Headsupfantasy.com Week 15 Picks December 13, 2013  |  Jeff


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Welcome, Fake Footballers! Aside from smashing on opponents each week in our yearly fantasy football leagues, we at The Fake Football also do some dabbling in the fine arts of Daily Fantasy Sports. If you like the rush of fantasy football in one-week portions (with a few pesos on the line), then Daily Fantasy Sports may be your cup of tea as well. This season, we will be pumping out weekly advice for the daily games run by our pals over at Headsupfantasy.com, which is a new platform that offers daily gaming with NO RAKE taken. Need convincing? Take it from the Headsupfantasy folks themselves:

“It is our goal to present our users with the most enjoyable and affordable form of competition possible. Under no circumstances will Headsupfantasy take any percentages from user funds in challenges or pools.  Users can use our organized categories to find the perfect game for them. We have provided the clearest form of scoring for each sport so that all our users can compete on an even scale.”

So, instead of the host site taking a percentage of your hard earned winnings, you simply purchase “tokens”, and use one per contest. Now that you have an idea of how things work, let’s check out the format:

Each week, players have multiple formats to choose from including 2 athlete, 3 athlete, and 6 athlete contests. Within those formats there are further options for fantasy degenerates to enjoy! All scoring is standard fantasy scoring…4 pt passing TDs and no PPR.

 

2 Athlete: Choose any TWO fantasy players then compete head-to-head in any one of five categories:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most touchdowns  * Most passing yards

* Most rushing Yards  * Most receiving yards

 * 3 Athlete: Choose any THREE fantasy players then compete head-to-head in any one of five categories:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most touchdowns  * Most passing yards

* Most rushing Yards  * Most receiving yards

6 Athlete: Choose any SIX fantasy players then compete head-to-head in either:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most combined touchdowns

(6 athlete contests can be either QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE *fixed format* or six of any position)

 

WEEK 15 PICKS

With so many different contest options, we are going to highlight our favorite three formats and the picks we’re rolling with this Sunday. With the ability to select any fantasy football player, the options are endless, but here are the top plays for Week 15:

 

* 2 Athlete: Most Passing Yards

– This week, we will pick out two top signal callers for the ‘Most Passing Yards’ category. The first will be Nick Foles, who is set to shred the Minnesota defense this weekend. The Vikings have been getting toasted all year and, aside from the snow bowl, Foles has been dealing. Next to Foles, we will use our man Drew Brees who faces the St. Louis Rams. If you can’t get Brees at home, then the next best thing is using him in a road game that is also indoors. The Saints always score well on turf and this week will be no different. THE PICK: Nick Foles and Drew Brees.

 

* 3 Athlete: Most Rushing Yards

– In the ‘Most Rushing Yards’ category, we will use the ‘3 Athlete’ format and use a trio of running backs who are ready for big weeks. First will be LeSeason McCoy, because I really enjoy picking on the Minnesota defense. Like we noted about Nick Foles above, the Vikings can’t stop anyone and McCoy should get plenty of touches in this one. Next, we will use Marshawn Lynch, who is on the road at the New York Giants. With wintry weather conditions projected, Seattle will do what they do best and pound the rock all afternoon long. To finish up our trio of backs, we will use Alfred Morris, who has a fantastic matchup against the soft Atlanta Falcons defense. With the Redskins facing a soft defensive front and having a new quarterback under center, Morris should see a nice workload and put up big numbers. THE PICK: LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch, Alfred Morris

 

* 6 Athlete: Most Combined Fantasy Points (fixed format)

– In the big boy this week, the ‘6 Athlete’ format, we will start things off with Nick Foles at quarterback. With Peyton Manning not an option after playing on Thursday, Foles is the next best option as the Eagles will be moving the ball at will against Minnesota, as we noted above. At running back, LeSean McCoy and Marshawn Lynch will get the call as we discussed both backs previously. At wide receiver this week, Calvin Johnson is an absolute staple and is ready to explode after a slow Week 14 in the snow. Next to Megatron, we will go with “Megatron Jr.” in Josh Gordon. Gordon has been spectacular lately and there is no reason why he won’t continue his stellar play. At tight end, with Rob Gronkowski hurt, Jimmy Graham is the clear and obvious choice. PICK: Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch, Calvin Johnson, Josh Gordon, Jimmy Graham.

 

 

Good luck in Week 15, and be sure to check out Headsupfantasy!

 

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