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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Week 15 lineup advice, best matchups, DFS picks

Between accidents and COVID outbreaks, the primary spherical of the fantasy soccer playoffs is shaping as much as be a battle of attrition. Until official lively/inactive lists are launched 90 minutes previous to kickoffs, it is robust to financial institution on anybody even being obtainable for begin ’em, sit ’em selections, however we nonetheless must plan forward. Fortunately, we’re right here with Week 15 lineup recommendation that can assist you advance to the second spherical and finally take dwelling a title.

If you have been eradicated from postseason competition, we’ve you coated with some NFL DFS suggestions so you’ll be able to nonetheless have a worthwhile finish to the fantasy season.

Fantasy Football Week 15 Start ‘Em: Quarterbacks

QB must-starts

  • Kyler Murray, Cardinals (at DET)
  • Justin Herbert, Chargers (vs. KC)
  • Josh Allen, Bills (vs. CAR)
  • Aaron Rodgers, Packers (at BAL)
  • Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (at LAC)
  • Tom Brady, Buccaneers (vs. NO)
  • Matthew Stafford, Rams (vs. SEA)
  • Dak Prescott, Cowboys (at NYG)
  • Jalen Hurts, Eagles (vs. WAS)
  • Lamar Jackson, Ravens (if he performs, vs. GB)
  • Stronger begins

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    Taysom Hill, Saints (at TB). He retains on working to place up sturdy QB1 numbers, and the Buccaneers could not deal with the all-out speeding of Josh Allen at dwelling final week.

    Kirk Cousins, Vikings (at CHI). He rebounds in prime time with a cleaner recreation in opposition to a secondary that may’t cease a lot away from Jaylon Johnson.

    Joe Burrow, Bengals (at DEN). They lamented not letting him unfastened together with his wideouts from wire to wire in opposition to the 49ers, and the overcorrection results in a high quality efficiency wanted for a key actuality win.

    Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins (vs. NYJ). Miami has a COVID-19 mess at working again and has been leaning towards passing extra with him anyway. His weapons are additionally tough to cowl for the Jets.

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    Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers (vs. ATL). This is a juicy dwelling matchup together with his massive three targets, however take note the sport script will restrict his makes an attempt and yardage a bit of.

    Justin Fields, Bears (vs. MIN). He’s making a ton of errors but it surely would not matter as he is working big-time and making sufficient massive go performs to complete as a QB1 in his previous three totally wholesome video games and the Vikings present one other great place at dwelling.

    DFS Bargain/Streamer Special

    Davis Mills, Texans (at JAX, $5,400 on DraftKings, $6,800 on FanDuel). Mills is a tournament-only play due to volatility, however he performed very nicely final week at dwelling and may really feel it together with his receivers once more vs. a shaky back-end Jaguars protection.

    WEEK 15 STANDARD RANKINGS:
    (*15*) | Running again | Wide Receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

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    Fantasy Football Week 15 Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks

    Weaker begins

    Russell Wilson, Seahawks (at LAR). Russ has offered extra hazard in fantasy of late, however this is not an amazing highway matchup. Seattle has additionally turn out to be relentless in working the ball.

    Derek Carr, Raiders (at CLE). The Browns’ protection is crimson scorching once more, and there is not any good feeling Carr will get again on observe in opposition to Myles Garrett and buddies.

    Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (vs. TEN). This has the sensation of a bodily, low-scoring slugfest with a variety of working and attrition.

    Ryan Tannehill, Titans (at PIT). This has the sensation of a bodily low-scoring slugfest with a variety of working and attrition.

    Taylor Heinicke, Washington (at PHI). The curler coaster experience is headed to a different fast drop reverse Jalen Hurts.

    Carson Wentz, Colts (vs. IND). The Colts can be good to remain run-heavy to attempt to beat the Patriots due to their restricted receivers New England’s go protection.

    Cam Newton, Panthers (at BUF). He’s not baaaaaack!

    WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS:
    (*15*) | Running again | Wide Receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

    Fantasy Football Week 15 Start ‘Em: Running backs

    RB must-starts

  • Dalvin Cook, Vikings (at CHI)
  • Jonathan Taylor, Colts (vs. NE)
  • Nick Chubb, Browns (vs. LV)
  • James Conner, Cardinals (at DET)
  • Austin Ekeler, Chargers (if he performs, vs. KC)
  • Alvin Kamara, Saints (at TB)
  • Aaron Jones, Packers (at BAL)
  • Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers (vs. NO)
  • David Montgomery, Bears (vs. MIN)
  • Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons (at SF)
  • Antonio Gibson, Washington (at PHI)
  • Najee Harris, Steelers (vs. TEN)
  • Joe Mixon, Bengals (at DEN)
  • Javonte Williams, Broncos (vs. CIN)
  • Melvin Gordon, Broncos (vs. CIN)
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs (at LAC)
  • Saquon Barkley, Giants (vs. DAL)
  • Josh Jacobs, Raiders (at CLE)
  • Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (at NYG)
  • Stronger begins

    Sony Michel, Rams (vs. SEA). He’s wanting good with the lead position whereas Darrell Henderson (reserve/COVID) has missed two video games and has an excellent probability to remain featured given how he is boosted their speeding effectiveness.

    Elijah Mitchell, 49ers (if he returns, vs. ATL). Mitchell (knee) has been the one trusted again this season as a result of the 49ers are likely to go extra and get extra committee-like when he isn’t lively, however he can smash the Falcons if wholesome once more.

    Damien Harris, Patriots (at IND). Harris (ankle) ought to get excessive quantity on this recreation if wholesome. If not, Rhamondre Stevenson can be a straightforward plug and play.

    Rashaad Penny, Seahawks (at LAR). He seems to be just like the featured man now although he is exhausting to belief as a quantity play.

    Darrel Williams, Chiefs (at LAC). He’s sustaining a key position of touches regardless of CEH and Derrick Gore performing some good issues.

    Chase Edmonds, Cardinals (at DET). They is perhaps cautious for yet another week, but when Edmonds (ankle) is activated, he ought to get in on the enjoyable with James Conner.

    Some Dolphin (vs. NYJ). The Jets quit essentially the most fantasy factors to working backs. It may very well be Myles Gaskin. It may very well be Salvon Ahmed. It may very well be Philip Lindsay. It may very well be Malcolm Brown (quad). It may very well be Duke Johnson. It all relies on who’s cleared and is not cleared from the reserve/COVID record.

    DFS bargains

    D’Onta Foreman, Titans (at PIT, $5,200 on DraftKings, $5,800 on FanDuel). Foreman was the chief of the backfield final week regardless of restricted numbers, and the Steelers have been terrible up entrance of late.

    James Robinson, Jaguars (vs. HOU, $5,400 on DraftKings, $6,300 on FanDuel). Robinson did not get the overcorrection in Week 14, but it surely may come on delay in opposition to a Texans protection that permit Rashaad Penny put up profession numbers.

    WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel | Yahoo

    Fantasy Football Week 15 Sit ‘Em: Running backs

    Weaker begins

    Devonta Freeman, Ravens (vs. GB). The Packers have good numbers in opposition to the run, and Latavius Murray immediately popped again up scoring final week.

    AJ Dillon, Packers (at BAL). This is a troublesome speeding matchup, and if he isn’t scoring and catching passes, it might be exhausting to extract beginning worth behind Aaron Jones.

    Miles Sanders, Eagles (vs. WAS). It’s unclear how wholesome Sanders (ankle) is and what touches he would possibly get anyway with Jordan Howard, Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell obtainable. Washington has additionally been sturdy in opposition to the run of late.

    Chuba Hubbard, Panthers (at BUF). Newton and Ameer Adullah mixed with what ought to be a detrimental recreation script makes one cautious.

    All Bills (vs. CAR). They merely stop making an attempt with these guys, as an alternative making Josh Allen their high runner.

    All Lions (vs. ARI). Craig Reynolds? Really? The matchup is unhealthy, and the backfield has turn out to be cloudier ought to Jamaal Williams (reserve/COVID) return.

    All Texans (at JAX). It may very well be Rex Burkhead (groin). It may very well be Royce Freeman. It may very well be David Johnson. It’s a scenario to keep away from.

    Mike Davis, Falcons (at SF). There’s no prolonged revenge-game magic right here.

    D’Ernest Johnson, Browns (vs. LV). He’ll get some run with Kareem Hunt (knee) out however this looks like a Nick Chubb smash recreation.

    Dontrell Hilliard, Titans (at PIT). You cannot go right here not figuring out his position with Jeremy McNichols totally again within the combine.

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    Fantasy Football Week 15 Start ‘Em: Wide receivers

    WR must-starts

  • Cooper Kupp, Rams (vs. SEA)
  • Davante Adams, Packers (at BAL)
  • Justin Jefferson, Vikings (at CHI)
  • Deebo Samuel, 49ers (vs. ATL)
  • Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (at LAC)
  • Stefon Diggs, Bills (at TB)
  • Diontae Johnson, Steelers (vs. TEN)
  • Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (vs. NO)
  • Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (at LAR)
  • Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals (at DEN)
  • Mike Evans, Buccaneers (vs. NO)
  • Hunter Renfrow, Raiders (at CLE)
  • Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins (vs. NYJ)
  • Keenan Allen, Chargers (if he returns, vs. KC)
  • CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys (at NYG)
  • Amari Cooper, Cowboys (at NYG)
  • Tee Higgins, Bengals (at DEN)
  • Brandin Cooks, Texans (at JAX). 
  • Mike Williams, Chargers (vs. KC)
  • DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals (at DET)
  • D.J. Moore, Panthers (if he performs, at BUF)
  • Terry McLaurin, Washington (if cleared, at PHI)
  • Stronger begins

    Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers (vs. ATL). He retains getting in on the passing and scoring enjoyable, and that does not change on this primo matchup.

    Chase Claypool, Steelers (vs. TEN). He received warmed up a bit of extra and can have a robust yardage day in opposition to this secondary. Think one thing like seven catches and 75 yards.

    Darnell Mooney, Bears (vs. MIN). He wasn’t concerned sufficient final week, and that will get corrected in opposition to a weak secondary on Monday evening.

    Van Jefferson, Rams (vs. SEA). The Seahawks have been higher than you suppose vs. wideouts, however Jefferson is feeling it locked in with Matthew Stafford.

    Michael Gallup, Cowboys (at NYG). Dak Prescott is trusting him in every single place for the reason that return, and he is producing proper on the extent of CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper.

    DeVante Parker, Dolphins (vs. NYJ). He’ll play off Jaylen Waddle nicely in an amazing matchup.

    DeVonta Smith, Eagles (vs. WAS). Philadelphia will discover a method to make him see main seems to be from Jalen Hurts after the bye.

    Christian Kirk, Cardinals (at DET). This recreation screams for both a big-play TD or a number of quick TDs from him.

    Russell Gage, Falcons (at SF). Look for some candy numbers in rubbish time in opposition to a depleted secondary.

    Okay.J. Osborn, Vikings (at CHI). He’s a really good fill-in for Adam Thielen (ankle) once more.

    DFS bargains

    Rashod Bateman, Ravens (vs. GB, $5,600 on DraftKings, $5,800 on FanDuel). There’s an excellent probability Jaire Alexander returns to maintain Hollywood in a hunch, which is able to open up targets for Bateman to ship with both QB in what ought to be excessive quantity.

    Jamison Crowder, Jets (at MIA, $5,000 on DraftKings, $5,700 on FanDuel). Crowder disillusioned with Zach Wilson struggling vs. the Saints, however the Dolphins are literally worse at protecting the slot, so he will get some cash-game consideration.

    Sterling Shepard, Giants (vs. DAL, $4,700 on DraftKings, $5,600 on FanDuel). Shepard is extra of a event play as a result of he hasn’t executed all that a lot, however he’s again wholesome and has an excellent historical past of manufacturing vs. the Cowboys with quantity.

    Fantasy Football Week 15 Sit ‘Em: Wide receivers

    Weaker begins

    DK Metcalf, Seahawks (at LAR). Metcalf has turn out to be a non-factor of their passing recreation so let’s hope placing him here’s a wake-up name. But he needs to be right here with current outcomes and a matchup vs. the rested Jalen Ramsey.

    Marquise Brown, Ravens (vs. GB). As talked about above, Brown would possibly see a returning Alexander typically in protection as Green Bay protects in opposition to the large play.

    Michael Pittman Jr. Colts (vs. NE). This matchup is brutal, as J.C. Jackson will focus to take him away from Carson Wentz.

    Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard, Packers (at BAL). They are each a bit of too boom-or-busty for the fanasy playoffs.

    All Broncos (vs. CIN). This has turn out to be completely terrible with Teddy Bridgewater.

    All Titans (vs. PIT). Forget them — even Julio Jones.

    All Lions (vs. ARI). The matchup is not nice regardless of what the Rams did.

    All Jaguars (vs. HOU). Tread(nicely) evenly in forcing this.

    All Patriots (at IND). By the numbers this is not unhealthy, however nobody is inspiring vs. Indy.

    All Saints (at TB). They’re an excellent all-gal band from the Nineteen Nineties however a horrible group of wideouts in 2021.

    Fantasy Football Week 15 Start ‘Em: Tight ends

    TE must-starts

  • George Kittle, 49ers (vs. ATL)
  • Travis Kelce, Chiefs (at LAC)
  • Mark Andrews, Ravens (vs. GB)
  • Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers (vs. NO)
  • Dawson Knox, Bills (vs. CAR)
  • Kyle Pitts, Falcons (at SF)
  • Pat Freiermuth, Steelers (vs. TEN)
  • Stronger begins

    Darren Waller, Raiders (at CLE). Let’s hope Waller (knee) can return as a result of he has a reasonably great place away from their cornerbacks.

    Zach Ertz, Cardinals (at DET). There’s an excellent probability he dents the tip zone on a brief one with a number of different downfield catches.

    Noah Fant, Broncos (vs. CIN). He’s actually their most trusted receiver at this level with the wideouts evaporating.

    Dalton Schultz, Cowboys (at NYG). They have to get him extra concerned to assist Dak Prescott, and this matchup is nice for it.

    Hunter Henry, Patriots (at IND). He figures to be their best go-to man for Mac Jones in opposition to their zone protection.

    DFS cut price

    Mike Gesicki, Dolphins (vs. NYJ, $5,000 on DraftKings, $6,200 on FanDuel). He’ll return from a bye to dominate the intermediate routes in opposition to the Jets’ struggling linebackers and safeties. He’s a pleasant follow-up to the steal of Dawson Knox final week.

    Fantasy Football Week 15 Sit ‘Em: Tight ends

    Weaker begins

    T.J. Hockenson, Lions (vs. ARI). He could not play once more with the hand damage, however the Cardinals matchuip additionally completely stinks.

    Dallas Goedert, Eagles (vs. WAS). Washington has been nice at protecting the place with its linebackers and safeties.

    Tyler Higbee, Rams (vs. SEA). The matchup says sure. The utilization screams no.

    Tyler Conklin, Vikings (at CHI). Two Tylers, zero performs. You simply cannot belief him with Dalvin Cook again and Okay.J. Osborn getting extra run.

    Jared Cook, Chargers (vs. KC). The Chiefs have tightened the screws with their linebacker and security play.

    Fantasy Football Week 15 Start ‘Em: Defenses

    Defense must-starts

  • Cowboys (at NYG)
  • Dolphins (vs. NYJ)
  • Cardinals (at DET)
  • Browns (vs. LV)
  • Bills (vs. CAR)
  • Patriots (at IND)
  • Buccaneers (vs. NO)
  • Packers (at BAL)
  • Stronger begins

    Eagles (vs. WAS). They will come out of a bye flying vs. Taylor Heinicke.

    Texans (at JAX). Houston may give listless Jacksonville extra issues.

    49ers (vs. ATL). They ought to get after it in a Kyle Shanahan revenge recreation.

    Rams (vs. SEA). They impressed vs. Kyler Murray, so be ok with them vs. Russell Wilson.

    Broncos (vs. CIN). You can in all probability squeeze some sacks and a takeaway or two out of them.

    Colts (vs. NE). The emotional dwelling prime-time bump ought to enable them to be efficient vs. Jones.

    DFS cut price

    Bengals (at DEN, $2,500 on DraftKings, $3,400 on FanDuel). Cincinnati tends to be extra aggressive making performs on the highway, and this may occur in opposition to Teddy Bridgewater within the second half with sacks and takeaways.

    Fantasy Football Week 15 Sit ‘Em: Defenses

    Weaker begins

    Vikings (at CHI). They have underwhelmed in earlier good matchups, and that is on the highway in prime time.

    Jaguars (vs. HOU). It looks as if a good suggestion however no.

    Titans (at PIT). They’re a bit tempting however no with their go protection points.

    Steleers (vs. TEN). They’re a bit tempting however no with their run protection points.

    Chiefs (at LAC). They’re scorching however not in opposition to Justin.

    Saints (at TB). Not once more vs. Tom.

    Chargers (vs. KC). Not once more vs. Pat.

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