Fantasy Football Studs and Stinkers of Week 15

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Every Monday, The Fantasy Footballers release the Studs & Stinkers podcast episode.  Andy, Mike, and Jason discuss the high highs and low lows from the weekend.  In this Studs & Stinkers article series, you can find the full list of Studs & Stinkers from the weekend and my favorite names from Monday Pun-day.  I also provide commentary on a handful of notable studs and stinkers worth highlighting. To get the full breakdown, don’t miss Studs + Stinkers of Week 15.

Monday Pun-day Power Ranking
  1. Mr. LIMITED
  2. Jalen Hurtz-So-Good
  3. Sobby Anderson
  4. Lump of Coal Kmet
  5. Los Angelos Shams
  6. Scam Akers
  7. Money Pollard
  8. Cam Flakers
  9. Mar-WIN Jones Jr.
  10. David Mopportuni-WEEEE
  11. Cam Faker
  12. Along Came Pollard

What’s your favorite Monday Pun-day? You can find us on Twitter: The Fantasy Footballers (@TheFFBallers) and me (@TheFantasyEng).

Biggest Studs

Jalen Hurts (QB | Eagles)
Week 15 @ ARI: 24 completions for 338 yards & 3 TD | 11 rushes for 63 yds & 1 TD
Fantasy Playoffs: @DAL
Hurts has 169 rushing yards, 505 passing yards, and 5 total touchdowns over the last two weeks.  He seems like a league winner, and he has a plus matchup this upcoming weekend in Dallas.  At the macro level, the important takeaway here is that stud quarterbacks pop up throughout the season (i.e. Jalen Hurts, Justin Herbert, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill).  Although the big focus for those still alive in fantasy is the Championship Weekend (Week 16), now is the time to take notes that can help you next year.  The late-round QB model can land you an elite fantasy QB at your fantasy draft, but it also opens up opportunities to pick up elite fantasy QB’s throughout the season.  For example, I drafted Joe Burrow as my one-and-only starting quarterback in my main keeper league.  I eventually picked up Justin Herbert and then recently grabbed Jalen Hurts.  It’s important to acknowledge the value in being flexible with your roster spots, and fantasy GM’s tend to be “pot-committed” to QB’s that are drafted early (i.e. first 8 rounds).

David Montgomery (RB | Bears)
Week 15 @ MIN: 32 rushes for 146 yards & 2 TD | 1 reception on 1 target for 16 yards
Fantasy Playoffs: @JAX
Montgomery has been a sneaky fantasy MVP of late.  He and Derrick Henry are the only running backs with 20+ fantasy games in each of the last two weeks.  For reference, there were only six total running backs last season that had 20+ fantasy points TWICE from Weeks 14-16.  Montgomery has been sneaky productive all season, but he’s not sexy.  That being said, David Mopportunity is looking like a legit league winner.

D’Andre Swift (RB | Lions)
Week 15 @ TEN: 15 rushes for 67 tards & 2TD | 4 receptions on 5 targets for 16 yards | 1 Fum
Fantasy Playoffs: TB
Swift has seven games with 10+ touches this season.  His production in those games: 89 total yds/gm and 1 TD/gm for 16.6 fantasy points per game.  That’s the equivalent RB7 on the season (points-per-game basis).  Not only does Swift carry a safe floor, but he also produces at elite levels when given the opportunity.  In games where he has 17+ touches, he averages 23 fantasy points per game, which is Dalvin Cook’s average on the season.  Swift is a league winner.

Biggest Stinkers

Davante Adams (WR | GB)
Week 15 vs CAR: 7 receptions on 10 targets for 42 yards
Fantasy Playoffs: TEN
Davante Adams has been arguably the most valuable fantasy player this season.  Or at least a top-5 option across all positions.  However, he disappointed fantasy GM’s this weekend.  Hey, don’t blame the player..blame the game.  Every NFL player has down weeks in fantasy.  He remains a must-start for those who are fortunate to advance to the fantasy championship in Week 16.

Countless other fantasy players
Week 15 was brutal in fantasy.  Pour one out for the fantasy gods.

Other Studs

QB

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Jalen Hurts @ARI — 24/44 for 338/3/0 — 11/63/1 rushing (Mike’s SOTW)

Josh Allen @DEN – 28/40 for 359/2/0 — 3/33/2 rushing

Ryan Tannehill vs DET — 21/27 for 273/3/0 — 3/21/2 rushing

Kyler Murray vs PHI — 27/36 for 406/3/1 — 8/29/1 rushing

Lamar Jackson vs JAX — 17/22 for 243/3/1 — 10/35/1 rushing

Justin Herbert vs LV — 22/32 for 314/2/0 — 4/14/1 rushing

Matt Ryan vs TB — 34 /49 for 356/3/0 — 1/16/0 rushing

Patrick Mahomes @NO — 26/47 for 254/3/0 — 7/37/0 rushing

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RB

David Montgomery @MIN — 32/146/2 — 2 targets for 1/16/0

Tony Pollard vs SF — 12/69/2 — 9 targets for 6/63/0

Dalvin Cook vs CHI — 24/132/1 — 5 targets for 5/27/0

Derrick Henry vs DET — 24/147/1 — 2 targets for 2/5/0

Aaron Jones vs CAR — 20/145/1 — 4 targets for 3/13/0

**Honorable Mentions at RB

Melvin Gordon vs BUF — 11/61/2 — 4 targets for 4/20/0

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Salvon Ahmed vs NE — 23/122/1 — 3 targets for 1/5/0

J.D. McKissic vs SEA — 13/51/0 — 10 targets for 9/56/1

D’Andre Swift @TEN — 15/67/2 — 5 targets for 4/15/0 — 1 fumble

Leonard Fournette @ATL —  14/49/2 — 5 targets for 3/16/0

Josh Jacobs vs LAC — 26/76/1 — 3 targets for 3/38/0

David Johnson @IND —  8/27/0 — 11 targets for 11/106/0 — 1 fumble

WR           

Calvin Ridley vs TB — 14 targets for 10/163/1

DeAndre Hopkins vs PHI — 11 targets for 9/169/1 — 1 fumble

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Zach Pascal vs HOU — 6 targets for 5/79/2

Marvin Jones @TEN — 12 targets for 10/112/1

Stefon Diggs @DEN —  13 targets for 11/147/0

**Honorable Mentions at WR

Corey Davis vs DET — 6 targets for 4/110/1

Robert Woods vs NYJ — 8 targets  for 6/56/1 — 1/40/0 rushing

Antonio Brown ATL — 7 targets for 5/93/1

Brandon Aiyuk @DAL — 13 targets for 9/73/1 (Jason’s SOTW)

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D.J. Moore @GB — 8 targets for 6/131/0

TE           

Darren Waller vs LAC — 12 targets for 9/150/1

Travis Kelce @NO — 12 targets for 8/68/1

Noah Fant vs BUF — 11 targets for 8/68/1

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Logan Thomas vs SEA — 15 targets for 13/101/0

**Honorable Mentions at TE

Mark Andrews vs JAX — 5 targets for 5/66/1

Hunter Henry @LV –– 7 targets for 5/65/1

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Tyler Higbee vs NYJ —  5 targets for 4/67/1 (Andy’s SOTW)

Other Stinkers

QB  

Russell Wilson @WAS — 18/27 for 121/1/1 — 6/52/0 rushing

Jared Goff vs NYJ — 22/34 for 209/2/1 — 1/9/0 rushing

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RB

Kenyan Drake vs PHI — 10/26/0 — 2 targets for 2/14/0

Mike Davis @GB — 14/59/0 — 2 targets for 2/2/0

Chris Carson @WAS — 15/63/0 — 3 targets for 2/6/0

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Cam Akers vs NYJ — 15/63/0 — 3 targets for 1/-1/0

Kareem Hunt @NYG — 7/21/0 — 3 targets for 3/7/0

Wayne Gallman vs CLE — 9/29/0 — zero targets

**Honorable Mentions at RB

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Nyheim Hines vs HOU — 5/43/0 — 3 targets for 2/11/0

Todd Gurley vs TB — 1/-1/0 — 2 targets for 2/15/0

WR           

Davante Adams vs CAR — 10 targets for 7/42/0

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Keenan Allen @LV — 3 targets for 1/17/0

Amari Cooper vs SF — 3 targets for 2/10/0 — 2/-7/0 rushing

Cooper Kupp vs NYJ– 5 targets for 5/39/0

Tyler Lockett @WAS — 7 targets for 4/34/0

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D.K. Metcalf @WAS — 6 targets for 5/43/0

**Honorable Mentions at WR 

T.Y. Hilton vs HOU — 6 targets for 4/71/0

Robby Anderson @GB — 5 targets for 2/21/0

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Curtis Samuel @GB — 9 targets for 4/42/0 — 2/6/0 — 1 fumble

TE           

T.J. Hockenson @TEN — 4 targets for 2/18/0

Rob Gronkowski @ATL — 7 targets for 3/29/0

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Dallas Goedert @ARI — 8 targets for 4/39/0

Jared Cook vs KC — 5 targets for 2/29/0

**Honorable Mentions**   at TE

Irv Smith Jr vs CHI — 4 targets for 3/37/0

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Evan Engram vs CLE — 7 targets for 4/46/0

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