Top 7 Fantasy Sleepers for Week 15: Fitzmagic is back

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With the fantasy football playoffs in full swing, many owners are scoring through their waiver wire lists, attempting to build the best team possible. Unfortunately, after weeks of Ryan Tannehill and Darius Slayton being neglected by most fantasy rosters, both players are officially rostered in the majority of leagues. However, due to players, like T.Y. Hilton, Jordan Howard, and Derrius Guice suffering injuries, there are a bunch of solid sleeper and streamer options. In fact, there are sleeper picks at each position regardless of what hole your fantasy team currently has. Surprisingly, there are even two Dolphins players who made the fantasy sleeper list. You can read all about my sleeper candidates to get an edge over your opponents in week 15.

Boston Scott

Boston Scott is one of the biggest under-the-radar fantasy sleepers for week 15. In his first week with extended action, Boston Scott excelled for nearly 25 fantasy points on only 16 total touches. This week, Boston Scott will compete against a Washington Redskins defense that is allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this year. Given that the Eagles’ receiving corps has been depleted with injuries in recent weeks, the Eagles will be prompted to run the ball heavily. As a result, Scott will have a high likelihood of excelling this Sunday.

Zach Pascal

Due to the abundance of injuries to Colts pass-catchers, Zach Pascal will be a good W.R. to help you get an edge over your opponents in the playoffs. With T.Y. Hilton listed as questionable, Pascal will be the Jacoby Brissett’s favorite target against a Saints team that is allowing the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers. Given that the Colts are a heavy-run team, Pascal’s ceiling is limited to a low-end WR2. Nevertheless, he is worth picking up, especially if you need a flex player.

Ian Thomas

With Greg Olsen still recovering from a concussion last week, Panthers tight end, Ian Thomas is a great streaming option for week 15. Last Sunday, Thomas had an excellent outing in a game in which he recorded ten targets and caught five passes for 57 yards and a T.D. This week, Thomas will go against a Seattle Seahawks’ secondary that is giving up the second-most points to tight ends this season. Seattle is also surrendering the fourth-most passing yards per game, so you can expect Kyle Allen to have a lot of opportunities to target Thomas on Sunday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick

If you’re in desperate need of a fantasy quarterback to add in week 15, Ryan Fitzpatrick is one of the better Q.B.s to add. Fitzpatrick has thrown for 200+ yards in four straight weeks and is averaging 21.4 fantasy points since week 12. This week, Fitzpatrick’s Dolphins will compete against a Giants defense that is surrendering the sixth-most fantasy points and seventh-most passing yards to opposing signal-callers. Therefore, Fitzmagic is a reliable QB2 option for Sunday.

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Patrick Laird

Patrick Laird is one of the safest fantasy running backs to add to your roster in week 15. Throughout his last two games, Laird has been an efficient rusher, who is averaging 15+ fantasy points in consecutive weeks. After securing the Dolphins’ no. 1 running back slot, Laird has exhibited great receiving usage that will bolster his fantasy value for the rest of the year. This week, Laird has the fortune of competing against an Oakland Raiders defense that is giving away the fourth-most fantasy points to R.B.s, so Laird will be a great flex option for fantasy owners.

Adrian Peterson

If you’re shaky at running back, Adrian Peterson is a quality pickup for the rest of the season. Last week Peterson’s fellow teammate, Derrius Guice, suffered a knee injury that might keep him out for the rest of the season. In his previous two games, Peterson has rushed for 70+ yards and one T.D. in each outing, which indicates that he is a relatively safe option. Since Dwayne Haskins has failed to throw for more than 200 yards in his last three games, it’s safe to bet that Adrian Peterson will be heavily utilized for the duration of the season.

Gardner Minshew

Garnder Minshew is a quality streaming option against the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. This season, the Raiders have been highly susceptible to signal-callers, and are currently allowing the second-most fantasy points to Q.B.s. Moreover, the Raiders are surrendering nearly 270 passing yards per game, which is the fifth-most in the league. Over Minshew’s last six games, he has thrown a T.D. in five contests, so you can have faith in Minshew to have a relatively safe week on Sunday.

I am a junior at Morehouse College, majoring in economics. I have experience as a data analyst at Pro Football Focus and as a football scouting intern at I enjoy scouting and analyzing NCAAF and NFL games, especially quarterback and running back play.

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