Week 15 is upon us, and the stakes have never been higher. It’s crunch time in fantasy football, as the playoffs begin for many leagues across the land. With bye weeks out of the way and rosters at full strength, it’s time to make those crucial lineup decisions that can propel you towards a championship.
But who do you start? Who do you sit? Fear not, fellow footballers, for The Fantasy Footballers are here to guide you through the treacherous waters of Week 15 with their Start of the Week picks!
Matthew Stafford (LAR) vs. WAS: Stafford is officially on fire. Over his last three starts, he’s finished as the QB7, QB8, and QB5, proving he’s a reliable option in high-stakes matchups. This week, he faces a Washington defense that ranks dead last in yards per attempt allowed (8.1) and has surrendered the most passing touchdowns this season. Stafford is a must-start against this porous unit.
D’Onta Foreman (CAR) vs. SEA: Foreman has been a revelation since Christian McCaffrey went down. He’s racked up three straight 100-yard rushing games and boasts 5 touchdowns over his last 5 outings. The Seahawks’ defense is a sieve against the run, ranking 27th in rushing yards allowed per game. Look for Foreman to feast in this divisional showdown.
Tyler Allgeier (ATL) vs. BAL: With Cordarrelle Patterson out, Allgeier has stepped up in a big way. He’s seen 14 carries in each of his last two games and has found the end zone twice. The Baltimore Ravens are a tough matchup, but Allgeier’s pass-catching ability gives him a floor in PPR leagues. He’s a solid flex option with upside for more.
Michael Pittman Jr. (IND) vs. DAL: Pittman has been a consistent force for the Colts all season, averaging 15.7 PPR points per game. He faces a Dallas Cowboys defense that has been surprisingly vulnerable to the pass lately, allowing 23.8 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers over their last three contests. Look for Pittman to have a big day in this high-scoring affair.
Jakobi Meyers (NE) vs. ARI: Meyers has quietly emerged as a reliable target for Mac Jones, averaging 11.2 PPR points per game over his last five outings. He draws a plum matchup against an Arizona Cardinals defense that surrenders the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers (28.2 per game). Meyers is a sneaky good play for those looking for a high-upside flex option.
Trey McBride (ARI) vs. SF: McBride has been a revelation since becoming the Cardinals’ full-time tight end in Week 8. He averages 9 targets per game, gets targets on 29% of his routes run, and has 73 receiving yards per game. He faces a San Francisco 49ers defense that seems scary but actually uses zone coverage on 75% of their defensive snaps. McBride leads Arizona in yards per route run against zone coverage, making him a matchup-proof option at tight end.
Miami Dolphins Defense vs. BUF: The Dolphins’ defense has been on fire lately, forcing multiple turnovers in each of their last four games and scoring a league-high 21 defensive touchdowns on the season. They face a Buffalo Bills offense that is struggling without Josh Allen, making Miami a sneaky good streaming option for those looking for an edge in the playoffs.
Remember, these are just The Fantasy Footballers’ recommendations. Every league and situation is different, so do your own research and make the starting decisions that you feel are best for your team. Good luck in the playoffs, and may the fantasy gods be ever in your favor!
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