Week 15, the first week of the playoffs for many teams. There were a few major injuries, and a bunch of minor ones. Fantasy is a reality if you were one of the lucky owners who got in!
QB: Alex Smith, Chiefs- If you had Ryan Tannehill (how did you make the playoffs?? Kidding!) or you have a terrible matchup, don’t hesitate to pick up a QB who has a really good matchup. Alex Smith certainly does going up vs the Titans. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers is more of a risk, but the Falcons are 31st defending the QB. They have been better since week 10 though.
RB: Bilal Powell, Jets- Will probably be the #1 pickup this week. Certainly for RBs, that are paper thin at the position. They face the Dolphins who are 16th vs the RB and have only given up 5 rushing TDs to them. Ty Montgomery, Packers- Is a fair play vs the Bears.
WR: Tyreek Hill, Chiefs- If you didn’t pick him up last week, you still might have a chance to grab him this week. He has an even better matchup vs the Titans. Tyreek might end up saving my fantasy season. Hopefully that is a post I will be writing in 2 weeks. Outside of that, it’s mostly boom or bust. Chris Hogan seems to be an interesting play for the Patriots, but they run into the Broncos this week. Depending on how Chris Harris recovers, that might not be too bad. JJ Nelson, Cardinals- looks like he’s getting hot and is going up vs the Saints. A little bit of points chasing there.
TE: Hunter Henry, Chargers- Remember him? He had a heck of a run earlier in the season, then took a back seat to Antonio Gates. The Chargers struggled to pass the ball last week at Carolina. They will need points vs the Raiders. Keep an eye on Gates’ status. If he is banged up that makes Henry a better play. Jermaine Gresham, Cardinals- Is definitely a more solid play, with maybe less of a ceiling.
D/ST: Bills, Falcons, Texans, and Dolphins all have some good matchups. Hopefully you squirreled one of those away.
Good luck with round one. Hope to see you in round 2!