5 best fantasy football matchups to exploit for Week 16

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Dec 18, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) passes the ball as Washington Commanders safety Kamren Curl (31) defends during the third quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the fantasy football playoffs, and each start you make could determine your whole season. If you have these guys, they need to be in your lineups.

It’s the best, most hectic time of the year in fantasy football. All of the risky moves, miracles, and smack talk has led to these last few weeks. Because of the high stakes, every start you make has the potential to make or break your season. If you’re looking for exploitable matchups, these five guys have a good chance to have a good week. Let’s get into it!

Best matchups for fantasy football Week 16: 5. Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants (vs. MIN)

If you’re in the playoffs, it’s likely you have a better fantasy quarterback than Daniel Jones. However, currently ranking as the QB11, Jones has actually had some impressive weeks. This is especially true when he has an exploitable matchup, like Week 11 against Detroit when he was the QB3 on the week.

If you have a quarterback with a hard matchup this week or are on the losing end of an unfortunate Kyler Murray knee injury, ‘Danny Dimes’ may be your answer at quarterback this week. His dual-threat style of play has kept him as a fantasy-relevant quarterback for most of the season.

The Minnesota Vikings have been rough on defense, and that reared its head when they allowed a 33-0 lead on Indianapolis last week (the offensive turnovers certainly didn’t help either). Minnesota has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season, making Jones a solid spot-start if you need a quarterback.

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