Fantasy Football Focus: Week 15

The Playoffs are here, but are you ready?

James LeBeauby James LeBeau

For those of you still remaining in your league's playoffs, congratulations, and good luck. This week is a key week for anybody playing in money leagues (not that I condone gambling) as the difference in payout from second place to fourth is usually steep. Matchups will and should be a huge consideration for any line-up decisions so check them out carefully but remember this, always trust what got you here and don't spend too much time second guessing yourself,.

It's just a game…yeah, right.


Start of the Week: Tim Tebow, QB, DEN (vs NE)

I'm jumping back on the Tebow train this week and even though I'm sticking with New England to win this game, Tebow is set up to shine. The Patriots defense is dreadful and the one thing that slows Tebow down, a good pass rush, is the one thing that New England can't do. Tebow will have all day in the pocket and will need it as this should be a high scoring affair.

Last Weeks Results: CJ Spiller, RB, BUF (vs SD)

Top 5 Starts

Andy Dalton, QB CIN (at STL)

Ryan Grant, RB, GB (at KC)

Roy Helu, RB WAS (at NYG)

Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC (vs GB)

Anthony Fasano, TE, MIA (at BUF)


Sit of the Week: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT (at SF)

Rashard Mendenhall has been very bi-polar this season but this week, his benching should be a no-brainer. He, and the Steelers run game, is going up against a San Francisco squad that haven't allowed a rushing score all season, haven't allowed a running back to get past 64 yards rushing in a game and have yielded just two 100-total-yard running backs overall. This spells for a miserable day for Mendenhall so if you have better options, use them.

Last Weeks Results: Andy Dalton, QB CIN (vs HOU)

Top 5 Sits

Phillip Rivers, QB, SD (vs BAL)

Benjarvis Green-Ellis, RB NE (at DEN)

Pierre Thomas, RB, NO (at MIN)

Steve Smith, WR, CAR (at HOU)

Kellen Winslow, TE, TB (vs DAL)


Top 5 Matchups

Cincinnati at St. Louis

Dallas at Tampa Bay

Denver vs New England

Green Bay at Kansas City

Houston vs Carolina