Dave McKay's Week 16 Upgrades and Downgrades: Fantasy Super Bowl Edition

Dave McKay's Week 16 Upgrades and Downgrades: Fantasy Super Bowl Edition

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UPGRADES:

Dennis Pitta TE, BAL – Pitta is the toast of the town after catching seven balls for 125 yards and two scores last weekend. That was a follow-up to five receptions for 46 yards and one touchdown in Week 14. He did have a couple of bad-looking drops early in the game last week and didn't really get his fantasy day going until his two touchdown receptions in the fourth quarter (after the game seemed out of reach), so I don't think Pitta is a slam-dunk start this week. However, he has been on a roll, so his confidence is up and I've got him ranked eighth among tight ends in week 16.

Sam Bradford QB, STL – He was great last week and this week he has the best possible matchup (the Bucs) for a fantasy quarterback. That said, picking up Bradford and starting him in week 16 would take a lot of guts and maybe a little bit of desperation. Sort of like Ron Dayne in 2006. Nevertheless, Bradford is probably going to be a better Week 16 start than a lot of the more widely-owned quarterbacks (i.e. Cutler, Palmer, Rivers, Dalton, Fitzpatrick) in fantasy.

Mark Ingram RB, NO – The coaching staff in New Orleans is finally giving Ingram some opportunities to prove himself, as he has now recorded double-digit carries in five of the team's past six games. He had a nice game last week with 90 yards and a score, so you could probably

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Dave McKay
Dave McKay is a former ESPN producer and currently the publisher of TheFantasySportsBrain.com. He is focused primarily on strategy in fantasy sports. Dave is from Baltimore and roots for the Ravens, Orioles, and the Detroit Pistons.
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