Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 15: Studs to Start
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 15 Studs to Trust
December 12, 2013
Week 15 Studs to Trust
Matthew Stafford - Stafford had his worst game of the season last week against what was supposed to be a good matchup. However, Stafford was not beaten by the Eagles last week. Stafford was beaten by Mother Nature and the heavy snow storm that hit Philadelphia. Fantasy owners may think twice about playing Stafford this week because of his terrible game in the snow last week combined with his recent string of interceptions. Stafford's poor play last Sunday was a result of him falling prey to the fact he plays in a dome and he was not prepared to play outside in such extreme weather conditions. This week Stafford will be at home in his nice cozy dome stadium taking on the Ravens who only have 9 interceptions this year. The Ravens are a tough matchup, but Stafford should bounce back and play like a top tier fantasy quarterback in a must win game for the Lions.
Alfred Morris - Morris has been a huge disappointment down the stretch, and he has made it hard for fantasy teams to advance in the playoffs. If you're a Morris owner and you're still competing in the fantasy playoffs, then this is the week Morris should come through for you. The main reason to start Morris this week is the matchup. The Falcons have been terrible, check that, the Falcons have been downright awful against the run this season. The Falcons have allowed 145 rushing yards per game since their bye week, and they have allowed over 180+ rushing yards in four of their last seven games. The Redskins are starting Kirk Cousin's this week, and that means they should rely on Morris early and often to keep the pressure off Cousins. Morris has a great matchup this week, and he should be able to help fantasy teams who are trying to advance in the fantasy football playoffs this week.
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Larry Fitzgerald - On paper the Cardinals wide receivers are facing a tough matchup this week as they travel to Tennessee, but last week Peyton Manning made the Titans secondary look like a below average unit. The Titans have one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL, and that has helped to pad their passing defensive stats. Arizona could look to exploit the Titans defense by relying on their running backs in this game, but it is hard to believe that Palmer will not look for Fitzgerald a lot on Sunday. Palmer and Fitzgerald have been on a tear lately and they seem to have finally developed the chemistry fantasy owners were expecting this season. The Cardinals are still in the playoff hunt, and they will still include Larry Fitzgerald, their best playmaker, in their offensive plans this weekend despite the tough matchup on paper.
Carolina Panthers DST - This one should be obvious, especially since the Jets and tunrover happy Geno Smith are heading down south. The Panthers were crushed by Brees and the Saints last week, but that is nothing for Panthers DST owners to worry about. It is something for them to consider if they are competing for a championship next weekend, but this week the Panthers DST has the best matchup possible. The Panthers will be a vital asset for all teams looking to advance in the fantasy playoffs this week.
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