NFL Fantasy Football Week 15 Sleepers
NFL FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 15 SLEEPERS – A player gets injured, or someone breaks out and earns more opportunities. These players can make or break your fantasy season. No one can predict the future, so drafting a perfect team is out of the question.
Depth never hurts, so it is best to evaluate your roster weekly. This article is a great place to look and will feature the best waiver wire additions each week. (Rostered Percentages from ESPN)
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Jake Browning – 29.5% Rostered
Browning had another successful outing against the Colts. He is under-owned and could be the lift a team needs to win in the playoffs. He threw for 275 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception last week.
Multiple quarterbacks across the league suffered injuries or struggled to play through an injury, like Trevor Lawrence. Browning plays the Vikings this week, who shut out the Raiders last week. The Bengals have more talent and should be able to move the ball against this defense.
Gardner Minshew II – 17.4% Rostered
Minshew is not the name that comes to mind for streamable fantasy quarterbacks, but he may be the answer this week. He faces the Steelers, who got torched by Bailey Zappe and the three-win Patriots last week. He has a good matchup and is widely available.
Do not be afraid to start him in the fantasy playoffs if there are few options.
Ty Chandler – 23.8% Rostered
Alexander Mattison suffered an ankle injury and could miss this week. The Vikings play the Bengals on Saturday, which gives him one less day to recover. Ty Chandler could finally get a chance to operate as the lead back.
The Bengals allow 127.2 rushing yards per game and are a top-tier matchup for running backs.
Jerick McKinnon – 36.5% Rostered
Last week, the Chiefs announced that Isiah Pacheco suffered a shoulder injury, and fantasy players flocked to Clyde Edwards-Helaire on waivers. Jerick McKinnon was the better pickup of the two Chiefs backs. He finished the game with four carries for 19 yards and caught all three targets for 18 yards and a touchdown.
CEH had 13 touches, but McKinnon was more productive and found the end zone. He also plays more when the Chiefs are trailing and forced to throw the ball. They should split playing time between the two backs while Pacheco is out, but McKinnon is the better option, given his role in the passing game.
Odell Beckham Jr. – 50.9% Rostered
The wide receiver position has very few options in terms of waiver wire additions. OBJ is probably the best available, as he is earning a bigger role in the Ravens’ offense. He caught four of 10 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown last week.
Beckham has averaged 7.3 targets per game since week 11 when Mark Andrews left early with a season-ending injury. Beckham is the downfield threat for the Ravens now and has a great matchup against the Jaguars this week. Other notable receivers that are widely available are Jayden Reed, Zay Jones, and Curtis Samuel.
Logan Thomas – 45.6% Rostered
Hopefully, Isaiah Likely helped last week as he caught a long touchdown and finished the game with 83 yards. Logan Thomas is the best tight-end pickup of the week. He plays the Rams this week, an elite matchup for tight ends.
They have two cornerbacks that shut down receivers, which forces teams to the slot and tight end. Thomas could see between five and 10 targets this week and has a better chance to score than usual.