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Fantasy Football: Who to Start and Sit in Steelers vs. Ravens Week 16

The Fantasy Football season is winding down, and you would be wise to take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers roster in Week 16 if you are looking to win yourself a championship.

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Welcome to Week 16. The Steelers face a familiar foe that is not too familiar this time around. With Pittsburgh and Baltimore going in different directions, the Matchups should be more favorable for the visiting players. However, with championship games in full force in virtually every league, you don't want to make that fatal, fantasy faux pas. Consider this as a reference guide for what Steelers you should start and which ones to sit.

Keep in mind that fantasy numbers were averaged using stats from ESPN Fantasy, Yahoo Fantasy and NFL.com Fantasy.

QB Ben Roethlisberger

Week 15 Passing Stats: 40/55 yards 72.7% 3 TD/2 INT
2015 Passing Stats: 271/399 yards 67.9% 3369 yards/336.9 YPG 18 TD/12 INT

Previous Position Rank: 22
Average Position Rank: 21

2015 Average Total Points: 196.1
2015 Average Points Per Game:
Week 15 Average Points: 22.7
Week 16 Average Projected Points: 20

Verdict: Start

Analysis: After going off last week against the number one defense in the league, Ben faces an easier task against the Ravens. With slight division hopes still remaining, expect Roethlisberger to go deep often against his division rivals.

RB Deangelo Williams

Week 15 Rushing Stats: 14 carries/26 yards 1.9 ypc/1TD
2015 Rushing Stats: 178 carries/799 yards 4.5 YPC/57.1 YPG/9 TD

Week 15 Receiving Stats: 6 targets/5 receptions/30 yards 6.0 YPR
2015 Receiving Stats: 39 targets/32 receptions/301 yards 21.5 YPG

Previous Position Rank: 8
Average Position Rank: 6

2015 Average Total Points: 173.6
2015 Average Points Per Game: 12.4
Week 15 Average Points: 13.1
Week 16 Average Projected Points: 16.6

Verdict: Start

Analysis: Facing the #12 ranked defense against the run, Deangelo is going to be handed the ball quite a bit. Look for Deangelo to break 100 yards and punch at least one ticket to the end zone.

WR Antonio Brown

Week 15 Receiving Stats: 18 targets/16 receptions/189 yards 11.8 YPR/2 TD
2015 Receiving Stats: 165 targets/116 receptions/1,586 yards 113.3 YPG/9 TD

Previous Position Rank: 2
Average Position Rank: 1

2015 Average Total Points: 258.2
2015 Average Points Per Game: 18.4
Week 15 Average Points: 35.7
Week 16 Average Projected Points: 17.9

Verdict: Start

Analysis: I've never been thrilled to get knocked out of my fantasy playoffs, but when it's a Steeler knocking my team like Brown did in a game like that, I'm ecstatic.

Against the #1 defensive unit in the entire league, Brown put up over 35 points. He's making a strong case for Fantasy Player of the Year. I'd start this guy when he's 80-years-old.

WR Martavis Bryant

Week 15 Receiving Stats: 14 targets/10 receptions/87 yards 8.7 YPR/0 TD
2015 Receiving Stats: 77 targets/41 receptions/710 yards 84.3 YPG/6 TD

Previous Position Rank: 28
Average Position Rank: 30

2015 Average Total Points: 133.6
2015 Average Points Per Game: 14.8
Week 15 Average Points: 9.5
Week 16 Average Projected Points: 14.5

Verdict: Start

Analysis: Martavis is due for a mammoth explosion in points. This week against a secondary that ranks 15th against the pass, Bryant has a chance to break one or two big ones.

WR Markus Wheaton

Week 15 Receiving Stats: 11 targets/6 receptions/62 yards 10.3 YPR/1 TD
2015 Receiving Stats: 69 targets/38 receptions/651 yards 46.5 YPG/4 TD

Previous Position Rank: 50
Average Position Rank: 48

2015 Average Total Points:  102.5
2015 Average Points Per Game: 7.3
Week 15 Average Points: 14
Week 16 Average Projected Points: 9.1

Verdict: Start

Analysis: Markus has really come on in the last month. He finally started to make a name for himself in his contract year and will subsequently get paid for it. Wheaton has better hands than Bryant and Ben trusts him more and more each week.

TE Heath Miller

Week 15 Receiving Stats: 5 targets/3 receptions/12 yards/0 TD
2015 Receiving Stats: 71 targets/52 receptions/468 yards 36.0 YPG/1 TD

Previous Position Rank: 23
Average Position Rank: 24

2015 Average Total Points: 70.6
2015 Average Points Per Game: 7.9
Week 15 Average Points: 2.1
Week 16 Average Projected Points: 5.0

Verdict: Sit

Analysis: Miller is valuable as a safety valve for his quarterback and should get at least 6 catches against the Ravens. But this is championship weekend for most leagues and Miller is TE2 on most rosters. Start him only if you don't have a higher-ranked tight end than #24 in fantasy.

K Chris Boswell

Week 15 Kicking Stats: Field Goals 3/4 75% Extra Points 4/4 100%
2015 Kicking Stats: Field Goals 20/22 90.9% Extra Points 15/16 93.8%

Previous Position Rank: 16
Average Position Rank: 14

2015 Average Total Points: 111
2015 Average Points Per Game: 11.1
Week 15 Average Points: 11
Week 16 Average Projected Points: 7.9

Verdict: Start

Analysis: Don't let the #14 ranking fool you, Boswell is a top-tier fantasy kicker who missed the first four games of the season. The Steelers passed up experienced kickers for this guy and so far it has paid off. If you picked him up, he's paying off for you too.

Steelers D/ST

Previous Position Rank: 5
Average Position Rank: 7

2015 Average Total Points: 113
2015 Average Points Per Game: 8.1
Week 15 Average Points: 5
Week 16 Average Projected Points: 7.7

Verdict: Start

Analysis: All of Baltimore's offensive fire power is wounded. Buck Allen and Kamar Aiken have talent, but it won't be enough today.

Good luck in the championship. I hope you win some cool cash. If so, I'll be glad to help spend it for you.