By Tim Monk (@Tim_MonkF10Y)
Unfortunately, there will be some people out there that have been eliminated from their season long leagues. Bad times. Luckily DFS is a thing so you can get your fantasy football action this week and next week. Good times. Don’t forget you can play against me and a few of the Full10Yards team over on draft kings on this link – Dkng.co/tdtips .
Here are a few suggestions for your lineups in week 15:
Jared Goff @ DAL – $6,100:
I’m including a LA Rams stack for week 15. Goff didn’t pull up too many trees last week against Seattle but he now travels to Dallas who let’s face it, have not played defence over the last month. Dallas do have talent on defence but they are seemingly ripe for the picking and we all know that if Jared Goff gets a bit of time to survey the field, he can hit his talented core of pass catchers. In a week where there aren’t many good cheapish options, I don’t see why Goff cant return 20+ points in this matchup.
Gardner Minshew @ OAK – $5,500:
For those that want to go left field, Garnder Minshew might not be a bad shout. Back in as starter for the trip to Oakland, this could be a sneaky high scoring game. It’s the last game in the coliseum for Oakland which will mean the crowd are raucous, but this Oakland defence is nothing to be afraid of and is hardly a black hole for fantasy points. The Jacksonville defence has finished playing for the year too, judging by their 31-3 deficit they were facing last week before some garbage time points that Blake Bortles was more than accustomed to taking. If you want to stack up at RB/WR, a cheap Gardener can be the soil to let your team blossom.
Notable mentions: Baker Mayfield @ ARI – $6,400, Jameis Winston @ DET – $6,900
Chris Carson @ CAR – $7,500:
With Rashaad Penny done for the year, Chris Carson pretty much has a monopoly in the backfield. Seattle’s opponents in Carolina are the worst ranked against opposing RBs should you can start Carson with confidence. Atlanta just went and put 40 up on them and allowed Devonta Freeman to score his first rushing TD of the season. Chris Carson is a much better back and is likely to get volume, probable positive gamescript and with Penny gone, will add a few nothces to the receptions column too.
Philip Lindsay @ KC – $5,600:
It’s been hard going trying to understand the Denver backfield for most of this year but Lindsay has eclipsed 50 rushing yards in 10 of his last 11 games, and he’s added six touchdowns in that span, making the second-year running back a dependable option heading into a Week 15 matchup against the vulnerable Chiefs run defense. If you need a player that has multiple TD potential for a cheap price, Lindsay is a decent option.
Notable Mentions: Raheem Mostert vs ATL: $5,200, David Montgomery @ GB: $5,500
DeAndre Hopkins @ TEN – $8,000:
Hopkins averages 10 targets a game, regardless of whether it’s home or away, that’s why you are paying the premium price here for the shiniest toy on the shelf. Whilst Hopkins is a luxury play in week 15, an injury or two to the Titans back end could lead to a big game from Nuk. His last outing against the broncos saw his rec yard watermark increased for the season and with everything on the line in this one in a tough AFC South battle, I can see Watson turning Hopkins way a few more times than the 10 on average he s currently getting.
Cooper Kupp @ DAL – $6,500:
To the 2nd part of the LA Rams stack. Cooper Kupp has produced a lot less recently than we are used to. As alluded to with Jared Goff, Dallas have not played defence for a while now and are susceptible to short stuff over the middle and a bit of cleverness in playcalling. His targets have dropped over the past few weeks from 10 to 6 and to 4 on MNF against the Seahawks. He still managed to turn thos 4 targets into 4 receptions for 45 yards and a TD though and I envisage a resurgence for Kupp in this game. In tournaments, you need to go left when everyone else is going right. Chances are any Goff starters may stack him with Woods, but I think it’s currently Kupp half empty rather than Kupp half full so i expect a vintage Kupp game here.
Breshard Perriman @ DET – $4,500:
I get it, you read the name and vomited a little inside. That’s fine. Perriman has actually enjoyed a slightly increased role of late, but in DFS you want a home run hitter in your team to give you that ceiling and Perriman is that. the fairly disappointed WR to date finished with 3 rec for 70yds and a TD last week and with Mike Evans out for this one with a hamstring coupled with Detroit allowing a lot of production to the position, Perriman is not a bad shout to try and stack up elsewhere in your lineups. If he goes off, you’ll be a Perri-happy-man. Chris Godwin is an obvious play in tournaments becuase of the Evans injury, but again, going left when you’re going right, saving $3,200 in the process.
Notable mentions: Dede Westbrook @ OAK – $4,600, Michael Galllup vs LAR – $5,700
Dallas Goedert @ WAS – $4,300:
Alshon Jeffrey is done for the season, which means they have dustmen left at wide receiver. Zach Ertz has seen a resurgence down the stretch for the Eagles but Goedert can put up numbers just like he can and he s $1,700 cheaper. He has had 6 targets over the last 4 weeks and against a poor Washington side, should find the endzone, which is generally all you need at the tight end position. He averages 19 yards more in away games on average and 5 fantasy points per game. It’s hard to look past the big three TEs but if you are short of cash by the time you get to TE, Goedert can do just the job.
Notable mentions: OJ Howard @ DET – $3,500, Tyler Higbee @ DAL – $3,900
Philadelphia Eagles @ WAS – $3,400
Despite their struggle on offence, the Philadelphia Eagles are a good play against a Washington team that aren’t overly interested in winning, have a rookie quarterback who has only had a handful of snaps this season. There aren’t a lot of cheap options that are viable this week and underneath Philadelphia it’s all very hit and miss. The home and road splits for the Eagles arent pretty but they’ve had some tough assignments away from home. They know how to create turnovers and get to the quarterback. That’s all you need in this game.
Notable mentions: Chicago Bears @ GB – $2,400, New England @ CIN – $4,000