Liz Loza offers up a few players who could create some fantasy damage in week 16.
LIZ LOZA: All right, you said it, Andy, let's get to some sleepers who could do damage for fantasy managers in the playoff semifinals. I'm going to begin by talking up the guy Austin Ekeler advised Dawson Knox to scoop off of waivers on this week's episode of Ekeler's Edge. You saw it, it's Austin's primary backup, Justin Jackson.
When healthy, which is definitely not always, Jackson is a special player with 96 percentile agility. Right now, the former Wildcat is coming off of 10 days of rest and a 99 total yard performance versus Kansas City. You love to see it.
Even with Joshua Kelly rotating in, Jackson is a solid bet to rip off some long runs, right? And record top 20 fantasy numbers against a Texans squad that's allowed the most rushing yards, over 2,000 in fact, so far this season. So I like him a lot. He's inside my top 20, flirting with my top 15.
Speaking of backup running backs, Ronald Jones, as this show has evidenced, might be the buzziest of the week. But I'm more interested in his teammate Tyler Johnson's potential. Johnson is a physical player. He excelled in the red area of the field while at Minnesota, posting 13 scores over 13 games in his last year as a gopher.
The second year wideout recorded a season-high number of snaps and drew a season-high seven looks after Chris Godwin and Mike Evans exited week 15 early. This go-around, yes, AB figures to take on the bulk of Godwin's role, while Johnson has a chance to work outside in place of Evans. You're definitely chasing touchdowns with Johnson. But hold on, given an angry Tom Brady and the match-up at Carolina, I think it's likely he finds the end zone. Matt, if you don't mind, let's check back into the chat and find out what the people are chasing.