Lamar has seemed off all year and with the bar being set so high from his MVP season, it could just be that he is trying to hard to force things into happening. But we saw his upside in the Monday Night Football game against the Browns when he put up 124 yards rushing with 2 touchdowns as well as an incredible 44 yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown. His passing has been mediocre this year but Jackson can always win you a GPP with his legs. In Week 15, Jackson takes on the Jacksonville Jaguars who just give up fantasy points in droves. On the year, the Jags allow an average of 145 rushing yards per game and have given up 16 rushing touchdowns to opposing offenses. You do not even really need a stack here because it is hard to trust who in the Ravens offense will do well, and who in the Jaguars offense will do anything.
Tannehill did well for us last week and in a matchup against the Detroit Lions at home, I love this Tennessee offense once again. Sure, it could once again be a Derrick Henry game, but I expect Tannehill to be able to get his as well, especially with Jeff Okudah and Desmond Trufant out again. Who is going to stop AJ Brown or Corey Davis? Nobody. Tennessee is going to be able to score at will and it is getting to that time of the year where defenses are just going to not be giving 110%. I love the Titans as a stack again this week and aside from Henry, the passing game always seems to go under owned.
Is this just the shiny new toy? Not necessarily, as Arizona runs a ton of plays every game which always makes the offense on the other side of the ball inherently valuable. The Eagles offense has been rejuvenated under Hurts and I expect him to step up in a game against a quarterback in Kyler Murray that he has been compared to since college. With a full and healthy compliment of weapons, and potentially an outside chance at still winning their division, I expect the Eagles to show up and put up a decent number on Arizona.
The rookies have finally arrived! Akers had his coming out party against the Patriots on Thursday Night Football as he carried the ball 29 times for 171 yards and added 2 catches for 23 yards. He did everything except score a touchdown but man does he ever have a good chance for that this week against the Jets. The Rams enter the game as 17.5 point favorites, which means everyone expects them be in clock killing mode in the second half. The one worry with Akers is that if they get out to a big lead, Sean McVay may just put in Darrell Henderson or Malcolm Brown to keep Akers fresh for the playoffs.
With the combined news that Michael Thomas is out and Drew Brees is in, load up on Alvin Kamara against the Chiefs. I expect a ton of short passes to Kamara from Brees and a big game on the ground as well as the Saints try and keep Patrick Mahomes off the field. Let us hope that people saw how Kamara was with Taysom Hill and overlook him for more popular plays like Derrick Henry this week.
Fournette has not been great this year, but with Ronald Jones on the sideline against the Falcons, Fournette becomes the default chalk play this week. Atlanta has improved in their run defense in the second half of the season, but Fournette should get most of the carries and catches out of the backfield to himself. At his cheap price tag this week, I like putting Fournette with a Henry or Kamara to allow yourself some solid wide receivers as well.
With Deebo Samuel and George Kittle out once again, Aiyuk has shown that he can be the go to guy in the 49ers offense with double digit targets and catches last week, as well as a two-game touchdown streak. Lock in Aiyuk as a mid-range wide receiver play who has an incredibly high ceiling against a Dallas Cowboys defense that has allowed 28 passing touchdowns so far this season. I also do not mind a flyer on a cheaply priced Richie James Jr. or Kendrick Bourne as well, but Aiyuk should be a foundational piece this week.
With Michael Thomas out, look to Emmanuel Sanders to take over the possession role for the Saints. I don’t mind a look at Tre’Quan Smith either but Sanders is more of the middle of the field guy and I think the Saints are going to want to do long dink and dunk drives down the field to keep the Chiefs on the sidelines. Sanders is also dirt cheap especially on DraftKings. He absolutely has a chance to put up a 0, but he can also return incredible value for his price.
Ever since Trubisky has been back under center, Allen Robinson has thrived in this offense. He has performed like an elite wide receiver but is still priced as a mid-ranged guy. In another great matchup against the Vikings I love Robinson at his price tag and a full on game stack is not out of the question here. The Minnesota secondary is sneaky bad and allows 256 passing yards per game and 26 passing touchdowns so far this year.
Gronk gets another nice matchup against a team that allows an average of 15 fantasy points per game to the tight end position this season. With Ronald Jones on the sideline, and Leonard Fournette not exactly having the confidence of the coaching staff, I think Brady looks for his buddy Gronk in the end zone this week. Love Gronk on DraftKings this week more than FanDuel due to his price tag.
You want a cheap tight end with high upside? Kmet has seven targets in each of the last two games and has really developed a nice chemistry with Mitch Trubisky. On DraftKings he is near the absolute minimum at $3000 and can be a nice pivot off of Allen Robinson if you want to stack this game which should have a decently high score.