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With week 15 just ahead of us, so is the second week of the fantasy playoffs for most of us. During the fantasy playoffs, very little risk will be wanted to be taken; consistent play and increasing player involvement will be an increasing fantasy asset going forward. With the amount of injuries that have occurred this week, streamers will be an even more important fantasy asset than ever. Below you will find players who are available in over 50% of fantasy leagues. All statistics used within this articles can be found on our website at https://www.lineups.com/nfl.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA vs NYG – 14.8% Rostered
One of the biggest fan favorite quarterback’s in NFL, Ryan Fitzpatrick has turned a Miami team from a team that was tanking for Tua to a team that was really putting up a fight against legitimate teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick is a gamer. He simply just loves to play the game of football. An extremely competitive person, Fitz will always be someone to put up a fight even against a winning team. Over the past 3 weeks Fitz has averaged 21.3 fantasy points. An impressive stat for a veteran who has done very little with their career so far. The “FitzMagic” seems to be real in Miami. Facing the New York Giants in week 15 who have allowed 7th most passing yards, 6th highest yards per completion, 4th highest yards per attempt, and the 7th most passing touchdowns in the NFL this season. A great matchup against a weak secondary in the New York Giants. Fitzpatrick has been able to find his groove in recent weeks. Against weak secondaries, Fitz has been able to take advantage of those matchups from week to week. Being rostered at such low quantities so far this season, Fitz is a great play in week 15 against your playoff opponent.
WR Darius Slayton NYG vs MIA – 48.2% Rostered
Darius Slayton had some worries coming into this week about his connection to Daniel Jones transferring to Eli Manning. That worry was quickly put to sleep against the Philadelphia Eagles in week 14. Slayton scored 29.9 fantasy points in the first half of their game against the Eagles, THE FIRST HALF!! Slayton has quietly had a great rookie year this season. Leading the Giants wide receivers in yards, touchdowns, targets, and receptions. Facing the Miami Dolphins in week 15 is very promising for Slayton keep up his production. The Dolphins have allowed the 9th most receiving yards, 2nd most passing touchdowns, 3rd highest yards per completion (12.2 yards), and the 5th highest yards per attempt in the NFL. Slayton has become a fantasy receiver that you can ride through playoffs with. Facing Miami this week, Washington in week 16, and Philadelphia again in week 17. Facing a plus matchup and having consistent usage in the Giants’ offense makes Slayton a great sleeper pick in week 15.
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RB Raheem Mostert SF vs ATL – 45.5% Rostered
Leading the backfield in carries in week 14 against a tough New Orleans Saints run defense. Mostert saw 10 carries for 69 yards with a rushing touchdown and topping it off with 2 receptions for 40 yards and a receiving touchdown. Playing 60% of the offensive snaps against the Saints, the second week in a row leading the backfield in snaps. Mostert has leap frogged Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman in the depth chart. After facing two of the toughest matchups against running-backs, Mostert will face a better matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Allowing the 17th most rushing yards, a yards per carry of 4.0 yards (23rd), and the 9th most rushing touchdowns. With how well Mostert has played against some of the toughest run defenses, this week should be no problem for him. With the potential for Mostert to see 20+ touches in San Francisco’s dominant rushing offense, Mostert is a great running-back pickup this week.
TE Dallas Goedert PHI vs NYG – 42.8% Rostered
The #2 tight end of the Philadelphia Eagles has been a key part of this Philadelphia offense. Seeing 5 or more targets in the past 5 weeks. The Eagles, after a more than disappointing loss to the Dolphins and a win over division rival New York Giants, are still in contention for the playoffs. The Eagles will be looking to make a statement to the rest of the division against their divisional rival Washington Redskins. The Redskins have allowed the 24th the best opposing defense fantasy tight ends. Goedert has seen the 3rd most red-zone targets on this season as well as the 4th most targets on the team. A great matchup for the young receiving tight end in week 14. Alshon Jeffrey being placed on Injured Reserve and Nelson Agholor will give Dallas Goedert a boost in his target share. Rostered in just under 43% of leagues, Goedert is a great option to play at tight end in week 14.
WR James Washington PIT vs ARI – 31.8% Rostered
Washington has strung himself a few great weeks these past two games. Catching all four of his targets for 111 yards against Cleveland in week 13. Since Devlin “Duck” Hodges entered the lineup in week 12, the Steelers have been on a roll and finding some explosiveness to their offense. Seeing 11 targets over the past 2 weeks, Washington has done a lot with the targets he’s seen. Catching 7 of the 11 for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Steelers will face the Arizona Cardinals in week 14 who rank 28th against opposing fantasy wide receivers. Allowing the most passing yards, the most passing touchdowns, 8th highest yards per completion (11.2 yards), and the 2nd highest yards per attempt. A very plus matchup for who is the Steelers #1 receiving option with JuJu Smith-Schuster’s and James Conner’s injury status still up in the air. A fantasy sleeper pick and daily fantasy option will be able to fill your flex position this week.
WR Anthony Miller CHI vs GB – 21.2% Rostered
Scoring his third straight double-digit fantasy point per performance against the Dallas Cowboys in week 14. Anthony Miller has seen an increase in offensive involvement in recent weeks, seeing 35 targets in the past 4 weeks. Facing both easy and tough matchups in that time period, Anthony Miller has solidified his role in that Chicago Bears offense. Seeing a large part of the offensive target share, Anthony Miller will have to step it up against their division rival Green Bay Packers. Mitch Trubisky has been able to perform well in the past few performances. Facing the Green Bay Packers who have allowed the 5th highest yards per completion, 8th highest yards per attempt, and the 12th most passing yards allowed in the NFL. Anthony Miller and the Chicago Bears’ receivers have the opportunity to perform well against their division rivals young secondary.
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