Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 15

We have arrived at the base camp of the fantasy football mountaintop and there are only a few more rocky trails to climb before you can reach the summit. In other words, things just got real. You have reached the first round of the fantasy playoffs. Pat yourself on the back for a few minutes and don’t forget to smell the roses.

You worked hard to get to this point. Make no mistake, luck was a huge and important factor. But as the old saying goes, it’s better to be lucky than good. Now is the time to be decisive and go with the strategies that got you this point. This is not the time to get cute and try a move that is out of character for you like benching your quarterback for a dart throw streamer with a plus matchup.

In order to beat your first round opponent you will have to find his weaknesses and exploit them. Does your opponent have a weak tight end or quarterback? Do not let them pick up a player that can potentially start for them and hurt your team this week. Leave it all out on the field and go for the jugular. Fortune favors the bold. This is the only way you will emerge victorious and become legendary.

Brandon Aiyuk – 49ers WR

Aiyuk has broken out of Kyle Shanahan’s doghouse and finally burst back onto the fantasy scene with an electric walk off TD against the Bengals in Week 14. With all-pro teammate Deebo Samuel coming back slowly with his first game back from injury, Aiyuk commanded 11 targets, second only to George Kittle who finished with 15.

He was able to turn these touches into 6 receptions for 62 yards and the game-winning touchdown on the sideline. In Week 15 the 49ers will get their easiest matchup at home against a Falcons defense that has surrendered the third-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers over the last 5 weeks.

Brandon Aiyuk Week 15 Projections: 12 targets, 9 receptions, 101 receiving yards, 2 receiving TD’s

QBs to Start

Jalen Hurts
Tua Tagovailoa
Jimmy Garroppolo
Kirk Cousins
Justin Fields

RBs to Start

David Montgomery
Cordarrelle Patterson
Antonio Gibson
Eli Mitchell
Javonte Williams
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
James Conner
Rashaad Penny
Melvin Gordon
Josh Jacobs
Tony Pollard
Sony Michel
James Robinson
Rhamondre Stevenson
Devonta Freeman
Jamaal Williams
Darrel Williams
Boston Scott
D’Onta Foreman

WRs to Start

Jaylen Waddle
Tee Higgins
DeVante Parker
Mike Williams
Brandin Cooks
KJ Osborn
Van Jefferson
DeVonta Smith
Kendrick Bourne
Cole Beasley
Michael Gallup
Gabriel Davis
Rashod Bateman
AJ Green
Darnell Mooney
Christian Kirk
Robby Anderson
Jamison Crowder
Allen Lazard

TEs to Start

Dawson Knox
Pat Freiermuth
Dallas Goedert
Tyler Conklin
Zach Ertz

Chuba Hubbard - Sit em Week 15

Week 15 Sit ’em

Chuba Hubbard – Panthers RB

Hubbard failed to capitalize on a soft matchup against the Falcons in Week 14, saving his fantasy day with a 17-yard TD in the second half. Despite getting double digit carries his scoring upside is severely limited by Cam Newton’s redzone usage.

In Week 15 he gets a tough matchup against a Bills defense that just surrendered over 100 yards and a TD to Leonard Fournette and the Bucs. Needless to say they would love to shut down Chuba and get back on track in Week 15.

Chuba Hubbard Week 15 Projections: 9 rushing attempts, 23 rushing yards, 0 rushing TD’s, 1 reception, 11 receiving yards, 0 receiving TD’s

QBs to Sit

Joe Burrow
Taysom Hill
Cam Newton
Taylor Heinicke
Mac Jones

RBs to Sit

Miles Sanders
Damien Harris
Chase Edmonds
AJ Dillon
Michael Carter
Latavius Murray
Ty Johnson
Duke Johnson
Alex Collins
JD Mckissic
Ameer Abdullah
Jeffery Wilson
Dontrell Hilliard
D’Ernest Johnson
David Johnson
Matt Breida
Kenneth Gainwell
Mike Davis
Royce Freeman

WRs to Sit

Terry McLaurin
Chase Claypool
Julio Jones
Rondale Moore
Jakobi Meyers
Russell Gage
Kenny Golladay
Nico Collins
Amon Ra St.Brown
Marvin Jones
Jerry Jeudy
Josh Reynolds
Laviska Shenault
Donovan Peoples-Jones
Courtland Sutton
James Washington
Allen Robinson
Marques Valdes-Scantling
Laquon Treadwell

TEs to Sit

Kyle Pitts
Austin Hooper
Cole Kmet
Ricky Seals-Jones
Foster Moreau

If you have any questions about your lineup for this week, you can find me on our Facebook group, Fantasy Couch Fam. My name is Mike Mital on there, by the way.

Make sure to watch the Week 15 waiver wire video in case there are any players on waivers or free agency that you might have missed.

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