Fantasy Football Week 16 Start ‘Em & Sit’ Em Running Backs: Win with Tony Pollard, Leonard Fournette


In a perfect world, injuries would just disappear in week 16 of the Fantasy Football season. Injuries are, of course, part of this game at all times, but there is something particularly unwelcome about a championship match being decided by something as arbitrary as who is healthy at the right time. Of course, you still have to navigate the damage, and the fill options can actually help you bring the championship home, so here’s what we’re keeping an eye on this week:

Ronald Jones (reserve / COVID-19 / finger), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) and Cam Akers (ankle) are expected to miss week 16, meaning Leonard Fournette, Le’Veon Bell and Darrell Henderson will be in queue for starts this week. James Robinson (ankle), Christian McCaffrey (quad), Ezekiel Elliott (calf), Antonio Gibson (toe), Joe Mixon (foot) and Damien Harris (ankle) are at least in question this week, and several of them are playing possibly not at all, so we’ll have to wait until the rest of the training week to see who’s available. It also includes Chase Edmonds (ankle / knee), Jamaal Williams (quad), Myles Gaskin (reserve / COVID-19) and Duke Johnson (neck).

Check in with the rest of our content during the week for updates on who will and will not be available, and Jamey Eisenberg’s Start ‘Em & Sit’ Em calls can be updated depending on what happens in practice with some of these names. For now here is who he rides with in the championship and who he avoids:

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