After an insane roller-coaster of a Monday Night Football game which BetQL we're on to Week 15. Tens of millions of unfortunate fantasy football owners in redraft leagues now mourn their teams,having had playoff glory slipped from their Gerhard De Beer Jerseys grasps. Yours truly suffered three gut-wrenching, soul-crushing bad beats this weekend, two of which occurred in the last two minutes of the Ravens thrilling 45-42 win over the Browns.But I digre s.
If we cannot learn to humbly accept defeat, we never deserved a shot at winning in the first place. OK, that sounds like a fortune cookie made by Jim Kelly. I digre s again. Who needs season-long fantasy football, anyway? DFS sites like DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo allow you to build new lineups each week, playing the matchups and starting healthy players with each entry. Daily fantasy not only provides a great outlet to cure full-blown fantasy tilt, it also gives you a chance to win some cold, hard cash and escape that gla s cage of emotion known as playoff elimination.
But to avoid further heartbreak, you have to pinpoint some DFS sleepers and under-the-radar value plays so you can afford studs at other roster spots. Thats where RotoQL comes in -- we provide detailed rankings of each NFL players DFS prices, values, stat projections, floors, and ceilings. I then compile a detailed list of our favorite under-the-radar value players, and we provide it to you free of charge via this weekly column. If you checked in last week, you would have benefited greatly from our advice to make the following DFS roster picks (all Week 14 prices and fantasy points via DraftKings):
QB Mitch Trubisky ($5,600): 24.98QB Philip Rivers ($5,900): 17.76QB Ryan Tannehill ($6,700): 16 Dominique Dafney Jerseys .48RB Jonathan Taylor ($5,800): 33.5RB David Montgomery ($6,500): 27.5RB Melvin Gordon ($5,200): 12.1WR Tim Patrick ($4,200): 12.6TE Mike Gesicki ($4,500): 23.5Washington Football Team D/ST ($2,800): 11
These players (and Washingtons D) all vastly outperformed their price tiers, with some even leading their positions for the week. By finding such great values at modest costs, DFS managers afforded themselves studs like Aaron Rodgers and Derrick Henry in other roster spots.
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NFL DFS Picks Week 15: QB sleepers, values
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals (DK: $5 Chandon Sullivan Jerseys ,900 | FD $6,900)
The rookie stepped into sports' most important position andslayed the 10-2 Saints in a huge win that keeps Phillys playoff hopes alive. Hurts played well, making several great pa ses and out-dueling New Orleans QB Taysom Hill at his own game. Hurtsfinished with 167 yards and a touchdown through the airand another 106 yards on 18 carries (5.9 yards per carry). He made everyone around him better, especially running back Miles Sanders, who finished with 136 yards from scrimmage and two scores (and who sat on my bench last weekyipes). Now he gets to play a mediocre Cardinals defense in a game that seems destined to be a shootout. Fire up Jalen and hit your DFS opponents where it Hurts.
Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans (DK: $5,900 | FD: $7,100)
If it aint broke, dont fix it! Rivers has turned back time in Indy, giving all of us in our mid-to-late 30s someone to root for even after our season-long fantasy teams bite the dust. Hes only crept above $6,000 on DraftKings once all season, yet hes averaged over 19.5 fantasy points over the Colts past eight games. The 17-year vet was 27-for-35 for Reggie White Jerseys 282 yards and two scores in a 26-20 win in Houston two weeks ago, and he unleashed some kind of cheat code that woke up T.Y. Hilton (8-110-1 that week, 5-86-2 in a 44-27 win over the Raiders last week). Rivers and the Houston-crushing Hilton get a home game against their division foes this Sunday, and they should tee off again. The Texans rank 21st in fantasy points allowed to QBs, and they just let MitchellTrubisky and the Bears pummel them 36-7.
Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings (DK: $5,500 | FD: $7,000)
If you got risky for Trubisky like I recommended last week, you were cruising at the QB position with nearly 25 fantasy points despite a $5,600 price tag. Now hes even cheaperagainst a Vikings secondary that has shown stretches of glaring instability this season. Minnesota has allowed at least 266 pa sing yards eight times this seasonand surrendered an average of 27 points its past four games. Keep the gravy train coming for the Biscuit, and dont be shy with RB David Montgomery, WR Allen Robinson, and TEs Jimmy Graham and Cole Kmeteither.
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Week 15 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks: RB sleepers, values
Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Jets (DK: $6,600 | FD: $6,700)
Akers had 50 total carries on the season going into Week 12 against the 49ers, whom he gashed for 84 yards and a score on just nine attempts. Sean McVay took notice, and the Rams loaded the rookie with a combined 50 carries over LAs past two games, which he turned into 243 yards and a touchdown. This kid has vision, strength, and burst, and he gets to combine all three with a superb opportunity at home against a struggling Jets defense. Continuing its campaign of tanking perfection, New York gave up 174 yards on the ground to the Seahawks in a 40-3 Week 14 walloping. Akers could very well add to his 4.8 yards per carry average, as well Davante Adams Jerseys as his touchdown total. Hes a fine storyand an even finer DFS play.
D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions at Tenne see Titans (DK: $6,400 | FD: $6,700)
Swift, who averages Chauncey Rivers Jerseys 4.5 yards per carry on the season and has scored five times, had been enjoying a mini-breakout midway through his rookie season. Then he suffered a bad concu sion in Week 10after hanging 149 all-purpose yards and a score on Washington. Once he cleared concu sion protocol, he got sick with a non-COVID illne s. Finally recovered, Swift laced up against the Packers last weekand looked good in his limited opportunities. He had 11 touches for 50 yards and a TD, numbers that might have been higher if his QB Matthew Stafford (ribs) didnt get banged up. The Titans rank 25th in fantasy points to running backs, and theyve allowed at least 118 rushing yards in four games since Week 8. Shift Swift into an RB slot for a great value play.
JK Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (DK: $5,900 | FD: $5,900)
Dobbins has finally been recognized as the most talented back in Baltimore, just in time for a date with the third-most generous run defense in fantasy football. The rookie had 13 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown in the ma sive 47-42 win over the Browns Monday, and 11-71-1 in the 34-17 win over Dallas in Aaron Rodgers T Shirts Week 13. His presence as the lead shareholder in carries has opened up running lanes for 2019 MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson in the read option. Sorry, Mark Ingram, but a fresh 22-year-old RB out of Ohio State took over your role, and its producing wins as the Ravens claw their way through the playoff race. Jacksonville just yielded 249 rushing yards to Derrick Henry and the Titans. Earthquake alert in Baltimore this weekend.
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FanDuel, DraftKings Picks Week 15: WR sleepers, values
Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys (DK: $6,300 | FD: $6,900)
Its a rookie bonanza for the DFS values and sleepers column! Aiyuk has been quietly spectacular this season, and he looked even better as the No. 1 receiver after fellow wideout Deebo Samuel went down with a hamstring injury last week against Washington. The rookie caught 10-of-16 targets for 119 yards, all career highs. The Arizona State product has four touchdowns on the season, too, so he should be busy against a Cowboys D ranking 25th against wide receivers in fantasy.
T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans (DK: $5,500 | FD: $6,800)
If you have the gall to play Rivers multiple weeks in a row, then you might as well double-down and grab the top Texans killer. This dude gets up for games against Houston, most recently catching eight-of-11 targets for 110 yards and a touchdown at NRG Stadium two weeks ago. Hes found paydirt four times in the past three weekswhile averaging 7.6 receptions, 92.3 yards, and a 74.7-percent catch rate. Romeo Crennel might want to take his chances doubling this guy. If not, it might be double the pleasure, double the fun for all the investors of Hilton stock.
Willie Snead IV, Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (DK: $4,300 | FD: $5,400)
Snead seemed like an x-factor in the Ravens offense earlier in the season, but COVID-19 had other plans for the veteran receiver in Weeks 12 and 13. He returned to the field in the Ravens big win over Cleveland Monday, catching three-of-five targets for 29 yards in a run-heavy game. His biggest catch was Preston Smith Jerseys a crucial fourth-quarter dart he had to rise up and get while boxing out his defender, something hes adept at after seven seasons in the NFL. Lamar Jackson and the Ravens should be able to open the pa sing game up a bit more against the Jags, who rank 27th Green Bay Packers Home Office in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.
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Week 15 NFL DFS Picks: TE sleepers, values
Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (DK: $4,200 | FD: $6,300)
Gronk has not posted back-to-back bad performances since Week 5, so we like his chances to rebound from a 7.2-point showing in Week 14 against Minnesota against the lowly Falcons. Tom Bradys favorite tight end has seen the field for 76.7 percent of Tampa Bays offensive snaps this season while averaging 5.4targets per game. Sixteen of his targets have occurred in the red zone, so theres still time for positive regre sion from his touchdown total of four. Atlanta cedes the fourth-most fantasy points totight ends, soGronk spikes seem imminent this weekend.
Dan Arnold, Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles (DK: $3,500 | FD: $5,200)
One of the most una suming names and DFS plays in the NFL, Arnold has quietly averaged 15.4 PPR points over the Cardinals past two games. Arizona QB Kyler Murray has clearly developed trust in the third-year tight end, as the 2019 Rookie of the Year has increasingly looked his way on third downs and in the red zone. Seventeen of Arnolds 22 targets have moved the chains this season, and he has four touchdown receptions in Arizonas past four games. Philly ranks 24th in fantasy points surrendered to tight ends, so RotoQL lists Arnolds ceiling at 20.1 points. Productive starters arent always household names!
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Week 15 NFL DFS values: D/ST sleepers
Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles (DK: $2,900 | FD: $4,300)
Arizonas D/ST exploded for 18 fantasy points in a 26-7 stomping of the Giants at the Meadowlands in Week 14, and now they get an Eagles squad in Week 2 of the Jalen Hurts era. Philly looked like a whole new team against the Saints last week, but this team has made far too many mistakes to trust them in an away game on the other side of the country. Expect some i sues in offensive execution, as well as a time of po se sion disparity. Only two teams have yielded Yosh Nijman Jerseys more points to D/STs in fantasy this season. Play the Cards!