that span. He also has a favorable matchup Sunday against a Baltimore Ravens pass defense that’s given up 28 touchdowns with a league-low four interceptions.

Running Backs: James White, New England Patriots ($4,700); Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs ($5,700)
White has scored a touchdown in four of the last five games. He also has been one of the league’s best pass-catchers out of the backfield in the last three weeks with 21 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

West has a tremendous matchup versus a Cleveland Browns defense giving up the most rushing yards per game and the fourth-most yards per carry. He ran for 76 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens last week.

Wide Receivers: Kamar Aiken, Baltimore Ravens ($5,400); Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers ($5,600); Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars ($7,500)
Aiken has scored a touchdown in three of the last five games with at least five receptions in seven straight contests. He’s a good value play in Week 16, especially agains a poor Steelers pass defense.

Bryant, like Roethlisberger, will benefit from playing a weak Ravens pass defense. The second-year wideout also has been targeted eight or more times in six straight games and has six touchdown catches in nine games played this season.

Robinson should have a field day against a New Orleans Saints defense allowing the third-most yards per game and the most yards per pass attempt.

Tight End: Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins ($6,500)
Reed has become Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins’ top target with 16 receptions for 204 yards and three touchdowns over the last two games. He should be productive again versus a Philadelphia Eagles defense that’s allowed the third-most passing touchdowns.

Flex: Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders ($5,500)
Murray has been a bit disappointing of late — seven straight games without 100 rushing yards — but he does have a great matchup against the San Diego Chargers, who give up the third-most yards per carry and a total of 14 rushing touchdowns through 15 games.

Defense: New York Jets ($2,800)
The Jets are a risky play because the Patriots are capable of scoring 30 points any game, but New York is a decent pick at just $2,800. The Jets rank second in run defense, fifth in total yards per game and are one of nine teams allowing less than 20 points per game.

Thumbnail photo via Scott Olmos/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

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