Fantasy Fool: Look for Stafford to prey on Saints
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 15 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Matt Stafford, QB, Lions at Saints. Stafford is a high-volume passer even against good secondaries, partly because the Lions can't run worth a darn. Expect Calvin Johnson to play a much bigger role in the Monday nighter as well.
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 15 of the 2015 season.
Matt Stafford, QB, Lions at Saints. Stafford is a high-volume passer even against good secondaries, partly because the Lions can't run worth a darn. Expect Calvin Johnson to play a much bigger role in the Monday nighter as well.
Denard Robinson, RB, Jaguars vs. Falcons. All indications are that T.J. Yeldon will miss this game with a knee injury, giving Robinson an opportunity to reprise his role as Jacksonville's dual-threat workhorse. Meanwhile, Atlanta's run defense has imploded.
Charcandrick West, RB, Chiefs at Ravens. West should resume his workhorse duties Sunday with Spencer Ware likely out with a painful rib injury. Baltimore's run defense is solid, and it stiffens up around the goal line; but West should benefit from a heavy workload.
John Brown, WR, Cardinals at Eagles. You probably don't own Brown, Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd on the same team. But all three are start-worthy in the Sunday night affair. The Eagles secondary has become exceedingly generous.
Allen Hurns, WR, Jaguars vs. Falcons. Blake Bortles is on a tear and he's making fantasy studs out of his receivers. Hurns, who returned from his concussion with a bang last week, benefits from the attention paid to his counterpart, Allen Robinson.
More thumbs up (excluding the no-brainers): QBs Carson Palmer, Blake Bortles, Drew Brees; RBs Matt Forte, David Johnson, Lamar Miller, LeSean McCoy, Chris Ivory, Tim Hightower, Eddie Lacy, Brandon Bolden, Jeremy Hill; WRs Allen Robinson, Emmanuel Sanders, Golden Tate, Jeremy Maclin, Danny Amendola, Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, Sammy Watkins, Alshon Jeffery, T.Y. Hilton, Eric Decker, Jarvis Landry.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers vs. Broncos. Last week's substandard performance against the Bengals makes it easier to bench Big Ben against the Darth Vader of NFL defenses..
Darren McFadden, RB, Cowboys vs. Jets. The Jets' league-best run defense has allowed just one TD to an opposing rusher all season. McFadden has notched just three as a Cowboy.
Javorius Allen, RB, Ravens vs. Chiefs. Matt Schaub is pressing to return this weekend, but Allen's upside will still be limited by a tough Chiefs defense.
Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders vs. Packers. The rookie was blanked last week by the Broncos, and now he'll face a Packers secondary that has been playing nearly as well of late. Michael Crabtree is an equally risky start this weekend.
Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys vs. Jets. If your league awards fantasy points for sideline tirades, Bryant should be in your lineup. Otherwise, with Matt Cassel under center, you can't count on much during Bryant's three-hour tour of Revis Island.
More thumbs down: QBs Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Ryan Tannehill, Derek Carr, Sam Bradford; RBs Melvin Gordon, Isaiah Crowell, Rashad Jennings, Ameer Abdullah, Bryce Brown, Antonio Andrews, Shaun Draughn, Alfred Morris, C.J. Anderson, Joique Bell; WRs Nate Washington, Davante Adams, Donte Moncrief, Stefon Diggs, Malcom Floyd, Dorial Green-Beckham, Torrey Smith, Markus Wheaton, Jordan Matthews, Reuben Randle, Marques Colston, DeVante Parker, Travis Benjamin, Kamar Aiken, DeSean Jackson, Rishard Matthews.
Ted Ginn, WR, Panthers at Giants. Other than Doug Baldwin, no wideout has more touchdown receptions over the last two weeks. Yet he's only owned in about half of all leagues. When he's facing a New York defense that coughs up an NFL-worst 308 net passing yards per game, inn seems worth the risk.
. . . waits till Sunday morning to make adjustments to your starting lineups. The NFL is throwing us another curveball with the Jets-Cowboys tilt on Saturday night.