Yahoo Fantasy Football Week 15: NFL DFS picks, lineup advice for cash games
Week 15 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerWeek 15 Yahoo Fantasy Football: NFL DFS picks for cash gamesQB Josh Allen, Bills vs. Lions ($26). I’m all on board the Allen DFS hype train. He has such a high-floor because of his rushing ability, shown by his 99-plus yards on the ground in each of his past three outings. The Lions haven’t been good against big-armed, mobile QBs this year, so Allen could be in for another solid showing. At just $26, he’s a massive bargain, so we’ll spend down here and grab other productive, top-dollar guys at other positions.RB Todd Gurley, Rams vs. Eagles ($39). Gurley was the main guy I wanted to target on this slate. Since Yahoo lineups include the Sunday night game, Gurley is available as the highest-priced RB overall. Gurley is coming off what was easily his worst outing of the year against the Bears. He’ll be ready to prove that was just one-time fluke, and the Eagles have given up at least one double-digit RB scorer in every game since their Week 9 bye. That gives Gurley a high floor and makes him a perfect top-dollar pick for cash games.WEEK 15 DFS CASH LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKingsRB Doug Martin, Raiders @ Bengals ($16). Martin has scored in three consecutive games, and while he hasn’t had much yardage in those games (72 scrimmage yards was his highest total), he gets a great matchup with a Bengals defense that has given up the most fantasy points to RBs this season. For just $16, Martin has great upside, and he should have a chance to set a season high in rushing yards and find the end zone once again.WR Brandin Cooks, Rams vs. Eagles ($28). This is a weird contra-stack with both Gurley and Cooks as my two highest-priced players, but the matchup is too good to pass on them. The Eagles secondary has been decimated by injuries, and they don’t have the personnel needed to match up with the speedy Cooks. They just had trouble containing Amari Cooper, so that should carry over against the high-flying Rams offense. And of the team’s receivers, we like Cooks the best because of his big-play potential.WR Tyler Lockett, Seahawks @ 49ers ($24). Lockett had just one catch last time these two teams met, but it was for a 52-yard TD. He didn’t need to do much because the game turned into a blowout. In what might be a more competitive game, Lockett could have similar production but more opportunities to catch the ball. Either way, he has a great matchup and scored in nine-of-12 games to open the season. He’s a consistent threat, so we’ll trust him.WEEK 15 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWR Tyler Boyd, Bengals vs. Raiders ($20). Boyd is in the midst of a breakout season for the Bengals, and he is the No. 1 receiver with A.J. Green out. The Raiders have allowed the second-most TDs to WRs this year at 19, so Boyd could end up catching one in what figures to be an offensive battle. For his $20 price, he has both solid upside and a good floor, so we’ll take a chance on him.TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots @ Steelers ($18). Gronk is only the fifth-most expensive TE on the slate despite his matchup with a Steelers defense that has been middle-of-the-road against TEs. That said, they just gave up a 100-plus yard game to Jared Cook, so Gronk could have a massive outing. Our Yahoo cash lineup last week flopped a little bit, as our expensive Philip Rivers pick was merely mediocre, but WR Keenan Allen, TE Jared Cook, and the Giants D/ST did a lot to help us put up a solid point total in spite of that error. For our Week 15 cash picks, we’re targeting a lot of consistent, high-floor players on what is a pretty solid NFL DFS slate. And after last week’s high-priced QB flop, we’re changing our strategy again.We’re actually spending down at QB, as there are a couple of solid sleepers that should pan out and become good value options at the position. The scrambling ability of a certain rookie makes him a bargain at just $26, especially in a good matchup. Elsewhere, we have a contra-stack of Rams in a good matchup with a reeling Eagles defense. From there, we targeted some solid values at WR and TE to help round things out. And, for the second straight week, we’re picking against the Redskins offense with our D/ST. MORE WEEK 15 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderFLEX Calvin Ridley, Falcons vs. Cardinals ($15). Ridley could be in for a good day in Atlanta. The Falcons are at home, where he has performed much better, and Patrick Peterson may line up across from Julio Jones more often than not. Ridley will get a chance to expose the weakness that the Cardinals have at the No. 2 corner position, so he’s a worthwhile investment at just $15.DEF Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Redskins ($14). The Jaguars get to take on Josh Johnson in his first start since 2011. It’s on the road. Sign us up.