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By: AJ Flores @ChxckenAlfredo
Updated: 12/13/2017

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Week 15

QB
Must Start ‘em – Nick Foles @ New York Giants
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Nick comes into the Eagles season with Wentz out for the season with a torn ACL, if you haven’t heard yet. The last time we saw Foles as a starter was for the Kansas City Chiefs where he was 20-33, 187 yards, and one touchdown. From the time when Nick started back in 2013/2014 for the Eagles, it’s easy to say that his weapons are better than that stint. The Giants are giving up the most points per game to quarterbacks. Their top corner is on IR and they’ve allowed on average of two touchdowns per game.

Start ‘em – Derek Carr vs Dallas Cowboys
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The Cowboys have allowed 254 yards per game on the year. They’ve also allowed 24 touchdowns through the air and one more on the ground. The Cowboys have single digit interceptions at nine, which is a positive for Carr and the Raiders.

Start ‘em – Trevor Siemian @ Indianapolis Colts
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Siemian had a nice outing against the Jets last week and draws a similar matchup this week against the Colts. The Colts are just outside the top five, sitting in seventh for most points per game allowed. Siemian is coming off back to back 200 yard games. The only downside is he only threw one touchdown last week against the Jets. The Colts are allowing 266 yards per game and have allowed 21 total touchdowns to quarterbacks on the year.

Must Sit ‘em – Alex Smith vs Los Angeles Chargers
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The Chargers defense has been underrated for the most part on the year. The pass rushers along with Casey Hayward have been phenomenal. The Chargers are allowing the third fewest points on the year to quarterbacks. They’ve allowed fewer touchdowns than interceptions at 14 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. Los Angeles is one of six teams allowing fewer than 15 points per game to the position.

Sit ‘em – Andy Dalton @ Minnesota Vikings
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Dalton struggled against the Chicago Bears last week and was pulled late against them for McCarron to get some reps. The Vikings have allowed twelve touchdowns through the air and have ten interceptions to go with it. The Vikings are allowing the fifth fewest points to quarterbacks and are one of the other six teams allowing fewer than 15 points per game.

Sit ‘em – Eli Manning vs Philadelphia Eagles
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The Eagles pass rush will overmatch the Giants offensive line, leaving Eli with very little time to get anything going downfield. The Eagles are fourth in terms of interceptions on the year and sit in 13th for the season for fewest points per game given up to the position.

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Must Start ‘em – Jay Ajayi vs New York Giants
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Jay draws a good matchup, with the Giants allowing the second most points per game to running backs. The Giants have allowed an average of 112 yards per game on the ground and eleven total touchdowns on the season. Jay has witnessed his snap count increase the past few weeks, notching his second straight week of 40%+ snap share. With the Eagles, Jay is averaging seven yards per carry.

Start ‘em – Jonathan Stewart / Christian McCaffrey vs Green Bay Packers
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The Packers are allowing the sixth most points per game to running backs. Green Bay has allowed eleven total touchdowns on the year to the position. Carolina is going to have to control the clock against the Packers to compete in this game with one of the best quarterbacks in the league set to make an appearance for the first time since week six.

Start ‘em – Latavius Murray vs Cincinnati Bengals
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The Bengals are allowing the fourth most points per game to the running back position. After watching the Bears explode for 232 yards on the ground with the tandem of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, Latavius Murray should fare well against this team. Last week was the first time in eight weeks that Murray didn’t total 15+ rushing attempts. The Vikings should take a lead early and Murray will regain his touches to get back on track for 15+ touches a game.

Must Sit ‘em – Joe Mixon or Giovani Bernard (whomever starts) @ Minnesota Vikings
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Minnesota is tied at the top with the Eagles in fewest points per game given up to running backs. The Vikings have allowed seven total touchdowns on the year. The Vikings are allowing just over 100 yards from scrimmage per game at 108 to the position.

Sit ‘em – Orleans Darkwa vs Philadelphia Eagles
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In a divisional game, Orleans is a sit against a team that’s tied for the fewest points per game. Orleans has totaled 10 or more touches in his last six games, but hasn’t broken the 50 total yards mark in the last three.

Sit ‘em – Lamar Miller @ Jacksonville Jaguars
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Since receiving Marcell Dareus in a trade, Jacksonville has been one of the better teams at stopping the run. In five games, they’re giving up an average of 111 yards per game on the ground. Also Andre Ellington has been taking away a few touches here and there since joining the team.

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Must Start ‘em – Jordy Nelson @ Carolina Panthers
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Jordy has been struggling to produce ever since Aaron Rodgers went out with a broken collarbone. Nelson is Aaron’s favorite target and everyone knows it. They have a special chemistry on the field that is like no other duo. I expect Nelson to finish as a top 16 wide receiver in week 15 facing a defense that is in the top ten for most points per game given up to the position.

Start ‘em – Cooper Kupp @ Seattle Seahawks
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Seattle is just outside the top five in most points per game given up to wide receivers, allowing north of 35 points per game to the position. Kupp has saw at least six targets in the last five games (couple of those with Woods in the lineup) and posting at least five catches and totaling double digit points in PPR. The Seahawks may be without Bobby Wagner, which is an even bigger blow to that defense.

Start ‘em – Marqise Lee vs Houston Texans
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Houston is also right there next to Seattle in points per game given up to wide receivers. They’ve allowed more touchdowns than Seattle has though. Given this and the recent play of Marqise Lee, he’s averaging eight targets over the last two games, making six catches for 75 yards and scored once over those two games.

Must Sit ‘em – Corey Coleman vs Baltimore Ravens
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The Ravens are fifth in fewest points allowed to wide receivers. That being said, they’ve allowed only five touchdowns to the position on the season. The rookie cornerback for Baltimore, Marlon Humphrey looked fairly well against the Steelers as they were mostly targeting the other side of Brandon Carr.

Sit ‘em – Jarvis Landry @ Buffalo Bills
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The Bills are tied for second in fewest touchdowns given up in the league. Also, we just saw a game in Buffalo that snowed the entire time. It’s supposed to snow in Orchard Park (stadium location) Friday and at night on Sunday. Jarvis has had two of his six matchups go for more than 15 points in PPR formats. Jarvis has one touchdown against Buffalo in those matchups.

Sit ‘em – Jamison Crowder vs Arizona Cardinals
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The Cardinals are a subpar team against wide receivers, but if Arizona wants to win this game they are going to shadow Crowder with Patrick Peterson.

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Must Start ‘em – Zach Ertz @ New York Giants
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Even with the backup Nick Foles taking over in Philadelphia for the remainder of the season, Ertz is still a start. Between 2013 & 2014 Foles threw six touchdowns to Ertz in 18 starts. The Giants are also the worst team against tight ends in the league.

Start ‘em – Ben Watson @ Cleveland Browns
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The Browns are the second worst against tight ends, giving up 16 points per game on the nose. The Browns have allowed nine touchdowns on the season to the position. Cleveland is allowing six catches and 57 yards per game to the position.

Start ‘em – Ricky Seals-Jones @ Washington Redskins
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This is one of those plays where if you’re looking to catch up after the three games prior to Sunday plays. Ricky has the chance to put up some big numbers. The Redskins are giving up the third most points per game to the position. Washington has allowed the second most yards, the sixth most receptions, and are tied for fourth for most touchdowns allowed to tight ends.

Must Sit ‘em – Greg Olsen vs Green Bay Packers
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Olsen is a really iffy play. He briefly left the week 14 after getting his foot rolled up on. The Packers are second best against tight ends allowing just over nine points per game to the position. The Packers have allowed only three touchdowns to the position on the year. Olsen was only targeted once in week 14.

Sit ‘em – Tyler Kroft @ Minnesota Vikings
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The Vikings tight end coverage has been solid all year, ranking fourth best against the position. Minnesota is allowing a 60% catch rate on the year and have allowed a total of three touchdowns to the position. Minnesota is allowing less than ten points per game to the position.

Sit ‘em – Julius Thomas @ Buffalo Bills
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The Bills are tied for third in fewest touchdowns allowed to tight ends. The weather isn’t looking great in Orchard Park as I stated above with the Landry sit. In Jay’s previous game back in 2010, he targeted Greg Olsen eight time where he was able to make three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown.