Fantasy Football: Week 15 DraftKings and FanDuel advice

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We’re here to give you the best match-ups and players as you set your Fantasy Football DFS lineups for Week 15.

Each position will be broken into three separate categories:

1. High-tier – These are your “heavy hitters.” If you play season-long fantasy football, they more than likely are the players who went in the first few rounds. They will cost you a pretty penny, but in the end, it’ll be worth it.

2. Mid-tier – This is where a majority of the players will be located. The key is finding the players with the most favorable match-ups, and in turn, exceeding the dollar amount placed upon them.

3. Low-tier (value) – These are your bottom-of-the-barrel players in terms of pricing, but not necessarily in ability or situation. Not only should these players outperform their salary, they should crush it.

At the end, I’ll provide you with two lineups (one for FanDuel and one for Draft Kings). These lineups should be used for you to use as a base while you plug in some different players you may prefer.

Dec 11, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) throws a pass during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at New Era Field. Steelers beat the Bills 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterbacks

High-tier

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers (FD $8,500/DK $7,300): Ryan has been one of the most productive fantasy quarterbacks this season. He currently is second in the NFL in touchdown passes and passing yards, and on Sunday, he plays at home against one of the worse defenses in the NFL. He hasn’t thrown fewer than 269 yards at home in any game this season.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears (FD $8,500/DK $7,100): Over the last eight games, Rodgers is averaging nearly three touchdowns per game. In five out of those eight games he has 297+ passing yards. He has an injured calf, but unless they decide to amputate it, it’s hard to bet against him.

Mid-tier

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers vs. Washington Redskins (FD $7,700/DK $6,400): He’s been disappointing this season, and there’s no real debate about it. Yet his rushing ability gives him a good ceiling in majority of weeks. Combined that with the fact four out of the last five quarterbacks who played against the Redskins have thrown for 300+ yards and you have a good play this week.

Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns (FD $7,600/DK $5,700): Everything is coming together for Taylor this week. Both Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods are getting healthier, and he’s playing against the Browns. There have only been two times this season where an opposing quarterback hasn’t had multiple touchdowns against the Browns.

Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins vs. Carolina Panthers (FD $7,500/DK $6,800): Since Week 8, Cousins has multiple touchdown passes in five out of six games while averaging 342 passing yards. The Panthers have given up multiple touchdown passes in three out of their last four. Note: Cousins is “high-tier” in DraftKings.

Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons (FD $7,500/DK $5,800): The Falcons should route the 49ers, and this will give Kaepernick a great opportunity to get garbage time fantasy points when he attempts to bring them back. Note: Kaepernick is “low-tier” in DraftKings

Low-tier (value)

Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots (FD $6,600/DK $5,200): The Broncos have no running game, and it’s forcing Siemian to throw early and often. As a result, he is averaging 311 passing yards and two touchdown passes per game over his last four games.

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