Fantasy Football Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em Week 15

fantasy-footballWelcome to another installment of who to start and who to sit while making your weekly fantasy football lineup decisions for the 2nd week of the playoffs.  We went 14-8 in the start ‘em portion and 9-9 in the sit ‘em portion, worst week in awhile. Let’s get to this week’s list;

Start ‘Em

  • Tom Brady – Keep riding the hot hand even without Gronk.
  • Phillip Rivers – He plays well vs the Broncos and should have to throw all game.
  • Alex Smith – He continues to be a top 10 QB in the past 6 plus weeks.
  • Matt Ryan – He has a great match up plus White seems to be hitting his stride.
  • Kirk Couisins – This is a great match up for his trade for a draft pick rehearsal.
  • Ben Tate – He had a shaky game last week but should explode vs the Colts.
  • Le’Veon Bell – Even if he does not have a great running game, he is getting at least 6 targets a game.
  • Steven Jackson – He has been getting the carries and with the Redskins on board, he should be good.
  • Danny Woodhead – Expecting a ton of passes, he should have a big game in Denver.
  • Pierre Thomas – The Rams have been solid vs the run but he gets enough targets with Sproles not playing much these days.
  • Torrey Smith – Could not handle the snow but he should shine in dome vs the Lions.
  • Keenan Allen – The best rookie season in years will continue,
  • Jordy Nelson – He is solid even with bad QB play, pencil him in for 80 yards and possible touchdown.
  • Riley Cooper – He is a favorite of Foles is an easy matchup vs the Vikings.
  • Julian Edelman – He will shine again like he did last time Gronk was out.
  • Dwayne Bowe – He has a td in ¾ weeks and should continue this week.
  • Mike Wallace – The Patriots got killed by Browns and Campbell last week, expect more of the same from Wallace.
  • Delanie Walker – He is healthy and gets the worst tight end defense in the league.
  • Dennis Pitta – He came back strong with 11 targets last week.

Bench ‘Em

  • Russell Wilson – On the road, in bad weather and against a secondary that other than last week has played well.
  • Colin Kaepernick – He has been just average and without running is not a startable fantasy QB.
  • Toby Gerhart – He is banged up and Eagles are an improving defense.
  • Fred Jackson – Jaguars have been a top 10 run defense the past 4 weeks, stay away.
  • C.J. Spiller – See above.
  • Chris Johnson – He looked awful plus gets the tough Cardinals defense.
  • Bobby Rainey – He is all or nothing and I see the 49ers holding him down.
  • Chris Ivory – Another tough defense in Carolina shuts him down.
  • Ray Rice – He did have 100 yards last week but still struggling plus the tough match up keeps him on the bench.
  • Vincent Jackson – Glennon is struggling a bit and he runs into the 49ers defense.
  • Steve Smith – Even with a great match up he just does not put up good enough numbers.
  • T.Y. Hilton – Now 5 weeks in a row of less than 50 yards, stay away.
  • Coby Fleener – He is just too inconsistent to be started in the playoffs.

Have a great week and let me know if you have any questions.

Fantasy Mike

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