Week 15 – Main Slate
Lamar Jackson – Jackson gets another favorable matchup against Jacksonville this week. The game is also slated for an o/u of 47.5 points with Baltimore being a -13 point favorite. Jackson is also coming off back-to back good performance where he has finished as the QB#1 and #6 in the last 2 weeks. In both weeks he has only averaged 17 pass attempts, but he offers solid floor with over 110 rushing yards in each of those games. He should have a safe floor and the right upside this week.
Kyler Murray – Murray gets the Philadelphia defense this week and this game is slated for an o/u of 49 points. Cardinals are also a -6 point favorite to win this week. On the other hand, Eagles defense has allowed for at least 200 passing yards to each of their opposing QB since their bye in week 9. Murray is also the cheapest he has ever been this year ($7,000 on DK) and look for him to have a bounce back game after finishing as the QB#14 last week.
Jarred Goff – Goff faces the NY Jets defense this week with the game slated for an o/u of 44 points. The Rams are also a heavy favorite to win this game (-17.5 points). Last week was an unusual week with Goff throwing only 25 times and that was partially because Cam Akers ran circles around the NE Patriots defense. If you take that week away, he has thrown at least 30 pass attempts and averaged close to 270 passing yards. Look for him to also have a bounce back game this week.
Alvin Kamara – Kamara and the NO Saints gets a matchup with KC Chiefs this week. This game is also slated for o/u 51.5 points (second highest on Sunday slate). The other good news is also that Drew Brees would be starting instead of Tayson Hill. With Brees’s first game back since injury, look for him to have a lot of check down passes. The targets and receptions significantly dropped with Tayson under the center and Karama should return back to normal this week.
Cam Akers – Akers gets the NY Jets this week and LA Rams are a -17.5 point favorite. He has also clearly established himself as the primary back in this offence. If they get up early, look for the Rams to feed him the ball and eat the time of the clock. Jets are also coming off a week where they allowed 27 combined rushes for more than 142 yards and 1 TD to Carson/Hyde combo last week. Akers should be a locked and loaded RB1 this week.
Leonard Fournette – Fournette was a healthy scratch last week against Minnesota but this week he gets a favorable matchup against Atlanta. Also, Ronald Jones has been declared out this week due to COVID-19 making Fournette the primary back. He is still a desperation play since he has only once finished as RB#21 or better on the week this year. But with the volume he would be getting and the price tag, he is a great value here.
Emanuel Sanders – Sanders and the NO Saints face the KC Chiefs this week. Michael Thomas is already declared out and heading to IR. That means Sanders should see an expanded role in the offence. He also had much better numbers with Brees than with Taysom Hill. He will be shadowed by L’Jarius Sneed and while that is not a great matchup, he should have enough volume coming his way to salvage the day. He should be a safe play this week.
Calvin Ridley – Ridley gets a matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week in a game that is slated for o/u 50.5 points. Julio Jones has already been ruled out of the game and without Julio, Ridley averages a whopping 23DK points per game. Tampa Bay has also allowed the 11th most fantasy points to WR position and Ridley should have no problem in this game with the volume.
Brandon Aiyuk – Aiyuk has been an absolute stud over the last 5 games where he has finished as the WR#20 or better in each of those weeks. He’s also averaged more than 10 targets/game over that period and almost 20 DK points. Deebo Samuel is also declared out for this game. He also gets the Dallas Cowboys defense who has allowed the 5th most fantasy points to opposing WR.
Brandin Cooks – Cooks was sidelined in the last game but has been for Houston. He is the clear WR1 and a favorite of Deshaun Watson. The Texans vs Colts is also slated for an o/u of 51 points which is one of the highest on the Sunday slate. The last time these two teams faced, he had a healthy 8 targets, 5 receptions for 65 yards. Look for him to at least be able to match that.
Travis Kelce – There is no body more consistent at TE than Kelce. If you can afford to pay up at TE, get Kelce on your team. These are his finishes over the last 6 weeks: TE# 1, 1, 1, 10, 2 and 1. He has finished outside TE2 only once in that period. He gets the NO Saints defense this week that just allowed 4 receptions for 43 yards to Dallas Goedert. Look for him to at least surpass that this week.
Dallas Goedert – Even though it was the first week that Jalen Hurts started for Philadelphia last week, Goedert was one of his favorite targets. In this TE wasteland, Goedart is getting consistent volume and look for him to continue and finish in the TE1 range this week.
Cole Kmet – If you are looking for a value play, Cole Kmet is your guy. Over the last couple weeks, he has outplayed Jimmy Graham and carved out a significant role in this offence. He averages 7 targets, 39 yards and 0.5 TDs over those 2 games. This week he gets the Minnesota defense in a game that is slated for an o/u 47 points. If he finds the endzone again, look for him to return a great value.
Cardinals, Seahawks, Rams