The Detroit Lions host the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday Night Football in the opening matchup of Week 16. This starts most championship games, and there will be plenty of pertinent Falcons and Lions worth starting on many teams. In order to help you set the optimal playoff lineup, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.
This game has the makings of a shoot-out, which means plenty of good things for Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez, Roddy White and Julio Jones. The running game is another question entirely. The Lions don't have a particularly great run defense, but Michael Turner has been way too inconsistent. He is an RB2 option, but don't go in with a ton of confidence.
The Lions are struggling this season, but from a fantasy perspective, the numbers are their from the guys you would expect. Matthew Stafford struggled last week, but has actually been a solid fantasy QB this season. I don't think we need to tell you about Calvin Johnson. Megatron is on pace to set the single season receiving yards record and is likely to have another big game on Saturday. The rushing game is a question mark, but Mikel LeShoure still has value as a low end RB2.