• DFS Minute: NFL Sunday Lineups for Week 15

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    This is your DFS Minute for NFL Week 15. Here are my Draftkings, Fanduel, and Owners Box lineups for the Sunday slate of games.


    Anyone that plays Daily Fantasy Sports wants their share of the pie. May you find this week’s lineups to be helpful in putting some cash in your pockets. Last week for the DFS Minute Week 14, Hunter Renfrow, Dawson Knox, and the Titans defense were big hits. Dontrell Hilliard and Antonio Gibson were disappointing and prevented any money from being won.

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    Quarterback

    Tua Tagovalloa: Fanduel $7,400/Draftkings $5,700

    The entire Miami Dolphins backfield is out at this point for the week. This makes Tua Tagovalloa an incredible value play for the Sunday slate. I expect Tagovalloa to throw 40-50 passes on Sunday against the New York Jets. This could be one of his best weeks of the season. 

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    Running Backs

    Cordarrelle Patterson: Fanduel $7,000/Draftkings $6,900
    Javonte Williams: Fanduel $7,000/Draftkings $6,100

    I will admit I have been hesitant to play Cordarrelle Patterson this season. Every time I decide to fade Patterson he proves me wrong and has a good game. I expect the same this week. Patterson may not eclipse 100 yards but I expect him to have at least one touchdown. 

    The timeshare is still there for Javonte Williams, but the touchdowns have started to be more frequent. With Melvin Gordon returning last week, Williams still had a rushing and receiving touchdown. The Denver Broncos face the Cincinnatti Bengals this week and I project at least one touchdown for Williams and would not be surprised to see 100 total scrimmage yards.

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    Wide Receivers

    CeeDee Lamb: Fanduel $7,400/Draftkings $7,400
    Brandon Aiyuk: Fanduel $6,600/Draftkings $6,300
    Russell Gage: Fanduel $6,000/Draftkings $5,800

    CeeDee Lamb may not be piling up the receiving yards on a weekly basis but the production is still worthy of your play this week. Lamb has been targeted 23 times the last two weeks with seven catches each game. In his first contest with the New York Giants this year Lamb had 84 yards and a touchdown. I see another touchdown coming Lamb’s way this week. 

    I originally had Jaylen Waddle in this spot, but he has since hit the Covid list so we are adjusting. Brandon Aiyuk has turned into a consistent target for quarterback Jimmy Garoopolo. Deebo Samuel returned last week and it benefited Aiyuk. He had 10 targets and caught six passes, one for a touchdown. Aiyuk has a great matchup against the Atlanta Falcons this week. 

    Russell Gage has been one of my favorite players for the last month of the season. Gage has been producing fairly consistently as of late. If playing two Falcons this week would scare you off I would recommend playing Devonta Smith. 

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    Tight End and D/ST

    John Bates: Fanduel $4,600/Draftkings $3,000
    Houston Texans: Fanduel $4,000/Draftkings $2,800

    This one is going to be a reach, but right now it is one I am willing to take. John Bates is going up against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have allowed the most points to tight ends in fantasy football. Logan Thomas is out and I understand Ricky Seals-Jones may be the initial primary option, but I think Bates is going to end up out-producing Seals-Jones.

    If this is too much of a risk, look at someone like Noah Fant this week. 

    The Houston Texans are both a value and a nice play this week. The Texans face the Jacksonville Jaguars. It appears Jacksonville has given up and waved the white flag on their season. They were shut out last week against the Tennessee Titans. I believe the Texans will come close to shutting them out as well this week.

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    Flex

    Davante Adams: Fanduel $8,500
    Van Jefferson: Draftkings $5,600

    In Fanduel with this roster, there is enough room to play Davante Adams in the flex. We all know what Adams brings to the table and he is coming off a monster week. In Draftkings I am flexing Van Jefferson. Jefferson caught a deep touchdown from Matthew Stafford on Monday night and I expect him to get another one this week.

    Odell Beckham has landed on the Covid list, making Van Jefferson an even more solid play this week.

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    Values and Honorable Mentions

    Jimmy Garropolo, QB: Fanduel $6,700/Draftkings $5,800
    D’Onta Foreman, RB: Fanduel $5,800/Draftkings $5,200
    Devonta Smith, WR: Fanduel $5,900/Draftkings $6,100
    Amon-Ra St.Brown, WR: Fanduel $5,900/Draftkings $5,200
    Noah Fant, TE: Fanduel $5,600/Draftkings $4,400

    I would not fault you for adding any of the above-mentioned players to your lineup this week. They all hold incredible value. If I were to try to switch it up at all, Noah Fant is the player I would get in my lineup. 

    The Lineups

    Fanduel 
    Quarterback: Tua Tagovalloa
    Running Backs: Javonte Williams, Cordarrele Patterson
    Wide Receivers: Russell Gage, CeeDee Lamb, Brandon Aiyuk
    Tight End: John Bates
    D/ST: Houston Texans
    FLEX: Davante Adams
    Draftkings
    Quarterback: Tua Tagovalloa
    Running Backs: Javonte Williams, Cordarrele Patterson
    Wide Receivers: Russell Gage, CeeDee Lamb, Brandon Aiyuk
    Tight End: John Bates
    D/ST: Houston Texans
    FLEX: Van Jefferson

    OwnersBox
    Quarterback: Tua Tagovailoa, $6,400
    Running Backs: Javonte Williams, $6,400; Antonio Gibson, $6,100
    Wide Receivers: Brandon Aiyuk, $5,800; Russell Gage, $5,600
    Tight End: John Bates, $3,400
    Flex: Van Jefferson, $5,500; Amon-Ra St.Brown, $4,700
    SuperFlex: Tee Higgins, $6,100

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