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Week 16 Broncos fantasy preview

In Week 16, the Broncos play host to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football. If your Fantasy season is still alive, you probably have Brock Osweiler (DraftKings Salary: $5,100) and the Broncos aerial attack to thank. Not only did Osweiler throw for 296 yards and three TDs against the Steelers, he also added a rushing score.

While the Bengals have been tough on the pass all season, Osweiler has the offense clicking. At $5,100 on DraftKings, he is going to be a popular sleeper pick.

Demaryius Thomas ($6,800) was on the receiving end of two of Osweiler's TD passes, giving him yet another strong Fantasy performance. Emmanuel Sanders ($5,800) burned his former team for over two hundred total yards, including 10 receptions for 181 receiving yards and a TD.

Both receivers are of course locked into your seasonal lineups, and they make great DraftKings values as well. Thomas has already notched a fourth consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season and Sanders now needs just 31 yards for his second straight.

Ronnie Hillman ($4,200) is poised to once again handle double-digit touches against a Bengals defense that has given up over 1,700 total yards and 9 TDs to opposing RBs according to NFL.com.

Cincinnati has also struggled against pass-catching backs, ceding 90 receptions to the position this year. That could lead to additional opportunities for Hillman and C.J. Anderson ($3,700) to make plays out of the backfield.

Vernon Davis ($3,000) will look to make an impact against a Bengals squad that has given up over 900 yards to tight ends this season. His salary makes him an intriguing play if you are looking to pay up at other positions.

With the inexperienced A.J. McCarron leading the Bengals offense, the Broncos ($3,400) are once again a recommended defensive play. They average almost 12 Fantasy points per game on DraftKings thanks to 47 sacks and 25 takeaways. While you are not going to bench A.J. Green ($7,100) in your Fantasy Championship, projections for all Bengals must be downgraded significantly.

Brandon McManus has nailed 26 of 30 field goals on the year and should be started as a Top 10 option in your Fantasy matchups this weekend.

In addition to your seasonal Fantasy championship, there is plenty to consider on DraftKings. The red-hot Ben Roethlisberger ($6,800) should continue to roll against the Ravens. You cannot go wrong by pairing Big Ben with either Antonio Brown ($9,300) or Martavis Bryant ($5,600) for one of the highest upside stacks in Week 16.

Blake Bortles ($6,500) might just be the QB play of the week, though. The breakout star has four straight games of at least 25 DraftKings Fantasy points.Up next is a league-worst Saints defense, giving Allen Robinson ($7,500) and Allen Hurns ($5,300) plenty of appeal as well.

Teddy Bridgewater ($5,200) just turned in his best game of the season with a 4 TD effort against the Bears. He gets an even better matchup against a vulnerable Giants defense that has given up the most passing yards in the NFL. While Stefon Diggs ($4,400) has seen his production tail off since Week 8, he did catch two TD passes last week and should be able to make plays downfield against New York.

David Johnson ($5,800) has over 100 total yards in each of his last three, including a massive Week 15 effort that included more than 200 yards and 3 scores. That makes him a steal at his current salary as he takes on the Packers.

Charcandrick West ($5,700) looks to be back in the driver's seat for lead back duties in Kansas City. While a healthy Spencer Ware ($4,000) could steal some work, expect West to produce in a big way against the Browns.

Rashad Jennings ($3,500) has quietly put together two games in a row of at least 100 total yards for a Giants run game that has struggled most of the year. At $3,500, he is worth the risk against a stout Vikings defense.

If Odell Beckham Jr. misses Week 16 due to suspension, the spotlight turns to Rueben Randle at $3,500 and possibly Dwayne Harris at $3,000. Randle has been solid as of late and should benefit from a substantial increase in targets, especially in the red zone.

Both Jarvis Landry ($6,400) and DeVante Parker ($4,100) are interesting options against the Colts. We know by now that Landry is a PPR machine, but Parker has been making plays downfield and represents more upside for the price. Kamar Aiken ($5,400) continues to be a value. He has seven straight double-digit performances and gets a date with a Steelers defense that has allowed the most Fantasy points to opposing wideouts.

Brandin Cooks ($5,900) faces Jacksonville after registering season-highs in receptions and yards this past week. While Doug Baldwin ($6,700) and Jeremy Maclin ($6,000) both saw significant raises, they can still safely be used with production levels well above their salary range. 

If you are not going to pay up for Rob Gronkowski ($7,600), there are a handful of affordable options to consider at tight end. Zach Miller ($4,000) continues to produce and carries a reasonable price tag.

Will Tye ($3,500) has found the end zone in two straight games and should see a bump in targets if Beckham Jr. sits. On the other side of that matchup, Kyle Rudolph ($3,300) has an intriguing matchup given that the Giants have allowed over 1,000 yards and 8 TDs to the position.

The Chiefs ($4,200) defense has been coming on in the second half, including 21 Fantasy points against the Ravens last week. They take on a struggling Browns offense and should be one of the most popular defensive choices this week.

The Steelers ($3,100) defense has averaged more than 14 Fantasy points per game over their last three and a matchup against the Ravens makes them a strong start. You can go even cheaper with a Texans ($2,800) unit that will face Zach Mettenberger ($5,100) and the Titans. Tennessee has scored more than 21 points just four times.

*For more in­depth fantasy analysis in championship week, be sure to visit RotoExperts.com for lineup tips and one-on-one Fantasy email advice. You can also watch the RotoExperts on the Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY) on AppleTV, Xbox One or Xbox 360. *

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