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2018 Fantasy Football Week 15 Start-Sit

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What a crazy start to the playoffs.

Odell Beckham missed Week 14 and is questionable for Week 15.

Kareem Hunt owners were without him and missed Spencer Ware this week too.


James Conner missed Week 14 and may miss Week 15.

Melvin Gordon has missed the past two weeks.

A.J. Green is out for the rest of the year.

Carson Wentz could also be out for the year.

The list of players missing valuable Fantasy playoff games is large. This makes the start and sit decisions that much harder.

To help with your Week 15 line-up decisions, this article will look to give you some candidates to consider starting or benching.

2018 Fantasy Football Week 15 Start-Sit

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Start

Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders vs Cincinnati Bengals

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Carr has actually been productive the past two games with over 280 yards and two or more touchdowns in both games. This has translated to two games in a row with 18 or more Fantasy points. Now he gets the Bengals who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. If you need to stream someone this week, Carr is worth considering.

Chris Ivory, RB, Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions

LeSean McCoy is expected to miss this Sunday and running back needy teams can look to Chris Ivory to fill their void. He will be getting double digit carries and goalline work in a run heavy offense. This may not translate to much, but it vaults him into flex consideration. Of course, owners must monitor McCoy’s status going into the weekend.

D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints

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With 60 or more total yards in four straight games, Moore has been a solid flex play with upside in these latter parts of the season. Now he gets a match-up against the Saints who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. The Panthers will get him some work in the run game too and this should boost his floor.

Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Baltimore Ravens

Brate is a touchdown machine with Winston at quarterback. He has three touchdowns in the last three games and with the tight end landscape as ugly as it is, starting a guy with touchdown ability may be one of the safer moves at the position.

Sit

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears

Rodgers only has two games with more than 18 Fantasy points in the past seven weeks. The typically elite QB1 just has not been there this year. You may not want to risk benching him because of his name, but if you have better options, it may benefit your team more, as Rodgers faces the Bears’ defense that allows the second fewest Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Baltimore Ravens

Barber had been decent leading into last week, with double digit Fantasy points and a touchdown in each of the three previous games before Week 14. Barber continues to be wildly inconsistent on the ground and hugely touchdown dependent. Owners should avoid him this week as he goes up against one of the toughest run defenses.

Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins vs Minnesota Vikings

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Stills has been solid for the past two weeks but has been a boom or bust play for the majority of the year. He tends to benefit from Ryan Tannehill, but Ryan may not be the same, as he is nursing an ankle injury. Against a very tough pass defense, Stills is a risky flex for this week.

Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants vs Tennessee Titans

Engram benefited from Beckham’s absence last week, just as he did a year ago. But, don’t let his production fool you, Beckham will likely return this week, putting Engram back in a smaller role. A role in which he has failed to produce solid Fantasy numbers all year.


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About Alex Hamrick

Alex is an avid fantasy football enthusiast and writer for Fantasy Six Pack. With a background in quantitative methods and analysis, Alex enjoys using statistics and data analytics to develop detailed fantasy football analysis. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AlexBHamrick

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