Week 15 Fantasy Sleepers: Chase Edmonds, Tua Tagovailoa among start-or-sit options in favorable matchups

At long last, the fantasy football playoffs are ready to begin, and identifying the sleepers will be crucial even if there are no more bye weeks to contend with. Injuries, COVID complications, and other factors will leave fantasy owners searching for Week 15 streamers and handcuffs as we near the end of fantasy season. As always, we are here to help you identify specific hidden values ​​for this week. Whether it’s with players on your roster or those sitting on the waiver wire, there are always guys, like Chase Edmonds and Tua Tagovailoa, with crafty rises ready to enter their rosters.

It is worth noting that any of our selections could bust this week, but also the real studs. We are taking a chance here, as we don’t want to say that no one is too obvious. A list of easy options would do no one any good. You’re not going to start out with the guys below with proven, consistent producers, but you’re probably not looking for fantasy sleepers if your lineup is ready. However, even if that’s the case, our sleeper list can help you find value in DFS contests, as these players’ prices should be affordable.

Last week, headliners Taysom Hill and D’Onta Foreman delivered, and the success didn’t end there. Gerald Everett and Chubba Hubbard saved their performances with touchdowns, and Austin Hooper and the Chargers defense also supported us. Long shots Evan Engram and Márquez Valdés-Scantling did not fulfill their end of the bargain, but we cannot act surprised in that regard. We’ll also take the L on Jamison Crowder and Taylor Heinicke, but we’re surprised they had their worst games of the season.

Overall, we didn’t have many disasters, so we’re ready to hit big when it matters most.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Week 15 Fantasy Sleepers: Runners

D’Onta Forman, Titans @ Steelers (Jackson Sparks). The Steelers’ days with an elite defense appear to be over, and Foreman is clearly the leader in Tennessee until further notice. The Steelers give up the ninth-most fantasy points to the RBs, and Foreman will have plenty of opportunities in the red zone.

They may need to activate Brown (quad) off IR this week with everyone else on the COVID-19 protocol, so they can avoid leaning on Duke Johnson in the best fantasy spot for racers this season.

Edmonds (ankle) is expected to return this week, but James Conner (ankle) is suddenly dealing with an injury. Either way, Edmonds is in a good place to produce against the Lions defense, allowing the third-most fantasy points for the RBs this year. Edmonds isn’t necessarily a high-ceiling play (unless Conner is out), but he’s definitely a high-floor guy in this matchup.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Week 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Quarterbacks

Tagovailable is basically a block for 30+ pass attempts, and since the Dolphins struggle to run the ball with one of the worst offensive lines in the league, Tua often hogs touchdowns in the red zone with passing or rushing touchdowns. . Despite being on the wrong side of a ton of blowouts, the Jets give up the eighth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Again, Miami is unable to simply carry the ball to victory, even in this matchup.

Fields has been a completely healthy dream the last three games as he’s gotten more courageous by throwing the ball and also filling in his stats with the speed we want. If you start it, it will come … with more QB1 numbers.

Jimmy G has multiple TDs in five of his last six games, and has had at least 296 passing yards in each of his last two games. The Falcons allow the eighth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, so with all his weapons back, Garoppolo is likely to have another solid outing.

Week 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide Receivers

Parker benefits from Miami’s consistent happy passing game script, and while New York is statically decent against fantasy WRs, recent matchups with the Eagles, Texans and Saints have skewed their numbers to look more favorable. Parker is one of the best flexible plays of week 15.

Gage has traded at No. 1, and Matt Ryan should have a lot of trash volume at the end against a limited secondary.

Robinson has been one of the biggest flops in fantasy this year, but with six goals in each of the last two games, it’s not like he’s been completely eliminated from the Bears’ offense. No team allows more fantasy points to the WRs than Minnesota, so Robinson has a chance to pass when it matters most.

Week 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight Endings

Seals-Jones was the victim of Taylor Heinicke’s worst game of the year against Dallas, but the Eagles are by far the worst defense against fantasy TEs. We’ve seen RSJ be productive earlier in the season when Logan Thomas was out. It was also just Seals-Jones’ first game back from an injury of his own last week, so he should be healthier heading into this one.

He hasn’t done anything lately, but he can do something akin to a sergeant against a screaming defenseman throwing into position to help Rayne Dakota get out of a slump.

With 17 goals in his last three games, O’Shaughnessy is getting chances. The production hasn’t been there (12 receptions, 63 yards), but eventually O’Shaughnessy thinks he’ll pay off with a good amount of yards or a short TD. Houston allows the tenth as many fantasy points to TEs, so this is a pretty good place if you need a TE streamer.

Week 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Defense

The Broncos’ offense is as outdated as it can be, so if the Bengals can load the box and stop Denver’s running game, we don’t expect Teddy Bridgewater and Co. to respond in the passing game. This feels like the week the Bengals show up and the Broncos crash to the ground. We’ve seen both happen multiple times this season.

Heinicke’s fun is over, and Philadelphia will fly by making big plays.

The Falcons offense is playing better, the 49ers D / ST have made great strides in their last five games. In that span, he had 15 sacks and 11 shots, so even if Atlanta scores, the Niners will pay off.