Week 16 Offensive Sleepers

A look at the best under the radar plays for Week 16


Mitchell Trubisky, CHI (at Jacksonville)

Trubisky might not have a high ceiling this week because the Bears offense is running through David Montgomery behind a revitalized offensive line, but he has a high floor. The Jaguars pass defense is atrocious, giving up multiple passing scores in each of the last eight games and quarterback rushing scores in three of those contests.

Matthew Stafford, DET (vs Tampa Bay) **Saturday**

Stafford isn’t 100%, but he was still very effective against the Titans last week and he’s facing a vulnerable pass defense this week. The Bucs have allowed multiple pass scores in seven of the last eight games, and that includes Derek Carr, Daniel Jones, and Teddy Bridgewater. The Bucs stout run defense should force the Lions to pass a lot, with three of the last four quarterbacks Tampa has faced throwing at least 49 times.

C.J. Beathard, SF (at Arizona) **Saturday**

Beathard will take over the reins again this week as Nick Mullens’ elbow injury will require Tommy John surgery. He had multiple passing scores in three of his five starts in 2018 while Jimmy Garoppolo was sidelined, including a 349 yard passing day with two scores and another on the ground against his Week 16 opponent, Arizona.

Tua Tagovailoa, MIA (at Las Vegas) **Saturday**

Tagovailoa may get back DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant, and Mike Gesicki this week as the Dolphins fight to make the playoffs. He was still a solid play against Bill Belichick last week, scoring twice on the ground. The rookie faces a Raiders pass defense that has allowed multiple passing scores in each of the last five games and quarterback rushing scores in two of them.

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