Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings, Sleepers
Jake Ciely @allinkid of RotoExperts.com deals out his Week 15 Fantasy Football rankings with sleepers, GIFs and more.
It's that bittersweet time of the year. About half of my followers are now depressed having been knocked out of the playoff picture, and around half of those stop paying attention once I start talking baseball in January. I won't forget you guys.
The good times, the trolls, the asking "who should I start" in reply to my rankings post, etc. Okay, I can do without some of those things, but I hate knowing that the football season is nearly over.
Don't worry though. If you haven’t been following me for long or weren't paying attention last year, I post football content year-round. Way too early rankings, offseason musings, NFL Draft coverage, rookie rankings, movement impacts, sleepers, etc. I cover it all for you! Plus, there is always DFS each week. And as for those still in the playoff race, let's bring home that title!
As a reminder, if you missed this week's Waiver Wire and Quarterback Streamers piece, click over to find help at every position, including quarterback streamers.
Week 15 QB Sleepers
Tyrod Taylor, BUF – Taylor is not a high-volume passer… actually, he's the antithesis of it, as Taylor has fewer attempts than any other quarterback with 12 starts (only 33 more than Tom Brady has with four more games). However, no quarterback has a more favorable matchup this week with the Browns having allowed all but two quarterbacks to throw for multiple touchdowns with seven throwing three. Taylor also has six rushing touchdowns and an average of 36.2 rushing yards per game (nearly one free passing touchdown).
Week 15 RB Sleepers
Tevin Coleman, ATL – With a matchup against the 49ers, this could easily be a game where both Devonta Freeman and Coleman finish in the RB1 range. The 49ers have allowed 244 more rushing yards than any other team and three more rushing touchdowns (19). Did you see how Bilal Powell ran all over them in place of Matt Forte?
With Julio Jones less than 100 percent and the game likely in control early, look for the Falcons to rely on the running game heavily.
Jonathan Stewart, CAR – As mentioned last week in the DFS blind spot picks, Stewart either scores touchdowns and helps you toward a win or manages about 40 rushing yards. Last week, it worked out, and starting Stewart should reap the same rewards this week. Not only have the Redskins given up the third most rushing touchdowns (14) but they also have another 450 yards and three touchdowns allowed to running backs in the passing game.
Kenneth Farrow, SD – Farrow isn't a sleeper in the aspect that no one knows about him, as Farrow is the hot name of the week thanks to Melvin Gordon's injury. The follow up question is whether to start Farrow. You can, and he's worthy of being a low-end RB2. The "low-end" part is simply due to uncertainty and Ronnie Hillman being a better option in pass blocking. The Raiders have been consistently weak against the run with the fifth most FPPG to running backs on the season and over the last four weeks.
Week 15 WR Sleepers
Jamison Crowder, WSH – We all know Crowder has been the best Redskins receiver this year, and we know DeSean Jackson has plenty of big-play ability. However, did you know that Crowder is better after the catch and only seven receivers have more yards after the catch? On top of that, the Panthers are allowing the third most YAC to receivers at 134.7 per game. Crowder has serious upside this week.
Dontrelle Inman, SD – Only Odell Beckham, Antonio Brown and Jordy Nelson have more Fantasy points over the last three games for wide receivers. Obviously, this is weighted by a touchdown in each of the three games for Inman. However, with the Raiders allowing at least one receiver touchdown in all but four games (TEN, KC, JAX, BUF) and Philip Rivers likely throwing two or more this week, Inman is a good bet to score. The Raiders just happen to have also allowed the most receptions of 20-plus (50) and 40-plus (13) yards.
Mike Wallace, BAL – Right behind the Raiders in big plays allowed are the Eagles. They have also allowed 50 receptions of 20-plus yards with 12 of 40-plus. Few receivers get deep down the field better than Wallace does. While Joe Flacco hasn't been a consistent quarterback this year, he still has the most attempts on the year. The combination of targets and big-play ability give Wallace the potential to hit 100 yards and a score this week.
Kenny Stills, MIA – Stills is another big-play option in this week's list, but it's more about Matt Moore showing an affinity for Stills after replacing Ryan Tannehill. To be fair, it's a small sample and relying on Dolphins receivers always carries risk given their potential to face plant for your team.
The good news is that Stills does have double-digit points in every game where he scored. Additionally, the Jets have allowed 20-plus receiver points in nine games, the third most plays of 40-plus yards (10) and 43 plays of 20-plus.
Week 15 TE Sleepers
Charles Clay, BUF – Back to the Bills here, as the tight end position isn't exactly overflowing with options. Vance McDonald is done for the year, C.J. Fiedorowicz is questionable and Coby Fleener and Jared Cook are exactly who they have been all year… Fantasy team killers. One of these years, people will stop buying into Cook. One can only hope. In any case, Clay is healthy again and had his best game of the year last week. It was actually the first time since Week 6 that Clay topped 29 receiving yards, and it was Clay's first touchdown. Nevertheless, he can put up a repeat performance against the Browns, as no team has more tight end touchdowns allowed (11). In fact, most every team with a half-decent tight end has double-digit points against the Browns, and Clay, well, he is not good or bad.
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