Week 15
December 18, 2017
Articles
Newsfeeds
SHARE

Newsfeeds

View all + 8456


Ted Ginn Jr

New Orleans Saints

Must Be Smokin' Snead


Per source with knowledge of the situation, Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr won't play today and will be ruled inactive. Expect WRs TommyLee Lewis and Willie Snead to play a bigger role.

Fantasy Goo: Snead has seen a huge uptick in first team practice snaps this week, he’s been a huge disappointment this season after a break-out year last season. I would not stream Snead for your playoff match-up, the offense is powerful, but unpredictable. Lewis and Brandon Coleman could vulture targets and TD’s at any moment.


12/17/17, 08:59 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Downgrade Equals RB Upgrade


Ajayi can do more than he has since the Eagles acquired him from the Dolphins on Halloween. And with quarterback Carson Wentz done for the season and Nick Foles tossed into the cauldron, the Eagles will likely need additional carries from the 24-year-old tailback if they are to stoke their chances of securing home field throughout the playoffs.

Fantasy Goo: Ajayi could shred the Giants if he gets the touches, but he hasn’t scored a TD since his 46-yarder against the Bronco’s in his first game with the Eagles. It’s not like the other Eagles backs have been producing TD’s either, Wentz had been that dominant. I have no doubt they will lean on the running game this week, I’m high on Ajayi.


12/16/17, 03:18 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.philly.com


Jermaine Gresham

Arizona Cardinals

Ricky Business


The AZ Cardinals have downgraded TE Jermaine Gresham (illness) to OUT for Sunday’s game against Washington.

Fantasy Goo: Seals-Jones is a desperate move if you’re in the semi-finals of your playoffs, he’s only a streaming option if you’ve been streaming all year. He’s had a couple of big games, but there’s no floor. He could end up with 10 targets or he could end up with none.


12/16/17, 03:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Flying Solo


Joe Mixon did not pass concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against the Vikings.

Fantasy Goo: Bernard will see a solid workload, but it’s going to take a big play for him to have any real fantasy value. Minnesota did give up that big play to Jonathan Stewart last week, but I don’t see that happening again.


12/16/17, 03:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons

Bell-Cow Workload


Falcons running back Tevin Coleman, who’s in the NFL concussion protocol, was declared out of the Tampa Bay game on Saturday by coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Goo: Tampa has been solid against the run at home, but a complete sieve on the road. They are at home this week, but they haven’t faced a RB like Freeman at home this year. Freeman has traditionally been a better performer at home, but I have no doubt he’ll put up RB1 numbers with action in the passing game.


12/16/17, 03:10 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.myajc.com


Dion Sims

Chicago Bears

Honorable Mention


Bears TE Adam Shaheen (chest), who is listed as questionable against the Lions, is not expected to play, source said. Chicago goes in a little short-handed.

Fantasy Goo: I like Sims as a streamer if you’re desperate, he always seems to put up numbers when he’s the only option. I rarely start a streamer in the early set of games, there will be safer options tomorrow.


12/16/17, 03:06 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Stefon Diggs

Minnesota Vikings

Diggin' It and Thielen It


The Vikings have played five out of their last six games on the road. They return home this week to face a banged-up Bengals defense and Kyle Rudolph is out. Stefon Diggs has played in four home games this year. He has hit 27.7 and 40.3 on DK in two of them.

Fantasy Goo: Diggs has never played a game without Rudolph in the line-up, so we don’t really know how this will affect his targets. Cincinnati has been without both starting CB’s, but may get Dre Kirkpatrick back this week. I have Diggs as a WR2/Flex this week with Thielen being a solid WR1, must start.


12/15/17, 05:20 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Robert Woods

Los Angeles Rams

Back in Action


Seahawks Weeks 1-9 (With Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 2nd
Explosive pass rate allowed:19th
Weeks 11-14 (Without Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 22nd
Explosive pass rate allowed: 24th

Fantasy Goo: Robert Woods comes back this week, so I’m moving Watkins way down. Watkins production went up about 70% across the board with Woods out. Kupp’s production went up with Woods out as well, but even with Woods in the line-up he was second on the team in targets. Woods might need to knock some rust off after being out for three weeks so I have Woods and Kupp in the WR3/Flex range, and feel safe with starting either one.


12/15/17, 05:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jag's Starting JAG's


Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette missed his third straight day of practice today due to his quad injury. No practice all week.

Fantasy Goo: I expect Yeldon and Ivory to split the touches if Fournette doesn’t play, neither seems to be worth starting, but Houston has given up five rushing TD’s in the past three games (one to a QB).


12/15/17, 05:14 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Howard

Chicago Bears

Here Comes the BOOM!


Detroit is allowing 3.4 offensive touchdowns per game over the past five weeks, the most in the league, they have also allowed a rushing touchdown in eight straight games. Jordan Howard is tied for the most runs of 10 or more yards (30) on the season. Howard has had 12 100-yard rushing games in his first two seasons and he wasn’t even the starter the first four games last year.

Fantasy Goo: Howard is really boom-bust, he has yet to pair together fantasy RB1 weeks this year. He had a huge game last week and his match-up this week is just too sweet to think that he won’t be able to break this trend.


12/15/17, 05:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

In the Clear


Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and will play this week.

He’s pretty much ranked as the number three TE across the industry, but I think he lacks the boom upside we might think he has against the Giants. His production with Foles, back in 2013, was only slightly lower than his production this year. In the first nine games the Giants gave up a TD to a TE in every game. In the last four games the Giants have only given up one, to Jason Witten, who has historically torched the Giants, it was his only catch of the game. They even managed to keep Kelce out of the end-zone, I believe a couple of OPI’s were involved there and Kelce did get 109 yards receiving though. I believe Ertz is a prime candidate for 5/50/1, but I don’t expect him to win you your week or be worth paying up for in DFS.


12/15/17, 05:11 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles

Not Skipping a Beat


Carson Wentz is out for the season, and maybe some of Next season with a torn ACL. Over their first 24 games Foles has more TD’s, fewer INT’s, and more yards that Wentz has in his first 24 games. Foles was a Pro Bowler who threw 27 TD & 2 INT with the Eagles in 2013. The last time Nick Foles faced the Raiders, he threw for 7 TDs.

Fantasy Goo: I’m not saying there won’t be an adjustment period and I’m not trying to say the Eagles are better-off without Wentz, but Foles is a very capable back-up and if he can stir-up that 2013 magic the Eagles should be fine. Normally I’d say wait a week before starting Foles or any of the skill position players on the Eagles, but with it being week 15 and the match-up being a weak Giants defense, I’m starting them all as you usually would.


12/13/17, 03:59 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Lamar Miller

Houston Texans

Miller a Solid Cash Play on DFS


Miller will face the 49'ers, who according to Football Outsiders ranks 30th in Defensive DVOA.

Fantasy Goo: In the last 3 weeks, Miller is 6th in total carries. In cash games, you want opportunity. Considering the 49'ers run one of the fastest paced offenses in the league, his carries, already in the top 10 in recent weeks, should see an increase.


12/10/17, 11:14 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Gio Free Square


Gio is gets the starting role today as there as Mixon is out.

Fantasy Goo: The man is only $3100 on Draft Kings. The Baengals are home and 6 point favorites. The game script could easily favor the ground game, which means Gio should get plenty of touches to surpass 3X value.


12/10/17, 10:57 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

Still in Concussion Protocol


Eagles still want to look at TE Zach Ertz and his concussion on Sunday, but he is considered doubtful for game vs. Rams even though he is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Goo: Trey Burton has been a big name all week, going for 4 receptions for 42 yards after Ertz’s exit last week. Burton is a versatile athlete, but not a premier TE like Ertz. His good numbers came against Denver which is giving up the second most points to the TE position this year. Philly faces the Rams this week who are sixth best in fantasy points allowed. I'm not considering Burton a good stream this week.


12/10/17, 10:19 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Primed for Monday Return


Hogan has been out the past four weeks and has basically caused me a playoff berth in one of my dynasty leagues. If you’re still in it I’d get him into the line-up. With Gronk out Hogan should see a solid number of targets.


12/10/17, 10:03 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Amari Cooper

Oakland Raiders

It's A Trap


Source says, if Cooper can cut at full speed and start and stop in pregame workout, they will use him on a limited basis or “pitch count.” Calls it a “very dramatic turnaround” from what team was expecting 48 hours ago.

Fantasy Goo: Total decoy move, I’m not starting him even if he is healthy enough to play. Cooper went for 11/210/2 when he faced the Chiefs in Week 7, so it is tempting to put him in, but you’ve got to figure that the Raiders want him in there just so the Chiefs have to play coverage his way and leave Crabtree in single coverage.


12/10/17, 10:01 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

Lower Expectations This Week


Todd Gurley has just 1 TD over his last four games, but still has finished as RB6, RB16, RB8, and RB7 in those games. The TD came in the RB16 week. Insane usage AND efficiency from Gurley.

Fantasy Goo: He’s been the most consistent RB1 for the entire season, which is a nice turn-around from a disappointing 2016. He faces the Eagles this week who are second-best in fantasy points allowed to the RB position this year. I think we have to start him, but expectations must be lowered. He’s a fade in DFS this week.


12/09/17, 12:58 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns

Balls Flying Everywhere


Per @rotounderworld, 70% of DeShone Kizer's pass attempts have been catchable balls, the third-lowest rate among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts this season. Winds expected near 20 mph in Cleveland this week.

Fantasy Goo: I would not consider starting Kizer at any point this year, but the key question here is will he be able to get the ball anywhere near Josh Gordon. He was only able to catch 4 of the 11 balls thrown in his direction last week, but he was going against one of the top corners in the league. He was still able to rack up 85 yards, and had over 200 air-yards, so we can be confident the opportunity will be there. If I had him anywhere I would most likely start him and will probably have him ranked as a mid-range WR2.


12/09/17, 12:53 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 15 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 15 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Posted by d-Rx on 12/13/12

by   The Archer


@TheArcher


More Articals

SHARE ON

pyro power rankings for week 15 - fantasy football power rankings for all 32 NFL teams

 

 

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings

Week 15 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

 

 

Welcome to the Pyromaniac.com Fantasy Power Rankings. This weekly article is where you will find out which teams are dominating, or are being dominated, on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, in terms of Fantasy points. See below to see who the BEST team in the league is. These charts and our insight will help you visualize how the season has gone to this point, and give you a better feel for how the season will go week to week.  By using these charts you will have a better understanding of which matchups to exploit on a week-to-week basis, and DOMINATE your fantasy league.  This chart also includes averages at the bottom so you can compare a team’s score to the average and see exactly where they stand in evaluating the matchups.

 


 

TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME SCORED BY NFL TEAM OFFENSES 


fantasy football points scored by NFL offenses chart - week 15 2012 NFL season

 

 

The Broncos offense has been getting better and better each week and it now looks like Peyton knows the ins and outs of this offense just as he did in Indy. This offense has survived the loss of its top running back and is now in the hands of a former first round pick that had been wasting away on the inactive list. Moreno showed his versatility this week both on the ground and through the air and was also entrusted with keeping Peyton upright. These receivers are also some of the best in the league and have an immense young talent in the form of Demaryius Thomas who should continue to get better and better as the years go on.


What was thought to be the Panthers biggest strength at the beginning of the season has turned out to be one of their more glaring weaknesses so far this season, as the running backs have left a lot to be desired. We can blame some of this on the touchdown vulture that is Cam Newton  and also some terrible run blocking but it also has a lot to do with their complete ineffective especially when you compare their performance to last season. Injuries have played some part in the lackluster performance but what was expected to be a three headed monster of Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams, and Mike Tolbert has barely produced like one good back. Their 13.9 RB points per game has fallen to 5th worst in the league.  


Two teams battling for a playoff spot in the NFC east both jumped 5 spots in the rankings this week. The Redskins have been led by RG3, who is currently fantasies top scorer, all season long and have used their spread attack to slice through defenses. The Giants however have been a strong running team and are getting 21.4 points a game from their backfield. Bradshaw and company have been explosive and provided some of the more memorable rushing games of the year this season and they are now tied for 4th in fantasy points by their running backs.


There were 4 teams who each fell 3 spots for various different reasons this past week. The Packers played in crappy weather and were unable to get their passing game going to its typical peak performance level. The Colts got into a drag out battle with the Titans but didn’t put up the numbers they usually do in the pass game while still pulling out a victory. The Bengals and Cowboys each fell as they were in a defensive battle each keeping the other teams offense in check. All four of these teams will look to rebound this weekend as they will all be battling for playoff positioning.

 

 

TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME ALLOWED BY NFL TEAM DEFENSES 

 

fantasy football points given up by NFL teams by position

 

 

The New York jets defense rose 3 spots as they had the fortunes of playing the Jacksonville Jaguars who were featuring their 4th running back of the season. The Jets defense’s strength even without Darrel Revis most of the season has been its play against opposing wide receivers as they are among the best at shutting them down. The Jets are susceptible to the run game however as they have allowed opposing running backs to put up over 20 points a game against them. Rex Ryan knows this teams shortcomings and has been trying to run the ball a lot so the team doesn’t get into shootouts and allow his underwhelming quarterback to get the most important stat of all, the W.


The Atlanta Falcons defense has been in freefall in recent weeks and now finds itself in 14th. The Falcons are not strong anywhere on defense and allow the opposition to attack whichever way it sees fit, whether that is through the air or the ground. Recently Atlanta has been getting torched in the run game allowing 19.9 points to opposing running backs, not to mention the 116 yards Cam Newton just put on them for their second loss of the season.


The Cowboys and Rams both jumped 5 spots in the rankings as they are able to keep opposing passing games from destroying them. They both allow slightly below average numbers to quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends. If these teams could bolster their run defense they would be ready to take that next step into the realm of the elite defenses.


The Houston Texans defense took a big freefall this week falling 7 spots as they were demolished by the Patriots on Monday Night Football. The Patriots were able to succeed greatly in the pass game early, gaining a big advantage and then let their running backs go to work to completely deflate the Texans defense and leave J.J. Watt standing on the sideline next to his coaches when all was said and done. The Houston Team has proved in primetime that they can be passed on and when an elite quarterback comes to town they can give up big points.

 

 


 

THE DIFFERENTIAL FOR OFFENSIVE FANTASY POINTS SCORED

VS. FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED BY THE DEFENSE

 

differential in fantasy points scored by NFL offenses and NFL defenses in 2012 - week 15

 


The Patriots with their shellacking of the Houston Texans were able to vault themselves all the way to second in our rankings jumping three spots. The Patriots always seem to show up for primetime games when the whole nation is watching and usually do so in a big fashion, especially the Stetson man himself. The Patriots are also known for taking the offenses best weapon away from them and forcing them to go another direction and execute to perfection. On the other side of the coin the Texans fell 4 spots as their defense was torched and their offense was held in check. Matt Schaub was eventually pulled for TJ Yates, more to save him from injury than his performance, but that is just an idea how absolutely terrible this game was for the Texans.


The Seattle Seahawks were the biggest riser this week as they jumped 6 spots after dropping 58 points on a tough Arizona Cardinals defense. Their defense also showed up in a big fashion as they shut out the Cardinals and forced 8 turnovers. Dominating is the only word the Seahawks can use to describe this performance as they destroyed 2 quarterbacks and also scored 2 defensive touchdowns. The only way this could have gone any worse is if the Cardinals would have lost another quarterback to injury. The Cardinals on the other hand were the biggest fallers this week falling 5 spots all the way to 29th. Ever since starting off as one of the biggest surprises around the Cardinals have been one of the biggest freefalls I can remember. Time for a new direction in Arizona as the quarterback play has been some of the worst in recent memory. 


 

 

 

By Stagg Party