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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em Week 15

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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

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.