Week 15 RECAP: Injuries, RB Snaps, Team Notes
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Week 15 Recap
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Week 15 Injuries
AJ Dillon (Concussion) — Exited Game
Caleb Huntley — Exited Game
Damien Harris (thigh) — DNP
Jeff Wilson (Hip) — DNP
Khalil Herbert (hip) — May return Week 16
Dameon Pierce (Ankle) — Placed on IR
Jonathan Taylor (Ankle) — Exited Game
Equanimeous St. Brown (Concussion) — Exited Game
Denzel Mims (Concussion) — Exited Game
Romeo Doubs (Ankle) — Likely IN (Snaps Could be Limited)
Corey Davis (Concussion) — DNP
Kendall Hinton (Hamstring) — DNP
Courtland Sutton (hamstring) — DNP
Nico Collins (foot) — DNP
Treylon Burks (Concussion) — DNP
DeVante Parker (Concussion) — DNP
Chase Claypool (knee) — DNP
Brandin Cooks (Calf) — DNP
Julio Jones (knee) — DNP
Mecole Hardman (abdomen) — Likely to Return Week 16
Tyler Lockett (Finger) — Couild miss Week 16
Hayden Hurst (calf) — DNP
Dallas Goedert (Shoulder) — DNP
Jalen Hurts (Shoulder) — Questionable for Week 16
Ryan Tannehill (Ankle) — Returned To Game
Colt McCoy (Concussion) — Exited Game
Russell Wilson (Concussion) — DNP
Kenny Pickett (Concussion) — DNP
Mike White (Ribs) — DNP
Week 15 RB Snaps
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Week 15 Team Notes
Eagles: Exhibit A why your fantasy QB needs to have rushing upside. Hurts was inconsistent through the air at best, but the rushing numbers elevated him to an elite fantasy option. This is also why you’d rather not roster a running back on an offense where the QB relies on his legs … Miles Sanders comes crashing back to earth in a big way.
Bears: David Montgomery is never going to be a flashy option and Fields’ athleticism subtracts from his ceiling, but his role in a developing offense is a worthwhile flex option in the fantasy playoffs.
Falcons: This run game looked the part … it works when they stick in the game and while I don’t think they are all that good, with games against the Ravens, Cards and Bucs left, they should remain competitive.
Saints: Juwan Johnson is what you want your weekly streamer to look like. He’s over 12 PPR points in 4 of his past 5 games. Like it or not, he’s viable at a position that has zero depth.
Lions: Swift started for the Lions and, in theory, that’s a step in the right direction, but without much volume OR scoring equity, I’m not sure how you play him with any level of confidence over the final few weeks.
Jets: Zach Wilson somehow sapped the upside from both the run and the pass game. Wilson made a few big plays because he’s a special athlete, but I’m not spending hard earned money on anything that touches Zoomer Zach.
Steelers: New QB, same story for Diontae Johnson. He’s going to be a valuable option at cost next summer … book it.
Panthers: Literally nothing here. DJ Moore if you’re stuck or need a DFS out, but I’m not counting on him.
Cowboys: Noah Brown with a pair of touchdowns. It happens. Lamb is still an alpha and Michael Gallup is someone you simply can’t trust. Status quo in Dallas.
Jaguars: Zay Jones with his third big game since the Week 11 bye. His days as a value in DFS may be gone, but he clearly has the trust a QB trending straight up in Trevor Lawrence.
Chiefs: Jerick McKinnon is … he’s a version of D’Andre Swift but without the expectations. This offense is going to put him in positions to succeed, so if you can stomach the low floor, there are going to be runs like what we’ve seen lately.
Texans: Chris Moore continues to get looks and that seems stable moving forward for a team that competes. You could do worse as a punt DFS option or annual flex if you’re stuck.
Cardinals: James Conner’s role is too strong to to much about and DeAndre Hopkins did his thing, but thinking this offense will support a third option is … difficult. Sorry, Hollywood.
Broncos: The Denver run game looked good in a spot where they could ugly things up. That might work for one more week (Rams on a short week), but they get the Chiefs and Chargers after that. One more week of reliable usage.
Patriots: Wow. That’s all they get. Well, that and Rhamondre Stevenson looked every bit the potential first round pick he could be next season.
Raiders: That’s 3 less than Davante games from Adams over the past month. I’m not that worried, but catching 7 targets on 16 targets over the past two weeks is ugly.
Titans: Derrick Henry wasn’t overly efficient, but the role in the pass game is encouraging for the final three weeks and Okonkwo led the team in targets. I think he’s viable … but that’s more because of the position as a whole.
Chargers: Mike Williams did OK for you in a great spot with that late catch, but for 98% of this game, it was a reminder that you’re playing the lottery whenever you play this dude. Regardless of matchup.
Bengals: I don’t think Burrow is completing 27 passes for 200 yards very often. Dude is a stud and will be so for many years to come. Tyler Boyd scored and that’s great, but wouldn’t bank on him in a matchup that matters.
Buccaneers: Brady gets there with volume, but this offense is a mess. Evans somehow continues to be limited to a degree. Godwin is strong every week and it looooooks like Lenny has the slight edge in the backfield for fantasy purposes.