Did somebody say Semi’s! Just like Just Eat (other delivery services are available) we aim to deliver piping hot goods to you, on time and with bad boy flavour. Some times this does not happen and you get a discount code for you next order. I missed week 14 and I’m truly sorry. Lets hope you had the right receivers in your line-ups!
Those of you that know me and the squad, know hard much hard work and effort Murf, I and the team put in to the Podcast. It took a remarkably bad week to occur for me to miss a writing deadline. Again, I’m sorry. I hope you made the semi finals of all your leagues and didn’t not get in because a Wide Receiver let you down.
We won’t dwell on the past as there is fantasy ball games to be won run nation. Normally I outline my results from last week…… I’m taking a big fat L on that one. There are some tasty match-ups in week 15 of the NFL so lets get into it.
Week 15 Lockdown Selections
The Vikings have missed Thielen, theres no doubt about it. Since leaving week sevens clash with the Lions with a hamstring injury, Diggs has been poor. It started well in week eight against the Redskins when he scored 14.8 fantasy points. Since then Diggs has been over ten fantasy points twice. Once in a blow up game against the Broncos when scoring 20.6 fantasy points. Then again last week against the Lions scoring 12.2 points. The other games have garnered just 15.7 fantasy points in three games. As the lead receiver for the Vikings he should have produced better when Thielen was out. Now Adam is back Diggs could see his numbers dip and stay low against a solid Chargers defence.
The Chargers boast a league second best ranking against Wide Receivers in fantasy points allowed against the position. They are giving up just 16.7 Fantasy Points Per Game to opposing Wide Receiver corps. That just isn’t enough to go around for the Vikings pass catchers for Diggs to have a good day. Thielen is a bigger red zone target than Diggs and if the Vikings do throw a touchdown its more likely to be Adam who grabs it than Diggs. Expect a low day for Diggs this week.
To quote Stan from South Park, “its bad Wendy, real bad, hold on to me”. Thats what comes to mind when I think about playing Tyler Boyd this weekend against Stephon Gilmore. Tyler Boyd has averaged 13.3 FPPG this season. Having Andy Dalton back is great news for Boyd. However A.J. Green is not back as of print and this severely hampers Boyd’s fantasy outlook. The Bengals O-Line is porous to say the least and the ferocious Pats defensive front seven will tear them a new one.
The Patriots are allowing just 14.2 FPPG to wideout corps. With Gilmore shadowing Boyd the chances of him getting to his average fantasy points is a huge ask. There is a school of thought the Bengals win this weekend. Not in my book though. I see a Pats team turn up and absolutely destroy the Bengals, even if it is all on defence. Boyd is a risky play if you have to this weekend.
With the news that Ju-Ju is likely to miss this weekend means that James Washington is going to get the Tre’Davious White treatment. There seems to be a feeling that Duck Hodges can inspire the Steelers into to playoffs and I don’t disagree. The Steelers are playing with, well, Steel right now. This weekends matchup is a huge test for the black and gold against a great Bills defence.
The Bills are making life very difficult for their opponents of late. They held the Ravens to minimal points and Marquise Brown to 1.3 fantasy points. They are allowing Wide Receivers 16.8 FPPG as a whole unit and things won’t be any easier Sunday night. If you have to roll with any of the Steelers Receivers then gods speed to you.
As an interesting note, the hardest job out there Sunday night at Heinz Field might not be that of the Steelers Wide Receivers, but that of Felicia and Ferrell Edmunds. With three of their sons playing in the same game…who will they root for?
Felicia and Ferrell are the parents of Bills linebacker Tremaine, Steelers running back Trey and Steelers safety Terrell.The family affair will mark NFL history with three brothers playing on the same field for the first time since the 1927 season. Back then, Joe, Cobb and Bill Rooney all played for the Duluth Eskimos. That one is for all you Murf on the Streets fans.
This is a dice throw. Its 50/50 if snake eyes turns up. Woods has been absolute fire as of late. Scoring 23.7 and 22.2 fantasy points in his last two outings. He finally found the end zone last week against the Seahawks. Goff has been better too but I can see this coming to a crashing halt this weekend.
The Cowboys defence is pretty tenacious and I think Goff could get his fair share of hits taken behind the line. Brandon Cooks has been a shadow of his former self this season. He is a non factor for this Rams team right now. Knowing him though, this may just be his week. Of the star trio at Wide Receiver for the Rams Cooper Kupp is the danger man this weekend. He will continue to see the redzone targets and could be the dump of valve Goff needs to feel safe. The Rams have said Gurley’s continued workload will stay as is so the run game once more is a key for L.A. Play Woods with a chance of a low score, if you need stability at WR then if perhaps if you can look elsewhere.
Thats it for this week Rush Nation, I hope these help get you to the big dance next weekend. As I previously stated in the intro, all good takeaways give discount codes when the mess up an order. We at 5 Yard Rush are no different. Hidden in this article is a code, the first to find it and tweet @5yardrush with the correct code will win a highly prized 5 Yard T-Shirt.
Good luck with this weeks receivers and until next week, Keep Rushing.