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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 16 best and worst picks

These are the players you should pick or avoid for 2015 NFL Week 16.

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SB Nation has partnered with FanDuel, which is a daily and one-week fantasy game. It's like your regular fantasy football leagues in that you pick players to represent your team and they put up points based on their stats. Where it's different is that you're not drafting the players. You're starting with a given amount of money and purchasing the players based on their prices. It's like playing fantasy but with a salary cap and you can win money each week.

If you're interested in checking it out, I'm here to guide you with who you should/shouldn't pick to be in your fantasy lineup. The Philadelphia Eagles are playing Washington this week.

QB: Washington allows the 15th most points to quarterbacks. Sam Bradford has shown improvement since returning to injury. The Eagles quarterback threw for three touchdowns against Washington when these two teams first met in Week 4. This game could mean a lot for Bradford's future so the pressure is on. He's worth considering this week.

RB: DeMarco Murray has essentially been phased out of Philadelphia's rotation. He only had two carries last week. Ryan Mathews is the new lead back. The Eagles had to get away from the run last week but he still averaged 5.3 yards on 11 rushes. Washington's run defense ranks No. 23 by Football Outsider and allows the 17th most fantasy points. Mathews could be worth a look. The same could be said for Darren Sproles. Kenjon Barner hasn't received a touch since fumbling in Week 13.

WR: Washington's defense allows the eighth most fantasy points to wide receivers. Jordan Matthews wasn't on the injury report this week, which could be a good sign for him. He had three receptions for 50 yards the last time these two teams met. Matthews was productive last week. Nelson Agholor has had a disappointing season, but his performance against Washington earlier this year was one of his most encouraging rookie moments. He's not nearly reliable enough to be a surefire start but you could do worse as a flier option. Oddly enough, Riley Cooper has had big games against Washington in Philadelphia's last two meetings with them. He's combined for 125 yards and three touchdowns on seven receptions in those games.

TE: Zach Ertz has been productive in recent weeks, but that might not be the case in this Washington game. Their defense allows the eighth least points to tight ends. Ertz had a huge game against Washington in Week 16 last year, and Bradford has targeted the third-year pass catcher very often, so there is some reason for optimism. It's a risk you might be willing to take.

K: Caleb Sturgis has been solid. It's just had to count on Philadelphia's offense.

DEF: Philadelphia's defense was awful last week. They've allowed an average of 35.6 points in their last five games. Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell and starting nose tackle Bennie Logan are likely to be out. DeSean Jackson is primed for another big revenge game. He'll cause a lot of problems for this Eagles secondary with the likes of E.J. Biggers and/or Jaylen Watkins covering him. In short: don't start the Eagles defense.


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