Fantasy Football Week 16 Advice: Sit/Start Projections For RBs

Week 16 of the 2011 NFL season picks back up on Sunday after the Colts got us going with their upset of the Houston Texans.Week 16 features primarily Saturday games as the NFL moved most of their Sunday slate a day earlier due to Christmas. Arian Foster got some of you off to a monster start as you try and emerge as fantasy football league champion this week.

There are numerous injury issues that have cropped up with Felix Jones and Marion Barber. Neither practiced this week and neither is a particularly good fantasy option in Week 16. Barber is listed as doubtful, which means he has a 25% or less chance of playing. Kahlil Bell will get the start in his place. For Dallas, Sammy Morris could see a sizable role, even if Jones is active. Morris could be a solid start given the Eagles questionable rush defense.

The Green Bay Packers running back situation remains a mess for fantasy purposes. James Starks practiced all week and will likely get the start over Ryan Grant. Starks is the play between the two, but the Bears bring a strong enough defense that you might want to consider alternatives.

Here are the top 15 running back projections for Week 16. You can view all the projections at numberFire.com. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow us on twitter @sbnationfantasy.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.