Photo Essays  

 

Published: Dec. 18, 2019 at 04:56 p.m.

Cynthia Frelund's Week 16 fantasy projections

My projections are based on historical trends, personnel, matchups and probable game scripts. Yes, it could be considered overkill to use 10 full years of past, actual, and comparable data to forecast each week, but why wouldn’t you want to at least try to be as accurate as possible? I know I can’t find a reason not to.

18 Photos Total

  • 251 pass yards, 2 TD; 55 rush yards, TD 18

    Nick Wass/Associated Press

    1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

    251 pass yards, 2 TD; 55 rush yards, TD

  • 283 pass yards, 2 TD; 22 rush yards 17

    Mark Zaleski/Associated Press

    2. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans

    283 pass yards, 2 TD; 22 rush yards

  • 254 pass yards, 2 TD; 30 rush yards 16

    Logan Bowles/NFL

    3. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

    254 pass yards, 2 TD; 30 rush yards

  • 274 pass yards, 2 TD 15

    John Hefti/Associated Press

    4. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons

    274 pass yards, 2 TD

  • 273 pass yards, 2 TD 14

    Ryan Kang/NFL

    5. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

    273 pass yards, 2 TD

  • 251 pass yards, 2 TD, INT; 18 rush yards 13

    Adam Hunger/Associated Press

    Upside Pick: Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Miami Dolphins

    251 pass yards, 2 TD, INT; 18 rush yards

  • 145 scrimmage yards, TD; 6 receptions 12

    Logan Bowles/NFL

    1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers

    145 scrimmage yards, TD; 6 receptions

  • 122 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions 11

    Adam Hunger/Associated Press

    2. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

    122 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions

  • 104 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions 10

    Logan Bowles/NFL

    3. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks

    104 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions

  • 106 scrimmage yards, TD; 2 receptions 9

    Michael Ainsworth/Associated Press

    4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

    106 scrimmage yards, TD; 2 receptions

  • 100 scrimmage yards, TD; 2 receptions 8

    Frank Victores/Associated Press

    5. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

    100 scrimmage yards, TD; 2 receptions

  • 81 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions 7

    Adam Hunger/Associated Press

    Upside Pick: Patrick Laird, RB, Miami Dolphins

    81 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions

  • 9 receptions, 101 yards, TD 6

    Chuck Cook/USA TODAY Sports

    1. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints

    9 receptions, 101 yards, TD

  • 8 receptions, 89 yards, TD 5

    Josie Lepe/Associated Press

    2. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

    8 receptions, 89 yards, TD

  • 8 receptions, 88 yards, TD 4

    Mark Zaleski/Associated Press

    3. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

    8 receptions, 88 yards, TD

  • 7 receptions, 91 yards, TD 3

    Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports

    4. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

    7 receptions, 91 yards, TD

  • 7 receptions, 87 yards, TD 2

    Todd Rosenberg/NFL

    5. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers

    7 receptions, 87 yards, TD

  • 5 receptions, 64 yards, TD 1

    Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

    Upside Pick: Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals

    5 receptions, 64 yards, TD