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2020 NFL DFS Week 15 FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to the 2020 NFL DFS Week 15 FanDuel Picks!

In my articles, it is mostly based on cash games and single entry plays as that is what I typically play.

I will throw a few low owned GPP plays out there and some stacks that I will be targeting in the few GPP entries that I do like.

I will update this page if there is any breaking news, injuries, etc. so be sure to check back between now and game time.

Alright, let’s get to it!

2020 NFL DFS Week 15 FanDuel Picks

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Quarterback

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles – $6,900

Well, how about that? The Eagles were looking for a spark on offense and Hurts provided that and then some.

The rookie quarterback impressed in his first NFL start and led the Eagles to a victory over one of the best teams in the NFC. He threw for 167 yards and 1 TD and tacked on 106 yards with his legs.

Hurts gave us that solid floor with his rushing ability and really outperformed my expectations of him. Hurts, along with RB Miles Sanders, was the first player to rush for over 100 yards against the Saints in 55 games. Not too shabby, huh?

His next opponent, the Cardinals, have been solid against the pass as of late. They are allowing only the sixth-fewest FPPG to opposing quarterbacks over their last four games, however, they are allowing the ninth-most pure rushing FPPG in that same four-game span. This is where Hurtz can exploit them and provides us another solid floor with his rushing ability.

Even after last week’s performance, FanDuel still has him underpriced. Count me in.

Honorable Mentions: Lamar Jackson ($8,200), Kyler Murray ($8,000), Philip Rivers ($7,100)

Running Back

Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts – $7,400

Taylor has really come on over the past few games. He has topped 100 total yards each of his last three games while finding the endzone three times.

It looks as if the rookie has finally taken over bell cow duties in Indy. He saw 55.7% of the snaps in Week 14, compared to just 36.1% for Nyheim Hines.

Taylor has recorded 55 carries over his last three games and caught all nine of his targets.

In that stretch, he has averaged just over 110 rushing yards per game and is now facing a Texans D that has given up the second-most rushing yards per game this year (152.3). We just saw David Montgomery go for 113-1 on 11 carries (10.3 YPC!) last week.

Expect the Texans to see a heavy dose of JT on Sunday. He’ll be one of my core plays this week and I will be pairing him up with Henry (where I can fit in his massive price tag).

Honorable Mentions: Derrick Henry ($10,200), Alvin Kamara ($7,800), Cam Akers ($6,700), J.K. Dobbins ($5,900), J.D. McKissic ($5,800)

Wide Receiver

Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers – $6,900

Aiyuk had quite possibly the best game of his young career. He posted career highs in targets (16), receptions (10), and receiving yards (119).

He’s been putting together quite the rookie season and has been great as of late. He has topped the 100-yard mark and/or found the endzone in six straight games.

Aiyuk will look to make it seven straight this week against the Cowboys. Dallas has been changing cornerbacks all year, leading to them allowing the fifth-most FD PPG (34.38) to wide receivers.

It looks like the Niners will be without Deebo Samuel this week, and potentially for the rest of the year.

This should bode well for Aiyuk’s volume which has already been increasing dramatically over the last five games (28, 32, 57, 26, and 39%). That averages out to about 35% target share over those five games. For reference, DeAndre Hopkins leads wide receivers this year in target share with 30.1%.

Aiyuk will probably be fairly chalky this week but for good reason.

I’m interested.

Honorable Mentions: DeAndre Hopkins ($8,600), A.J. Brown ($8,300), Allen Robinson ($7,300), Corey Davis ($6,800), T.Y. Hilton ($6,800), Russell Gage ($5,700)

Tight End

Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears – $5,100

Holy rookies. I didn’t even realize when I started this write-up that I was highlighting all rookies, but hey I’m ok with it.

It doesn’t seem that too many people have noticed that Cole Kmet is taking over the starting role from Jimmy Graham. I know Graham was the one who came down with the touchdown grab last week, however, Kmet is outproducing him almost everywhere else.

Let’s take a look at Kmet’s percentage of routes run on dropbacks over the last four games: 51, 68, 53, 62%. Compare that to Graham’s: 43, 34, 42, and 41%. In the same four-game span, Kmet’s target shares: 13, nine, 21, and 19%. For Graham: six, nine, three, and 13%.

He has seven targets in each of the last two games, both of which came with Trubisky under center. With Allen Robinson potentially facing a tough matchup, I expect Trubisky to lean on the rookie tight end this week against the Vikings.

Honorable Mentions: Travis Kelce ($8,500), Logan Thomas ($5,600)

Defense

Dallas Cowboys – $3,600

Back to back week rolling out the Cowboys D? Yea that’s pretty gross, but I’m leaning towards going right back to the well.

They produced nicely for us last week (18 FDP) if you took a chance on them.

I know I’m planning on playing Aiyuk, but we’re looking for some salary relief and this looks like a good spot for it. They’re at home taking on a Nick Mullens led 49ers team.

The 49ers’ offense is second-worst in the NFL at giving the ball away and has 18 turnovers in the last seven weeks.

Mullens, himself, is responsible for 9 of those turnovers in his last six games. He had two costly turnovers last week that led to defensive touchdowns for Washington.

I’ll take my chances on them again in Week 15.

Honorable Mentions: Titans ($3,900), Giants ($3,700)



Favorite Game Stacks – HOU/IND, PHI/ARI, KC/NO

GPP QB – Patrick Mahomes
GPP RB – D’Andre Swift, Gus Edwards
GPP WR – D.K. Metcalf
GPP TE – Rob Gronkowski


Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

About Kyle Salamido

Kyle is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fans and sports betting degenerate. His love of fantasy football started when his Dad let him co-own one of his teams when he was 10. He’d spend every Sunday at his neighbor’s house watching every game with his DirecTv Sunday Ticket. To this day, he still watches every game and doesn’t miss a play. Kyle has 15+ seasons of fantasy football under his belt and has found success in DFS since its’ inception.

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