Start ’em Sit ’em: Week 15
Still worried about who to start? Who’s gonna drop a goose egg? Well I can try to help you out with that. Each week I look at the match-ups and streaks of all the players to give you the best shot at getting you your win. Without further delay here are my Start ’em Sit ’em for week 15.
Quarterback, Drew Brees: The Saints get a matchup this week against the Jets defense who has been 30th against fantasy passers this year. Also worth mentioning is the Jets haven’t allowed more than 88 rushing yards in a game since week 8. Brees is going to move the ball well through the air and deserves a start here.
Running Back, Jordan Howard: The Lions have allowed 100+ yard rushers in their last 5 games, and in those 5 games they have allowed 7 rushing touchdowns. Howard’s chances of a big day are high and he should be in your lineup with RB1 capabilities.
Wide Receiver, Brandin Cooks: Over their last 6 games the Steelers have allowed an average of 188 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns to opposing wide receiver. The Patriots’ passing attack has been bad the past couple weeks but I expect them to get back on track this weekend in a big matchup.
Tight End, Mercedes Lewis: The Jags passing attack isn’t really that potent, however the Texans have been pretty bad against defending opposing tight ends (29th in the league). In the past 4 weeks the Texans have allowed 4 touchdowns to opposing tight ends and I like Lewis’ chances of getting into the end zone this week.
Quarterback, Alex Smith: Smith is coming off a pretty lackluster performance against the Oakland secondary who has been suspect this year. Now he gets the Chargers who have been MUCH better in defending the pass. The Chiefs will have a hard time moving the ball through the air on Saturday night and Smith should be on your bench.
Running Back, Lamar Miller: The Jags have not allowed a rushing TD since week 9 and I don’t see that changing on Sunday. I expect the Jags stack the box and make Tom Savage try to throw on them, which probably won’t work. Miller is a high risk play for me.
Wide Receiver, T.Y. Hilton: Hilton has been spotty all year and I am sick of the inconsistency. Against the Broncos he will either get like 3 catches for 30 yards or go off for 200 yards and a TD. Who knows. If you’re willing to take the risk go ahead but I don’t recommend it.
Tight End, Eric Ebron: Last week the Bears did not allow a single reception to a tight end and on the year they are 5th at defending against tight ends. I expect Ebron to have little impact on this game so he is going to be staying on the bench.
Written By: Jon Tetreault ( @jtetreault13 )