Updated 2017 Fantasy Football: Week 15 Rankings | Sleepers | Projections
How great is this week? Yes, I'm going to get to the Week 15 rankings and sleepers, but it's playoff week in Fantasy Football and the new Star Wars comes out this week!
On top of all that goodness, we have Saturday NFL games too! It's way too much goodness in one week... unless you're an Eagles fan or got bounced out the playoffs because of Alvin Kamara or Tom Brady. If so, first, play in more leagues next year. Second, make the sadness disappear by going to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And third, play some DFS. Some extra coinage always helps.
TL;DR version – Fantasy playoffs, Saturday football, Star Wars!!
As a reminder, if you missed this week's Waiver Wire piece, click over to find help at every position, including Week 15 quarterback streamers.
Week 15 QB Sleepers
Nick Foles, PHI @ NYG – If you read the waivers piece, Foles isn't my first choice to replace Carson Wentz, but he's far from the worst option. Foles has been here before, and the 27:2 TD:INT ratio season is an example of his upside. Foles will never play that well again, and this is a different offense, but he has some great weapons and a great matchup. The Giants just let Dak Prescott have the best passing game of his career and are now averaging the most quarterback FPPG allowed. Foles could easily top 20 Fantasy points against the broken Giants.
Week 15 RB Sleepers
Mike Davis, SEA vs. LAR – Given the struggles for the Seahawks offense last week and the matchup, Davis rushing for 66 yards was actually impressive. The Jaguars have been tough against the run since they added Marcell Dareus and Davis only had 15 attempts given the game flow. The Rams allow the second most FPPG to running backs, and it would be worse if not for facing mediocre backfields the past two weeks (ARI, PHI). Heck, even Kerwynn Williams had 97 yards on 16 carries against them in that game, and he's a lesser talent.
Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CIN – Did you see what Jordan Howard just did against the Bengals? It was magical.
With players dropping each week, the Bengals defense has little to nothing left. Murray is the lead option for the Vikings and goal line option, which means he should see 15-20 carries and a few scoring opportunities. Murray won't replicate Howard's game, but he might come close as the Vikings continue the playoff push.
Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. GB – Even while being on pace for 80-plus catches, McCaffrey has been disappointing given his lack of touches, especially of late. McCaffrey is averaging just 9.8 touches over the last four games, but the matchup with the Packers can be his elixir. Duke Johnson caught all four of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown last week, as receiving backs are a matchup nightmare for the Packers linebackers. We're hoping for a touchdown here, but the potential is as high as it can get for CMC.
Week 15 WR Sleepers
JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs. NE – With JJSS back from suspension, it's time to get back on board.
Ben Roethlisberger attempted 66 passes, completed 44 and had 502 yards. Yet, Martavis Bryant managed just six catches for 33 yards… tied with Eli Rogers in yardage. Smith-Schuster is the best No. 2 option for the Steelers, and they’re home again this week. Big Ben has 1,156 yards and 10 touchdowns in his last three home games, and the Patriots allow the fifth most points to receivers.
Dede Westbrook, JAX – Marqise Lee has been a great find this year, and he's provided nice value both to the Jaguars and Fantasy owners. However, Westbrook has emerged of late, outscoring Lee over the past three games and actually jumps to WR16 overall during the past two weeks. Westbrook has become the top option for the Jaguars, and no team allows more big plays than the Texans. Westbrook has replaced Lee as the Jaguars best bet at receiver, so ride him to a championship.
Jamison Crowder, WSH vs. ARI – Kirk Cousins and the Redskins struggled mightily against the Chargers, but that Chargers defense is playing at an elite level of late. The Cardinals defense? Outside of Patrick Peterson, not so much. In fact, second and third receivers, especially talented slot options, have dominated the Cardinals this year. Look for the Redskins and Cousins to bounce back in Week 15. With Peterson focused on Josh Doctson, Crowder will have the potential for a performance like the one against the Giants.
Week 15 TE Sleepers
Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI @ WSH – Staying in this game, the Redskins gave up 50 yards and a touchdown to Hunter Henry. These Redskins have given up a tight end touchdown in five of their last six games, and the one where they didn’t was against the Giants without Sterling Shepard to soften the coverage on Evan Engram. Pickle Ricky Seals-Jones is still a favorite of Blaine Gabbert.
He came into Week 14 with 16 targets, nine receptions, 170 yards and three touchdowns in three games. This matchup will get him back on track.
Fantasy Football Week 15 Rankings | Week 15 Flex Rankings
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Fantasy Football Week 15 Projections: QBs
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