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RotoVegas | NFL Week 15 Fantasy Football Results and Breakdown

#RotoVegas is back, even for you scrubs that didn’t make your fantasy football championships. Clearly you weren’t reading enough RSJ material this season, but the good news is, that’s an easy fix next year. I’d say to get on that as soon as possible, starting right here.

Our polls were on Twitter and our Instagram story this week — as they always are — so if you didn’t vote, be sure to get on that next week while you watch your friends/rivals close out their fantasy championships.

1. Deshaun Watson and his Texans look to bounce back after their first loss in 10 games, while Russell Wilson’s Seahawks look to continue their playoff push. With Watson a 5-point favorite, who you got?

Watson -5: 61%
Wilson +5: 39%

Winner: Wilson +5

The QB poll continues to give the readers fits, even though you all made a solid choice here. Deshaun Watson came out Saturday afternoon and put up what would amount to our 2nd best QB performance in Week 15, throwing for 294 yards and 2 TDs to finish with 22.4 points on the day. Russell Wilson wasn’t able to top this in a loss to the 49ers, but he came damn close, throwing for 237 yards and 2 TDs of his own to finish with 19 points, easily covering the 5-point spread against Watson.

2. Dalvin Cook is our RB8 when his Vikings look to bounce back against the Dolphins while Phillip Lindsay is 2 spots below him in a matchup against the Browns. At Cook -4, who’re you taking?

Cook -4: 33%
Lindsay +4: 67%

Winner: Cook -4

The readers were in on a huge week from Phillip Lindsay, and just like owners of Keenan AllenLamar Miller, and more… they were let down. Lindsay had a devastatingly quiet day, rushing 14 times for just 24 yards and adding only a handful of receptions for 8.4 PPR points. Dalvin Cook, meanwhile, played like he knew it was the fantasy semis this week. Equipped with a brand new offensive coordinator, he torched Miami for 136 yards and 2 TDs for 29.3 points, a top-5 showing for RBs this week.

3. Davante Adams, our WR5 in a tough matchup with the Bears, is a 6-point favorite over Josh Gordon, our WR18 when he faces the Steelers. Who you got?

Adams -6: 69%
Gordon +6: 31%

Winner: Adams -6

Now this one wasn’t even close. Josh Gordon has been expanding his role with the Patriots since he was traded there, but Sunday was a huge step back in that development, as he was targeted only twice and caught 1 pass for 19 yards. Meanwhile, Davante Adams had himself a day despite Green Bay’s loss to the Bears, hauling in 8 passes on 13 targets for 119 yards as well as a 2-point conversion. The readers get a much-needed W here.

4. Ian Thomas is our TE9 as he assumes the Panthers starting role again, while Vance McDonald is 2 spots below him when he faces the Patriots. At Thomas -3, what’s your pick?

Thomas -3: 60%
McDonald +3: 40%

Winner: McDonald +3

When Greg Olsen went on IR yet again, I immediately grabbed Ian Thomas off waivers under the same mindset that probably prompted many of you to vote for him here: Olsen was such a big part of Carolina’s offense, there’s no way they’ll abandon their TE spot altogether. Right? Well, they seem to be doing just that, as Thomas was targeted just 4 times in Carolina’s loss to the Saints — catching 2 passes for 14 yards — and was barely even looked at after the Panthers’ opening drive. Vance McDonald had virtually the same receiving numbers against the Patriots, making 2 grabs for 13 yards, but found the end zone with one of his, which made all the difference.

5. The Texans are our top defense when they face the Jets, one spot ahead of the Rams, who’ll go up against the Carson Wentz-less Eagles. At Texans -4, who you got?

Texans -4: 59%
Rams +4: 31%

Winner: Texans -4

The Texans were a bit of a disappointment against the Jets on Saturday, recording just 1 fumble and 3 sacks and allowing 22 points to a lackluster offense. They finished with 5 fantasy points as a unit, which was enough to cover against an ugly Rams effort against Philly. With backup Nick Foles under center, the Rams didn’t get to him once, mustering up just 1 INT and allowing 30 points to finish with a fantasy goose egg. This finishes off a 2-3 week for the readers, who now currently trail our oddsmakers 44-29-2 on the year, which with only 2 weeks remaining officially seals the season for RSJ. But the season ain’t over yet, boys; play for pride.

Be sure to vote each week on our Twitter account and Instagram Story, and check back after the games are over for the breakdown. If you enjoy it, tell your friends! Nothing would make me happier than getting this series big enough that I can take your money for real. And if you have any questions about real-life wagers or fantasy, hit me up on Twitter as well.

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