The best Week 16 Fantasy Football Booms came to play – even if their teams are absolute train wrecks. Naturally ever new NFL season brings its fair share of booms, busts and the like. But now that we’re one week from finishing the 2015 NFL season, backups from every crevice of the NFL world are popping out left and right with remarkable fantasy performances. While shattering the trust in fantasy projections, these hidden gems are sneaking up on fantasy players.
Here we take a look at the most notable Week 16 Fantasy Football Booms residing on terrible teams. The term may be stretched, as most NFL teams are competitive no matter what, though I figure this is at least the top performers in the bottom of the record barrel.
Week 16 Fantasy Football Booms come to play
All “points” per ESPN scoring.
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (29 for 37; 301 yards passing; two touchdowns – 21 points)
6-9 in the NFC North is nothing to be proud of, and the Lions know their season is crisply done. However, Matthew Stafford and once-elite co. is showing us they’ve got some gas left in the tank. Seems the automobile references are necessary for Detroit, no? Week 16 result: 32-17 win over 49ers.
Baltimore Ravens RB Javorius Allen (18 for 79 yards rushing, one touchdown; five receptions for 35 yards – 16 points)
What a welcome party for Javorius Allen, who has simply shredded the league on days when fantasy players don’t expect it. He bounced back from a benching today, scoring his first rushing touchdown against Steelers. Week 16 result: 20-17 win over the Steelers.
Chicago Bears K Robbie Gould (4/4; 50-yard field goal – 16 points)
Robbie Gould doing what Robbie Gould does.
San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert (22 for 33; 225 yards passing; two touchdowns – 15 points)
Who thought the Niners had anything left?
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (16 touches for 88 yards; one touchdown – 14 points)
If it wasn’t for petulant failure Johnny Manziel, this team might be worth rooting for.
San Diego Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman (eight receptions for 82 yards; one touchdown – 14 points)
The Chargers are an absolute trash fest at this point, but they’ve got some gems buried within.
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (six receptions for 77 yards; one touchdown – 13 points)
I’m always rooting for the Megatron, but he’s been looking a little old as of late. Today he showed the NFL world that he’s still got the winning blood.
Chicago Bears RB Ka’Deem Carey (seven rushes for 16 yards and one touchdown; one catch for one yard and one touchdown – 13 points)