The Fantasy Footballers’ Week 15 Starts

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Most of you are just two wins away! Friendly service announcement: Don’t forget the New York Jets face off against Miami on Saturday as you set your lineups this week. Here are The Footballers’ Week 15 Starts from today’s episode!

Andy’s Starts

andyQB Derek Carr at San Diego
Carr is my #4 QB with Ryan/Rodgers/Wilson ahead-that’s it this week. I’m looking for a bounce-back game. He had 317 and 2 against them last time. Expect a good performance against San Diego.

RB Lamar Miller vs Jacksonville
He’s at home against Jacksonville. He had 21 carries for 107 yards and a TD last week and his ankle/ribs seem okay. He feels like one of the safer options out there despite his early-season struggles.

WR Michael Crabtree at San Diego
I think Heyward keeps Amari Cooper in check, which makes Crabtree the beneficiary of Carr’s good game. He had a TD last time against SD and he’s tied for second in red-zone targets.

TE Jermaine Gresham vs New Orleans
John Brown is limited, Michael Floyd was released. He’s had 5 catches in the last 3 weeks with a shot at a TD. Could do a lot worse.

Mike’s Starts


QB Andy Dalton vs Pittsburgh
Dalton had 366 yards and 1 TD during the Week 2 matchup in Pittsburgh with A.J. Green in the lineup. Green could be back after practicing Wednesday. I like him more than the consensus.

RB Tevin Coleman vs San Francisco
There is plenty to go around with Coleman and Freeman. Matt Ryan’s matchup appears great, but they may do everything through the running backs. Coleman is a flex play at worst, RB2 at best.

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WR DeSean Jackson vs Carolina
I like Cousins and Jackson. He’s a boom-or-bust player, but he’s boomed in three of the last four games-(Boomtown!). He’s 28th in fantasy points against for WRs. Look for him to catch the long one and continue the boom-streak. Boom!

TE Kyle Rudolph vs Indianapolis
Rudolph is tied for 2nd in red zone targets with Crabtree. He faces Indianapolis who are beatable. I think he scores this week.

Jason’s Starts

jasonQB Kirk Cousins vs Carolina
Cousins is my #3 QB this week. He had a good game with 234 yards and 2 TDs in Philadelphia, and 271  yards and 1 TD plus a rushing TD in Arizona. He had 375 or more yards and 3 TDs in each of the two weeks leading up to those games. He’s back at home against Carolina who is not good against the pass especially with Luke Kuechly out. The Panthers should score enough to make it a high-scoring game. He’s a safe pick and he could be in line for a monster game.

RB LeGarrette Blount at Denver
The matchup looks bad with Denver’s defense, but they have been susceptible to the running backs. Even Von Miller was frustrated this past week not being able to tee up the sacks on Marcus Mariota because Tennessee kept running the ball. Brady has struggled against Denver, which should bode well for Blount. (Andy approves this message.)

WR Dez Bryant vs Tampa Bay
He caught one reception for a fumble giving owners negative points last week. The Tampa Bay’s defense has been pretty good, but they’re not locked-down elite against WRs. This game is in Dallas and I expect Bryant to get the red zone looks and deep targets.

TE Antonio Gates vs Oakland
Gates has had 50 or more yards in three of the past four weeks. There are only a few games left to get the TDs for the TE record. San Diego will be targeting him and he has a really good chance for a TD in what should be a high-scoring game.

Eric’s Starts

QB Philip Rivers vs Oakland
Rivers hasn’t played particularly well of late and completely melted down last week against Carolina where he fumbled a couple times and threw three picks. Despite those recent struggles, he’s thrown two or more TDs in six consecutive weeks. He seems like a good bet for a seventh multi-touchdown game now that San Diego is absent a reliable running back especially at home against Oakland. The last time these two teams met, Rivers torched them for 359 yards and four TDs.

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RB Jeremy Hill vs Pittsburgh
If I’m Cincinnati, I run the crap out of the ball and play keep away from Pittsburgh’s offense. Hope isn’t a good strategy, but I would hope I’m effective enough to keep the ball out of the hands of Le’Veon Bell and company. If that doesn’t work, Cincinnati will have to key up the pace and go to the air, which means Hill will see targets. Either way, Hill should see plenty of touches against Pittsburgh who allows 4.2 yards/carry.

WR Larry Fitzgerald vs New Orleans
A home game against New Orlean’s soft defense can be a good remedy for a struggling offense. David Johnson will spearhead an Arizona offense that moves up and down the field, but Fitz will benefit as far-and-away the best receiving option left on the team.

TE Ladarius Green at Cincinnati
Green exploded on the scene with 110 yards and a TD against the New York Giants, but went silent last week against Buffalo. Then again, that’s what happens when a team’s RB goes off for 298 yards and 3 TDs. The only defense with more than Cincinnati’s 937 yards to TEs is Washington with 980. As good as Bell is, I doubt he approaches 300 yards again allowing Green to get more targets and rack up yards.

Jason Moore’s Ironclad, Locked-and-Loaded, 100% Guaranteed ‘Boom Boom Kicker of the Week’

Jason put kickers before his family this week to figure out the kicker landscape. I’m going to stay in the flames and go with the guy that could kick it from my house…  I’m going with Justin Tucker in a good matchup.

Be sure to check out the entire of episode #328.

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