Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 15 PLAYOFFS (2018)

This is the point in the season where the questions from followers become more frequent and intense and the advice comes with the added weight of a playoff elimination if things go wrong, which they inevitably will for some of you reading this.

With this in mind I urge you to take control of your destiny and listen to your instinct and gut. Ultimately that is what got you to this point where you are competing for the top prize as champion of your league.

You know your team better than anyone possibly could. You drafted the players, you benched them, you started them, YOU made all the savvy waiver moves that salvaged your season. We have always been here to support you along the journey, but it is time to fulfill your destiny and live with the decisions that will shape your season, good or bad. See you at the winner’s circle!

Week 15 Start ’em

Justin Jackson – LAC RB

Jackson showed glimpses of his ability to burst through holes and make defenders miss in week 14 against the Bengals in limited time. With Austin Ekeler out with a neck injury and Melvin Gordon likely unable to play, Jackson is poised for a huge breakout performance as the leading man against on TNF against the Chiefs.

The Chiefs defense has allowed the second most fantasy points to running backs this season in what should be a high scoring affair. If you were able to pick Jackson up for this week, start him with confidence and move on to the next round.

Justin Jackson Week 15 Projections: 17 rushing attempts, 93 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 5 receptions, 35 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD

QBs to Start

Russell Wilson
Deshaun Watson
Lamar Jackson
Ben Roethlisberger
Jared Goff
Dak Prescott
Andrew Luck
Derek Carr

RBs to Start

Phillip Lindsay
Nick Chubb
Leonard Fournette
Tarik Cohen
Damien Williams
Jaylen Samuels
Dalvin Cook
Lamar Miller
Derrick Henry
Jalen Richard
Kenneth Dixon
Mark Ingram
Ito Smith
Jeff Wilson
Rashaad Penny
Elijah McGuire

WRs to Start

Amari Cooper
Brandin Cooks
Juju Smith-Schuster
T.Y. Hilton
Tyler Lockett
Robert Woods
Julian Edelman
Mike Evans
Stefon Diggs
Josh Gordon
Chris Godwin
Dante Pettis
Tyler Boyd
Jarvis Landry
Alshon Jeffery
Curtis Samuel
D.J. Moore
DaeSean Hamilton

TEs to Start

Eric Ebron
Cameron Brate
Vance McDonald
Ian Thomas
C.J. Uzomah
Jared Cook

Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky
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Week 15 Sit ’em

Mitch Trubisky – Chi QB

On the surface, this seems like a must start situation as the Packers defense has been underwhelming this season and Trubisky has had one of the better fantasy seasons at the quarterback position. That being said, I believe he is still dealing with effects from his shoulder injury which caused him to miss two games in weeks 12 and 13.

His velocity took a dip in some of the throws I saw against the Rams, and his decision making has always been a cause for concern for the young quarterback. His past history against the Packers in week 1 are not favorable as he was held under 200 yards with no TD’s. Although this may seem like a shootout against a bad Packers defense, I would stay clear and look for safer options at this point in the postseason.

Mitch Trubisky Week 15 Projections: 123 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 2 INT’s, 7 rushing attempts, 33 rushing yards

QBs to Sit

Aaron Rodgers
Jameis Winston
Kirk Cousins
Matt Ryan
Josh Allen
Baker Mayfield
Nick Foles

RBs to Sit

Aaron Jones
Sony Michel
James White
Marlon Mack
Jordan Howard
Tevin Coleman
Chris Carson
Josh Adams
Dion Lewis
Kenyan Drake
Doug Martin
Adrian Peterson
Gus Edwards
LeSean McCoy
Frank Gore
LeGarrette Blount
Zach Zenner

WRs to Sit

Doug Baldwin
Corey Davis
Golden Tate
Allen Robinson
Kenny Golladay
Larry Fitzgerald
Zay Jones
Adam Humphries
Calvin Ridley
Courtland Sutton
Mike Williams
Josh Reynolds
Kenny Stills
Dede Westbrook
Demaryius Thomas
Keke Coutee
Sterling Shepard
Anthony Miller

TEs to Sit

Trey Burton
Austin Hooper
David Njoku
Kyle Rudolph
Evan Engram
Jimmy Graham

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Mike Mital is the co-founder of Fantasy Couch. His education lies within communications and journalism. Mike has work experience with social media and sales in the tech field.