Will Jared Goff Play in Week 16?

For the 2016 Fantasy Football playoffs, I know you’re not starting Jared Goff.

I’m not starting him either, but I have to decide if I’m going to start Kenny Britt in Week 16. That’s why I’m paying attention to if Jared Goff will play in Week 16.

Right now, Goff is in concussion protocol, according to ESPN. However, it looks like he should be able to play Sunday.

But if he doesn’t for any reason, the Rams will turn to Sean Mannion.

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For the Rams, it would make the most sense to start Mannion over Case Keenum. The coaching staff already knows what it has in Keenum, and he’ll be a free agent after this season. If the brass starts Mannion, the Rams will get a better idea if Mannion can handle the backup role in the 2017 NFL season.

So, who exactly is Sean Mannion?

Let’s take a look…

2016 Fantasy Football Profile: Sean Mannion

Mannion was a third-round in the 2015 NFL Draft. He’s 6-foot-6, 229 pounds, and he played at Oregon State.

In his draft profile, Mannion is called a “capable backup.” His profile says his strengths are his confidence and above-average accuracy. He has experience pro-style passing attacks from his college days.

But his biggest issue is his turnovers…

Mannion threw 54 interceptions and recorded 30 fumbles throughout his college career. His draft profile says his decisions are heavily influenced by the pressure around him.

It also says he’s slow getting through his progressions.

If Mannion does start, that makes the defense for the San Francisco 49ers very appealing for DFS. If he doesn’t, the 49ers may still perform better than normal because of the inefficiency of this offense.

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But I’m also keeping in mind the 49ers have allowed the third-most Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. So there’s also a chance Goff or Mannion performs better than they normally would.

The Over/Under for this game is only 41 points, so that shouldn’t drastically change if Goff doesn’t start.

As of right now, I’m starting Britt. He’s average five receptions per game since Week 10, and he’s averaged 67.16 receiving yards per game in that time frame. That means he’s been averaging close to 12 Fantasy points since Week 10 in PPR leagues.

I’m down 20 points right now in my Scout Online Championship league, so I’m hoping Britt can catch a touchdown in this matchup and help make up the deficit.






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