Week 15 is here and if you’re reading this you’re either in the playoffs or playing DFS. Congrats on the former and welcome to the latter! As always, this will not cover teams with ownership above 50% (well, mostly, you’ll see) or any plays from the previous week. So if you have a defense like the Bucs, you should be starting them every week. If you grabbed a defense from here last week and want to start them again, great! No need to waste waiver priority. Good luck with the start of your championship run. As always, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter (@Doombot12_FF) or find me over at the QB List Discord.
Opponent: vs Washington Football Team
The Eagles have been a go-to of mine this season and this week is no different. If you need a DST for the playoffs, this is a great option. They get WFT twice with the Giants sandwiched between them. WFT already give up the 12th most points to defenses and now may be playing a depleted roster this week between injuries and Covid related absences. The Eagles are coming off a bye week and prior to that, had averaged nine points a game, and over the season have five games over ten points. On DraftKings, they are the fourth most expensive DST, but FanDuel has them as their 10th most expensive. There are more price effective options on DK, but for the price on FanDuel, it could be the discount you need for your GPP lineup.
Defense coming up with a BIG takeaway!#PHIvsNYJ | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/O9fd664Bv6
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 5, 2021
Opponent: vs New York Jets
The Dolphins, like the Eagles, are coming off a bye week and getting a generous opponent at home. They also share expensive pricing on DraftKings, but unlike Philly, they do not get a discount on FanDuel. They are the most expensive, actually. They’ve proven to be worth the price with three games over 15 points in the last 5 weeks and are set up for another scoreboard leading matchup with the Jets and their fifth-most points allowed to DST’s. If you’re looking for a defense to ride, they end the fantasy playoffs with the Saints and Titans, middle-of-the-pack opponents who have been shaky as of late. Despite the high pricing, they will make for a popular cash-game play.
PICKED OFF! @Iamxavienhoward grabs the INT!
📺: Watch #NYGvsMIA on @NFLonFOX pic.twitter.com/bi35eaRwQV
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 5, 2021
San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: vs Atlanta Falcons
The 49ers aren’t below the typical 50% threshold I use, but this is a special circumstance. They are only around 60% after coming off a game against Cincinnati so if you can take advantage of the dip in roster percentage, do it. They have a plus matchup against Atlanta who gives up the 2nd most points to opposing DST’s and have been playing well since week 10; dipping below nine points once in week 12 when they scored five against Minnesota. San Francisco also has arguably the best schedule for the playoffs getting Atlanta, Tennessee, and Houston. With Atlanta out of the dome and everything being in SF’s favor, I cannot fathom how they are priced as the 11th most expensive option on both platforms. If you want help in every conceivable way, this is the time to grab them if you can.
The bear is hunting in the jungle!#ProBowlVote + Nick Bosa #SFvsCIN on CBS pic.twitter.com/iUpbZkHMFN
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 13, 2021
Opponent: vs Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders have been free-falling since the end of October, picking up only a single victory, an unlikely win in overtime against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Outside of that anomaly, they are averaging under 15 points in the other five games they’ve played in that time span and Derek Carr has an equal amount of interceptions to touchdown. This is a team that has lost its fire and get the Browns coming off a big win against the Ravens and a win this week could potentially give them the lead in the division. I’m also seeing that the matchup between the Raiders’ bottom 10 pass blocking and the Browns’ top 5 pass rush is one I want to exploit. They make for a good pivot for GPPs if you are looking to avoid chalk while saving a few hundred in salary.
Strip Sack. Scoop and Score. History!
📺: #BALvsCLE on CBS
📲: Browns mobile app pic.twitter.com/950K5Az826
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 12, 2021
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