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Week 15 Fantasy Busts: Rhamondre Stevenson, Miles Sanders among risky players on the start-or-sit bubble

Bye weeks are more than, so although getting all energetic players on the desk for Week fifteen is generally a good thing, there will be more risky traps to drop into. On the flip aspect, you ought to have sufficient selections to keep away from risky players on our Week 15 fantasy busts listing — assuming you are not decimated by COVID and accidents. We will lay out borderline start out ’em, sit ’em selections, like Rhamondre Stevenson and Miles Sanders, who have not been weekly studs and are in tricky matchups, as nicely as Carson Wentz and Marquise Brown, who have cooled off in recent weeks.

As always, even perennial stars can bust in favorable matchups, but it can be tricky to phone superstars “busts” unless of course they’re a lot less than one hundred p.c, they’ve definitely been trending downward, or they have a significantly brutal matchup. We generally adhere to naming guys on the start out-or-sit bubble, not guys who are simply likely to have a good-but-not-great week or guys who are on more than ninety p.c of waiver wires. Often you will not have the depth to reasonably bench these players (or you might just fully disagree with our assessments), but you may at the very least know who is at hazard this week. Nothing at all is worse than becoming taken off guard by a fantasy dud.

Week fifteen FANTASY: Sleepers | Start out ’em, sit ’em

Last week, we strike the nail on the head with the Jets’ RBs, Courtland Sutton, Derek Carr, Tyler Conklin, Noah Fant, and the Panthers and Ravens defenses. Of program, we were being improper about a couple guys, like Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, and Jimmy Garoppolo, but we were being more right than improper at the end of the week, so hopefully, we are going to get started a warm streak as we jump into the fantasy playoffs.

Week fifteen Typical RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Jogging back | Broad Receiver | Restricted end | D/ST | Kicker

Week 15 Fantasy Busts: Jogging backs

Miles Sanders, Eagles vs. Washington (Jackson Sparks). Washington has 1 of the worst secondaries in the league, but quietly, the entrance-seven has been solid and its defense ranks as the No.12 device against fantasy RBs. Sanders (ankle) might head into the matchup as “questionable,” so even if he does enjoy, he’ll be banged up and will be in a committee with some blend of Jordan Howard, Boston Scott, and Kenny Gainwell. There are also numerous pink flags listed here to have confidence in Sanders in the fantasy playoffs.

Chuba Hubbard, Panthers @ Bills (Vinnie Iyer). Buffalo has been more providing to working backs of late, but this is a key get-nicely sport for the defense.

Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots @ Colts (Matt Lutovsky). No matter of whether or not Damien Harris (ankle) is back, Stevenson figures to get a good quantity of touches. He’s developed in that position, but the Colts have been stout against the run all yr, permitting the fifth-fewest fantasy factors to RBs. If Harris performs, Stevenson has a minimal floor and ceiling. If Harris is out, he’s a minimal-ceiling, quantity-centered flex, at ideal. 

Week fifteen PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Jogging back | Broad Receiver | Restricted end | D/ST | Kicker

Week fifteen Fantasy Football Busts: Quarterbacks

Carson Wentz, Colts vs. Patriots (Sparks). Wentz has had a great deal of shocking good results this yr, but against New England, we’re not inserting him into lineups. In all likelihood, this will grow to be a run-weighty struggle on equally sides, so hope a shortened sport centered around defense. Even if the Colts attempt to pass, it will ultimately be a unsuccessful try in a matchup with the No. two defense against fantasy QBs.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks @ Rams (Iyer). This was an unattractive matchup for Kyler Murray, and Russ might be viewing some of the exact same danger vs. Aaron Donald and friends. He also might have nightmares of how he hurt his mallet finger against LA, also.

Ryan Tannehill, Titans @ Steelers (Lutovsky). You likely do not require encouragement to preserve Tannehill on your bench, but with the way the Steelers’ defense has been having difficulties lately, you might believe he’s a good sleeper. You are not automatically improper, but ultimately, Tannehill is a key hazard in a acquire-or-go-household week. The Steelers are weaker against the run, and we all know Tennessee prefers to floor-and-issue its way to victory. Tannehill has averaged just 192.6 passing yards and one.four overall touchdowns per sport more than his previous 5 contests. 

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Week fifteen Fantasy Football Busts: Broad receivers

Marquise Brown, Ravens vs. Packers (Sparks). Because Week 10, Marquise Brown is the WR40 in PPR leagues. Significantly. He’s no longer a must-start out, specifically when you contemplate Lamar Jackson (ankle) might be out against the Packers. Tyler Huntley commonly qualified Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman en route to a good passing working day in Week 14, and Brown seems to be to be the odd male out. Just after all, his output has taken a steep decline considering the fact that Bateman joined the lineup. We hope you liked his early-year breakout, but it can be more than, and we will not believe it will decide back up in a neutral matchup with Green Bay.

DK Metcalf, Seahawks @ Rams (Iyer). Calling “Decaf” a bust applies to the complete year. He’s not abruptly acquiring nicely against a likely returning Jalen Ramsey, specifically with no Tyler Lockett (reserve/COVID) to just take attention off him.

Michael Pittman Jr., Colts vs. Patriots (Lutovsky). Pittman is the Colts’ No. one receiver, and although that commonly translates to good quantity, output can be spotty, even in favorable matchups. This is about as lousy as it gets, and the past time he faced an elite pass defense (Buffalo), he was held to two catches for 23 yards. Really don’t hazard it.

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Week fifteen Fantasy Football Busts: Restricted ends

Noah Fant, Broncos vs. Bengals (Sparks). Fant has developed like a minimal-end TE2 more than the previous several weeks, and even in a favorable matchup for restricted ends against the Bengals, we’re done trusting almost any Broncos’ pass-catcher in this stale passing offense led by Teddy Bridgewater.

Dallas Goedert, Eagles vs. Washington (Iyer). WFT in some way definitely covers the posture nicely, so he’ll go back to bust from growth after the bye.

Tyler Conklin, Vikings @ Bears (Lutovsky). Conklin is always a prospect for a massive enjoy – and he’ll once in a while have large-focus on game titles – but he’s nowhere close to a consistent fantasy producer. Even devoid of Adam Thielen (ankle), Conklin can’t be reliable against a Bears defense permitting the sixth-fewest fantasy factors to TEs.  

Week fifteen Fantasy Busts: Defenses

Carolina Panthers @ Bills (Sparks). Buffalo is a complicated matchup for any D/ST, and considering the fact that Carolina only seems to be like an “elite” defense in uncomplicated matchups, this just isn’t the area to have confidence in them. Buffalo could score 40 factors listed here and no 1 would be astonished.

Minnesota Vikings @ Bears (Iyer). They have good numbers and the Bears have been providing, but on the highway in key time vs. Justin Fields would seem like a key letdown lure.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Packers (Lutovsky). Baltimore is nevertheless hugely owned, so evidently there are entrepreneurs considering about starting up the Ravens. That’s not a great idea against Green Bay’s dynamic offense, specifically with accidents severely limiting Baltimore’s floor and ceiling (just four takeaways in the previous 6 game titles).