Yay or Nay Week 15:
Okay school finals are over. Now it’s time to focus on the important stuff. Fantasy football playoffs. Yay or Nay Week 11 as always use at your own discretion as this article is not reinforced by normal stats, mostly by the eye test and good/bad feelings.
QB’s I say Yay to Week 15:
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints: I get it, he’s had two stinkers in a row. If you survived him last week and are still playing for something this week here is my thought process: he’s Drew Brees. Is he really going to have three terrible games in a row? I know he’s playing against a good Arizona defense and he’s playing away from home but I really don’t think a superstar like Brees has three terrible games in a row.
Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills: He’s playing the Browns. In a week where some top tier quarterbacks (like Brees, Brady, and Big Ben) have bad matchups I think that Taylor is the top streaming option this week. The Browns make any quarterback look like Tom Brady. I think that every Buffalo Bill should be in your lineup. They are also good DFS plays.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks: I have very mixed feelings about this one. Yes, he’s playing the Rams, but the Rams have a three-game win streak against Seattle. Yes, the Rams just got blown out by the Atlanta Falcons, but Russell Wilson has been so inconsistent this year. I think he’ll have a good game but I owned him all season, I do not have the confidence of starting him in my playoff game. I also don’t like playing players who play on a Thursday but that’s another story.
QB’s I say Nay to Week 15:
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburg Steelers: I’m not scared of the matchup. What I am scared of is the fact that he is away from home. Home and Away splits are a real thing when it comes to Ben Roethlisberger. He is quarterback 29 in fantasy when he is away from home. This isn’t just this year, this dates back three years. He just is not the same quarterback when he is playing at away from home.
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys: I’m not going to tell you that Dak is going to get benched by Romo but I don’t think that Dak will play well this week because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been playing some great defense. They shut down Chicago, Kansas City, Seattle, San Diego, and New Orleans. Five high powered offenses (okay four) throughout this span the highest a team could score was 21 points. I think they’ll keep rolling and stop Dak, and to a lesser extent Zeke.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots: He’s playing the Broncos at Denver. I understand that last year he scored three touchdowns against the Broncos but last year he threw two touchdowns to Gronk, no Gronk this year. I think that the Broncos’ run defense has gotten worse this year. As the year gets colder the Patriots have a tendency to go a bit more run heavy. I think that will be evident this week because the Broncos weakness has been the running game so they’ll try hard to get the run game going.
RB’s I say Yay to Week 15:
Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks: He’s averaging over 5 yards per carry against the Rams. I think they’ll be up early and they’ll lean on the run game. Rawls has looked more like himself since returning from his week 2 injury. And I’m playing against him this week so you can be sure he’ll have a good game.
Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders: The problem with him was that the Oakland backfield looked like a three-headed monster but out of those three heads, Latavius Murray has asserted his dominance. This is now his backfield and Oakland’s offensive line really have propelled him to being one of the best in the league. I think that they are going to ride Latavius against a good Chargers secondary.
Kenneth Farrow, San Diego Chargers: The Raiders can’t stop the run, he has the full workload, I would expect him to have a nice day.
RB’s I say Nay to Week 15:
Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts: This is just a gut call. I don’t see it this week.
Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns: Are you really going to trust a Brown in the fantasy playoffs?
Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dallas will try to maintain the time of possession which won’t leave Doug Martin with lots of opportunities to run.
WR’s I say Yay to Week 15:
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers: He’s playing against Chicago, he’s got Aaron Rodgers as a quarterback. They need to win. What’s not to love? I love all Green Bay Packers receivers this week.
Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks: Again, Russell Wilson succeeds, Baldwin succeeds. Will Wilson succeed? Who knows… but if he does Baldwin will have a big day.
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs: The Tennessee Titans secondary is terrible. Plain and simple. I almost guarantee that Tyreek Hill will run a go route and he will catch a 50+ yard touchdown.
WR’s I say Nay to Week 15:
AJ Green, Cincinnati Bengals: He’s coming off an injury where who knows if he’ll be 100% healthy, there is just too much possibility that he would get injured again and get reinjured.
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons: I don’t think he’ll play but if he does I don’t think he’ll be 100%. I think this is more of a Taylor Gabriel game.
Malcolm Mitchell, New England Patriots: He’s playing the Broncos and there aren’t enough weapons on that offense to distract the big Denver cornerbacks.
TE’s I say Yay to Week 15:
Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
TE’s I say Nay to Week 15:
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots