It's the semifinals! The Week 14 massacre leaves plenty of lineup holes so let's fill them with some Upside for Week 15!
The Cardinals pass defense has sucked all year, allowing the most FPPG to QBs all year. They're also tied for the 3rd most RZ TDs allowed. Baker Mayfield, with 11 RZ TDs this year, leads a Browns offense that needs a spark. Light the match, folks.
Since Week 10, much-maligned QB Mitchell Trubisky is QB4. The Bears offense is clicking and despite facing a Packers D allowing the 5th fewest FPPG to QBs (they held Trubisky to less than 10 FPTS in Week 1), Trubisky remains a top option this week.
The Jaguars run D has been atrocious -- they've allowed 5.47 YPC, 141.1 rush yards/game, 14 rush TDs, the most FPPG to RBs since Week 11, and 10.6 YPC when teams run over the LG. Josh Jacobs, trending towards playing, should be a must-start.
The Patriots don't allow many FPTS to RBs, but if you're going to score against them, it's on the ground. Joe Mixon is RB3 since Week 10 and is averaging 23 touches for 118 YPG. He's at worst an RB2 this week just based on volume.
Mike Williams finally scored his 1st TD on the year. His reward? A Vikings secondary that's allowing the 6th most FPPG to WRs since Week 10. Williams will see a lot of Trae Waynes, allowing the 5th highest ratio of receptions per coverage snap among CBs.
A Giants WR has 38 targets over the last 4 weeks. Not Tate. Not Shepard. It's rookie Darius Slayton. Eli Manning looked competent enough to get Slayton the ball Monday night, and gets another soft secondary this week when MIA arrives.
Ian Thomas reminded us last week why the TE position in CAR is in good hands when Greg Olsen finally retires. If Olsen is out again this week, Thomas should again dominate. SEA has allowed the most FPPG to TEs since Week 11 (yes, more than ARI). With the injury to Hunter Renfrow, Darren Waller has become the new focal point of the Raiders passing attack. He's seen 15 targets the last 2 weeks and faces a Jags defense that has allowed back-to-back 11+ point outings to TEs.
Last week was a rough one -- we hit on only 3 out of 8 -- so with your playoff hopes hanging in the balance, we promise to do better!