Week 15 DFS Injury Impact

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Injuries and players missing time for other reasons are always a big deal in fantasy football but even more so in DFS where one player’s issues can completely alter an entire game and the next man up mantra becomes vital due to the salary cap nature of DFS. Thus, it’s important to stay on top of all the injury and suspension news before locking in your DFS lineups.

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Here are the most relevant players on the main slate (If you’re looking for injury news for the primetime slate, check out the primetime slate article) in danger of missing time or returning to action in Week 15:

Detroit Lions @ Buffalo Bills – 1:00pm ET

OUT for the Lions: Marvin Jones, Kerryon Johnson, Bruce Ellington, and Michael Roberts
Questionable for the Lions: Matthew Stafford

Upgrade: The Bills D/ST
The Lions are extremely banged up right now and they’re a dome team traveling to Buffalo to play outdoors in December. The Bills defense has the advantage here and they’ve been good this season as they rank third in Pass DVOA and ninth in Run DVOA.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Baltimore Ravens – 1:00pm ET

OUT for the Buccaneers: DeSean Jackson
Upgrade: Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Adam Humphries
DJax sitting out this week doesn’t have the same luster as in week’s past since Tampa Bay will be playing on the road against a Ravens defense that ranks third in passing yards allowed per game and fourth in Pass DVOA. However, it still puts Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries in play. Godwin and Humphries both played over 80% of the offensive snaps last week without Jackson and each saw at least eight targets.

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