NFL Week 15 Fantasy Fill-ins
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Before we get started, check out my Week 15 NFL picks.
I’ve uncovered some guys you can plug in if you are dealing with an injury or tough match-ups.
Jason Campbell, QB, Washington Redskins
Campbell has played relatively well the past three weeks 273.3 yards and 2.3 TDs. He faces a reeling Giants team that ranks 26th with 23 passing TDs allowed. Fred Davis, who has four TDs during that three-game stretch, should be able to exploit the G-Men over the middle.
Brady Quinn, QB, Cleveland Browns
Quinn has alternated stinkers with impressive performances. If the pattern stays true, he’s up for a big one. I wouldn’t put too much stock in that pattern, but will factor in his opponent. He faces Kansas City who is 24th in the league in pass yards and passing TDs allowed.
Quinton Ganther, RB, Washington Redskins
Ganther played well last week as the lead back against Oakland. He’ll have a stiffer test this week against the Giants. They don’t give up a lot of rushing yards, but are tied for 29th with 17 rushing TDs allowed. He’s not a bad play if you’re in a bind.
Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans
It appears that it’s Foster’s turn on the Texans RB merry-go-round. He’s got a great week to show his stuff as they face St. Louis, who ranks 27th in rushing yards allowed (147.2) and 31st in rushing TDs allowed.
Tim Hightower/Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Beanie and Hightower have been splitting carries evenly this year, which limits their fantasy value. With the Lions on tap though, both RBs can be used this week. Detroit ranks 25 in rushing yards allowed and 23 in rushing TDs allowed.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Bowe returns from his four-game suspension this week with a fantasy-friendly match-up against Cleveland. The Brownies are 25th in the league with 238 passing yards allowed per game. Plus, Chris Chambers should keep defenses from keying in on him.
Kevin Walter, WR, Houston Texans
Andre Johnson hogged all of the passes last week, though not nearly as bad as Brandon Marshall. There wan’t much left for Walter, but that should change this week when he faces the Rams.
Antonio Bryant, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bryant struggled last week against Darrelle Revis, but should find Seattle’s secondary much more to his liking. They rank 28th with 252.8 passing yards and 28th with 24 passing TDs allowed.
John Carlson, TE, Seattle Seahawks
Carlson has struggled of late, but did find the end zone last week against Houston. He’s a decent play against a Tampa Bay team that ranks 28th with 24 passing TDs allowed.
Neil Rackers, K, Arizona Cardinals
Rackers should have a busy day against Detroit, who is tied for 29th with 25 Field Goals allowed.
Ryan Succop, K, Kansas City Chiefs
Succop has six multiple Field Goal games on the year, and has a nice match-up against Cleveland, who has allowed 24 FGs on the year.
Arizona Cardinals Defense/Special Teams
The Cardinals should have their way against the lowly Lions.
Houston Texans Defense/Special Teams
The Texans are primed to put a hurting on the Rams.