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Daily Dr. Roto — December 16, 2016
DFS Picks for Week 15
(Note: Sunday games only)
Matt Ryan — He’s playing at an extremely high level, at home, against one of the worst defenses in football. Almost too chalky for my liking.
Tom Brady — This might be the only time in DFS that you can get Brady at like 5% owned. I know he’s playing Denver, but he is still Tom Brady.
Derek Carr — His game last week will scare others off; it just makes me like him even more.
Carson Wentz — It’s almost impossible to run on the Ravens, so the Eagles will have to throw a ton if they want to win this game. Wentz to Ertz might be a successful combination to win someone a million bucks.
Alex Smith — The Titans defense has been extremely generous the past few weeks. Even Trevor Siemian threw for 330 yards against them. Smith could have a field day if the game is close.
Colin Kaepernick — If they are playing from behind, Kaep has a chance to do some damage and put up a huge Fantasy number. He is always the highest upside play every week, but being benched is his downside.
Tyrod Taylor — I love the matchup for Taylor, but I do worry that 1) LeSean McCoy will steal TDs and 2) Rex pulls the plug on him in the second half to “see what he has” with E.J. Manuel.
Marcus Mariota — People will look at last week’s nightmare performance and think that Mariota is getting tired down the stretch. I see Mariota as a player who had a bad game against a tough defense and is due for a rebound.
Le’Veon Bell — No brainer. He might get another 40 touches this week.
David Johnson — Have to think the Cardinals will lean on him once again, but with their playoff dreams shattered, there is a small chance Arians limits his carries.
LeSean McCoy — Might be playing at the highest level of his career right now. I can’t imagine not using him this week.
Carlos Hyde — Atlanta is in the middle of the pack defensively against the run, but Hyde is looking formidable. I think he might be a bit over owned after last week's 193 yards, but he still should provide nice value.
Isaiah Crowell — My biggest fear with him is not his ability but his lack of touches if the Browns fall behind early in the game.
Tevin Coleman — If this game gets out of hand, I think Coleman might just lead the team in carries. A high upside play.
Kenneth Farrow — The word is that he can’t really pass protect, but it’s not like Ronnie Hillman is that good at it either. With Gordon out, I find it hard to believe that Farrow doesn’t get about 18-20 touches. Keep your eye on the Farrow!
Kenneth Dixon — He’s finally getting the bulk of the carries in Baltimore and not a moment too late! He had 11 receiving targets last week and caught 8 of them (2 bad drops). Plus tons of his good runs seem always to get called back on some kind of offensive penalty. Nice value play.
Odell Beckham Jr. — The Lions are intimating that Slay won’t cover him all over the field. This decision could come back to haunt them if Beckham goes for 150+ yards.
Mike Evans — He’s been pretty bad the last two weeks which makes him the perfect contrarian play against a surprisingly tough Dallas secondary.
Dez Bryant — Here’s another guy who disappointed us in Week 14. Last week’s disappointments often become this week’s heroes. Very contrarian play.
Sammy Watkins — The only two things that can stop Sammy from having a huge game against Cleveland are the weather and his injured foot.
Tyreek Hill — The Titans secondary is awful, and Hill has been tearing it up over the past month. Jeremy Maclin might be super sneaky here too.
Alshon Jeffery — Jeffery is back, and he's playing for a new contract in 2017. You think he's amped to perform in the last three weeks? I do. Giddy up!
J.J. Nelson — He’s dealing with an injury, but if he is activated I think he will be the WR2 now that Michael Floyd has been cut.
Allen Robinson — ARob always seems to play well against the Texans and you know he will be low owned considering how wretched Bortles has been.
Taylor Gabriel — There’s a good chance that one of Jones and/or Sanu will be out on Sunday. If so, Gabriel is a terrific start once again.
Rishard Matthews — He should get back into the end zone this week against a very generous Chiefs secondary.
Michael Crabtree — Chargers stud CB Casey Hayward will most likely cover Cooper, which means that this could be a very nice week for Crabtree.
Charles Clay — The Browns are awful against TE. Remember Eifert’s game last week? Clay should score here for sure.
Zach Ertz — Only Travis Kelce has been hotter than Ertz over the last few games. The Eagles will have to throw it a ton, so I love Ertz again.
Ladarius Green — The Bengals cover WRs exceptionally well, but they struggle against the TE. I think Green is a lock to score.
Kyle Rudolph — Bradford knows the team can’t run the ball without AP, so he will be passing it once again about 40 times. You’d have to think that Rudolph should dominate against this suspect Colts secondary.
Antonio Gates — He’s two TDs away from the record. I bet that Gates would love to get it against the hated Raiders.