NFL Week 16 Winning Stats

by Bradley Stalder · Fantasy Football

This is NFL Week 16 Winning Stats!

Press the Gas

If you’re reading this, you likely advanced past the initial round of the fantasy football playoffs – congratulations! Yet, our aim isn’t just surviving rounds. It’s winning the championship and hoisting the trophy. Channel the spirit of Antonio Pierce against the Los Angeles Chargers and “Press the Gas.” To secure that semi-finals victory, let’s leverage Week-Winning Stats as we gear up for Week 16:

James Conner Averages over 20 Fantasy Points Per Game Since Week 13

Remarkably, in the last three seasons, James Conner has consistently secured a top-12 running back finish in 10 out of 17 games from Week 10 onward. This trend underscores his tendency to finish the season on a strong note, and 2023 is no exception. Notably, Conner is second only to Kyren Williams in Missed Tackles Forced since Week 13, showcasing his elusive playing style. Furthermore, his impressive 3.70 yards after contact per attempt ranks No. 3, trailing only Christian McCaffrey and Jahmyr Gibbs.

In recent weeks, Kyler Murray has entrusted goal-line work to Conner. This has propelled him to No. 4 among RBs in rushing touchdowns since Week 13, trailing only Derrick Henry, Joe Mixon, and Raheem Mostert. Given these compelling statistics, it’s evident that Conner is operating at a high level. For fantasy managers, this solidifies his status as a high-end RB2 with the potential for mid-RB1 upside. Keep the confidence in James Conner as he continues to deliver strong performances.

Gus Edwards Ranks No. 3 Among RBs with 11 Rushing TDs

Fantasy managers initially celebrated Keaton Mitchell‘s impressive nearly nine yards per carry, deeming him a hidden gem. Unfortunately, Mitchell’s season took an unexpected turn as he outmaneuvered even his own knee, tearing his ACL and likely sidelining him for the remainder of the season. With Mitchell out, the responsibility falls on Gus Edwards and Justice Hill to lead Baltimore’s backfield, a team ranking No. 2 in the NFL with almost 32 run plays per game. 

Despite Lamar Jackson‘s significant rushing role, Gus Edwards has proven to be a reliable goal-line option, converting 11 touchdowns on the ground this season. Notably, Edwards has also achieved career highs in receptions and receiving yards. While Baltimore may employ a committee approach, there’s ample opportunity for Edwards to maintain an RB3 floor while potentially reaching his mid-RB1 ceiling. His three top-6 finishes since Week 7 underscore this potential.  Anticipate mid-RB2 production from Gus Edwards for the rest of the season. The opportunities are there, and his consistent performance suggests he can be a valuable asset for fantasy managers down the stretch.

Brandon Aiyuk is on Pace to Set a Career-Low in Contested Targets

Aiyuk has already achieved career-highs in receiving yards, demonstrating a notable uptick in both yards per reception and average depth of target rates. His success can be attributed to consistently getting open downfield with quarterback Brock Purdy reliably connecting with him. Aiyuk’s ability to separate from defenders, especially in deep routes, results in significant big plays and fantasy success. 

When evaluating his performance among wide receivers, Aiyuk stands out by ranking No. 1 in yards per reception, No. 2 in yards per target, No. 2 in yards per route run, and No. 4 in air yards share. Despite a relatively lower red zone target ranking at 56, his overall impact and value are unmistakable. As Week 16 unfolds in a fantasy-friendly environment at home against the Baltimore Ravens, Aiyuk is poised to bounce back after a challenging Week 15. Expect him to reassert his fantasy prowess in this favorable matchup.

Carpe Diem

As we venture into the pivotal stages of the fantasy football playoffs, remember that our journey doesn’t end with merely surviving rounds; it’s about clinching the championship and proudly hoisting that trophy. Drawing inspiration from Antonio Pierce’s determined spirit against the Los Angeles Chargers, let’s collectively “Press the Gas” and propel ourselves to victory. The statistics presented here highlight the potential game-changing performances from players like James Conner, Gus Edwards, and Brandon Aiyuk.

James Conner‘s consistent excellence, Gus Edwards‘ scoring prowess, and Aiyuk’s dynamic playmaking abilities underscore the possibilities that lie ahead. Embrace the challenge of Week 16 with confidence, armed with the insights from Week-Winning Stats, and drive towards fantasy glory. This is the moment to accelerate, leaving no room for hesitation. Press the gas, carpe diem, and let the pursuit of championship greatness guide you to triumph. Best of luck in Week 16!

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