Eli Manning a good pick vs. Redskins
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 15 of the 2014 season. Watch 'em roll Eli Manning, QB, Giants vs. Redskins. Washington has coughed up 28 passing touchdowns vs. just five interceptions all season. Manning should have little trouble taking advantage, as he did in Week 4, especially given the firepower (read: Odell Beckham Jr.) at his disposal.
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 15 of the 2014 season.
Watch 'em roll
Eli Manning, QB, Giants vs. Redskins. Washington has coughed up 28 passing touchdowns vs. just five interceptions all season. Manning should have little trouble taking advantage, as he did in Week 4, especially given the firepower (read: Odell Beckham Jr.) at his disposal.
Joique Bell, RB, Lions vs. Vikings. Bell has racked up a pair of touchdowns in each of his last two games. Even with Reggie Bush back, he remains the starter and is getting the lion's share of the carries. Minnesota is giving up tons of yards, though it stiffens up around the end zone. Bell should fix that.
Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins at Giants. Coming off his worst game of the year, Morris is hard to trust. But he'll be plowing through the Giants' very accommodating run defense, and given his team's troubles at QB, you can bet he'll be leaned on heavily.
Roddy White, WR, Falcons vs. Steelers. There's a decent chance Julio Jones (hip) sits out this delicious matchup, which would be unfortunate for Matt Ryan but would force more passes toward White. Even if Jones suits up, his counterpart's prospects are up given the generosity of Pittsburgh's secondary.
Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers vs. Broncos. Allen put up a stinker against the Patriots last week, but he had been on a roll before that. Philip Rivers targeted him 13 times when these teams met in Denver, and Allen responded with nine receptions for 73 yards and a TD. Look for similar production at home.
Roll 'em back
Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals at Browns. Cleveland held Andrew Luck in check before eventually succumbing last week. Dalton never had a chance in Week 10, when he put up a pathetic 86 passing yards and three interceptions against the Browns. Even with A.J. Green on fire, Dalton should be benched.
Lamar Miller, RB, Dolphins at Patriots. Miller has no competition for carries these days, but he has struggled against the better run defenses. Only the Chiefs have surrendered fewer rushing scores than the Patriots' five, so don't expect a stellar performance in this one.
Ryan Mathews, RB, Chargers vs. Broncos. Mathews suffered a minor leg injury last week, but he returned to action and is expected to suit up. The leg will be the least of his worries against Denver's stout run defense.
Josh Gordon, WR, Browns vs. Bengals. He and Johnny Manziel have had precious little time working together, so temper your expectations despite the good matchup. Manziel is predisposed to take off running when his receivers are covered, so he's unlikely to give Gordon the extra time necessary to break free downfield.
Anquan Boldin, WR, 49ers at Seahawks. Two weeks ago, Boldin was held to three receptions for 18 yards at home against the Seahawks. That was 8 yards more than his partner, Michael Crabtree, registered. This duo is doomed on the road against the Legion of Boom.
Taking a flier
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens vs. Jaguars. Flacco periodically goes through stretches where he's actually an attractive fantasy passer. He's on a two-game roll in which he has accounted for three total TDs each week, and he'll welcome the soft Jaguar secondary to his home stadium. Even if Torrey Smith can't play, Flacco should have a nice afternoon.