2022 Fantasy Football Week 15: Start Em’ or Sit Em’

Each week we’ll break down one player that should start in your fantasy lineup and one that would be better left on the bench per position. There are players like Travis Kelce & Josh Allen who are matchup proof and should be in your starting lineups every week barring a major circumstance. Through 14 weeks, we’ve been correct on 64 of our 112 predictions.

QB Start of the Week: Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings 

In week 14 against the Lions, Kirk Cousins threw for a very impressive 425 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Vikings ended up losing the game, but it was arguably the best outing Cousins had all year. Cousins looks to stay hot against a Colts defense that has been subpar over the last month against quarterbacks and we don’t think the bye is going to do much to help them. Cousins and the Vikings should get a bounce back win while the offense leads them to victory this week since we know the Colts offense can’t do much.

QB Sit of the Week: Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins

Playing in Buffalo in the snow? Is there much more we need to say about this prediction? Tua is going to have a very long Saturday night. The 49ers and Chargers solved how to stop the Fins offense and Buffalo is going to play rather well against a team that’s dropped two in a row. 

RB Start of the Week: Miles Sanders – Philadelphia Eagles 

Philadelphia faces the dismal Chicago Bears. The Eagles should have no problem taking care of business this weekend. The Eagles jump ahead early and then proceed to go heavy on the ground in the 2nd half which essentially will be garbage time. During this time, Miles Sanders will rack up some high yardage. 

RB Sit of the Week: Najee Harris – Pittsburgh Steelers

A touchdown last week was the only thing that made the performance of Najee Harris relevant. Outside of that, he had less than 40 yards on the ground which is not something to be proud of. The running back has taken a huge fall in his 2nd year along with the entire offense. Unless Najee gets another fortunate touchdown, he is better left on the bench against a Panthers defense that surprisingly doesn’t allow running backs to score much on them. 

WR Start of the Week: Garrett Wilson – New York Jets 

Garrett Wilson earns himself a spot on this list for the 2nd week in a row. Wilson is giving Olave a competition for the best rookie wide receiver from this year’s class. Garrett Wilson has another prime opportunity to succeed against a Lions offense that has been at the bottom of the league consistently. The Jets won’t be able to run much with the play script and this is going to set up Wilson for another high target day making him a reliable WR2 in PPR formats. 

WR Sit of the Week: Drake London – Atlanta Falcons

Drake London has been another serviceable rookie wide receiver this year on fantasy teams. He’s been good depth and often used as a flex for people who have him rostered. However, that was with the veteran Marcus Mariota at quarterback. The Falcons made a surprising move during their bye week and announced Desmond Ridder as the starter for the remainder of the year. With it being either the start of your fantasy playoffs or last week of the regular season, the unknown of how London will perform with a rookie quarterback is a risk we’re not willing to take. There’s safer options available on the market such as Garrett Wilson or Michael Pittman Jr. that we would rather have instead. 

TE Start of the Week: Jeff Driskel – Houston Texans

In most formats, Jeff Driskel has the option of being a tight end in addition to a quarterback. If this is the case in your league and you don’t have someone like Kittle, Kelce, Andrews, or Hockenson, he is worth picking up. Driskel split duties with Mills at quarterback and the Texans might go back to benching Mills. This would allow Driskel to have more opportunities throwing the ball which could earn you points faster. Driskel provides an interesting opportunity and should be seen as a higher floor Taysom Hill.

TE Sit of the Week: Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams 

In ½ PPR formats, Tyler Higbee has managed to put up double digits on only 3 occasions this year. 2 of those 3 were within the first 4 weeks of the season. To no fault of Higbee’s own, the Rams offense has been horrendous this year with the multitude of injuries and departures from the team. The Rams have given up on the season and Higbee hasn’t put up more than 5 points in over 3 weeks. Higbee is fine to drop in non-deep formats.

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