Fantasy Football: Week 16 Positional Locks, Plus 5 Podcasts to Follow

Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterDecember 21, 2012

Saints quarterback Drew Brees (4,335 yards passing, 37 TD) has thrown for either 300 yards or multiple touchdowns in all 14 games this season.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees (4,335 yards passing, 37 TD) has thrown for either 300 yards or multiple touchdowns in all 14 games this season.Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Another weekend of NFL action, another chance for unattainable perfection in the futures' market.


Week 16 Fantasy Locks

The Mission: To be informative, enlightening and 100 percent accurate each NFL weekend.

The Realistic Goal: To be informative, somewhat enlightening and accurate for 67 percent of the calls.

Quarterback: 275 Total Yards and/or three TD

1. Drew Brees @ Dallas
2. Aaron Rodgers vs. Tennessee
3. Tom Brady @ Jacksonville
4. Cam Newton vs. Oakland
5. Matthew Stafford vs. Atlanta
6. Matt Ryan @ Detroit
7. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Cincinnati
8. Peyton Manning vs. Cleveland
9. Tony Romo vs. New Orleans

Running Back: 115 Total Yards and/or two TD

1. Adrian Peterson @ Houston
2. Ray Rice vs. N.Y. Giants
3. Doug Martin vs. St. Louis
4. Arian Foster vs. Minnesota
5. Reggie Bush vs. Buffalo
6. Frank Gore @ Seattle
7. Marshawn Lynch vs. San Francisco
8. Trent Richardson @ Denver
9. Jamaal Charles vs. Indianapolis

Wide Receiver: 105 Total Yards and/or one TD

1. Brandon Marshall @ Arizona
2. Calvin Johnson vs. Atlanta
3. Demaryius Thomas vs. Cleveland
4. Wes Welker @ Jacksonville
5. Andre Johnson vs. Minnesota
6. Julio Jones @ Detroit
7. A.J. Green @ Pittsburgh
8. Steve Smith vs. Oakland
9. Steve Johnson @ Miami
10. Victor Cruz @ Baltimore

Kicker: At Least three Field Goals (or nine Points)

1. Justin Tucker vs. N.Y. Giants
2. Graham Gano vs. Oakland
3. Sebastian Janikowski @ Carolina
4. Kai Forbath @ Philadelphia
5. Dan Bailey vs. New Orleans

Sleepers Of The Week

QB Sam Bradford @ Tampa Bay
RB Vick Ballard @ Kansas City
RB Bilal Powell vs. San Diego
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey @ Carolina
WR Lance Moore @ Dallas

Week 16 Dream Team

QB Tom Brady, Patriots
RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings
RB Arian Foster, Texans
WR Brandon Marshall, Bears
WR Calvin Johnson, Lions
RB/WR Ray Rice, Ravens
TE Aaron Hernandez, Patriots
K Dan Bailey, Cowboys
D/ST Chicago Bears


Radio Daze

Here are five podcasts to peruse leading up to Fantasy Bowl weekend, whether killing time at the office, working out at the gym or escaping the kids, spouse or in-laws during the holidays for 45 blissful minutes of fantasy serenity.

1. ESPN—Fantasy Focus with Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz

2.—Fantasy Football with Dave Richard, Nathan Zegura and Jamey Eisenberg

3. KFAN in Minneapolis—Fantasy Football Weekly with Paul Charchian

4.—Fantasy Sports Podcast featuring Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson

5.—Fantasy Sports Geekly with Sean Baligian and Scott Bischoff

Jay Clemons
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