Easy Money: Week 15 DFS Advice
I wouldn’t have expected any of these players, save Lamar Miller, to ever make this series. Now, Jared Cook is on for the second time on yet another hot streak, Josh Allen is absolutely tearing it up (with his legs), and Curtis Samuel is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the Carolina offense. It’s been a ton of fun to watch each of these guys grow into their roles over the season. Good luck to all as we head into crunch time!
Best Value, QB Josh Allen vs Detroit Lions – $6,700 – 12% of Cap
The current streak Josh Allen is on is moving straight past noteworthy right to ridiculous. Over the past three games, Allen’s been the top-scoring fantasy quarterback and just on the ground, is averaging an insane 112 yards and .7 scores. Through the air in that same span, he’s averaged an uninspiring 199 yards, 1.0 touchdowns, and 1.3 interceptions. But with those rushing totals, it just doesn’t matter. All that at his price gives him his value, his opponent, well they’re actually pretty stingy. Detroit ranks in the top twelve of fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, and even though they’ve faced the likes of Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Mitchell Trubisky, and Dak Prescott, no quarterback has even gotten to 20 yards rushing. Even if Allen doesn’t reach the 100-yard marker, 65 or 70 rushing yards will give him a plenty high floor to make his $6,700 cap useful.
Best Value, RB: Lamar Miller @ New York Jets – $5,700 – 10% of Cap
Grabbing Lamar Miller in a matchup vs the Jets is as safe a value as you’re going to find. Miller has averaged a substantial 99 yards and .7 scores in his last three games, and now has four 100 yard outings in his last seven contests. Over the last four games, the New York run defense has been lackluster, allowing an average of 129 yards and 1.0 touchdowns to opposing backfields. The Jets are now in the bottom twelve of both rush yards and touchdowns allowed to running backs. Miller continues to be fairly ineffective in the receiving game, but he has seen some games with decent targets lately, getting five or more in two of his last four games.
Best Value, WR: Curtis Samuel @ New Orleans Saints – $5,600 – 10% of Cap
Hidden underneath an embarrassing losing streak for Carolina is the great uptick in snaps, targets, and yardage for Curtis Samuel. The second-year receiver has seen his two highest snap counts in the last two games and has been rewarding the Panthers with solid production, totaling 19 targets, 10 receptions, and 168 yards. Samuel will have another opportunity for a big day against New Orleans. The Saints have allowed the most receptions, yards, and fantasy points to opposing receivers. Over the last three weeks against New Orleans, six wideouts have gone for at least seventy yards, and seven receivers have hauled in four or more receptions.
Best Value, TE: Jared Cook @ Cincinnati Bengals – $6,500 – 12% of Cap
Jared Cook exited Week 12 on a streak of seven games in which he didn’t break 75 yards. Entering week 15, Cook now has two consecutive 100 yard games, and for the second time, this season is officially on fire. In those two contests, Cook has seen an average of 9.0 targets, 7.0 receptions, 108 yards, and .5 touchdowns. Facing off against Cincinnati will be a welcome sight for Cook, as the Bengals are in the bottom half of yards, and bottom ten of receptions, touchdowns, and fantasy points allowed to tight ends. Cincinnati hasn’t allowed any tight end to reach 100 yards against them but has allowed a touchdown to four different tight ends in the last seven weeks.
Bradley Ylitalo (@BradleyYlitalo) is a freelance contributor for the SportsHub Games Network, Inc., Fanball’s parent company. Any advice or strategies provided by SportsHub contributors represent their personal opinions; they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of SportsHub Games Network and are not necessarily reflective of the strategies they may employ in their own lineups.