Fantasy Column for Week 15

Scott Gross ('09)

Fantasy Column for Week 15


Kurt Warner vs. MIN- Minnesota’s pass defense isn’t that great and Warner has plenty of weapons to exploit the Vikings defense.

Aaron Rodgers @ JAC- Jacksonville’s defense isn’t good and Packers should be all over the horrendous Jags.

Tony Romo vs. NYG- Not a great matchup and the Cowboys are in turmoil so don’t expect a lot.

Jay Cutler @ CAR- Broncos could struggle in a tough game on the road against the Panthers who have not lost at home this season.

Philip Rivers @ KC- Great matchup for Rivers and Chargers that need to win this game to stay relevant in the AFC West race with Denver.


Peyton Manning vs. DET- Manning should throw all over the Lions and send them to 0-14.


Joe Flacco vs. PIT- I have a feeling that Flacco will struggle on the road against Pittsburgh and if the Ravens win it will be their defense and running game that do it.


DeAngelo Williams vs. DEN- Williams is on fire and Denver’s defense is horrendous plus he’s at home so a must start.

Michael Turner vs. TB- Turner is on fire and at home and we all saw what Carolina did to Tampa Bay last week.

Thomas Jones vs. BUF- Buffalo is struggling and Jones has picked up his game. Jets will need him to stay atop the AFC East.

Adrian Peterson @ ARI- Peterson will be used a lot in this game with Tarvaris Jackson starting this weekend and I think he delivers and helps Minnesota get a possible upset.

LaDainian Tomlinson @ KC- LT will have a great game against Kansas City who isn’t a great defense.


Brian Westbrook vs. CLE- Westbrook is looking like his old self and Cleveland is bad. Plus Philly is in the playoff hunt and on national TV.


Frank Gore @ MIA- Gore hasn’t been good lately and he’s on the road against a resurgent Miami team who will look to shut him down.


Larry Fitzgerald vs. MIN- Fitzgerald will see a lot of Winfield so I’d say about an average day and probably no scores.

Anquan Boldin vs. MIN- Looking rusty lately so maybe a cheap TD against undersized corner but not a lot of yards.

Steve Smith vs. DEN- If Bailey doesn’t play expect a field day for Smith, but if Bailey does play then Smith will have a frustrating and not great day.

Roddy White vs. TB- White may struggle against Barber but good running game should open up the pass so he could do well.

Calvin Johnson vs. IND- Harder matchup for Johnson against stingy Indy secondary plus Orlovsky is starting so no long passes should be expected.


Santana Moss vs. CIN- Moss should break out this week against awful Cincy defense as Redskins look to get back in the playoff hunt.


Andre Johnson vs. TEN- Had a bad first game against them, I don’t expect a change in this game as Tennessee looks to clinch home field advantage.


Tony Gonzalez vs. SD- Gonzalez is easily Thigpen’s favorite target and should exploit the awful SD pass defense.

Antonio Gates @ KC- Gates should have a great day against a bad KC defense.

Jason Witten vs. NYG- Witten will have either a huge day or an awful day it depends on how Romo chooses to react to the turmoil in the Cowboys organization.

John Carlson vs. STL- Carlson has been active and St. Louis is average against TE. Carlson could find the end zone in this one.

Dallas Clark vs. DET- Clark should have a great day against an awful Detroit defense.


Visanthe Shiancoe @ ARI- For some reason it is shocking that he has 5 TDs already and Jackson will check down to him a lot in this game.


Tony Scheffler @ CAR- Carolina is great against TE so avoid.