Start/Sit: Week 15
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Start: Mike White vs Detroit
White had a down week against Buffalo, after two top 10 finishes, but should be able to bounce back in a great stretch of favorable matchups. White's upcoming schedule includes Detroit, Jacksonville, and Seattle, all of which should be great for his fantasy managers. Week 15 features the matchup against Detroit, who has allowed the most fantasy points to WRs this year. White has attempted passes 101 times over the past two weeks, ranking second behind only Tom Brady. White is not the most talented QB on the field, but he can be a great asset for fantasy owners going into playoffs.
Sit: Tom Brady vs Cincinatti
Despite attempting the most passes over the season, Brady has only manages to score the 16th most fantasy points. Brady has thrown just 17 touchdowns, only two more than Marcus Mariota (15th highest scoring QB). Brady has had to deal with inconsistency on the offensive line, run game, and receivers. Things should not be expectedly better against the Bengals who rank 26th in points allowed to QBs. Brady is ranked 33rd in yards per pass thrown, making his high volume of attempts insanely inefficient. Brady has had a career full of worthwhile games, but this season has been lackluster and things will likely not improve in Week 15.
Start: Jerrick McKinnon vs Houston
Do not sleep on McKinnon just because Pacheco has carved out the lead back role. McKinnon firmly controls the receiving work out of the backfield, and saw a high snap count in Week 15 (39 compared to Pacheco's 29). McKinnon ranked 3rd in targets in the red zone (tied with Alvin Kamara), and has been the 4th most targeted back overall. McKinnon has a heavy passing role in one of the best passing offenses in the game, along with being used well in the red zone with the second highest scoring offense in the NFL. Grab McKinnon and plug him in for Week 15.
Sit: Raheem Mostert vs Buffalo
Mostert might seem like an easy play with Jeff Wilson barely avoiding a major injury and is questionable for Weeks 15 matchup, but do not be so eager. Mostert will likely take the lead role, but it could lead to an early bad game script for Mostert against the Bills. Buffalo has allowed the 24th most points to opposing RBs this year, and Mostert has been terribly inefficient since Week 9. Aside from a decent performance against Cleveland in Week 10, Mostert has averages just 3.4 yards per carry in the his 3 outings. Mostert will get the lead role going into Week 15, but expectations are not high for him against Buffalo.
Start: Christian Watson vs Los Angeles Rams
Watson has been the great highlight of the Packers since his breakout game in Week 10. Since Week 10, Watson has landed as top 10 WR in all 4 of his games. Watsom has scored a touchdown in each of those outings, and multiple in 3/4 of them. He has eclipsed 100 yards in 2 of those games, but has been targeted 6+ times all 4 of them. Watson has scored the most points in the red zone since Week 10, being targeted 5 times along with a rushing attempt. Watson should be a great explosive play against the recovering Rams team who have allowed the 10th most fantasy points to opposing WRs this year. Watson has been a TD magnet, and it could continue in Week 15.
Sit: Terry McLaurin vs New York Giants
McLaurin has been inconsistent this year, largely in part to the rough QB play, but there has been a slight increase in performance with Taylor Heinicke at the helm. The last time McLaurin faced the Giants he reeled in 8 receptions for 105 yards and a TD, landing as the 8th highest scoring WR. Unfortunately, I doubt this performance will be repeated. The Giants are coming off of a disappointing performance, but division matchups are no joke, even in the NFC East. The Giants have allowed the 23rd most points to opposing WRs this year, and should be able to scheme better in the second matchup against McLaurin this year. McLaurin may be able to get up and get any ball, but he is trending down for me in Week 15.
Start: Greg Dulich vs Arizona
If you did not listen to us about Dulich, it may be too late. Dulich has landed as a top 15 TE the past couple weeks, and should see a lot of success against the Arizona Cardinals aka the worst TE defenders in the NFL. This matchup is great for Dulich, and should be a must play for those streaming TEs from week to week.
Sit: Evan Engram vs Dallas
It may be tempting to play Engram after a dominant performance, but do not lets expectations sway you too far. Engram was, like all TEs, significantly inefficient as a TE play before two good matchups against Detroit and Tennesee. Dallas has been great against TEs this year, allowing the fewest points to opposing TEs. Engram is worth stashing away for playoffs, but may be better left on the bench this week.
Start: Minnesota vs Indianapolis
Minnesota has not been great this year, but should be a must play streaming defense against Indy. Indy has allowed the most points to opposing D/STs this year... or more clearly, they are bad on offense. Matt Ryan has turned the ball over a lot, and has taken a lot of sacks as well. JT is a tough guy to gameplan for, but the rest of the offense has been bad.
Sit: New York Jets vs Detroit
The Jets have been surprisingly good defensively this year, but the upcoming weeks are not as favorable, especially in Week 15. The Jets play the Lions, who have been the shocker offensive juggernaut this year. Detroit has the most 30+ points game this year, and are the 5th highest scoring offense in the NFL. The Jets have only allowed an average of 18.7 points per game this year, but should struggle to stop the Jared Goff led Lions (as weird as that sounds). New York might not be the smartest play this first week of playoffs.