The Week 15 games are here – I hope you are enjoying fantasy playoffs.
First, congrats to Andrew Luck (Indianapolis) and Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh) owners and enjoy – Luck has a legitimate chance to break Peyton Manning’s 5,348 passing yardage record set last year, while Bell is coming off a remarkable three-game stretch and goes against Atlanta this week. (The Falcons allow the most fantasy points to opposing backs).
The Johnny Manziel (Cleveland) era is set to start. With his drive and rushing skills, I think Manziel is worth a fantasy start right out of the gate.
Look for running back Jeremy Hill to get more of a starters’ workload as Cincinnati reportedly will allow one lead back to get more in rhythm. Hill should be a high-end start against Cleveland (25th against the run).
In four career games against the Broncos, Keenan Allen (San Diego) averages over 70 yards per game and has five touchdowns. Let it ride and start Allen.
It would be a calculated risk, but you could do worse than starting Tampa Bay receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Evans is a no-brainer start (eight touchdowns in the last six games), while Jackson had 17 targets last week.
My FanDuel Week 15 lineup is: QB Manziel ($6,700), RB Bell ($9,600), RB Latavius Murray ($6,500), WR Odell Beckham Jr. ($8,500), WR Alshon Jeffery ($8,400), WR Donte Moncrief ($5,700), TE Jordan Cameron ($5,100), K Connor Barth ($4,700), Cleveland Defense ($4,800).
Week 15 sleepers
Latavius Murray (Oakland) returned last week and received a big workload. At Arrowhead is never easy, but Murray had a breakout game against the Chiefs in Week 12 (112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries). I ranked Murray as RB17 this week.
He’s still a low-end option, but Chris Johnson (N.Y. Jets) returning to play for the first time at Tennessee Titans after seven seasons has the potential to be a sneaky start.
Sammy Watkins (Buffalo) is worth a start as your No. 3 receiver (Green Bay allows the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers over the last three weeks).
With Reggie Wayne battling an arm injury, Donte Moncrief (Indianapolis) could hit against the Houston Texans who are sixth-worst against the pass.
If you need to add a receiver off the waiver wire, Marquess Wilson (Chicago) will start for Brandon Marshall. While he’s not near that level, Wilson should still see enough opportunities in that role to be fantasy relevant.
Marqise Lee (Jacksonville) is a deep sleeper this week. Baltimore is 31st against the pass while Lee is averaging 65 yards with one touchdown the last three games since Allen Robinson landed on IR.