FanDuel NFL Week 15 Picks

Hey Guys I’m back again for the weekly edition of the Power Plays. Now we take a look at the Week 15 slate in the NFL. Time flies only 3 more weeks in the NFL regular season. Congrats if you won your first round of your season long playoff game, if you follow me on twitter you saw my tragic bad beat on the last play of Monday Night Football. The carry by Blount pushed my opponent to a .02 lead over me, and with that effectively ended my season. The Power Plays were either BOOM or bust last week. I gave out some great plays on twitter Sunday morning once the inactives came out, with plays such as Gurley, Marquise Lee, and Meredith. Lets get into the week 15 Bauer Power Plays!

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Quarterbacks

WASH – Kirk Cousins ($ 7500) – Seriously how is this guys price still so low? All he’s done is score 17+ FD points in 7 straight, while eclipsing the 25 FD points total 3 times. The Panthers are allowing nearly 350 passing yards to opposing QBs on the road, while the Redskins have a team implied total of 28.

SF – Colin Kaepernick – ($ 7500) – Kaep might be in the most underrated spot this week, and I think the majority of DFS players will be off of him. The 49ers are huge underdogs on the road, in a dome, with the highest over/under of the week. Take out Kaepernicks game where he got benched in a blizzard and hes still only scored under 15 FD points just once in his last 7 games. Factor all of that in along with ATL allowing the 3rd most passing yards to QBs per game, oh and as we all know Kaep can get us 4-6 points easily on the ground with rushing TD upside.

Running Backs

Yes you should play DJ and Bell. Yes I know they’re expensive and yes you should still play them. But if you so choose to fade those guys here are a few of my favorite options.

BUF – Lesean McCoy ($ 9000) – Its week 15 and nothing has changed since the beginning of the season were still targeting the Browns on the ground. In the past few weeks the highest scoring RB per game behind the big two is shady with 20 FD points p/g, and I expect that to continue this week. Cleveland allows 140 + yards per game on the ground, while the Bills run for over 150. McCoy is also heavily involved in the passing game with 13 catches the last two weeks. Shady is another animal at home posting scores of 19.9 28.4 33.2 25.1.

OAK – Latavius Murray ($ 6800) – Murray is quietly putting together a big fantasy year with 12 TDs and over 800 yards from scrimmage in 11 games played. The work load is increasing for Murray as well who has seen 19+ carries the past 3 weeks, prior to that he only saw 19+ carries once. With his increased involvement and the Raiders ability to put up points and provide redzone opportunities. I expect another 50+ yards and a TD from Murray with the upside of multiple touchdowns against a defense that is allowing the 3rd most rushing TDs on the year.

*Tournament Target* CHI – Jordan Howard ($ 6600) – Running backs at home in cold weather with rookie QBs tend to see high volume and thats exactly what Howard has been seeing recently. Howard had a total of 50 carries and 3 catches in his last two home games. He is the lead back and is seeing the volume to produce at a RB1 level against a GB that is overrated against the run and is giving up over 120 yards p/g on the ground.

Wide Receivers

NYG – OBJ ($ 8400) – If youre looking to spend up on just one the big RBs, and on one of the WRs OBJ is your guy. OBJ is averaging over 100 yards at home, and is seeing nearly 40% of the teams targets in the last 3 weeks. The Giants are at home against the Lions in what could be a shootout if the weather holds up. OBJ continues to show he can take a simple 5 yard pass the distance.

WASH – Jamison Crowder ($ 6100) – Disappointed owners last week in what was his first game under double digit fantasy points since October 2nd. The Panthers are struggling this year in covering slot WRs and Crowder continues to be a target monster inside the redzone.

OAK – Michael Crabtree ($ 6000) – Crabtree is tied for third in the NFL with 18 redzone targets, as long as his price continues to be a $1000 + cheaper than Cooper we’ll keep turning to Crabtree. In their first meeting this year Crabtree hauled in 3 catches for 47 yards and a TD, I expect this game to be high scoring with Vegas setting the total at 50 and the Raiders expected to score 27.

*Tournament Targets* JJ Nelson (5k) & Larry Fitz (7.2k) – With the news of Michael Floyd getting cut today, and the health complications of John Brown. I expect both of these guys to have a significant role against the funnel defense of the Saints. The Saints are allowing nearly 300 yards and 2TDs to opposing QBs which bodes well for the pass catchers of the Cardinals.

Tight Ends

KC – Travis Kelce ($ 6900) – Is this man on fire or what? Im not sure whats taken so long for the Chiefs to figure out this man needs to be heavily involved in the offense. Kelce has seen 40 targets and has over 400 receiving yards in his past 4 games, with 4 straights games over 100 yards. The last KC player to do that was Dwayne Bowe.

AZ – Jermaine Gresham ($ 4500) – I’m not sure why he is still min price. But ill take a TE who is min price against the Saints defense that is allowing a ton of yards to tight ends on the season. Gresham has seen 23 targets in his last 3 games, along with 15 receptions.

Defense

Buffalo Bills ($ 5100) – The Browns have surrendered the most fantasy points to opposing defense this year. Also they have scored 1 TD or less in 5 straight games