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What to do with Drew Lock in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Drew Lock ahead of the Broncos Week 16 matchup against the Chargers.

Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos looks on during the fourth quarter of their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Drew Lock followed up his standout, four-touchdown performance in Week 13 with a horror show versus the Bills last Saturday. Will he peak again when he takes on the Los Angeles Chargers?

Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos QB Drew Lock

That blowup against the Panthers a couple of weeks ago told us more about Carolina’s defense than about Lock. Even if you include that game, Lock has compiled an 8:9 touchdown-to-turnover ratio in his last five outings. The Bills held him to just 132 passing yards and one touchdown. He also fumbled the ball away once and took three sacks. The Broncos still possess a talented group of skill-position players; Lock just isn’t good enough right now to make that matter much for fantasy. The Chargers’ defense mirrors the Bills’ in some ways: They hit quarterbacks at a similar rate and are allowing just about the same DraftKings points per game to the position. However, the Chargers pressure QBs better, so Lock may be under even more duress in this game, which will inevitably lead to more mistakes. Los Angeles has also permitted just five passing touchdowns from quarterbacks in its last four games.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Lock ($5,000) shouldn’t be anywhere near your starting lineups during fantasy championship week.