Fantasy Football: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Recommendations for Week 15


RBs to Start in Week 15

Cardinals’ David Johnson (vs. Falcons): In recent weeks, it has been hard to trust David Johnson. Johnson has scored just 32.2 points over his last three games. He could be in for a big week in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons though. The Falcons have allowed 97 receptions to RBs this season (most in NFL).

Broncos’ Phillip Lindsay (vs. Browns): Phillip Lindsay continues to impress in his rookie season. Lindsay has scored 15 or more points in six out of his last seven games. After losing Emmanuel Sanders to injury for the rest of the season, Lindsay is the clear focal point of the Denver Broncos offense. Lindsay will face the Cleveland Browns in Week 15, who have allowed 14 rushing touchdowns (tied for second-most in NFL).

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook (vs. Dolphins): Dalvin Cook has been a viable fantasy RB the past few weeks. Cook has scored 54.5 points in the past three games. Over those three weeks, he has been utilized in the passing game fairly often—with him catching 16 passes over that span. In Week 15, Cook will square off against the Miami Dolphins, who allow 27.1 points per game to RBs this season (eighth most in NFL).

Other RBs I Like: 49ers’ Jeff Wilson (vs. Seahawks), Bengals’ Joe Mixon (vs. Raiders), Chargers’ Justin Jackson (vs. Chiefs)

RBs to Sit in Week 15

Colts’ Marlon Mack (vs. Cowboys): After having a couple of big weeks earlier in the season, Marlon Mack has slowed down. Mack has scored just 46.9 points total over the last five weeks. His inefficiency and Nyheim Hines taking touches have contributed to his downfall. He will get the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15, who haven’t allowed someone to rush for more than 68 yards since Week 9.

Redskins’ Adrian Peterson (vs. Jaguars): I want no parts of this Washington Redskins offense in Week 15, including Adrian Peterson. Peterson is a hard RB to trust in fantasy, as game flow decides what type of workload he receives. He isn’t used much in the passing game, so the Redskins need to be leading the game. Peterson also gets a tough Jacksonville Jaguars defense in Week 15, who have allowed just three 100-yard rushers besides their uncharacteristic outing in Week 14—allowing 251 yards.