Week 15 Saturday Slate Fantasy Preview

  • Colts (+3.5) @ Vikings (-195): O/U 47.5

    Ravens (+2.5) @ Browns (-140): O/U 38

    Dolphins (+7) @ Bills (-325): O/U 44

    Colts vs Vikings

    Key storylines/What to Watch

    The first Saturday game of Week 15 featured a matchup between the Colts (4-8-1) and the Vikings (10-3).  The Colts are hanging onto dear life to try to get a playoff berth, which likely will only be attained by catching the Titans at 7-5. Meanwhile, the Vikings clinch the division and a home-field playoff game with a victory on Saturday. There is a bundle of fantasy options that will be featured in this game and play a very prominent role in fantasy GMs first-round playoff matchups.

     

    Top Starts

    Jonathan Taylor: After an incredibly disappointing start to the season, JT has turned it on over his past four games. During that span, Taylor is the RB3 in PPR formats, averaging 18.2 fantasy points per game. He is the focal point of this offense and even with defenses keying in on him, he remains a great fantasy asset heading into the first round of the fantasy playoffs.

     

    Justin Jefferson: Jefferson has been incredible this season and the matchup against the Colts should be no different, even though the Colts have allowed the third-fewest passing yards per game this season. Last week they gave up 54 points to the Cowboys, including 5-71-1 and 4-23-2 lines to their top receivers. Fire up JJ in all formats and enjoy what should be another tremendous performance. 

     

    Dalvin Cook: Cook has had a bit of a roller coaster season this year, which has been on display the last three weeks. In two of his past three games Cook has failed to surpass the 42-yard mark on the ground, but luckily his usage in the red zone has allowed him to have minimal bust games this year. Although he has not returned great value in comparison to his first-round draft capital, Cook still remains in the top-12 at his position and needs to be started in all formats.

     

    T.J. Hockenson: Ever since joining the Vikings,  Hockenson has been outstanding for his fantasy GMs. The only area that has been lacking is his ability to find the endzone, but outside of that, he has had at least four receptions and six targets in each of his last six games. Hockenson ranks as the TE3 this season and his ability to remain very involved in the offense provides a nice scoring floor for his fantasy GMs.

     

    Boom/Bust Dart-Throw

    Adam Thielen: Thielen has been a fairly unreliable fantasy option this season, but when things work in his favor, his fantasy scoring ceiling is fairly high. Twice in his last four games he has scored more than 19.5 fantasy points and also less than 4.7 fantasy points. If fantasy GMs are looking for a high-upside option this week, he is worth looking at, but he also has the potential to stumble.

     

    Michael Pittman & Parris Campbell: Both Pittman and Campbell are decent options this weekend against the Vikings, who get torched through the air on a weekly basis. This could be the week that both of these players have strong performances, but consistently this season it has been one or the other, not both who have good games. Pittman is the more talented of the duo, but Campbell has looked great this year with Matt Ryan under center, so fantasy GMs will be hopeful that whichever they choose to start has the big week.

     

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    Ravens vs. Browns

    Key storylines/What to Watch

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