“Fourth & Goal” – Week 15 FanDuel Picks

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In addition to the normal Thursday, Sunday and Monday night games, Week 15 includes a two game Saturday slate featuring the Bills versus the Broncos and the Packers against the Panthers. That leaves us with an 11 game Sunday main slate, which is a little smaller than normal. There are still great matchups one the board this week to target, but let’s take a look at how we did last week.

QB – Tom Brady – 15.64 fantasy points

RB – Wayne Gallman – 8.8 FP

WR – Darnell Mooney – 9.7 FP

TE – Travis Kelce – 23.6 FP

Brady was unspectacular off the Buccaneers bye week as he was held to under 200 yards for the second time this season. Tampa Bay ended up pulling out the victory, aided by the Vikings kicking woes, but the Bucs quarterback failed to reach value.

The Giants could not get anything going on Sunday against the Cardinals and Gallman was only to amass 57 yards on the ground and failed to find the end zone for the second week in a row.

Mooney was able to muster a salvageable day as he found the end zone once.

The lone bright spot of Week 14 was Travis Kelce who put up a 10/136/1 stat line against the Dolphins.

Let’s take a look at the plays for Week 15!

Lamar Jackson vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – $8,200

Jackson has had two solid games since coming off the COVID-19 list as he has scored three touchdowns in each of those games. It’s possible he will be without three of his wide receivers due to COVID-19 which could make Jackson even a better fantasy option.

The Ravens have not been utilizing the passing game much as Jackson has only attempted 17 passes in each of his past two games, but he has been putting up great numbers on the ground.

Jacksonville has been gashed over the past month on the ground allowing 167 rushing yards on 30 attempts per game. With the Ravens receiving core being depleted once again, I would except them to keep the ball on the ground most of the day.

With a 30.3 team-implied total, if Jackson can contribute anything through the air, he could be one of the top scoring quarterbacks in Week 15.

Jeff Wilson Jr. at Dallas Cowboys – $5,800

Once again, the San Francisco backfield has been hit with the injury bug again as Raheem Mostert looks unlikely to play on Sunday.

Pinning down who will actually get the work out of the 49ers backfield is always a mystery, but Wilson Jr. I believe has the highest upside of the group.

In Week 7 when he had his largest workload of the season, he put up a 17/122/3 stat line against New England. Wilson has only been active for seven games this season, but he has tallied six touchdowns in those games.

The Cowboys have been awful defending the run lately as they have allowed 147 yards, 6.0 receptions and 1.3 touchdown for an average of 27.2 fantasy points over the past month. Three weeks ago, they allowed Antonio Gibson to rush for 115 yards and three touchdowns on Thanksgiving Day.

If Mostert misses the game Sunday, I really like Wilson Jr. tournaments at his price point. 

Justin Jefferson vs. Chicago Bears – $7,600

Coming off a down week, Jefferson looks to continue his stellar rookie campaign against the Bears on Sunday who have been susceptible against the pass lately.

Over the past four games, Chicago has allowed 184 yards and 1.8 touchdowns, resulting in 35.8 fantasy points to opposing receivers.

On the other side, Jefferson has been great during that time frame as he has been targeted 9.5 times per game with four total touchdowns. He is also seeing 86% of the red zone snaps and has been targeted five times.

Jefferson put up an eight catch, 135-yard performance against the Bears in Week 10 and if he can find the end zone this week, he will be well on his way to exceeding value.

Jared Cook vs. Kansas City Chiefs – $5,600

If not paying up for Kelce this week, Cook looks to have a great matchup against Kansas City.

Over the past four weeks, Mike Gesicki (21 FP), Rob Gronkowski (13.6 FP) and Darren Waller (18.3 FP) have put up huge numbers against the Chiefs. They have allowed an average of 104.3 yards, 8.5 receptions and one touchdown during that time.

At this point in Cook’s career he might not have 100 yard upside but he has seen three red zone targets and converted two for scores in the past month. If he gets a few more opportunities this week, he does have two touchdown upside in a great matchup.

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