Hello Razzballers! Ol’ Doc is in a bit of a time crunch this week but I wanted to get you the prime pickups for week 15. It’s down to the wire and hopefully your team is good enough to compete since it got you to the playoffs but there are a few guys out there that could put you over the hump.
Felix Jones: Yeah, you finally decided this guy was toast and you needed some freshly baked players (no, not Fred Davis) so you dropped his arse and well, you know what happened next. But I need to write something here so I’ll tell you; DeMarco Murray went and broke his ankle. Jones faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are just getting torched by the run on an overly consistent basis (can something be overly consistent?). He is your number 1 pickup this week. Spend all your money and will into getting him if he was dropped.
Demaryius Thomas: He gets the Patriots next week and is getting a lot of targets, 20 in his last 2 games to be exact. That spells yardage against the poor Pats’ pass defense.
Ryan Grant: He won’t score 2 touchdowns in a game again. Well, he might but the chances are slim. But he did look fresh and like he was running with a purpose. He only got 10 carries and the chances that he gets more than that aren’t that great so be ready for a Starks like game from him which usually doesn’t contain TDs.
Chris Ivory: Turf toe is a painful ailment according to people who have it. It sounds like something you’d get from not washing your feet but I think it’s a little more serious. If Ingram stays out Ivory has value.
James Jones: With Jennings out Jones should see a few more targets and with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball that could mean three touchdowns. I do think Driver, Cobb, Finley and Nelson take looks away from him but his upside is still high.
Randall Cobb: What I said above but without as many targets and switch out James for Cobb and oh I should have just copy and pasted.
Jabar Gaffney: I wanted to throw Donte Stallworth in here but Gaffney is going to be much safer and still has some upside.
Jake Locker: If he gets the start at Indianapolis he’ll very much be worth a spot start. He isn’t going to thread needles like Rodgers but his arm is like really big. Kind of like he did that blood brothers thing with Ryan Braun in his throwing hand. The good thing about Indy’s pass defense is they allow 70+ percent of passes to be completed. They don’t like getting too close to receivers. Some weird phobia.
D/ST: Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons