Week 15 Afternoon Fantasy Recap


    Cardinals 15, Broncos 24 (Broncos -3 covered, O36)


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    This was an all-around ugly game. Cardinals quarterback, Colt McCoy, left the game early with a concussion, leaving Trace McSorley to navigate this Broncos’ defense. This game was low scoring until a three-touchdown fourth quarter. We’ll have to wait and see how serious McCoy’s injury is, but this may make everyone from the Cardinals’ offense, except James Conner, unstartable in the fantasy playoffs. 


    Top Performers

    James Conner: With the injuries to the Cardinals’ quarterbacks, they had no choice but to rely on Conner. He carried the ball 16 times for 63 yards and a touchdown while adding three catches for 28 yards. Conner wasn’t too efficient, but you can’t blame him against this tough Broncos’ run defense with no threat of a passing game. Conner will have a ton of usage moving forward, making him a good start in the fantasy playoffs. 


    Latavius Murray: Murray easily had his best game of the season, touching the ball 25 times for 142 yards and a score. Murray looked like his old self, and the Broncos clearly trust him to lead their offense. Backup, Marlon Mack, looked to be more of a passing-down back, as he had four catches and just five carries. Moving forward into the fantasy playoffs, Murray is a great flex in good matchups.

    Biggest Busts

    Greg Dulcich: Russell Wilson relied on Dulcich, but this game was completely different with Wilson sitting out. Dulcich caught one of two targets for 11 yards. The Broncos may have the worst offense in football, and most of their limited fantasy production comes from their running backs. No matter who plays quarterback for the rest of the season, fantasy managers shouldn’t rely on Dulcich. 


    Marquise Brown: With the injury to Kyler Murray, Brown is no longer a viable starter in fantasy this year. In two games without Kyler, Brown has caught eight passes for 53 yards. Brown sees much of his production on downfield passing, and Colt McCoy and Trace McSorley offer very little downfield ability. It’s unfortunate to see Brown suffer due to quarterback play, but we’ll have to see how he bounces back next year when Kyler returns. 


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    Patriots 24, Raiders 30 (Raiders -110, O44.5)

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