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How to handle Robby Anderson injury in Week 16 fantasy football

Robby Anderson doesn’t have an ideal matchup in Week 16. We break down the fantasy football implications.

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium.  Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets wideout Robby Anderson is questionable to play against the Steelers in Week 16. The team’s leading pass catcher is battling an illness according to the latest injury report so he didn’t practice on Thursday before being limited on Friday.

Weeks 7-11 were tough for Anderson, as he failed to reach double-digits in DKFP during that stretch. However he’s been on a hot streak as of late. Over the last four weeks Anderson has made at least four catches per contest — averaging nearly 22 DKFP per contest. But Sunday may present a challenge for him.

Fantasy football analysis, New York Jets WR Robby Anderson

The Steelers have a top-five passing defense this year, which doesn’t bode well for Anderson or Jamison Crowder. While both have been productive in a bad Jets season, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Joe Haden, and company will likely be a thorn in their sides.

You should probably avoid playing Anderson against one of the more talented secondaries around. Especially if he might not be at 100 percent. Crowder is worth considering, but again, it’s a tough secondary for him.