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NFL DraftKings Week 15 Picks: A Rams Stack and Top-Tier Tight Ends Lead the Way

Sheesh, big props to Jimbo last week for hitting on damn near all his picks. Hunter Renfrow is a Draft Kings god and Justin Herbert continues to impress every week, and if it wasn’t for stinkers from Josh Jacobs and Antonio Gibson, it would’ve been a perfect week for the guy. Let’s look to keep on with Jimbo’s momentum into the Week 15 slate.

We’re #OntoWeek15

QUARTERBACKS

Aaron Rodgers $7,500

  • Rodgers has been playing out of his mind since his toe injury that occured while he was quarantining in Week 9, posting an average DK score of 32.8 over the last three weeks. The Packers get a depleated Ravens secondary and might be without star quarterback Lamar Jackson. Rodgers has gone over 300 yards in each of his last three games and should carve up this injury riddled Ravens defense.

Matthew Stafford $7,000

  • With three straight weeks of 23 or more DK points and a solid matchup against the divison rival Seahawks, Stafford is my favorite play of the week. The Seahawks have allowed 300 or more total passing yards six times this season, including last week against the Texans. Stafford and the Rams lead the league in neutral pace this season and are in a good spot for another offensive explosion this week with the leagues highest game total on that slate.

Others to consider: Jalen Hurts $6,600 (vs WFT), Tua Tagovailoa $5,700 (vs Jets)

RUNNING BACKS

Oct 7, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) reacts to a carry against the Miami Dolphins in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Mixon $7,200

  • After two subpar weeks dealing with illness and neck injury, Mixon seems poised for a get right game against a mediocre Broncos rush defense. Mixon continues to see heavy volume but hasn’t found the end zone in two straight weeks. Mixon is a bellcow running back, has 14 touchdowns on the season, and comes in as the slate’s third-most expensive RB.

Eli Mitchell $6,200

  • If healthy and suited up this week, Mitchell might be the best play on the entire slate. Mitchell has seen 20 or more carries in each of his last three games and the 49ers offense is on fire as of late. Mitchell has seen a 78.9 percent opportunity share this season ranking fifth in the league and faces off against a Falcons defense that ranks in the bottom half of DVOA this season. If Mitchell can’t suit up, Jeff Wilson seems like a solid play at $5,000.

Myles Gaskin $5,600

  • Another if healthy siutation, Gaskin is facing the lowly Jets who rank dead last in opponents fantasy points per a game allowing 35.06. To put that in perspective, the greatest fantasy season ever, recorded by LaDainian Tomlinson, averaged 30.06 points per a game. Gaskin has been up and down all year but posted 18.6 DK points in his last matchup against the Jets and might be the lone back with all the Miami COVID situation.

D’Onta Foreman $5,200

  • The Titans backfield is a messy one but it seems like Foreman is receiving the valuable goal-line touches. The Titans get the Steelers this week who just allowed 200-plus yards rushing to Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison. With an increased opportunity share, Foreman seems like a good play on this slim slate.

Others to consider: Najee Harris $7,800 (vs Titans), Devonta Freeman $5,500 (vs Packers) James Robinson $5,400 (vs Texans), Michael Carter $4,700 (vs Dolphins)

WIDE RECEIVERS

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 27: DeVante Parker #11 of the Miami Dolphins makes a 46 yard catch in the 1st quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Cooper Kupp $9,000

  • Kupp has been the best wide receiver in football since the season started. He averages 11.6 targets per game, 25.8 fantasy points per game and virutally seems unstoppable. Kupp posted seven receptions for 92 yards in his first matchup and has the chance to see even more targets if Odell Beckham Jr. misses the game due to COVID.

Diontae Johnson $7,500

  • Johnson and the Steelers get a juicy matchup against a Titans secodnary that is allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. This is the first time we’ve seen Johnson at or above $7,500 on the season but it still seems too low not to pick. Johnson has seen ten or more targets in each of his last five games played. I hate to say it, but Big Ben hasn’t looked as bad as he did earlier in the season.

DeVante Parker $4,300

  • With the news of Jaylen Waddle being placed on the COVID reserve list, Parker, who already looked like a great point per a dollar value, sky-rocketed and might be one of the chalkiest plays of the season. It doesn’t matter though, because it looks like some great chalk. Parker has been on of Tua’s go-to targets when healthy and has seen no less than five targets all season long. With a cake walk matchup against the Jets, Parker should be in almost all of your lineups.

Others to consider: Davante Adams $8,900 (vs Ravens), CeeDee Lamb $7,400 (vs Giants), Tyler Lockett $7,000 (vs Rams), DeVonta Smith $6,100 (vs WFT), Chase Claypool $5,900 (vs Titans), Julio Jones $5,400 (vs Steelers), Gabriel Davis $3,700 (vs Panthers)

TIGHT ENDS

George Kittle $7,500

  • The TE1 on the slate has been a slate-breaker over his past two outings, posting 37.1 and 42.6 DK points. Kittle and the Niners get the Falcons this week and looks to continue to be Jimmy G’s primary target. Just two weeks ago, the Falcons allowed Rob Gronkowski to go for 4-58-2. Look for Kittle to continue to dominate going forward.

Mark Andrews $6,400

  • In his two games with Tyler Huntley, Mark Andrews has seen 21 targets for 19 receptions, 188 yards, and one touchdown. It looks like it’ll be a game time decision if Lamar Jackson can go but Mark Andrews is a top two tight end on this slate with either QB under center.

Mike Gesicki $5,000

  • Mike Gesicki should see an uptick in volume following the loss of star wide receiver Jaylen Waddle. In his last outing prior to the bye, Gesicki saw 10 targets for seven receptions, and 46 yards. He gets a great matchup against a Jets defense allowing the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.

Others to consider: Zach Ertz $5,400 (vs Lions), Dallas Goedert $5,300 (vs WFT), Tyler Higbee $4,000 (vs Seahawks), James O’Shaughnessy $3,200 (vs Texans)

D/ST

Miami Dolphins $3,700

  • The Dolphins have been one of the hottest defenses in the second half and get one of the best matchups of the week against Zach Wilson and the Jets. The team has posted 10 or more DK points in three of its last five outings and there’s not much more to like coming off a bye with a home matchup against a mistake-prone rookie quarterback.

Buffalo Bills $3,100

  • It feels like the Bills are mispriced this week. Even without Tre’Davious White, the Bills have one of the best defenses in the league and are at home against the struggling Panthers. This looks like a get right game for a team that has had some tough matchups over the past two weeks.

Others to consider: 49ers $3,100 (vs Falcons), Bengals $2,900 (vs Broncos)

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