Fantasy Football: Start, sit advice for Packers-Vikings meeting in Week 16
Ty Montgomery (START): As I wrote earlier in the week, Montgomery can win you a fantasy championship. His breakout arrives just in time for the most important time on the fantasy calendar.
Minnesota has allowed the 14th-most rushing yards over the past four weeks, which bodes well for Green Bay’s ground game.
After a 162-yard, two-touchdown performance last week, Montgomery is the clear leader in the Packers’ backfield. He’s an RB2 with upside.
Christine Michael (SIT): Michael continues to get touches, but with the way Montgomery is playing, there’s a cap on Michael’s ceiling. It took a 42-yard touchdown run to add any relevance to his fantasy stat line last week. More alarming was the fact he only got four carries all afternoon.
Adrian Peterson (SIT): It’s possible you’ve hung onto Peterson all season long, or used an IR spot on him. Maybe you picked him up a few weeks ago to stash for the playoffs.
Be warned: Peterson brings tremendous risk with him. In three games this season, he’s averaged just 1.9 yards per carry and has more fumbles than touchdowns. He registered just 0.80 points on his return against a bad Colts defense.
Green Bay is No. 7 against opposing RBs over the past four weeks. Peterson is too risky a play to trust in your fantasy championship.