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Using the Scout Scores can help steer you in the right direction for making close calls between players. I'll recommend some stacks for Week 15 based on the Scout Scores. You do not need all the players mentioned. Using two or three is the way to go.
Kirk Cousins, Jamison Crowder, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon
Just like last week, the Redskins have many affordable players. It's a bad week for quarterbacks, especially some of the top tier quarterbacks whether it's bad matchups or weather concerns. Cousins is in one of the best spots this week. The Panthers have allowed multiple touchdown passes in three of the last four games and two 300-yard games. Cousins has multiple touchdowns in eight straight games. Last week, he only attempted 21 passes as the Eagles held the ball for 37 minutes and Cousins managed to pass for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Cousins is $6,800 on DraftKings with the highest Scout Score at the position of 4.21. He is the third highest priced quarterback, meanwhile on FanDuel at $7,500 with a Scout Score of 3.42 he is 20th! The receivers come down to preference and roster construction. DeSean Jackson is $5,500 on DraftKings with a Scout Score of 2.8; Jamison Crowder is $5,400 with a Scout Score of 3.53, and Pierre Garcon has a price tag of $4,700 and a Scout Score of 3.68. Scout Scores prefer Garcon and Crowder on FanDuel. Crowder is $6,100 with a Scout Score of 2.6 and Garcon is $5,400 with a 2.64 score. Jackson is $6,000 with a 2.17 score and is most reliant on a touchdown making him better for tournaments.
Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald, J.J. Nelson, and Jermaine Gresham
Palmer clearly doesn't have the same skill set as last year. He has declined, but the fantasy numbers have been there the last few weeks outside of last week where he was impacted by the heavy rain. He has multiple touchdowns in four straight games and is home for a good matchup against the Saints, who have been playing better defense. The Saints have allowed multiple touchdown passes in four of the last six games. Palmer has three straight 300-yard games at home. In a week with a lot of low over/unders, this game is at 50.5. Palmer is $6,000 on DraftKings with a 3.84 Scout Score and is at $7,600 on FanDuel with a 2.64 Scout Score. He's in consideration for tournaments. Larry Fitzgerald hasn't scored since Week 5, but he has double-digits in PPR formats in every game except two. Fitzgerald is $7,000 on DraftKings with a Scout Score of 2.62 and $7,200 on FanDuel with a Scout Score of 2.07. J.J. Nelson will likely be popular this week due to his low salary. Michael Floyd was released, and John Brown will remain on limited snaps due to his sickle cell. Nelson did disappoint in a spot like this already, and the volume hasn't been there, but it could be this week, and he's explosive enough to produce on limited touches. He has three touchdowns the last two weeks. He scored on a 56-yard run and had an eight-yard catch last week. Nelson is $3,900 on DK with a Scout Score of 1.81 and $5,000 on FanDuel with a Scout Score of 1.16. Jermaine Gresham remains at $2,500 on DK and has at least 9.5 points in PPR formats in four straight. He has a Scout Score of 3.63. Gresham is $4,500 on FD with a Scout Score of 1.67.
Tyrod Taylor, LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins
If you're looking for salary cap relief this week, quarterback is a good place to look. Taylor doesn't have a high ceiling, but he has a high floor. Taylor has attempted 27 passes or fewer in three of the last four games, but he has at least 30 rushing yards in seven of the last eight games and has six rushing touchdowns on the season. The Brown have allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks and multiple touchdown passes in 11 of 13 games. Taylor is $5,700 on DK with a Scout Score of 3.77 and $7,600 on FanDuel with a Scout Score of 2.83. LeSean McCoy might be lower owned than he should be since most will pay up to Le'Veon Bell and David Johnson. The Browns have allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs. Another reason people might shy away from McCoy is the potential of Mike Gillislee getting goal-line carries after he scored twice two weeks ago, but Gillislee played 13 percent of the snaps with two touches last week. McCoy gets work in the passing game to offset the potential loss of goal-line work. McCoy has 13 targets the last two weeks. McCoy is $8,900 on DraftKings with a Scout Score of 3.25 and is $9,000 on FanDuel with a Scout Score of 2.67. Watkins played 94 percent of the snaps last week and has the highest Scout Score for receivers on DraftKings at 4.35 at a salary of $5,900, and he has the highest Scout Score on FanDuel at 3.23 at a cost of $6,100.
Joe Flacco, Kenneth Dixon, Mike Wallace and Steve Smith
Joe Flacco is getting a lot of pass attempts with at least 35 in five consecutive games. Over the last two weeks, he has at least 324 passing yards with six passing touchdowns. The Eagles are susceptible against the pass and have allowed multiple touchdowns in eight of the last ten games. Flacco is $5,700 on DraftKings with a Scout Score of 3.42 and 2.63 on FanDuel with a salary of $7,400. If there is a week for Mike Wallace to break a big play, this is it. The Eagles have allowed the most completions of 20-plus yards. Wallace is $4,800 on DraftKings with a Scout Score of 2.85 and $5,900 on FanDuel with a 1.98 Scout Score. Steve Smith is $5,300 on DraftKings with a Scout Score of 2.82 and $6,200 on FanDuel with a Scout Score of 2.02. Dixon is one of the better values at running back. Game flow might have been responsible for him playing more snaps than Terrance West last week, but Dixon is involved more in the passing game making him a better option on DraftKings with a $3,800 salary and Scout Score of 4.39. On FanDuel, with only two running backs no flex, he's not needed as much, but he has a $5,100 salary and a Scout Score of 2.86.