Some Notes:

• Ravens QB Lamar Jackson sprained his ankle and is day to day.

• Bills QB Josh Allen may have turf toe and is day to day.

• Washington QB Taylor Heinicke hurt his knee and is week to week.

• Chargers RB Austin Ekeler has a sprained ankle and is week to week.

• Browns RB Kareem Hunt is expected to miss Week 15 with an ankle injury.

• Washington WR Terry McLaurin is in the concussion protocol.

• Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders has a knee injury and could miss some time.

• Jets WR Elijah Moore was sent to injured reserve late last week.

• Oh, and apparently everyone has COVID … sigh.

• Thursday game: Chiefs at Chargers

• Saturday games: Raiders at Browns and Patriots at Colts

• Monday night: Vikings at Bears

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Rashaad Penny, Duke Johnson, K.J. Osborn, Gabriel Davis, Jordan Howard, Dolphins defense

Last Week: Jamaal Williams, Russell Gage, Jake Fromm, JaMycal Hasty, Broncos defense

You Can Drop: Anyone who is not a handcuff or anyone you will not play in your playoff matchup.

Studs Of The Week:

QB: Josh Allen, Tom Brady
RB: Dalvin Cook, Rashaad Penny, James Conner
WR: DaVante Adams, Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Lockett
TE: George Kittle, Mark Andrews

Duds Of The Week:

QB: Cam Newton, Derek Carr
RB: James Robinson, Antonio Gibson
WR: Julio Jones, DK Metcalf, DeAndre Hopkins, Terry McLaurin (0.0)
TE: Travis Kelce

Who-Does-KZ-Trust Meter (Half-PPR)

I am starting these guys regardless Of Their matchup, when healthy. Anyone else, check the weekly rankings!

Quarterbacks: Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Justin Herbert, Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford

Running Backs: Jonathan Taylor, Joe Mixon, Austin Ekeler, Alvin Kamara, James Conner, Leonard Fournette, Elijah Mitchell, Cordarrelle Patterson, Nick Chubb, AJ Dillon, Dalvin Cook, Antonio Gibson, Aaron Jones

Wide Receivers: Cooper Kupp, Deebo Samuel, Stefon Diggs, Justin Jefferson, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, Keenan Allen, Jaylen Waddle, Diontae Johnson, Michael Pittman Jr., CeeDee Lamb, Mike Evans, Marquise Brown, Chris Godwin, Jakobi Meyers (PPR only), Hunter Renfrow, DeAndre Hopkins

Tight Ends: Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, Dawson Knox, George Kittle, Rob Gronkowski, Pat Freiermuth, Darren Waller

Sleepers Of The Week:

Quarterback: Davis Mills
Running Back: Duke Johnson/James Robinson
Wide Receiver/Tight End: DeVonta Smith/Jakobi Meyers
Defense: Eagles

Busts Of The Week:

Quarterback: Taysom Hill
Running Back: Rashaad Penny
Wide Receiver/Tight End: A.J. Green
Defense: Saints

NFL Picks for Week 15

Five Games I Like Against the Spread (Season Record: 33-34)

Packers -5 vs. Ravens
Bears +3 vs. Vikings
Cardinals -13.5 vs. Lions
Denver -1.5 vs. Bengals
Cowboys -10.5 vs. Giants

Four Over-Under Totals I Like (Season Record: 27-29)

Chiefs-Chargers OVER 51
Seahawks-Rams OVER 47
Eagles-Washington UNDER 43.5
Jaguars-Texans OVER 41

Three Straight-Up Locks Of The Week (Season Record: 31-10)

Cowboys
Dolphins
Cardinals

Two UNDERDOG Player Props (Season Record: 13-14)

Carson Wentz OVER 222.5 passing yards
Clyde Edwards-Helaire OVER 74.5 rushing and receiving yards

One Bold Pick Of The Week:

Week 1: Tua Tagovailoa throws three touchdown passes (miss)
Week 2: Najee Harris scores two touchdowns (miss)
Week 3: Mark Andrews scores two touchdowns (miss)
Week 4: Patrick Mahomes throws five touchdowns passes (got one)
Week 5: Ezekiel Elliott scores two rushing touchdowns (miss)
Week 6: Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams both score touchdowns (miss)
Week 7: Rashod Bateman catches a touchdown pass (miss)
Week 8: James Robinson, Joe Mixon and Josh Allen all score rushing touchdowns (miss)
Week 9: Jonathan Taylor scores three touchdowns (so close)
Week 10: Najee Harris and Dalvin Cook both score two touchdowns (miss)
Week 11: Cam Newton, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson all score rushing touchdowns (miss)
Week 12: Tim Boyle and Andy Dalton will both have a touchdown pass and an interception
(Boyle didn’t play, but Dalton I got right. Half credit?)
Week 13: Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams each score a rushing touchdown (miss)
Week 14: Patrick Mahomes throws four touchdown passes (got it)
Week 15: James Robinson scores a touchdown and has more than 100 total yards

Plus, check out Ken Zalis’ latest fantasy football advice and player rankings.


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