The fantasy playoffs continue through Week 15 and we returned with more great sleepers to take you to a fantasy football championship. It all starts this week with Patrick Laird, who has been lined up for 15-20 touchdowns in a favorable matchup. It might be weird to rely on recent cable receipts so easily, but Laird has the Giants a big game given how badly he defended the weak Philadelphia offense that rushed last Monday. Red-hot Ryan Tannehill also gets a often fiery Texans defense pass, while Mike Evans-substitute Breshad Perriman lands in ’em, sitting em bubble against a weak secondary Lions.
If tight end is more your need, there are definitely options out there as well. David Njoku gets his dream matchup with the Cardinals, Ian Thomas could re-enter Greg Olsen and O.J. Howard could finally get the chance to shine.
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Our weekly sleepers were a bit of a mixed bag. Derrius Guice got off to a decent start before being injured, while Patrick Laird and Alexander Mattison gave the touches but not the overall output. Ryan Tannehill delivered and Jacoby Brissett had a solid game.
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The two biggest wins of our bed choices came at WR, where Darius Slayton and A.J. Brown made the money for those who played it. Unfortunately, it was canceled by Vance McDonald’s extremely sad exit, though we will try to get away with it by pointing out that he left early with a concussion.
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Week 15 Fantastic Injuries: Running Back
Patrick Laird, Dolphins @ Yantes (Billy Hayen). Laird carried the ball 15 times and added five goals in Week 14, so if he gets another 15-20 touchdowns against the Giants’ round defense, he could inflate enough. New York has allowed Boston Scott to switch to similar use so you can drive with Laird this week.
Sony Michel, Patriots @ Bengals (Vinnie Iyer). This is an excellent matchup that should include a positive game script for running backs. Things are about to crush him after several weeks without doing anything from the note.
Peyton Barber, Buccaneers @ Lions (Matt Lutovsky). Nobody wants to do it, but the Lions have one of the worst defenses in the league and Barber have received at least 11 loads in each of the last three weeks. Seems to be the preferred option around the finish line over Ronald Jones, too. Either way, there is a solid ceiling here even if there is also low flooring.
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Week 15 Fantasy Football Tables: Quadruple
Ryan Tannehill, Titans vs. Texans (Heyen). Tannehill was a fairly good fantasy coach and the Texans are one of the worst defenses in the league. If you’re streaming a QB this week, it should be Tannehill.
Jared Goff, Rams @ Cowboys (Iyer). Forget the Cowboys road narrative and defense that is supposed to be good. These trends are out the window in what should be a shootout.
Jacoby Brissett, Colts @ Saints (Lutovsky). Brissett put up enough numbers against the Bucs last week (251 yards, two TDs, 26 rushing) and gets another favorable match this week. Playing in the Big Easy is never easy, but New Orleans allows up to 10 more fantasy points in QBs and you have to understand that Brissett is going to throw a lot.
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Week 15 Fantasy Football Tables: Wide Receivers
Chris Conley, Jaguars @ Raiders (Heyen). That’s assuming DJ Chark (foot). If it is, Conley is probably the most talented option in this game going through a deep burnt secondary.
A.J. Brown, Titans vs. Texans (Iyer). There is no hunting week breakout here. We think it is rapidly rising to high-end status WR2 due to the red hot QB and the race.
Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers @ Lions (Lutovsky). With Mike Evans (jerk) out, Perriman will have the opportunity to step up as Tampa’s second receiver. It started rising up in Week 13 when it caught five of six targets for 87 yards, and managed to surpass 70 yards and a score last week. Justin Watson stole some looks, but with Perriman probably locked in as the No. 2 receiver in preparation for this game, he’ll have to rely more. Against the Lions’ porous defense, that could mean big things.
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Week 15 Fantastic Soccer Injuries: Tight ends
Ian Thomas, Panthers vs. Seahawks (Heyen). This is a Seattle defense that has just allowed more than 100 yards to pass to Tyler Higbee. Start with Thomas confidently this week.
O.J. Howard, Buccaneers @ Lions (Iyer). They should use him more as a big target with Mike Evans (hamstring) down, and the matchup is pretty good.
David Njoku, Browns @ Cardinals (Lutovsky). Our current strategy against the Cardinals was over last week when Vance McDonald was held in a single attempt for three meters before coming out with a concussion. We believe in the process, however, as Arizona continues to rank well above all others in the fantasy points allowed in TEs. Njoku didn’t make much of a comeback from a wrist injury last week (a trap, four yards), but turned out to be healthy, which is half the battle. Expect more participation this week.
Week 15 Imagination Stairs: Protections
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Lions (Heyen). The Bucs’ defense was very poor in the middle of the season after impressing early, but a match with David Blough is enough to continue the improvement trend shown by Tampa Bay.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Vikings (Iyer). It’s home to healthy players and this could be the worst game of the Kirk Cousins era.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Broncos (Lutovsky). Drew Lock has looked great in his two starts, but a partial street play at Arrowhead Stadium is different than playing home chargers or Texans on the road. The Chiefs’ defense has imposed eight total turnovers and limited opponents to fewer than 18 points in each of the last three games, so expect the rookie to make some mistakes.