Week 16: PPR Watch
Avoid - If it's a deep league, then maybe this is more of a "caution" than an avoid, but if at all possible I highly recommend keeping Moore out of your lineup. Despite being basically invisible, he's still being started in nearly 40% of leagues. Over the past 5 games Moore has just 13 catches on 33 targets for 149 yards and a touchdown. That's only the 62nd most fantasy points per game, pushing him way outside my range for even a flex. To make matters worse, the matchup against Carolina isn't as juicy as it may seem. Carolina's defense has been playing drastically better for the last month, allowing the 4th fewest fantasy points per game to wide receivers in PPR. The Raiders are on the road, and they're coming off a game against the worst team in the league, where they couldn't even manage a touchdown. Avoid.
Sleeper - If you're like me, you are sitting in your fantasy Super Bowl, looking at the possibility of starting Brandon Myers or Tony Scheffler. With options that bad, why not consider Jeff Cumberland too? I don't really know what to expect from Cumberland, but with Keller expected to be out, he certainly has a chance to produce. He was the most targeted player in the passing game for the Jets in week 15, grabbing 4 of 9 targets for 53 and a touchdown. With Sanchez benched, Greg McElroy will probably get a chance to sling it, and he did hit Cumberland for a TD when he played in week 13. I won't overhype it, Cumberland is a reach, but then again, so are a lot of guys. I don't know if I'd really start him over Myers or Scheffler (particularly if Pettigrew is out), but he's definitely in the discussion.