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Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 15: Deep Sleepers

Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 15 Gutsy Gameday Starts

December 15, 2013

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Week 15 Gutsy Gameday Starts

QB: Ryan Tannehill vs Patriots - Tannehill has been heating up lately, and he has a good chance to stay rolling this week when the Patriots travel to Miami.  Tannehill has been a consistent fantasy producer all year as he has yet to have a terrible game.  The problem is that Tannehill has not had a breakout this season, and so he has remained a middle of the road fantasy quarterback.  The Patriots have allowed over 100 yards rushing in all but four games this season so there is a good chance the Dolphins try to run the ball in order to keep Brady off the field.  But there is also a chance this game gets into a shoot out, even though many people expect the Patriots offense to be deflated, and that means Tannehill could have a big day.  Tannehill makes for a great last minute option if you don't trust your QB this week. Tannehill has a chance to produce 300+ yards and 3 tds, and at the same time, he is not a high risk for a letdown.  Tannehill is a safe option with upside for those fantasy owners looking for a last minute QB option.

RB: Chris Ogbonnaya vs Bears - The signs have aligned for Ogbonnaya and he makes for a great flex option this week.  Ogbonnaya is averaging 5.3 yards per carry and he is also a pass catching threat out of the backfield.  The Browns have continued to play hard even though their season is all but over, and they will give the Bears all they can handle this weekend.  Ogbonnaya is set to start against the terrible bears rush defense in Cleveland, and the matchup alone makes him worth starting this week with championships on the line

Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 15: Deep Sleepers

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WR: Danny Amendola at Miami - Amendola is a very risky start this week as he has been all season.  The reason Amendola should be considered as a fantasy starter this week is because the Patriots are in must win mode as they have their eyes set on home field advantage through the playoffs.  Brady is not know for late season let down games like Peyton Manning is, and Brady is going to need Amendola to play big this week against a tough Miami defense.  Amendola is going to have to step and help to fill the Gronk sized gap in the Patriots offense, and with a lot riding on this game, Amendola makes for a very risky fantasy start with a lot of upside.

TE: Delanie Walker vs Cardinals - Walker is one of the most obvious starts on paper this week, and that could scare people away because when something is too good to be true it usually is.  The Cardinals have given up eye popping numbers to tight ends this year, and Walker has emerged as a reliable threat in the Titans offense with Fitzpatrick as the starting QB.  The only problem is that Walker has missed the last two games, and therefore, fantasy owner may be worried about Walker coming out and being a bit rusty.  Walker was becoming Fitzpatrick's most reliable target and given the matchup this week, there is every reason to believe Walker will be able to get right back into the mix for Tennessee.

DEF: Eagles at Minnesota - The Eagles defense has been improving all season and now they are taking on a Viking offense that will be without their two best running backs this week.  A running team that does not have its best running options makes for a decent fantasy matchup.  The Eagles have not allowed more than 21 points and have forced at least one turnover in every game since week 5.  The Eagles are an improving unit taking on a weakened Viking offense, and that makes the Eagles worth a gamble if you're looking for another defensive option this week.


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