5 quarterbacks to avoid for fantasy football in Week 16

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Jordan Love (vs. Carolina Panthers)

The Green Bay Packers quarterback also has been playing much better as of late with three Top 10 finishes in the past five weeks. The concern is that the two weeks he has finished outside of the Top 10 has been the past two games.

This week, the Packers are playing a Panthers team that not much has gone right for this season. However, one area they are really good at is against the pass and have allowed the second fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. This is a good week to leave Jordan Love on the bench.

Sam Howell (vs. New York Jets)

No player in the NFL has attempted more passes than Sam Howell this season and he has been one of the bigger surprises this season for fantasy football. From Week 8 to Week 13, Howell finished in the Top 10 every week.

In the first game back from the bye week though, Howell would be benched in the second half in favor for Jacoby Brissett after throwing only 102 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Commanders should stick with Howell as the starter this week but it could be another situation if the offense struggles, he could find himself on the bench.

The short lease, combined with playing a very good Jets defense, makes Sam Howell one of the riskier plays this week at quarterback.