If you’re still reading this, congratulations! You’ve made it to the 2nd round of your league’s fantasy playoffs! All of those other chumps from last week have dropped off because of your superior team and our superior assistance! If you want to be one of the few who is still checking Razzball next week — below you’ll find the low-ownership guys who can help get you there.
Jimmy Garoppolo, SF, 23.6%: Last time I can recommend Garoppolo before my wife gets nervous (also because he plays Jacksonville in week 16 and he’s going to get destroyed in that game.) But Jimmy through for 334 yards and a TD against the Texans in week 14 and now gets to stay in San Fran to play the Titans. The Titans have struggled against real QBs all season. How can I describe what I mean by “real QB?” Well here is who they’ve allowed over 15 fantasy points to: Derek Carr, Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Ben Roethlisberger — and Tom Savage. Okay that last one wasn’t great. However, here is who they’ve held to under 15 fantasy points this year: Blake Bortles, Jay Cutler, DeShone Kizer/Cody Kessler, Joe Flacco (14), Andy Dalton (14), Jacoby Brissett (twice.) I think Garoppolo is better than most of these guys and should get over 15 fantasy points in week 15 as your QB2.
Mitchell Trubisky, CHI, 4.1%: Trubisky had the best fantasy game of his career going for 20 points on 271 yards passing, 1 passing TD and even running 1 in for a TD. And this was against a Bengals team that had allowed the 8th fewest passing yards on the season. Now, in week 15, Mitch gets the team allowing the 4th most passing yards on the season, the Detroit Lions. Another double-digit scoring performance could be had by Mitch in your QB2 slot.
Nick Foles, PHI, 0.1% owned: Even as a Giants fan I’m bummed about having to include Foles on here. Wentz was fun to watch and was on his way to MVP consideration until he tore his ACL in week 14 — after putting up 26 fantasy points. The city of brotherly love welcomes back its prodigal son as it’s QB1. Foles spent two lackluster seasons away from the city that drafted him 88th overall in the 2012 draft. So what is working in Foles’s favor? For one, Wentz didn’t get here on his own — this Eagles team has been solid on both sides of the ball, top to bottom, left to right, inside and outside. Secondly, the Eagles week 15 opponent, the Giants, have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing QBs this year. Lastly, Foles is 2-0 against the Giants in his career with a 63% completion percentage with 445 yards and 4 TDs.
Rod Smith, DAL, 27%: One of the guys everyone rushed to grab after Zeke’s suspension was upheld for the 13th time this season, Smith hadn’t been doing too much to start but has now scored a rushing TD in each of his last 3 games and even went crazy in the receiving game in week 14, grabbing 5 passes for 113 yards and a TD. The Raiders defense just got lit up for 22 fantasy points by Kareem Hunt and has routinely been allowing over 20 fantasy points to opposing rushers (8 times.) If Smith continues to get involved he might even be FLEX worthy in week 15.
Mike Davis, SEA, 24.6%: Take this one with several grains of salt as Davis is nursing some sore ribs that he suffered in week 14. But reading Pete Carroll’s quotes about Davis and seeing his results the past two weeks, it’s clear that he is the RB to own in Seattle. Again, if he’s healthy, Davis gets the Rams in week 15 who have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to RBs this year.
Wayne Gallman, NYG, 1.8%: In week 14, the Giants RB lottery wheel landed on Wayne Gallman. His name may sound like he’s your accountant, but I assure you he is an NFL football player. Orleans Darkwa has been the lead back for NY the past few weeks, but in week 15, Gallman had 12 rushes and 9 pass targets to Darkwa’s 10 and 3. I can’t fully recommend Gallman except in a deep desperation league, but the Redskins have allowed the 7th most fantasy points to RBs on the year.
Tyrell Williams, LAC, 20.6%: I’ll be brief: in week 14 Tyrell just had the best game of his season going for 132 yards and a TD. Week 15 Tyrell gets the Chiefs who have allowed the second most fantasy points to WRs all season. You want Tyrell in your FLEX spot in week 15.
Dede Westbrook, JAX, 15.8%: Three straight weeks of double-digit fantasy scoring should have Dede jumping to the top of your waiver claim list. Each week his point total has gone up as well (10, 13, 19) meaning Blake Bortles is liking what he see-sees from Dede. Week 15 sees the Jaguars facing off against the Texans who have allowed the 8th most fantasy points to WRs this season. I could honestly see Dede breaking the 20 point mark in your FLEX spot.
Kendall Wright, CHI, 3.5%: Now where did this come from? After averaging about 6 fantasy points per game so far this year, Kendall exploded for 107 receiving yards and 20 fantasy points. Whenever I recommend a low-owned QB I always like to see if one of his WRs has stepped up and this week it is Mitch Trubisky and Kendall Wright. Read Mitch’s blurb if you want to see why I’m also high on Kendall against the Lions.
Marcedes Lewis, JAX, 3.3%: Lewis is too wildly inconsistent for me to recommend — except when his matchup dictates. Week 15 he faces the Texans who have allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to Tight Ends. This might another one of those random games where Marcedes goes off for double-digit fantasy points.
Adam Shaheen, CHI, 0.4%: In week 11 Shaheen grabbed 4 passes for 41 yards and a TD for 14 fantasy points against the Detroit Lions. In week 14, Shaheen snatched 4 passes for 44 yards and a TD for 14 fantasy points. If history repeats itself I think you can predict Shaheen will catch 4 passes for 43 yards and a TD for 14 fantasy points in week 15 against the same Lions. They have allowed the 7th most receiving yards to TEs on the season.
Denver Broncos D/ST, @ IND, 62.2% owned: Your streaming defense of the week is the Denver Broncos. These Broncos are extra hyped and motivated after shutting out the Jets in week 14 scoring 16 fantasy points in the process. Now, in week 15 they get the team scoring the 3rd fewest points per game: the Indianapolis Colts.
Robbie Gould, SF, 20.1%: I told you all to grab Gould last week and he put up 17 big fantasy points. Here I am again — Gould is gold! His week 15 opponent, the Titans, have tied the Bengals for most FGs allowed in the league. Expect another 15+ fantasy point game from Gould.