Our Week 15 sit ’em features regular fantasy starters who could fail to meet expectations based on the strength of their opponent. For your final lineup decisions, check out our Week 15 player rankings and if you have any fantasy football questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.
Flacco might be a trendy streaming starter in deeper fantasy leagues this week due to the matchup, but not so fast my fantasy friends. The Ravens are a run first team and this is playoff time. No need to risk putting Flacco on your roster just for this week. If anything it’s the Baltimore Ravens defense that should be added and streamed for Week 15. Flacco might be due for a big game, but it’s the running game that should benefit and while Flacco could have a good game, his upside is limited.
Colin got himself in a nice little shouting match at halftime in last week’s heated contest with cross-town rival Oakland. This week it might be more of the same with the Legion of Boom (LOB) knocking on his door. Kap has taken a step back in his last couple games and it’s caused the 49ers to be on the outside looking in for the playoffs. The game is in Seattle and the 12th man will be out in full force that alone is reason to pass on the 49ers QB and most of its offense in Week 15.
Seriously, is Matt Asiata still a viable fantasy running back? My answer to this theoretical question is not really. Detroit is a very solid defense and since Asiata’s bonkers three TD performance against the Redskins he’s not looked like an every down running back. With the addition of Tate to the Vikings backfield it makes sense that they could be looking to mix it up as they plan to see who will be making the roster for next season. Asiata should be safely benched or potentially benched at this point.
Andre had a Giant game last weekend against the Titans, like WWF style performance. This week it appears to be another cupcake against the Redskins. However, with a rested Rashad Jennings back in the starting role, Williams should take a back seat. I love Williams for goal line carries, but he’s a risky investment for owners when Jennings should reclaim his spot in the starter role. Williams got you through Week 14, but sit him for Week 15.
Wallace meet Revis. Yep, it’s the Revis Island that Miami is entering in Foxborough on Sunday. It’s a likely matchup that Wallace will encounter and will test his ability to even catch more than a few passes from Tannehill. Wallace is boom or bust and this week I predict bust. On the upside is his teammate Landry, who could free up Wallace a little more depending which way the Patriots play him. It’s still a bad matchup and one I wouldn’t take.
See Colin Kaepernick in the sits column. With Colin missing something in his game and the Seattle defense, which has boosted its pass defense to tops in the NFL, it’s a plethora of sit’em recommendations for the 49ers. Boldin could put together a decent game, but I don’t see any end zone celebrations for him and certainly don’t see him flexing his muscles after 1st downs like he usually loves to do. Boldin is too bold a start this week, sit’em.
Andrew Quarless/Richard Rodgers
Rodgers to Rodgers? Rodgers to Quarless? Neither this week in Buffalo. Buffalo denied Peyton Manning a touchdown pass last week, breaking his 51 game streak of having at least one TD pass. The Bills are good against tight ends and Rodgers has too many other options with which to attack the Bills. These tight ends are nowhere near starting in your lineup this week. Next Cheesehead up.
Reed went from big time break out two weeks ago to big time no-show. What had happened…was the Redskins crashing back to reality and the offensive line deciding to get dominated. Outside of Pierre Garcon, the Washington offense was nothing to talk about and will most likely continue that way while either RGIII or Colt McCoy play out the rest of this otherwise lost season. Kirk Cousins anyone?
So you’ve seen the Vikings put up defensive touchdowns in back-to-back weeks. Awesome, they did their job against a couple of the weaker offenses the NFL has to offer. This week its good riddance to those same purple defenders because of their difficult matchup against their NFC North rival Detroit Lions. Stafford, Calvin, Tate, Bush & Bell are all healthy. I like Detroit to keep up the onslaught of points that they laid on Tampa Bay in Week 14. Let the Vikings slide back on your bench.