Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell are all expensive, but worth the price in Week 15 Daily Fantasy Football.
We are at the point of the season where we know who to attack and what players to play. Let’s not get too cute this week and play Blaine Gabbert (my bad for recommending him last week—I was just kidding). This week I will be writing about just the Sunday games. There are two Saturday games that aren’t a part of the main slate.
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Let’s take a look at the plays for this week. Good luck everyone.
You play Big Ben at home, in his last three home games he has scored 18, 31 and 35 DK points. The Patriots have given up the third-most points to quarterbacks and this is a great spot for Ben and the Steelers. He has thrown the ball 196 times in his last four games—that’s a lot. All three killer B’s are in play (Ben, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell) and this is a great spot for Big Ben. If you are paying up at quarterback this week, Ben is the one to pay up for.
Bortles has been better than you think over the last month. He has scored at least 18 DK points in his last three games and now he gets to face what may be the worst defense in the league in the Houston Texans. He is cheap and it frees up more money to pay up for position players. He throws the ball to two receivers, Marquise Lee and Dede Westbrook, which makes for an easy stack with Bortles. Jacksonville’s defense is legit and he should have no problems giving us 18-to-22 DK points this week.
Other plays I like: Russell Wilson, Nick Foles, and Jimmy Garoppolo
Alvin Kamara/Mark Ingram
I prefer Ingram in this game because the New Orleans Saints are big home favorites. Both will have big games but I am thinking that since Kamara is coming off a game where he got knocked out with a concussion, they’ll lighten his load a little bit. Both are among the five most expensive running backs on DK, but with the way they’ve been playing, I have no problem starting both. The Saints should win this game easily and it could be over by halftime. That means a whole half of them grinding out the clock and racking up the yards.
Drake has topped 26 DK points in back-to-back weeks and has 56 touches over that timeframe. He can break any play for a touchdown, so he will be chalky, but given the workload and the matchup, this is a can’t miss play and he will be in every lineup I make.
Other plays I like: Alex Collins, Jay Ajayi, and Isaiah Crowell
Brown has scored a touchdown in three of his last four games against the New England Patriots. In the one game that he didn’t score a touchdown, he had seven receptions and over 100 yards. The Patriots have focused their defense on stopping Le’Veon Bell when they play the Steelers, which leads to Antonio having big fantasy games. Big Ben to Brown is my main stack this week and with the way these two have been playing over the last month, it makes it hard to fade them.
Nobody is happier than Nelson that his BFF Aaron Rodgers is back. In the last 20 games these two have played together, Jordy has 21 touchdowns. In the first three games Jordy was healthy this season with Rodgers at quarterback, he scored over 20 DK points and he was $1,300 more expensive. I think the numbers speak for themselves here, play Jordy.
Goodwin has benefited the most from the change to Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback. In the two games Jimmy G has started, Goodwin he scored 17 and 19 DK points. This week he gets a soft Tennessee Titans secondary which has been one of the worst in the NFL over the last two seasons. Goodwin is an under-the-radar play who can help you win any tournament that you play in this week.
Other plays I like: DeDe Westbrook, Sammy Watkins, Corey Coleman
This is a dream scenario, we get a top-three tight end versus a bottom-three defense against tight ends. Nick Foles is a quality NFL quarterback and these two have played together before. In 2013, Ertz’s rookie year, he caught three touchdowns from Foles. He is a much better player now but he will be Foles go-to guy when he gets in trouble. This could be a multiple touchdown game from Ertz and he will go low owned because of the change at quarterback for the Eagles.
Graham is coming off a zero-catch performance in Week 14. Every person playing DFS will see that and think something is wrong and won’t play him. He is perfectly healthy and he will be in my lineups because of the poor play the week before. He has scored double-digit points in every home game but one this year and in Week 5 against the same team, he had 15 DK points. He will be low-owned.
Other plays I like: Greg Olsen, Delaine Walker, and Benjamin Watson
The Jags are facing T.J. Yates and this could get ugly quick. The defense has scored double-digit points in nine games this year and after this week, they will make it 10. If you can afford to pay up for defense, pay up for the Jags.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints are also facing a backup quarterback this week. Bryce Petty went 2-of-9 for nine yards last week after replacing the injured Josh McCown. This is like taking candy from a baby. A backup quarterback in his first start of the year and on the road leads to fantasy success for the Saints defense.
This defense will have to step it up with Carson Wentz out for the year. The New York Giants are ready for this season to end and the Eagles are going to have a field day this week. Not only will the Eagles be putting pressure on Eli Manning but they could easily return a punt for a touchdown. One team is fighting for the number one seed in the conference when the other is down and out, give me the Eagles defense all day on Sunday.