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Max’s NFL Week 15 DFS Picks


Max’s NFL Week 15 DFS Picks

The Jets rank second to last in passing yards allowed per game, they are last in the league in giving up passing TDs per game (2.2 on the season and 3.0 over their last 3 games) and are in the bottom half of the league in interceptions and takeaways per game.

So despite my apprehension of Jared Goff as the future of the Rams’ offense, I love him this week against this Jets team. Goff struggled against the Pats’ tough defense last week but against weaker pass defenses such as Arizona, Tampa and Seattle he combined for 1,029 yards, 4 TDs and 2 INTs.

I’ll pair him up with Cooper Kupp this week as my top option. Kupp broke his TD drought last week against the Pats and hopefully that bursts the dam open. Robert Woods could be a great option too since Goff has been targeting him more in recent games – but I’m ready to see the Goff/Kupp bromance rekindled this weekend in a big win over the Jets.


NFL Week 15 DFS Picks

QB: Ryan Tannehill (TEN) – The Detroit defense has not looked much better with Patricia gone. They have given up 282 yard per game in the air over their last 3 and give up 2 TDs per game in the air. Tannehill only had 212 yards last week against the Jaguars but still threw 2 TDs.  The game before that he lit up the Browns and he has the chance to do the same this week against the Lions.

RB: J.K. Dobbins (BAL) – Yeah, I hate running back splits, but Dobbins is coming off a 13 carry, 53 yard and 1 TD performance against the Browns. He’s up against a Jaguars defense that is giving up 200 yard per game on the ground over their last 3. Granted, that’s Derek Henry, Dalvin Cook and Nick Chubb in those games. So it’s not that bad. But they rank 30th in the league on the season and Dobbins should be able to put up some yards.

WR:  Marvin Jones Jr. (DET) – Tennessee has given up 294 yards in the air over their past 3 games and rank 29th on the season as a whole in giving up yards in the air. The Titans also give up 2.2 passing TDs a game – which ties them with the Cowboys, Jets and Jaguars.



NFL Week 15 DFS Picks

QB: Tua Tagovailoa (MIA) – Tua is coming off a solid game against the Chiefs but he also tossed his first career INT. The Patriots defense is top 8 in passing yards allowed per game with 218 yards allowed. This is down to 160 over their last 3 – which ranks 4th best in the league during this time frame. The Pats give up 21.5 points per game and only 13.7 over their last 3. I’d avoid trusting Tua this week.

RB: Todd Gurley (ATL) – Gurley is averaging about 20 yards rushing per game over his last 3 and has no TDs in that timespan. He’s now facing the best rushing defense in the league as he faces a Bucs team that allows less than 81 yards rushing per game. Dalvin Cook did manage to get over 100 yards on Tampa, but Gurley is not Cook. So I wouldn’t depend on Gurley for anything this week.

WR: Brandin Cooks (HOU) – The Texans have a tougher matchup against the Colts defense this week. The Colts are in the Top 5 in not allowing receiving TDs and that will limit Cooks’ value here. Cooks is coming off an injury and will be even more vulnerable this week.



NFL Week 15 DFS Picks

My playoffs start this week and I’m glad to have the Rams against the Jets this week. I think the Rams are the play at defense but it will cost you. So I might turn to the 49ers. They only give up 24 points per game and are facing a Cowboys team that has not been consistent offensively. The Niners picked up 2 sacks and an INT last week and Dallas ranks 24th in QB sacks allowed per game and 23rd in QB INTs per game.


Rich’s NFL Week 15 DFS Picks and Rankings

NFL Week 15 DFS Picks

Rank Name Team Position
1 Dalvin Cook MIN RB
2 Deshaun Watson HOU QB
3 Jared Goff LAR QB
4 Derrick Henry TEN RB
5 Patrick Mahomes KAN QB
6 Matthew Stafford DET QB
7 Lamar Jackson BAL QB
8 Tom Brady TAM QB
9 Philip Rivers IND QB
10 Matt Ryan ATL QB
11 Ryan Tannehill TEN QB
12 Kyler Murray ARI QB
13 Drew Brees NOR QB
14 Russell Wilson SEA QB
15 Chase Daniel DET QB
16 Mitchell Trubisky CHI QB
17 Andy Dalton DAL QB
18 Taysom Hill NOR QB
19 Cam Akers LAR RB
20 Jalen Hurts PHI QB
21 Jeff Wilson SFO RB
22 Tua Tagovailoa MIA QB
23 Gardner Minshew II JAX QB
24 Alvin Kamara NOR RB
25 Kirk Cousins MIN QB
26 Cam Newton NWE QB
27 Jonathan Taylor IND RB
28 Carson Wentz PHI QB
29 Miles Sanders PHI RB
30 Alex Smith WAS QB
31 Dwayne Haskins WAS QB
32 Sam Darnold NYJ QB
33 Michael Thomas NOR WR
34 Marvin Jones DET WR
35 Myles Gaskin MIA RB
36 James Robinson JAX RB
37 Allen Robinson CHI WR
38 Tyreek Hill KAN WR
39 Travis Kelce KAN TE
40 Brandin Cooks HOU WR
41 Brandon Aiyuk SFO WR
42 D.K. Metcalf SEA WR
43 Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB
44 Cooper Kupp LAR WR
45 A.J. Brown TEN WR
46 Corey Davis TEN WR
47 Robert Woods LAR WR
48 Nick Foles CHI QB
49 David Montgomery CHI RB
50 Calvin Ridley ATL WR
51 Mike Evans TAM WR
52 Chris Carson SEA RB
53 Ronald Jones II TAM RB
54 DeAndre Hopkins ARI WR
55 DeAndre Washington MIA RB
56 George Kittle SFO TE
57 Chad Hansen HOU WR
58 Terry McLaurin WAS WR
59 Kenyan Drake ARI RB
60 Justin Jefferson MIN WR
61 J.D. McKissic WAS RB
62 Amari Cooper DAL WR
63 Nick Mullens SFO QB
64 T.J. Hockenson DET TE
65 Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA QB
66 Antonio Gibson WAS RB
67 Leonard Fournette TAM RB
68 Tyler Lockett SEA WR
69 Nyheim Hines IND RB
70 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KAN RB
71 Keke Coutee HOU WR
72 Julio Jones ATL WR
73 Latavius Murray NOR RB
74 Danny Amendola DET WR
75 CeeDee Lamb DAL WR
76 J.K. Dobbins BAL RB
77 Marquise Brown BAL WR
78 Chase Edmonds ARI RB
79 Antonio Brown TAM WR
80 Raheem Mostert SFO RB
81 Gus Edwards BAL RB
82 Darrell Henderson LAR RB
83 Adam Thielen MIN WR
84 D’Andre Swift DET RB
85 Damien Harris NWE RB
86 Todd Gurley ATL RB
87 Mark Andrews BAL TE
88 Adrian Peterson DET RB
89 T.Y. Hilton IND WR
90 Chris Godwin TAM WR
91 Russell Gage ATL WR
92 Josh Reynolds LAR WR
93 Lynn Bowden Jr. MIA RB
94 Michael Gallup DAL WR
95 Damiere Byrd NWE WR
96 David Johnson HOU RB
97 Jerick McKinnon SFO RB
98 Peyton Barber WAS RB
99 DeVante Parker MIA WR
100 Rob Gronkowski TAM TE
101 Irv Smith Jr. MIN TE
102 DJ Chark JAX WR
103 Mohamed Sanu DET WR
104 Anthony Miller CHI WR
105 Jordan Wilkins IND RB
106 Keelan Cole JAX WR
107 Darnell Mooney CHI WR
108 Jakobi Meyers NWE WR
109 Malcolm Brown LAR RB
110 Quintez Cephus DET WR
111 Scott Miller TAM WR
112 Alexander Mattison MIN RB
113 Willie Snead BAL WR
114 Mike Gesicki MIA TE
115 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAX WR
116 Dallas Goedert PHI TE
117 Hayden Hurst ATL TE
118 Michael Pittman Jr. IND WR
119 Zach Pascal IND WR
120 Dalton Schultz DAL TE
121 Jimmy Garoppolo SFO QB
122 Duke Johnson HOU RB
123 Jonnu Smith TEN TE
124 Mecole Hardman KAN WR
125 Logan Thomas WAS TE
126 Emmanuel Sanders NOR WR
127 Tyler Higbee LAR TE
128 Christian Kirk ARI WR
129 Cameron Brate TAM TE
130 Rex Burkhead NWE RB
131 Anthony Firkser TEN TE
132 Tony Pollard DAL RB
133 Gerald Everett LAR TE
134 Boston Scott PHI RB
135 Travis Fulgham PHI WR
136 Brian Hill ATL RB
137 Jimmy Graham CHI TE
138 Frank Gore NYJ RB
139 Kendrick Bourne SFO WR
140 Jacob Hollister SEA TE
141 Jamison Crowder NYJ WR
142 Tre’Quan Smith NOR WR
143 David Moore SEA WR
144 Mo Alie-Cox IND TE
145 Mark Ingram BAL RB
146 Kerryon Johnson DET RB
147 Will Dissly SEA TE
148 Deebo Samuel SFO WR
149 Kenny Golladay DET WR
150 James White NWE RB
151 Alshon Jeffery PHI WR
152 Julian Edelman NWE WR
153 LeSean McCoy TAM RB
154 Cordarrelle Patterson CHI WR
155 Cam Sims WAS WR
156 Greg Ward PHI WR
157 Demarcus Robinson KAN WR
158 Sammy Watkins KAN WR
159 Jared Cook NOR TE
160 Jordan Akins HOU TE
161 Chris Conley JAX WR
162 Joe Flacco NYJ QB
163 Richard Rodgers PHI TE
164 Jeremy McNichols TEN RB
165 Carlos Hyde SEA RB
166 Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR
167 Breshad Perriman NYJ WR
168 Jalen Reagor PHI WR
169 Darren Fells HOU TE
170 Kyle Rudolph MIN TE
171 Devin Duvernay BAL WR
172 Adam Humphries TEN WR
173 Jakeem Grant MIA WR
174 Kyle Allen WAS QB
175 N’Keal Harry NWE WR
176 Jake Luton JAX QB
177 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL WR
178 Dan Arnold ARI TE
179 Le’Veon Bell KAN RB
180 Marcus Johnson IND WR
181 Mike Glennon JAX QB
182 Tyler Eifert JAX TE
183 Sony Michel NWE RB
184 Miles Boykin BAL WR
185 Denzel Mims NYJ WR
186 Collin Johnson JAX WR
187 Trey Burton IND TE
188 Braxton Berrios NYJ WR
189 Kalif Raymond TEN WR
190 Preston Williams MIA WR
191 Richie James SFO WR
192 Matt Breida MIA RB
193 Deonte Harris NOR WR
194 Ito Smith ATL RB
195 JaMycal Hasty SFO RB
196 James O’Shaughnessy JAX TE
197 Kyle Juszczyk SFO RB
198 Van Jefferson LAR WR
199 Ryan Izzo NWE TE
200 Cole Kmet CHI TE
201 DeeJay Dallas SEA RB
202 Zach Ertz PHI TE
203 Andy Isabella ARI WR
204 Isaiah Wright WAS WR
205 Steven Sims WAS WR
206 Jack Doyle IND TE
207 Jordan Reed SFO TE
208 Salvon Ahmed MIA RB
209 La’Mical Perine NYJ RB
210 Ross Dwelley SFO TE
211 Darrel Williams KAN RB
212 Travis Homer SEA RB
213 O.J. Howard TAM TE
214 Olabisi Johnson MIN WR
215 Dontrelle Inman WAS WR
216 John Hightower PHI WR
217 DeSean Jackson PHI WR
218 Freddie Swain SEA WR
219 Ty Johnson NYJ RB
220 Christian Blake ATL WR
221 Cameron Batson TEN WR
222 Nick Boyle BAL TE
223 Garrett Gilbert DAL QB
224 Noah Brown DAL WR
225 Tyler Johnson TAM WR
226 Jeff Smith NYJ WR
227 Jesse James DET TE
228 D’Onta Foreman TEN RB
229 Marquez Callaway NOR WR
230 Chad Beebe MIN WR
231 Ben DiNucci DAL QB
232 Tarik Cohen CHI RB
233 Durham Smythe MIA TE
234 Adam Trautman NOR TE
235 Robert Griffin III BAL QB
236 Jamal Agnew DET WR
237 Chris Herndon NYJ TE
238 Geoff Swaim TEN TE
239 Jarrett Stidham NWE QB
240 Justin Watson TAM WR
241 Byron Pringle KAN WR
242 Parris Campbell IND WR
243 C.J. Beathard SFO QB
244 Patrick Laird MIA RB
245 Mack Hollins MIA WR
246 Adam Shaheen MIA TE
247 Blake Bell DAL TE
248 Ameer Abdullah MIN RB
249 Josh Adams NYJ RB
250 Corey Clement PHI RB
251 Tevin Coleman SFO RB
252 Ryan Nall CHI RB
253 Pharaoh Brown HOU TE
254 Trace McSorley BAL QB
255 Darrell Daniels ARI TE
256 Trent Taylor SFO WR
257 C.J. Ham MIN RB
258 Ke’Shawn Vaughn TAM RB
259 Gunner Olszewski NWE WR
260 Brandon Powell ATL WR
261 Marlon Mack IND RB
262 Brian Hoyer NWE QB
263 J.J. Taylor NWE RB
264 Ryan Griffin NYJ TE
265 Johnny Mundt LAR TE
266 KeeSean Johnson ARI WR
267 Justice Hill BAL RB
268 Ashton Dulin IND WR
269 Tyler Conklin MIN TE
270 Nick Keizer KAN TE
271 Javon Wims CHI WR
272 Malcolm Perry MIA RB
273 Maxx Williams ARI TE
274 Demetrius Harris CHI TE
275 Khari Blasingame TEN RB
276 MyCole Pruitt TEN TE
277 Riley Ridley CHI WR
278 Mike Boone MIN RB
279 Josh Hill NOR TE
280 Patrick Ricard BAL RB
281 Buddy Howell HOU RB
282 JJ Arcega-Whiteside PHI WR
283 Steven Mitchell HOU WR
284 Darwin Thompson KAN RB
285 C.J. Prosise HOU RB
286 Jakob Johnson NWE RB
287 Dez Bryant BAL WR
288 Devine Ozigbo JAX RB
289 Charlie Woerner SFO TE
290 Jonathan Williams DET RB
291 Lawrence Cager NYJ WR
292 Austin Walter SFO RB
293 Jacoby Brissett IND QB
294 Darrynton Evans TEN RB
295 Jameis Winston NOR QB
296 Jaeden Graham ATL TE
297 Antonio Gandy-Golden WAS WR
298 Tanner Hudson TAM TE
299 Michael Burton NOR RB
300 Tommylee Lewis NOR WR
301 Dare Ogunbowale JAX RB
302 Logan Woodside TEN QB
303 Luke Stocker ATL TE
304 Keith Smith ATL RB
305 Donte Moncrief NWE WR
306 Penny Hart SEA WR
307 Ty Montgomery NOR RB
308 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN WR
309 James Proche BAL WR
310 Dwayne Washington NOR RB
311 Antonio Callaway MIA WR
312 Colby Parkinson SEA TE
313 Juwan Johnson NOR WR
314 Geno Smith SEA QB
315 Rico Dowdle DAL RB
316 Nick Bellore SEA RB
317 Jaleel Scott NYJ WR
318 Jason Huntley PHI RB
319 Chad Henne KAN QB
320 Senorise Perry TEN RB
321 Blake Jarwin DAL TE
322 Deon Yelder KAN TE
323 River Cracraft SFO WR
324 Marcus Kemp KAN WR
325 Bennie Fowler NOR WR
326 Vyncint Smith NYJ WR
327 Temarrick Hemingway WAS TE
328 Ben Ellefson JAX TE
329 Laquon Treadwell ATL WR
330 Dalton Keene NWE TE
331 Artavis Pierce CHI RB
332 Chandler Cox MIA RB
333 Eric Saubert JAX TE
334 Anthony Sherman KAN RB
335 Jeremy Sprinkle WAS TE
336 Trent Sherfield ARI WR
337 Trevon Wesco NYJ TE
338 Dede Westbrook JAX WR
339 Chris Streveler ARI QB
340 Quez Watkins PHI WR
341 Qadree Ollison ATL RB
342 Marcus Baugh WAS TE
343 Blaine Gabbert TAM QB
344 Matt Schaub ATL QB
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