Fantasy Football Week 15

Matt Lichtenstadter ('12), Eastside Staff

Did you have a good Week 14? You’re either in the playoffs or out by now, and again you need your best performances. I’m here to try to help you out with that.
This won’t include the SF/SD Thursday Night game.
Who to Start:
QB Josh Freeman (TB) vs. DET: The Lions don’t have a very good D, and don’t let last week fool you. That was Matt Flynn, and Josh Freeman isn’t Matt Flynn, and the Bucs have a playoff chase.
RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) vs. PHI: With the Eagles losing Brandon Graham and Stewart Bradley for the year, the Giants will have a bit of an easier time running against Philly. After Jacobs has had 2 great games in a row, he should continue his pace.
WR Pierre Garcon (IND) vs. JAX: With Garcon now healthy after a 10 day break, he should be in prime condition. The Jags pass D is very bad, and with the Colts not being able to run the ball, Garcon should have a big game.
WR Miles Austin (DAL) vs. WSH: With Dez Bryant out for the year looks to Austin for plenty of targets. It should help that he’s facing the Redskins pass D that is pretty terrible.
TE Zach Miller (OAK) vs. DEN: Denver can’t stop the Tight End, and with so many of them on the shelf due to injury, look for Miller to have a big game.
DEF Arizona vs. CAR: I know the Cardinals D statistically is bad, but when they play Carolina, who has little to no offense, they should have a big game.
Who to Sit:
QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) vs. PIT: The savior of the Jets? I think not. He’s not thrown a TD since Thanksgiving, and with the Jets facing the Steelers, these troubles will likely continue.
RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) vs. ATL: He had a big game 2 weeks ago, but he reverted back to Buffalo’s Marshawn Lynch last Sunday. With Atlanta stopping the run very well of late, don’t bet on Lynch to have a good game.
WR Sidney Rice (MIN) vs. CHI MON: Joe Webb will be throwing him passes in the frigid cold. Wait, who is their QB? A rookie who didn’t look too good against the Giants, and with the Bears D looking to restore some dignity, look for Rice to do very little.
WR Greg Jennings (GB) vs. NE: I know he’s hard to bench, but if Matt Flynn starts, I don’t see him doing very much. The Pats D has looked awesome in their last 2 games, and that probably will continue, and look for Jennings to do very little.
TE Aaron Hernandez (NE) vs. GB: Nobody truly knows who the Pats number 1 tight end is, but Hernandez is seeing fewer and fewer snaps. Rob Gronkowski is seeing the bulk of the snaps now, so don’t be surprised if Hernandez does little.
DEF Baltimore vs. NO: Choking away a 21 point lead to Houston? And then they have to play New Orleans on a short week after that? Not a good combination for the Ravens. They will force turnovers, but will allow some serious points though.
3 Super Sleepers for Week 15:
DEF Oakland vs. DEN: After the Broncos terrible performance against the Cardinals, look for Oakland to rebound from a bad game against the Jags. Oakland’s D has had its moments, and look for them to have more of them Sunday.
TE Jacob Tamme (IND) vs. JAX: Even though he’s a bit banged up, look for him to have a huge game against Jacksonville. The Jags don’t defend the Tight End very well, and knowing how much Dallas Clark has torched the Jags, Tamme should have a big game.
RB Rashad Jennings (JAX) vs. IND: After his 109 yards last week, and 3 TD’s in 3 games, look for Jennings to be a nice offset for MJD in a game where the Jags will run the ball plenty often.
Good Luck in Week 15!