“Fourth & Goal” – Week 15 DraftKings Picks

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Sunday features an 11 game slate due to the two Saturday games, but we still have some great fantasy options on the slate. Pricing seems to be a bit tougher this week so hitting on your pay up options will be essential. Before we dig into the picks for Week 15, let’s take a look at how last week went.

QB – Justin Herbert – 16.72 fantasy points

RB – Christian McCaffery – DNP

WR – Corey Davis – 5.4 FP

TE – Mike Gesicki – 23.5 FP

Herbert continued his struggles as he was not able to take advantage of the Falcons poor defense this week. Has he hit the rookie wall?

Early in the week it looked like McCaffery would return from injury, but a different mid-week injury halted those plans.

Davis was not needed much with Derrick Henry stealing the show for the Titans on Sunday as he as only targeted three times in their loss against the Browns.

The lone bright spot of last week was Mike Gesicki who put up a monster 9/88/1 stat line for 23.5 fantasy points before exiting the game with what looks like a multi week injury.

As DFS goes, we can’t hit them all, so let’s take a look at the calls for Week 15!

Taysom Hill vs. Kansas City Chiefs – $6,000

Since taking over for an injured Drew Brees, Hill has been efficient and consistent; as he has put up at least 19 DraftKings fantasy points in his four starts.

His passing volume has also increased the past two games as he has thrown 38 and 37 passes with two touchdowns in each of those contests.

I really like Hill this week due to the rushing upside he presents. Over the past month, he has averaged 52.8 yards per game on the ground.

Kansas City has struggled recently against the quarterback this season as they allowed Tua Tagovailoa to post 31 DK FP last week. Over the past month, the Chiefs defense has allowed opposing quarterbacks and average of 271.8 yards per game and 2.5 touchdowns, resulting in 23.3 fantasy points.

With a team implied total of 24 points and a 3-point home underdog, Hill sets up nicely at his price point to be a great cash game quarterback play this week.

With Brees back, I am moving my Hill shares to Jalen Hurts.

Kenyan Drake vs. Philadelphia Eagles – $5,500

Since returning from injury in Week 10, Drake has been the featured back in the Arizona backfield, especially over the past month.

During that time, he has averaged 16.5 carries with five total touchdowns, but more importantly, he has received 24 red zone rushes.

As his touchdown upside is there, scoring in four straight games, his receiving has fallen off as of late lowering his floor. He was able to grab four passes in Week 11 against Seattle and three against New England in Week 12 and if he can put up similar numbers, Drake would be a viable option in both cash and tournaments.

T.Y. Hilton vs. Houston Texans – $5,500

Is Hilton playing the Texans? Yes. Are the Colts at home? Yes. Does T.Y. have working arms and legs? Yes. Looks like he checks all the boxes for me this week!

After being non-existent until recently, Hilton has come on strong with 17 receptions and four touchdowns in his past three games.

He torched the Houston secondary when they squared off in Week 13 for 8/110/1 in his best game of the season. In 17 career games against the Texans he is averaging 8.8 targets, 5.4 receptions for 96.8 yards and 0.65 touchdowns per contest.

Hilton draws a dream matchup against Phillip Gaines and Vernon Hargreaves this week as they made Mitch Trubisky and Allen Robinson look like an All-Pro’s last week.

With a team total sitting at 29 points, the Colts wide receiver’s matchup and price is hard to pass on in cash and tournament lineups.

Dallas Goedert at Arizona Cardinals – $3,900

I do think this is a clear misprice on DraftKings where Goedert is around $1,500 cheaper than Mark Andrews and T.J. Hockenson with similar production.

As we know, the tight end position has been abysmal this year so I am always looking for someone under $4,000 to save salary.

Over the past month, Goedert has been targeted 7.3 times with 5.3 receptions and 65.3 yards. He has also scored twice during that time.

He does not draw the best of matchups against the Cardinals but they did allow Tyler Higbee a four-catch, one-touchdown game two weeks ago.

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