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
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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
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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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