Matt Moore @ New York Jets
Ryan Tannehill’s injury will now bring a new starting quarterback for the Dolphins, as Matt Moore steps in to take control of the offense. He couldn’t have found a better opponent to make his season debut against, with the Jets currently having all the makings of a team that has quit on their coach. The Jets secondary can be had, even by Moore, as they have been among the league’s worst for the 2016 season. With Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Kenny Stills there are plenty of weapons at Moore’s disposal to take advantage of this matchup. Sure, the Dolphins will look to employ the ground game with Jay Ajayi, but against a tough Jets run defense, the aerial attack will help find balance. Look for plenty of short passes to Landry and Stills, who will use their run after the catch ability for extra yardage. I’m expecting 260 yards and two touchdowns from Moore in this contest. He is not a guy that you may be looking at in season long playoffs, but he could be that cheap DFS option to help you build a winning lineup.
Kenneth Farrow vs. Oakland Raiders
Another injury has claimed yet one more Fantasy starter, with Melvin Gordon succumbing to a knee injury this past week. The next man up for the Chargers is Kenneth Farrow. In limited work, Farrow has not looked bad and he’s been somewhat elusive to tacklers. Add in the fact that he brings value in the passing game too, as we see from his six-catch effort against Carolina. Week 15 brings a home matchup against West division rival Oakland Raiders. This has all the makings of a shootout, which could favor Farrow as he can mix in his running and pass-catching ability in this one. Rivers will of course get his numbers, but that will undoubtedly leave defenders out of the box, giving Farrow more room to make plays. Look for Farrow to eclipse 100 total yards and find the end-zone in this game. He will definitely be a flex consideration for Week 15, and a highly owned cheap option in DFS.
Cameron Meredith vs. Green Bay Packers
This is strictly a gut call on this play, but with the Bears playing from behind all day, Meredith should see plenty of targets in this one. With Alshon Jeffrey making his return from suspension, single coverage should be there for him to take advantage. Jordan Howard, playing at his current level, will only help alleviate the pressure on the passing game. Assuming weather is not a factor in this game, I expect Meredith to finish with six catches for 90 yards and a score, which makes him a sneaky play at flex, and a DFS player that will be overlooked by most owners. Take advantage.
Cameron Brate @ Dallas Cowboys
Brate has been finding a rapport with Jameis Winston and it is showing up in the stat column. With four TDs in his last seven games, Brate has become one of the more trustworthy options at the position over the last few weeks.
In Week 15, the Buccaneers go on the road to Dallas, whose defense has shown holes of late in terms of points allowed to the position, and ranking in the bottom half of the league. With the options in the passing game limited, Winston will be looking Brate’s way quite a bit. I am looking at five catches for 70 yards and a score in this game for him, which makes him a definite TE1 in seasonal leagues and perhaps a popular cheap option at TE for DFS.
Phil Dawson @ Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta is coming off a great defensive game against the hapless Rams, but I expect the 49ers to be able to move the ball around a bit in this contest and playing from behind. Although they may not find much success scoring TDs, Phil Dawson should benefit from the attempts at a few field goals. Dawson could find himself with three FGs and a couple of XPs in this one, making him a viable streaming start in season-long leagues. He will also be a DFS option at the bottom of the list that you can plug into your lineup.
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
With injuries wreaking havoc on this defensive unit, the Texans have not been the team we thought we were drafting in the preseason. During the course of the season, they have become a matchup play. When you think matchup play, you can’t get any better than facing the Jaguars and Blake “turnover” Bortles. You can almost chalk it up that Bortles will have a pick-six in this game, along with another interception and a few sacks. The Texans’ defense will be in for a huge day, making them a definite start in Fantasy playoffs, and a mid-tier unit that will pay off in DFS.