Start/Sit Week 15 December 11, 2014  |  Mike Braude


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Quarterback:

 

Eli Manning vs. WAS

My streamer of the week is Eli Manning. Manning’s value has been buoyed by the emergence of Odell Beckham Jr. and now he draws the most favorable matchup of all: the Redskins are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. In Week 4, the Giants faced the Redskins in Washington and Manning threw for four touchdowns.

 

Running Back:

 

Jamaal Charles vs. OAK

I know many are worried about Jamaal Charles’ health but you have to start him if he’s active – especially against the Raiders. If Charles is inactive, Knile Davis becomes a must-start. Over his last three games against the Raiders, Charles is averaging 34.5 fantasy points. The Raiders are allowing the 5th most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

Chris Ivory at TEN

Chris Ivory’s weekly workload isn’t enough for consistent fantasy value but it is enough to have a solid day against the Titans. The Titans helped Andre Williams look like Adrian Peterson last week. Despite rushing for 2.93 yards per carry on 134 total carries before facing the Titans, Williams rushed 24 times for 131 yards (5.5 YPC) against the Titans. The Titans are allowing the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

Isaiah Crowell vs. CIN

While Crowell isn’t seeing the workloads that we envisioned when Ben Tate was released, he’s still seeing enough volume to be productive. It appears he’s in an even timeshare with Terrance West but I’ll take the superior player. The Bengals were decimated on the ground last week by Le’Veon Bell and have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

 

Wide Receiver:

 

Dez Bryant at PHI

I know some are worried about Dez because of Tony Romo’s health but this is a great matchup for Dez owners. The Eagles have been dominated by outside physical receivers all season – this week should be no different. The Eagles are allowing the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Expect the Cowboys to feed Dez; he’s an elite option this week.

DeAndre Hopkins at IND

With Andre Johnson questionable coming off last week’s concussion, DeAndre Hopkins will be featured for the Texans. The Colts are favored by 6.5 points so one can expect the Texans to be playing from behind. We know Hopkins has a ton of upside when he receives consistent targets. If Vontae Davis is out, Hopkins has even more upside.

Marqise Lee at BAL

If you’re looking for a wide receiver to use from the free agent wire, Marqise Lee is your guy. Lee is an extremely talented player that has seen increased playing time over the past two weeks. The Jaguars are facing a Raven defense that is allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Lee is a solid dart throw during the fantasy playoffs.

 

Tight End:

 

Larry Donnell vs. WAS

With the emergence of Odell Beckham Jr., Donnell has settled in as a low-end TE1. His matchup this week is simply too good to pass up. The last time Donnell faced the Redskins, he finished with seven catches for 54 yards and three touchdowns. The Redskins have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.

 

SIT

 

Quarterback:

 

Colin Kaepernick at SEA

Over recent weeks, Colin Kaepernick has exposed himself as an untrustworthy starting option. This week he faces the Seahawks, who are allowing the fewest points to opposing quarterbacks.

 

Running Back:

 

Andre Williams vs. WAS

While I do like Andre Williams as a player, this is not the week to start him. Tom Coughlin said Jennings should be able to carry more of a full load this week. The Redskins are allowing the 4th fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs.

Matt Asiata at DET

While his volume is promising, Asiata is dreadfully short on talent. In Jerick McKinnon’s absence Asiata has rushed 33 times for 106 yards (3.21 YPC) and caught seven passes for 15 yards. He doesn’t even warrant consideration against the Lions’ stout run defense.

Toby Gerhart at BAL

Despite Denard Robinson’s absence, Gerhart still isn’t a reliable option. Touches will likely be split between Gerhart, Jordan Todman, and Storm Johnson. The Ravens are allowing the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs.

 

Wide Receiver:

 

Doug Baldwin vs. SF

While he is the Seahawks’ No. 1 receiver, Baldwin cannot be trusted in fantasy lineups. The Seahawks passing attack simply spreads the ball around too much to trust any of their pass catchers. The 49ers are allowing the 5th fewest points to opposing wide receivers.

Anquan Boldin at SEA

Despite the fact that the 49ers have been a dumpster fire all season, Boldin has managed to put up consistent numbers. That said, this isn’t a week to trust him. The last time the 49ers faced the Seahawks Boldin had just three catches for 18 yards. The Seahawks are allowing the fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

Mike Wallace at NE

Without his seven touchdowns, Mike Wallace has had a disappointing season. He doesn’t have a game over 81 yards. Against the Patriots, Darrelle Revis will likely cover Wallace. Out of 113 qualifying cornerbacks, Revis is ranked No. 2 behind Chris Harris Jr. Considering Wallace couldn’t take advantage of the Ravens’ corners last week, I wouldn’t trust him against Revis.

 

Tight End:

 

Coby Fleener vs. HOU

Since Dwayne Allen’s injury, Fleener has been a big part of the Colts’ offensive attack. Unfortunately, the Texans are allowing the 4th fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends.

 

28 Responses

  1. Marty says:

    Matt Ryan or Johnny Football

    GB or pick up Giants/chiefs

    Start latavius Murray, Steve smith or torrey in my flex standard league.

  2. Grum Diggs says:

    Matt Ryan or Johnny Football

    Packers D or pick up Giants or KC?

  3. NateDogg says:

    Rashad Jennings or Andre Williams…who will get the most touches? Is terrance West even worth starting in place of Williams?
    Jason Whitten or Colby Fleener?
    Percy Harvin or Martavis Bryant?

  4. Evan Rains says:

    Hey bud, 1st of all thanks for what you do. 2nd…Stills or Jordan Matthews for WR2. Also Ivory or Rashad Jennings. in 12 team Espn standard leage. This is the 1st week of a 2 week league Championship. Close matchup and freaking pumped haha

  5. oliver Agca says:

    randall cobb or mike evans ppr league. its playoff time need this one.

  6. dan says:

    big ben or matty ice and martavis or sammy or harry doug if julio don’t play

  7. Carey says:

    Standard League:
    I need to pick my three WRs
    TY Hilton, Julio Jones, Donte Moncrief, Charles Johnson, Percy Harvin and Marquess Wilson
    obviously Hilton, and I’m going to sit Jones, but who else?

  8. Clint Parker says:

    Gamble with Lacy or go with Blount or Herron?

  9. LL says:

    I can’t decide between Stafford or Cutler?
    Also in my flex position, J Gordon, J Hill, K Allen, L Murray. It’s a standard league.

    Thanks.

  10. Daniel says:

    Should I start Eli manning or Russell Wilson .also which two at RB, rashard jennings ,Chris Johnson, Jeremy hill or Dan Herron. Thanks

  11. Dominic says:

    Rashad Jennings or Lamar Miller?

  12. Matt says:

    Hey Mike,
    Tough Week 15 for me. Big Ben or Wilson? Tough decision for me and it’s a close matchup

  13. BJB says:

    0.5 PPR: QB – Luck, RB – McCoy, Hill, Gio, Herron, L.Murray, Knile, WR – Brown, Cobb, Stills, TE – Walker, D – STL, DET, K – Bailey

    Need 2 (RB and Flex) from Hill, Herron, Murray (or Knile? Charles seems set to play but could be GTD). Leaning Herron/Hill but Murray is enticing. Projected to win by 14 points but want to optimize. Thoughts?

  14. Johnny says:

    Flex PPR question….
    Golden Tate slumping…..
    Jeremy Hill with all the touches?
    or Chris Johnson in a revenge game?

  15. Andy says:

    What do you think about Manziel will cutting into Crowell’s rushing stats?

  16. Norman says:

    12 Team .25 PPR, we start 1 QB, 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 Flex: Luck, Dez, Edelman, D Murray, FJax, Jimmy, Crowell, Moncrief, M Wallace, R Wayne, Vereen, J Randle, M Rivera.
    12 Team 1 PPR, we start 1 QB, 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 2 Flex: R Wilson, Dez, Roddy, Shady, T Mason, Donnell, J Hill, R Wayne, Cameron, M Wilson, R Mathews, R Randle, H Douglas, K Williams.
    Thanks!

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