Top 5 Fantasy Matchups to Target in Week 15: Saints End Week 15 With A Bang

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I will take a look at the worst defenses of Week 15 and provide an in-depth look on borderline names to get a bump or just overall strong matchups where we could see ceiling games from players. If you are looking for player rankings for Week 15, you can find them here, as well as waiver wire adds. Anything fantasy football related can be found here.

Chris Carson Vs. Carolina Panthers

Chris Carson’s matchup is just too good to not talk about this week. Carolina is allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season, and over the last five weeks they have allowed ten rushing touchdowns and 727 rushing yards. They are allowing a whopping 5.3 yards per attempt and 139.1 rushing yards per game. Chris Carson is in line for 20+ touches against a poor defense, and he is solidified with Rashaad Penny’s unfortunate injury as he was really coming on as a change of pace back for Seattle. Carson should capitalize on a plus matchup with 100+ yard and 2 TD upside. He has RB1 potential in the best matchup of any back for Week 15.

Cleveland Browns Pass Offense Vs. Arizona Cardinals

No team is getting beat worse through the air than the Arizona Cardinals. They have allowed 294 passing yards per game and 7.9 yards per attempt. Opposing quarterbacks are completing 71% of their passes against them and have thrown 32 passing touchdowns. Quarterbacks are averaging 27.5 fantasy points per game, wide receivers are averaging 24.9, and tight ends of course are averaging 13.5 fantasy points per game. Now the problem here is that Odell Beckham has been injured most of the year apparently, and severity is still uncertain as far as how it can dictate his play. Jarvis Landry has the questionable tag, but is expected to play. David Njoku came back last week, but hasn’t been involved fully. Now Mayfield is someone I trust this week, where I believe his numbers will be find regardless. This is also a matchup where most of these names can get right for a final time this year.

San Francisco 49ers Vs. Atlanta Falcons

After a big win against New Orleans, the 49ers will return home to take on another NFC South opponent. The 49ers offense are averaging 30.5 points per game and 388 yards per game. They will get a Falcons defense that ranks 26th against the pass and 16th against the run. Atlanta has allowed 27 points per game over the last three games since they put up a strong defensive front for two games. Overall they are allowing 26.4 on the season. We could certainly see big weeks from the big names, and Raheem Mostert is also establishing himself as a lead back. Both Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel can put up big games this week. The Falcons have allowed the 10th most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. George Kittle is in the same boat for a big week, but more so just upon volume. Jimmy Garoppolo should have a field day. Atlanta is allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season.

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New Orleans Saints Vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Saints are at home on Monday Night Football, which before the season this was going to be a fun game to watch. Now it is looking like a Saints onslaught. New Orleans has a 28 implied total, and are eight point favorites. It is hard to see the Colts hanging around in this one, and the stars are in prime spots to produce. Alvin Kamara has been quiet in the touchdown department over the second half of the season, and his injury from a few weeks ago might still be lingering. However, the Colts 20th ranked rush defense is something to target here. They haven’t played a lot of talented backfields on their schedule this season, and when they have, the fantasy points have followed. It may look like a mediocre matchup for Kamara, but it is not. The Colts pass defense has also allowed the second most fantasy points per game to wide receivers over the last five weeks, allowing a 7-1006-9 line. Michael Thomas should continue to produce, and is nearing the all-time receptions in a season record.

New York Giants Wide Receivers Vs. Miami Dolphins

Both sets of wide receivers within this game are sitting pretty for a popular fantasy football championship week. The Dolphins have allowed the second most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season. They also rank dead last in DVOA against the pass. Miami is allowing the 5th highest yards per attempt, and have allowed 31 passing touchdowns this season, 23 of them going to wide receivers. The Giants wide receivers are back and healthy, which means targets will be spread out still between the three. Darius Slayton has shown the most upside, but Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard have both had their moments over the last several weeks when healthy. New York has a healthy implied total of 25 this week, and the production won’t take much of a hit with Eli Manning under center.

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