What derailed your season long fantasy? Was it injuries? Was it bad lineup decisions? Was it bad waiver wire management? Was it bad luck? Or maybe you’re just terrible at drafting or fantasy football in general? Whatever the reason is, your fantasy season is over and you to deal with it. Luckily Daily Fantasy Football exists and you can set a new team every week and hope can be restored. So throw your big board and waiver wire requests out the window and get stuck into NFL DFS before it’s too late. Oh and by the way, if you’re one of the lucky ones that managed to make your fantasy football playoffs, well done, we’re proud of you fam.
Anyway, here are Wye’s Weapons for Week 15 on behalf of Australia’s #1 NFL Podcast: The Woot and Wye Show.
Matt Ryan ($9,6100) – Matty Ice is Matty Nice
Matt Ryan has been one of the best options at quarterback in all fantasy formats for the entire season. At this juncture of the season, he would get my vote for MVP. He leads the league in Yards Per Attempt, Adjusted Yards gained per pass attempt, Yards gained per pass completion and points per drive (he is averaging over 3 points every time he gets the ball, which is insane). Basically he is aggressively attacking down the field every single drive. That results in great fantasy production and he should have no trouble gutter stomping the 49ers at home after demolishing the Rams on the road.
Other Option: TyGOD Taylor ($8,400) vs Cleveland.
Kenneth Farrow ($4,000) – Can the Farrow replicate Flash Gordon’s success?
Fantasy Football is a cruel beast. Melvin Gordon owners would most likely find themselves in the fantasy football playoffs and will now most likely be without him this weekend. Farrow is nowhere near as talented as Melvin Gordon but the Running Back in San Diego plays a huge role in their offense. With Danny Woodhead down and Melvin Gordon down, Farrow will touch the ball at least 20 times against the Raiders this sunday. In this Half Point Per Reception format, his price is too hard to refuse.
Other Options – Kenneth Dixon ($4,200) vs Philadelphia
Jamison Crowder ($7,200) – Toast a glass of Jameson on the back of Jamison this week
Jamison Crowder is one of my favourite receivers in the league. Crowder’s breakout season is no fluke and it has seen him emerge as the #1 WR in the Redskins offense. Crowder runs crisp, clean routes, has great hands and his ability after the catch his very Golden Tate like. Only 7 WR’s have more Yards After the Catch (YAC) than him in the entire NFL and gets a dream match up here against a Panthers defense that is allowing the third most YAC per game in the entire NFL. Play him.
Other Options: Jordy Nelson ($7,900) vs Chicago
Travis Kelce ($7,200) – Catching Kelce is a great Gronk replacement
Baby Gronk is doing a great job in filling the elite sized hole left by Rob Gronkowski in the fantasy landscape. Kelce has put together a historic run of four straight games of over 100 yards. That historic run should continue as he remains the apple of Alex Smith’s eye in a dangerous match up with the Tennessee Titans. Kelce’s elite production over the last month has been without touchdowns so look for the pendulum to swing in back to some end zone production.
Other Option: Jermaine Gresham ($4,300) vs New Orlean Saint
Minnesota Vikings ($6,000) – Vikings like their chances against Luck
The Vikings currently rank third in the league in sacks, hitting their opposition quarterback a staggering 35 times this season. They also do it at high rate, ranking 4th in the NFL in sack percentage. This week they face a Colts offensive line that has allowed the third most sacks of the quarterback in the NFL. The Luck/Tolzien combination has been sacked 40 times this season. Some things are just simple math. Start Minnesota.
Nick Novak ($4,000) – How many times do I have to say this? Start your kickers against Jacksonville.
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Best of luck this week Moneyballers!
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