Last week, the Seahawks defense and
This week, the Seahawks make a trip to Toronto, in their special “Wolf Grey” uniforms, and Fantasy owners are hoping for special numbers again from the defense and Lynch as they look to advance to the championship/Super Bowl round in their leagues in Week 16.
Last week’s totals will be very hard to approach for both the defense and Lynch, but both can certainly come through with strong performances and are must-starts. The Bills rank 20th in total offense and cannot be expected to put too many points on the board against the Seahawks.
Lynch is looking like a terrific start against the Bills’ 28th-ranked run defense. The Bills have allowed a league-high 18 rushing scores, so Lynch obviously has a great opportunity to help propel you into the next round of your Fantasy playoffs. The Seahawks defense may have its hands full with explosive Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller, who can excel against any defense with expected increased touches. If you have Spiller on your Fantasy team, you’ll get quality numbers while you hopefully watch a Seahawks win. It’s not always pleasant to start opposing players against your favorite team, but the best scenario is to accept the Fantasy production while still rooting for the Seattle victory.
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As you look around the league for other quality Fantasy options for Week 15, Josh Freeman is a very good start at quarterback against a highly vulnerable New Orleans pass defense that has allowed the most TD passes in the NFL this year (27). Robert Griffin III is a risky start with a knee problem, and you should play it safe and use another quality alternative if you have one, such as Eli Manning or Matthew Stafford.
At running back, Giants rookie David Wilson is expected to get a lot of work against Atlanta, and his considerable upside demands you plug him as a RB2. Chris Johnson can break a big play or two against the Jets on Monday night. Steer clear of Detroit’s Mikel Leshoure, as he is starting to lose important touches to Joique Bell.
Cleveland’s Josh Gordon is again looking like a nifty wide receiver start against a shaky Redskins pass defense. Danario Alexander has emerged as a lock at your WR2 spot. His size should give him an advantage against the Carolina secondary. Tampa Bay’s Mike Williams should score against the Saints.
Heath Miller is a very solid option at tight end right now, and Martellus Bennett is re-emerging in the Giants’ passing game. On defense, look to Miami at home against Jacksonville, but avoid Tennessee (vs. the Jets), as they are simply not a quality Fantasy unit. They rank 23rd on NFL.com in terms of overall defensive scoring and should not be used regardless of matchup.
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