Monday, December 19, 2011

Fantasy Football Pickups for Week 15

Thursday Night Football December 15
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Atlanta Falcons

Saturday Night Football December 17
Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Congratulations to those who made it to the Playoffs!


Must Haves
Felix Jones RB - Back to back weeks fantasy owners lose two stud running backs just in time for the playoffs!  DeMarco Murray fractured his ankle in Sunday nights loss to the New York Football Giants, and Felix Jones is now the only RB on the roster.  He was a must have to start the season, and now he is a must have to finish the season.


Solid Pickups
Donald Driver James Jones Randall Cobb WR – With Greg Jennings possibly suffering a season ending injury, these three receivers are going to have to step up as most teams will focus on shutting down Jordy Nelson.  Aaron Rodgers does not care who catches his passes so all three receivers are solid options from here on out.

Good For A Week
TJ Yates QB – Not that anyone needs TJ Yates but maybe a deep AFC only league but a matchup with the Panthers is hard to pass up.  Yates has proven he is ready for the NFL after leading the Texans on a division clinching, 4th quarter drive against a tough Bengals defense to give the Texans their first playoff berth.  The Panthers have allowed 265.8 passing yards/game over the past 5 weeks as well as 12 touchdowns.

Players to Watch
Kahlil Bell RB – With Marion Barber making two critical errors(not staying in bounds late in the 4th, and then fumbling in OT) which cost the Bears a win over the Broncos this past Sunday, Lovie Smith might be inclined to punish Barber, and give the RB duties to Bell.  He only rushed the ball 9 times last week for 40 yards, but he did add 5 catches(be it for just 24 yards).  

Upset of the Week (4-10)
Jaguars @ Falcons

Pick 6 (63-21)
Packers @ Chiefs
Cowboys @ Buccaneers
Saints @ Vikings
Cardinals vs Browns
Lions @ Raiders
Steelers @ 49ers
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