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Fantasy Football: Start ‘em, sit ‘em for Week 15

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Well folks, most of you are now in Fantasy Football playoffs or consolation rounds, so we’re pretty much at that point where you know exactly who you’re starting. Let’s see if I can get you a good pickup here just in case you’re looking for that waiver gem, or if you’re trying to decide between a few good possible starters.

First, let’s check out who had big fantasy performances in Week 14 (standard format):

1) QB Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints | 40.06 points

2) QB Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 37.74 points

3) QB Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears | 33.06 points

4) WR A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans | 31.10 points

Here’s who you should start and sit, along with their projected points.

Who to start

1) QB Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns (vs. Arizona) | 19.82 points

Things aren’t right in Cleveland at the moment (when does the drama ever stop?), but our favorite commercial man Baker Mayfield goes up against the Cardinals this weekend. The Cardinals give up the most average points to opposing QBs in the entire NFL at 24.34.

But seriously, the commercials are getting out of hand.

2) WR Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (vs. Tampa Bay) | 13.31 points

The best part of this Sunday’s game between the Lions and the Bucs: there’s gonna be tons of offense, probably three to five picks, and lots of touchdowns. Kenny Golladay, who recently surpassed 1,000 yards receiving for the season, goes up against a Bucs defense giving up the most points to opposing WRs in the NFL.

3) RB C.J. Prosise, Seattle Seahawks (vs. Carolina Panthers) | 4.57 points

A bit of a wildcard here with Prosise, but with Rashaad Penny tearing his ACL last week, Prosise will get the backup role behind starter Chris Carson. Seattle goes up against a Panthers defense giving up the most points to opposing RBs in the NFL, averaging a meaty 28.02 points. Wow. Could mean decent action for Prosise if you’re really desperate for a RB.

Who to sit

1) QB Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (vs. LA Chargers) | 18.92 points

Not too sure about Kirk Cousins on the road against the Chargers defense. They give up the fourth-least points to opposing QBs, allowing just over 14 points. It hasn’t been the same for the Vikings and their hot-and-cold run-heavy offense, especially with Adam Thielen struggling with injuries all year.

2) WR Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (vs. Kansas City) | 12.33 points

Sutton may be Denver’s No. 1 target at wideout, but the Broncos offense is also awful. I guess now that Drew Lock is playing it can at least be exciting to watch, but c’mon Elway. This season has been a joke! Anyways, I’ll cool down now.

They’re going up against the Chiefs, who give up the 2nd least points to opposing WRs, averaging just over 22. I personally see Sutton getting only 7 to 9 points.

3) RB Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons (vs. San Francisco) | 11.34 points

I’m going on a limb here after I told you guys to start Freeman last week. Well, last week he played against the worst fantasy defense against RBs. This week? He’ll go up against a staunch 49ers defense giving up the third-least points to opposing RBs. Given the Falcons obvious struggles this year, it wouldn’t surprise me if this game gets out of hand. I don’t see Freeman breaking the 10 point mark.


Let’s see how my picks did last week (actual fantasy points):

Start

1) QB Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. New York Giants) | 19.90 points

2) Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons (vs. Carolina Panthers) | 17.40 points

3) Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. New York Giants) | 11.81 points

Sit

1) WR Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) | 12.90 points

2) RB Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) | 8.20 points

3) QB Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (vs. Tennessee Titans) | 20.22 points