Fantasy Football Week 15: Start 'em and Sit 'em


I kind of feel like I overdosed on these Fantasy Football posts by now. It's like a drunken stupor where I try to churn these out. 17 weeks of Fantasy Football threads can be draining! Three weeks to go... at least my team is still alive and kicking in the Phinsider FFL. I have to give a shout out to Roddy White last night for getting me some major points for this week as well. Woot! Alright, let's do this...

QBs:

Start 'em:

Tim Tebow: You just may go to hell if you don't. He's improving (slightly) as a passer and he's getting solid points because of his legs. This week he goes against the NFL's worst defense. I'm not the world's great amateur QB, but I think even I could score double digit fantasy points against New England's secondary. If I can, Tebow and his angels can too.

Matt Moore: The caveat with this is he has to play first. Buffalo's defense hasn't been creating turnovers and struggles getting to the QB as well. Jake Long was back at practice and if he plays as well, Moore will have a much better chance at matching his numbers from his previous game against Buffalo.

Sit 'em:

Mark Sanchez: The Eagles defense has been looking better lately and that wasn't just against Miami. The Jets have figured out their offense is at its best when the ball is not in the hands of Mark Sanchez. The Jets will again try to run the ball often and mix in passes with Sanchez, who will most be throwing underneath passes again. When Sanchez completes 15-20 passes, he is usually still slightly above or below 200 yards passing. It's playoff time and if you think 175 yards passing and a TD is going to be enough to win (for my sake, hopefully it is with Roddy White), good luck.

Carson Palmer: He has a very high interception rate which will create negative points for him. Detroit also ranks 9th in the NFL against the pass and allows just over 200 passing yards per game. The likely negative plays will offset the yards and TD(s).

RBs:

Start 'em:

Reggie Bush: He has 5 TDs in his past 7 games and 3 100-yard rushing games in his past 7 games. That is good enough for me, especially when he's facing against a Bills team that has flatlined.

Cedric Benson: The Rams rank last in the NFL against the run and over the past 4 games, they are allowing RBs to run for over 160 yards and a TD.

Sit 'em:

Rashard Mendenhall: Becuase he's facing the 49ers, the league's best run defense. Unless 50-70 yards are good enough for you, leave Mendenhall on the sideline.

C.J. Spiller: Miami ranks 3rd in the NFL against the run and have done well to keep opposing RBs out of the end zone. Fred Jackson was held to 17 yards rushing and 67 total yards the last time they played.

WRs:

Brandon Marshall: He was held to only 1 reception and 5 yards the last time he faced Buffalo, but he's still Miami's go-to man. His reception total was low last time because Miami had the game won by the end of the first half. Marshall should be more involved this week. Oh yeah, he's scoring TDs now too. Yay!

Roddy White: Because you're kicking yourself if you didn't play him last night.

Laurent Robinson: His snaps have decreased because of the return of Miles Austin, but he's still producing some great numbers you'd expect from a #1 WR. He's simply too hot to sit.

Sit 'em:

DeSean Jackson: Andy Reid says he's "only warming up," which is a little late because the Eagles blew a chance at the postseason (yes, technically they're still alive), but he's still not putting up yards and points like he used to. Expect that to change against Darrelle Revis? I don't.

Steve Johnson: His play has been picking up again the past few weeks, but he finished with only 16 yards against Miami in their last matchup. On top of that, Vontae Davis is playing much better than people have given him credit for. He has allowed only 124 receiving yards in the past 5 weeks and has only allowed a single TD this year, but even that catch was a perfectly thrown pass in which Darrius Heyward-Bey was smothered by Davis, but still made a terrific catch.

TEs:

Jake Ballard: He receives a ton of targets and has gone for at least 40 yards in 3 games straight, making him a safe bet for some points. He has a good chance of going over 50 yards and he is a reliable target in the red zone as well.

Anthony Fasano: He's been a big target for Miami since Moore has taken over and against a struggling Bills defense, he has a solid opportunity to make some noise in the middle of the field and may haul in another TD.

Sit 'em:

Jermaine Gresham: The Rams have held Jimmy Graham, Jermichael Finley, Vernon Davis, and Jason Witten to under 40 yards receiving and have allowed only 1 TD catch by a TE. Some better TEs than Gresham have had disappointing days against the Rams. Keep Gresham on the bench.

Greg Olsen: He's only gone over 50 receiving yards once in the past 5 games and during that span, he's scored only 1 TD. He's also nursing an injured back.

Miami Dolphins Sleeper of the Week: The Dolphins D/ST. Their ST has looked really good the past several weeks and their defense has been solid as well for the most part. The Bills are in a bad since the end of October and have averaged only 11 PPG in the past 7 weeks. They come into this game freshly eliminated from the playoffs and if they fall behind, they may just cave in like they did in Weeks 10 and 11 against Dallas and Miami.

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