There are many tough decisions, but not many are tougher than whether you should start or fade a player for DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports). This article will make these decisions easier than harder. Read up and enjoy three fantasy football stats to know about for each NFL Week 15 game!
3 Key Fantasy Football Stats for Every Week 15 Matchup
San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have gone back-to-back games with holding the QB to under 210 total yards. Brock Purdy has gone under 210 total yards in both games this season, but has scored multiple touchdowns in both games. Brock Purdy is also averaging 18.5 fantasy points in that span.
In Christian McCaffrey’s last two games, he’s had over 145 scrimmage yards and a receiving touchdown in both games. Although the Seahawks haven’t allowed an RB to have 145 or more scrimmage yards in the past two games, they have allowed the fifth most receiving yards to an RB this season with 578 and are tied for tenth-most receiving touchdowns by an RB with three.
In the last three games, the 49ers have not allowed an RB to score a touchdown or have over 78 scrimmage yards. They have also allowed the least rushing yards to RBs this season with 751, with a 77-yard lead over second place. No Seahawks RB, albeit injury, has gone over 52 total yards in the past three games. It should also be noted that the last time the Seahawks faced the 49ers in Week 2, the Seahawks RB totaled for 72 scrimmage yards and no touchdowns.
Indianapolis Colts vs Minnesota Vikings
In four of Justin Jefferson‘s last six games, he has 115 or more receiving yards. The Colts didn’t allow a 100-yard WR in their first seven games. But in their last six games, the Colts have allowed two 100-yard WRs.
Since the Vikings bye in Week 7, they have allowed 14 different WRs to score 10 or more points in PPR leagues. Six of those seven games include a WR1 and WR2 to both have 10 or more points. Even last week, they allowed the Lions to have four different WRs to score 10 or more points in PPR leagues. Michael Pittman Jr has scored 10 or more points in nine games this season, including three of his last four. Parris Campbell and Alec Pierce both have scored 10 or more points in four games this season, with Alec Pierce having one in Week 13, and all of Parris Campbell’s 10+ point performances coming in the last eight weeks.
The Colts have allowed four different running backs to have 10 or more carries to have 39 or more scrimmage yards, and to score a rushing touchdown. The Colts have also allowed the most rushing touchdowns to RBs in the last three weeks with six. In Dalvin Cook’s last two games, he has 36 or more scrimmage yards and has scored a rushing touchdown in both games.
Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns
In the last three weeks, the Browns have allowed an RB who has 14 or more carries to have 95 or more scrimmage yards, but none of them scored a touchdown. Any Ravens RB who has 15 or more carries in a game this season, has scored a touchdown, with two out of the four times this season, going over 95 scrimmage yards.
No Ravens WR has scored a touchdown since Week 4. The Browns have not allowed a Ravens WR to score a touchdown against them in their last three games.
In Deshaun Watson’s two career games against the Ravens, he averages 236.5 total yards, 0.5 touchdowns, and one interception.
Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen has gone back-to-back games with under 250 total yards, but scoring multiple touchdowns, and throwing no interceptions. In three of the last six games, the Dolphins have allowed a QB to have over 250 total yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions. To note, the three games where the Dolphins didn’t allow the QBs to have a stat line like that were Jacoby Brissett, Kyle Allen, and Brock Purdy, who was replacing an injured Jimmy Garoppolo.
Despite the Dolphins two-game losing streak, Tyreek Hill has ten or more targets, 80 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown in both games. In the past two games, the Bills have not allowed an 80-yard WR or a touchdown to a WR.
In the last two games, the Dolphins have allowed an RB with 100 or more scrimmage yards, with more than half of them being receiving yards. James Cook is the only Bills RB to have more than 40 receiving yards in a game since their bye. James Cook is also the last Bills RB to have more than 100 scrimmage yards, and that happened two weeks ago.
Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints
Andy Dalton hasn’t thrown an interception in his last three games, but it has not been smooth sailing from there, as he has not scored over 23 fantasy points or have over 260 scrimmage yards in those last three games. In the last five Falcons games, the Falcons have not allowed a QB to have over 260 scrimmage yards and not score over 24 fantasy points. Also in three of those five games, the Falcons have logged an interception.
The Falcons have gone back-to-back games with a WR having 90 or more receiving yards but not scoring a touchdown. The Saints have gone six straight games with not allowing a 90-yard WR, and with four of those six games where all WRs were held without a touchdown.
In the last four games, the Falcons have held all WRs to under 75 receiving yards, and in three of those four games, no WR scored a touchdown or over 13 points in PPR leagues. Ever since Andy Dalton started in Week 4, there has been only three times where a Saints WR had 75 or more receiving yards, the Saints WRs have only scored two touchdowns in their last six games.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Carolina Panthers
Ever since Joe Mixon had that five-touchdown game against the Panthers, the Panthers have not allowed an RB to have over 100 total scrimmage yards or score a touchdown. In fact, the Panthers are the only team to not allow a touchdown to an RB in the past five weeks. In three of his last five games, Najee Harris has gone over 90 scrimmage yards. He also has scored a touchdown in three of those last five games.
In the past two games, both D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard have 30 or more carries and 160 scrimmage yards combined. In the past two weeks, the Steelers have allowed four RBs to have 10 or more carries, and all of them have seen 52 or more scrimmage yards.
In Sam Darnold’s last two starts, he has been held under 170 total yards, but has thrown a touchdown, and not thrown an interception. Within the last five weeks, the Steelers have the second-most interceptions with six, and are one of 13 teams to not allow QBs to total 1,000 combined passing yards.
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Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears
Jalen Hurts has the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback this season with 10. The Bears have allowed the second-most rushing touchdowns to a quarterback this season with five.
AJ Brown has the most touchdowns for a WR in the last three weeks with four. In the last four games, the Texans have not allowed a WR to score a touchdown.
Miles Sanders has the most rushing touchdowns in the last three weeks with five. Also, in two of those three games, he has over 140 rushing yards. The Bears have allowed the most rushing touchdowns in their last six games with 11. Also, in that six-game span the Bears have allowed two RBs to have over 90 rushing yards and score a touchdown.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans
In three of the last five games, Patrick Mahomes has thrown over 300 yards and three touchdowns. The Texans are one of four teams to not allow the opposing QBs to throw three or more touchdowns this season. The Texans are also on a nine-game streak of not allowing a QB to throw over 300 yards. Although, the Texans did just have an eight-game streak broken of holding the QB to under 300 total yards.
Travis Kelce has gone three straight games with only four receptions and being held under 75 receiving yards. In two of the past six games, the Texans have allowed a TE to have over 75 receiving yards,
In the last four games, the Texans have not allowed an 86-yard WR or a touchdown in that span. Meanwhile, no Chiefs WR has gone over 86 receiving yards in the past five games. Although, three different Chiefs WRs have scored a touchdown in that span.
Dallas Cowboys vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Ezekiel Elliott is on a six-game streak of being held under 95 rushing yards, but scoring a rushing touchdown and scoring 15 or more points in PPR scoring. The Jaguars are on a two-game streak of allowing an RB to score a rushing touchdown and score over 15 points in PPR scoring.
Trevor Lawrence has gone five straight games without throwing an interception and in two of his last three games has thrown over 300 yards. The Cowboys have four interceptions in the past two games, which is the third-most in that span. The Cowboys have also only allowed one QB to have 300 total yards this season, and that was eight weeks ago. Speaking of which, the Cowboys are on an eight-game streak of not allowing a QB to have over 250 total yards.
In the past two games, Evan Engram is averaging eight receptions on 11 targets, 96 receiving yards, 1.5 touchdowns, and 26.6 fantasy points in PPR scoring. The Cowboys haven’t allowed a TE to have more than 60 receiving yards and 15 fantasy points in PPR scoring in the last 20 regular season games.
Detroit Lions vs New York Jets
Jared Goff is on a three-game streak of throwing for 240 or more yards, multiple touchdowns, and no interceptions. Including his last two games, where he’s thrown for 330 or more yards. In the last three games, the Jets haven’t allowed a 200-yard passer, and has only allowed one passing touchdown per game in that span.
In Mike White’s last two starts, he has not thrown a touchdown. The Lions have allowed a passing touchdown in 12 straight games.
In the last four games, no Lions TE has gone over 26 receiving yards or scored a touchdown. Ever since the Jets bye, they have allowed a TE to have 26 or more receiving yards, and the Jets even allowed their first touchdown to a TE of the season last week.
Arizona Cardinals vs Denver Broncos
In his last two games, Colt McCoy has no touchdowns and has thrown an interception. In the Broncos’ last two games, they have allowed four total touchdowns to quarterbacks and four interceptions.
In four of the last five games, the Cardinals have allowed a TE to have 70 or more receiving yards and to score double-digit fantasy points in PPR scoring. In two of his last six games, Greg Dulcich has 70 or more receiving yards and to score double-digit fantasy points in PPR scoring.
In James Conner’s two career games against the Broncos, he averages 108 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns. In three of the last four Broncos games, an RB has gone over 108 total yards.
New England Patriots vs Las Vegas Raiders
The Patriots have allowed the second most touchdowns to tight ends this season with eight. In two of his last five games, Foster Moreau has scored a touchdown.
No Patriots WR has gone over 85 receiving yards in the last eight games, but in the last three Raiders games, the Raiders have allowed an 88-yard WR.
In Week 8, the Raiders allowed Alvin Kamara to score 42.8 fantasy points in PPR scoring, and ever since then, they have been allowing less and less, including in Week 14 where they only allowed 11.3 fantasy points in PPR scoring. No Patriots RB1 has scored less than 11.3 fantasy points in PPR scoring for 12 straight games.
Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are on a three-game streak of allowing an 81-yard WR to score a touchdown. In the last three games, the Titans do not have a WR over 71 receiving yards.
Since Week 12, Chigoziem Okonkwo is TE3 in PPR scoring, and has the fifth most receiving yards with 148. Even though the Chargers have held the opposing TEs to a combined two receptions for 33 yards in the past three weeks. Four weeks ago, the Chargers allowed a TE to have 115 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
In the last two games, the Titans have allowed a QB to have 375 or more scrimmage yards, three passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown, no interceptions, and 33 or more fantasy points. Which is quite fitting, as in Justin Herbert’s last two games, he has 340 or more scrimmage yards, a passing touchdown, and no interceptions.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ja’Marr Chase has four 100-yard games this season, and in all of those games, he has scored a touchdown. Also, three of those four 100-yard and one-touchdown games came within the last four games he’s played. Five weeks ago was the first and only time this season a WR had a 100-yard game this season, but he also scored a touchdown. Since that five-week span, there have been four WRs to have between 60 or 95 receiving yards, and they did not score a touchdown.
Tom Brady is on a current six-game streak of over 245 passing yards and throwing a touchdown. In two of their last four games, the Bengals haven’t allowed a QB to have over 245 passing yards or to throw a touchdown.
In Chris Godwin’s last five games, he has gone over 75 receiving yards once. In the last two road games for the Bengals, the Bengals have not allowed an 85-yard WR.
New York Giants vs Washington Commanders
In the four divisional games this season, the Giants have allowed the QB to average for 283.9 total yards, two total touchdowns, 0.5 interceptions, and 22.7 fantasy points. Taylor Heinicke has only scored 22 or more fantasy points in two starts this season, one of them was his last start, which was against the Giants.
In Daniel Jones last three games, he has 195 or more total yards, thrown a touchdown, and has not thrown an interception. Ironically, In the last nine Commanders’ games, Daniel Jones is the only QB to have 195 or more total yards, throw at least a touchdown, and not throw an interception against them.
In Terry McLaurin’s six games against the Giants, he averages 7.3 receptions for 96.7 yards, and 0.5 touchdowns. In his three home games against the Giants, the average increases to 8.3 receptions for 102.6 yards, and 0.6 touchdowns. Also, in every home game against the Giants, he has not gone under 86 receiving yards.
Los Angeles Rams vs Green Bay Packers
Baker Mayfield’s 14-point performance last Thursday, was the fourth-highest any Rams QB scored in fantasy this year. He had 240 total yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. In three of the last four games, the Packers have allowed a QB to have 270 total yards, a touchdown, zero interceptions, and score more than 20 points in fantasy.
Van Jefferson’s 44 receiving yards on Thursday is the most he’s had in a game all season. Although a new season-high, he’s gone back-to-back games with only two receptions on four targets. The Packers allowed two WRs to be targeted four or less times to have more than 44 receiving yards.
In the last three games, the Rams have four interceptions, which is tied for the third-most in that span. In the past five games, Aaron Rodgers has thrown five interceptions, which is tied for the second-most in that span.
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