Fantasy Football Awws And Naw’s Week 15: It’s Playoff Time

Aww Quarterbacks

Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars (home vs Houston Texans) – Bortles has been a top fantasy quarterback for the past three straight weeks, and the matchup lines up beautifully at home against the Texans.

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (home vs. Tennessee Titans) – Jimmy looks very comfortable under center and has big yardage game written all over him in his first home start against the Titans.

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles (away vs. New York Giants) – The Giants are allowing an average of 22 fantasy points a game to opposing quarterbacks this year. Foles should be able to exploit the Giants defense and post good fantasy numbers.


Naw Quarterbacks

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (away vs. Minnesota Vikings) – Dalton was terrible at home against Chicago last week, so there’s nothing inspiring here.

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (away vs. Seattle Seahawks) – Goff is having a great fantasy season but I’ll be nervous trusting him as a starter in the fantasy playoffs, even with the Seahawks being so banged up on defense. Quarterbacks are averaging just 16 fantasy points in Seattle this season.


Aww Running Backs

Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys (away vs. Oakland Raiders) – This is Morris’s last game before Zeke returns so he’ll end it with a bang!

Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens (away vs. Cleveland Browns) – Collins continues to get better each week and his performance in Week 14 at Pittsburgh proves he can be a lead running back. He had 18 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown and two catches for 46 yards. Another great matchup this weekend against the Browns and Collins should shine.

Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins (away vs. Buffalo Bills) – Drake is pretty much a late season must-start the way Jamaal Williams and Alex Collins have become. He should get plenty of touches against a bad Bills run defense.


Naw Running Backs

Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (home vs. Atlanta Falcons) – No one has a clue what coach Dirk Koetter might do with this backfield. Avoid Martin if you can.

DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans (away vs. San Francisco 49ers) – It used to be a given to start any running back playing against the 49ers but Murray scares me. Murray has been awful of late,and he’s topped 50 rushing yards just once in his past six games. With Derrick Henry beside him, we will never see 20 plus carries from Murray again.


Aww Wide Receivers

Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns (home vs. Baltimore Ravens) – In Baltimore’s first game without Jimmy Smith (Achilles) in Week 14 against the Steelers, Antonio Brown beat up the Ravens secondary for 11 catches for 213 yards on 18 targets. Just imagine if Deshone Kizer can get the ball to Gordon – WOOOOOOO!!

Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers (home vs. Tennessee Titans) – Goodwin has been great with Garoppolo in their two starts together and I expect them to play well in their first home start against the Titans. Goodwin has 20 targets in his past two games at Chicago and Houston, and he’s come down with 14 catches for 205 yards over that span.

Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers (away vs. Carolina Panthers) – Guess who’s back under center?? Yes, Jordy needs to be back in your lineups.


Naw Wide Receivers

Robby Anderson, New York Jets (away vs. New Orleans Saints) – The Saints have a good secondary, which is led by rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore, and they should be able to limit Anderson in this matchup.

Sterling Shepard, New York Giants (home vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – So much for the passing game being better with Eli Manning back as the starter. Can’t trust him with a two catch, 16 yards receiving last week against the Dallas Cowboys.


Aww Tight Ends

Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys (away vs. Oakland Raiders) – Witten has scored in consecutive games for the Cowboys and he has another good matchup in Week 15 at Oakland since the Raiders allow the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.

Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals (away vs. Washington Redskins) – Ricky should be able to post good numbers against a Redskins defense that can’t do anything to stop tight ends.


Naw Tight Ends

Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers (home vs. Green Bay Packers) – The Packers have been good at covering the tight end position and his foot remains a concern.


Aww Team Defense

New Orleans Saints (home vs. New York Jets) – The Saints are well rested and will be ready to attack Bryce Petty and the shorthanded New York Jets.


Naw Team Defense

Carolina Panthers (home vs. Green Bay Packers) – There’s no way they should be in anyone’s fantasy lineups when they’re facing Aaron Rodgers.

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