Chargers, Bengals and more picks for NFL Week 15 | Lorenzo’s locks
Lorenzo Reyes is back with his favorite picks ahead of the NFL Week 15 games. Find out who he likes and who he fades away before the weekend.
When it comes to competition, one of the best ways to have an advantage over the opponent is to prepare beforehand. In fantasy football, this way of thinking certainly applies. At Bet For The Win, we do the preparation for you.
The fantasy football playoffs are here, and as you try to survive the (likely) knockout rounds, make sure you start and seat the right players.
In the absence of an NFL goodbye, all players who are uninjured should be active and ready to compete in the fantasy football playoffs.
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Here are our projections for studs, misses, and crosspieces heading into Week 15.
QB Jalen Hurts – Philadelphia Eagles
Running, passing and scoring touchdowns – three things Jalen Hurts does extremely well. With a potential MVP and a first-round bye at hand, don’t expect the Hurts to let up against the Bears this weekend.
RB Christian McCaffrey – San Francisco 49ers
No Jimmy G. No Deebo. No Elijah Mitchell. The Niners could use CMC like the Carolina Panthers have done all these years, which is great for fantasy football managers with McCaffrey on their team.
WR Stefon Diggs–Buffalo Bills
The Dolphins don’t have the most reliable secondary in the world, and Stefon Diggs is one of the best receivers in football. When you put two and two together and then consider the chip on the shoulders of the Bills’ players dating back to their Week 3 loss to Miami, Diggs looks set for a big game.
TE Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs
Kelce is the one tight end in fantasy football that managers should trust to produce on a weekly basis.
QB Geno Smith—Seattle Seahawks
There are weeks where Smith looks like a really good NFL starting quarterback and others where he looks like a backup. Having a short week to prepare for the league’s best defense, the San Francisco 49ers, should lead to some uninspiring results. I would stay away this week if possible.
RB Nick Chubb – Cleveland Browns
Common sense suggests that Nick Chubb, one of the league’s best running backs, will rebound from his 14-carry, 34-yard performance against the Bengals in Week 14. However, no opposing running backs since Chubb of back in Week 7 rushed for over 47 yards against the Ravens defense.
WR Tee Higgins – Cincinnati Bengals
We’ll see what the final injury report says, but even if Tee Higgins does dress up, there’s no guarantee he’ll play. In fact, twice this season Higgins has played the opening snaps of the game before missing the rest with some sort of pain from a previous injury – resulting in two donuts. It’s a baller, so you probably have to play it and take a chance. But if you have better options, this could be the solution.
TE Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens
It’s time to worry. Although his recent lows are probably more the result of the Ravens’ poor offense than anything else.
QB Justin Herbert – Los Angeles Chargers
Herbert got his guns back and is healthy and now he suddenly looks like the quarterback we all wanted him to be. The Chargers need to keep winning games to stay in the playoffs, so expect Herbert to have his foot on the gas for consecutive weeks.
RB Brian Robinson – Washington Commanders
Robinson is really on his pace lately. He’s rushed for 85 yards in three of the last four games (including a 105-yard performance) and should get some new legs after the Week 14 goodbye. He’s definitely a sleeper contender in this important game against the Giants.
WR Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings
Thielen isn’t quite what he used to be, but he’s had some fantasy football relevance in recent weeks. While most of the defensive attention goes to Justin Jefferson, Thielen has managed to catch at least seven passes and score a touchdown in two of the past three weeks. He has a sneaky chance of getting similar numbers against Indianapolis this weekend.
TE Evan Engram – Jacksonville Jaguars
Raise your hand if you had Evan Engram in the top 5 fantasy football leagues this season. I’ll wait.
What he does is shocking given his dissatisfaction during his time in New York. Nonetheless, he seems to be a favorite target for Trevor Lawrence and that shouldn’t change this weekend.