NFL DFS First Look at Salaries & Matchups for Week 15 (Fantasy Football)

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On Tuesday, Betz and myself share some of these insights on the Fantasy Footballers DFS Podcast if you want further commentary on some of the salary standouts.

Every week the First Look article gives you a taste of the slate and some of the more intriguing salaries that DraftKings and FanDuel release. The goal is to identify early-week cash game considerations, as well as potential tournament plays, before we piece together the stacking options.

Check back on Thursday when Matthew Betz and myself share our official DraftKings and FanDuel picks for cash and GPPs exclusively in the DFS Pass.

Here are the games for this week’s main slate* including team-implied totals (TIP) for each matchup.

There also is a Saturday Slate of games which we will cover on Friday’s DFS livestream.

These lines are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook and are accurate as of time of publishing.

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At first glance, here are a couple of things to note:

  • We have a 10-game slate despite the fact there are no teams on bye. The player pool might feel shallower but some of these teams not on the main slate (IND, BAL, CLE, NYG, WAS, LAR, GB) haven’t necessarily been stackable options.
  • Currently we have ZERO games on the slate with a 50+ point total.
  • Off Main Slate: SF, SEA, IND, MIN, BAL, CLE, MIA, BUF, NYG, WAS, LAR, GB


Jalen Hurts ($8200-DK, $9000-FD) and Patrick Mahomes ($8100-DK, $9100-FD) are in a tier of their own this week. The Eagles (28.5) and Chiefs (31.3) carry monster team-implied totals.


  • Coming off the bye, Justin Fields ($7400) finds himself in a tough matchup against the league’s best team, the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s an interesting pivot off of Hurts if you think the Bears can keep things close.
  • Justin Herbert ($7200) looked incredible on Sunday night and now gets to take on a Tennessee Titans pass funnel defense that ranks 28th in pass DVOA according to Football Outsiders.
  • The Jaguars and Cowboys game is one of the better matchups of the week. Dak Prescott ($6200) and Trevor Lawrence ($6000) are both priced affordably making this game one of the top ones to stack this week.
  • Mike White ($5400) is currently day-to-day with a rib injury but he’s worth mentioning this week. We mentioned this last week… but in six Mike White starts over the last two years, the Jets have averaged 74 offensive plays per game, #1 in the NFL. The Lions are dead last in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs.

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