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Fantasy Football: Week 16 rankings from the model that out-performed experts

The SportsLine Projection Model outperformed the experts big-time last season, and it's back to give out some surprising projections for Week 16 of Fantasy football.
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Before setting your Week 16 Fantasy football lineups, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say. When it comes to ranking players, the model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. And the model was closest-to-the-hole overall, meaning it best pinpointed where every player would finish each week. That could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.

Last week, the model advised owners to bench Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, saying he'd finish outside the top 20 quarterbacks. The result: Rodgers failed to record a touchdown pass for the first time this season. Anyone who benched him dodged a MAJOR bullet.

Now the model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has revealed its latest Week 16 Fantasy football rankings.

One player the model loves this week: Giants receiver Sterling Shepard, who is still available in 15 percent of CBS Sports leagues. Shepard is the de-facto No. 1 receiver for New York this week with Odell Beckham (quad) sidelined. Game flow will work in his favor, with the Colts favored by nine over the Giants, locking Shepard into plenty of targets as New York plays catch-up.

And a massive shocker: Rams quarterback Jared Goff stumbles big-time this week against the Cardinals and finishes outside the top 10. Dak Prescott and Kirk Cousins, both of whom are started in a lower percentage of leagues, will score more Fantasy points this weekend. Goff is a player to bench this week.

The model is also calling for a surprising running back you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 15 of the rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning your Fantasy football championship or going home with nothing.

So who should you sit and start this week? And where does every player stack up?... Join SportsLine right now to get Fantasy football rankings for every single position, and see which shocking RB finishes in the top 15 this week, all from the model that out-performed experts big time last season!

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