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Week 15 Fantasy Football Pass Targets Winners And Losers

Fantasy Alarm Post Week 15 Fantasy Football Pass Targets Winners and Losers for wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends

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Week 15 Fantasy Football Pass Targets Winners and Losers

The last couple weeks of Fantasy Football have either been the most exciting, or frustrating, weeks of the season depending on what end of the stick you were on. Two weeks ago we saw the weather throw a wrench into some of our planning and player productions, and benefit the production of some other players. This past week we saw plenty of backup players dominate, while some big contract players either disappointed, or did not even play. Hopefully you were on the benefitting side of these one week wonders and/or either owned, or did not have to face, Jamaal Charles and his NFL record setting performance. If you made it to your league finals I want to be one of the first to congratulate you and if you did not, well at least we still have two more weeks of regular season daily league play to enjoy and hopefully win some coin. And with that in mind, I will try and taylor some of my analysis more towards the daily league side of things in this week’s edition of Target Winners and Losers. (Any salary percents will be from DraftStreet and for more Daily League recommendations be sure to check back on Saturday for our Week 15 Daily League Sleepers and Value Plays).

 

RECEIVERS TARGETS    RECEPTIONS
Kendall Wright 20 12
Julian Edelman 19 13
A.J. Green 18 9
Dez Bryant 17 11
DeSean Jackson 16 10
Calvin Johnson 14 6
Danny Amendola 14 10
Greg Jennings 13 11
Marques Colston 13 8
3 players with 12 targets    

Wide Receiver Target Winners

* In five of Kendall Wright’s last six games he has seen seven or more targets, reeled in six or more receptions, and tallied 77 or more yards receiving and will be facing a Jaguars defense that has allowed an average of 217 yards receiving and a total of five touchdowns to receivers over their last three games making Wright worth a start in both season long and DFS play this week (only 8.7% of your cap).

* Any thoughts of Julian Edelman being a flash in the pan have gone out the window has he has seen nine or more targets over his last four games, scored four touchdowns over that span, and has over 100 yards receiving in three of his last four games including 13 receptions for 139 yards and a score this past week.

* Nick Foles does not just like Riley Cooper as DeSean Jackson has now scored a touchdown in back-to-back games and all three players are in play this week as the Eagles take on the Bears at home.

* Danny Amendola has become the biggest beneficiary of Gronk being out for the season as he seen 21 targets over his last two games, his highest two week total since the first two weeks of the season, (Gronk was out then too). Amendola tied his season-high with 10 receptions and and had his highest yards receiving of the season with 131 this past week. While Edelman’s price has skyrocketed on daily league sites, Amendola’s has remained reasonable making him the Patriots value play of the week. (Taking Amednola over Edelman in DFS will save you about 3K).

* If you have not bought into Marques Colston’s resurgence now is the time to do so as he has been targeted 25 times with 17 receptions for 92-plus yards receiving over his last two games, including a nine catch 125 yards two touchdown performance two week’s ago against this Sunday’s opponent the Carolina Panthers.

* Greg Jennings should buy Matt Cassel some very nice Christmas presents as Jennings has been his top targeted receiver each of the last three weeks. I would be leery of investing in Jennings in DFS play, unless the Bengals top two corners are out again this week, but I would definitely consider him as a high-end WR3 option in season-long leagues for Week 16.

 

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Running Back Target Winners

RUNNING BACK TARGETS      RECEPTIONS
Darren Sproles 10 8
Jamaal Charles 8 8
Pierre Thomas 8 7
Jordan Todman 8 4
LeSean McCoy 7 5
DeMarco Murray 7 4
Shane Vereen 7 3
Marcel Reece 7 2
6 players with 5 targets    

* Both Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas have become FLEX plays in PPR as they both continue to get near equal targets.

* I saw a tweet that said do not feel bad if you did not win with Jamaal Charles as someone who owned both Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in the year of their home run record chase did not win the home run category in their roto league. Still does not make me feel any better.

* Jordan Todman stepped up in all facets of the game as he also rushed for 109 yards on 25 carries (4.4 ypc) to go with four receptions for 44 yards receiving. Hopefully Todman can carry his success over into Week 16 versus a Titans team that has allowed the third most Fantasy Points to running backs on the season, making him worth considering in DFS play again this coming week.

* DeMarco Murray owners I feel for you as he could have had so much of a better Fantasy day if it were not for poor coaching/play calling.

* I’m a little surprised Shane Vereen made the “winners’ list as he seemed totally non-existent in Week 15 after being a superstar in previous weeks. Vereen finished with just four Fantasy Points in PPR formats, hardly a winner in my book. You are likely starting Vereen in your season long PPR leagues, but I would shy away from him and his high price tag this week versus a Ravens team that have allowed the fourth fewest Fantasy Points and the seventh fewest receiving yards to running backs on the season.

 

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Tight End Target Winners

TIGHT END TARGETS       RECEPTIONS
Delanie Walker 11 8
Timothy Wright 9 7
Zach Ertz 9 6
Greg Olsen 8 5
Jason Witten 9 7
Andrew Quarless 7 6
Tony Gonzalez 7 6
Vernon Davis 7 5
Marcedes Lewis 7 4
Julius Thomas 7 4

 

* Oh Delanie Walker why did you have to go and miss a game and a half plus? Well Daily League players at least you have a chance to benefit from the return of DW as he will face a Jaguars team that are allowing the second most Fantasy Points to tight ends this season and you will get him at a favorable discount of only 8.3% of your cap.

* Tim Wright came through in Week 15, but I would not count on him versus a Rams defense that has allowed only four touchdowns and the fourth fewest Fantasy Points to tight ends this season (two of those touchdowns have been scored by Vernon Davis).

* Andrew Quarless has put together back-to-back weeks of seven targets, six receptions, for strangely the same total of yards (66), and a two touchdowns. If Matt Flynn gets the start this week Quarless could make for a sneaky DFS play at only 4.7% of your cap.

* Marcedes Lewis has lived up to his name sake the last three weeks after playing like a Pinto for most of the season. Lewis has reached the end zone in each of his last three games and he is facing a Titans defense that has given up a touchdown in each of the last two weeks to tight ends and may be a player you consider at the tight end position if Matt Flynn does not start for the Packers and you are looking for the next cheapest, viable tight end option in DFS play. Lewis will cost you only 5.2% of your cap.

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Receiver Target Losers

RECEIVERS TARGETS    RECEPTIONS
Steve Johnson 3 1
Jermaine Kearse 3 2
Vincent Brown 3 2
Kris Durham 4 1
Miles Austin 4 2
Eric Decker 4 2
Kenny Stills 4 4
10 players with 5 targets    

 

 

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Running Back Target Losers

RUNNING BACKS TARGETS    RECEPTIONS
Frank Gore 0 0
Alfred Morris 1 1
Fred Jackson 1 1
Zac Stacy 2 1
Matt Forte 2 1
Ray Rice 3 1
Rashad Jennings 3 3
Matt Asiata 4 3
6 players with 5 targets    

 

 

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Tight End Target Losers

TIGHT END TARGETS   RECEPTIONS
Ladarius Green 0 0
Lee Smith 0 0
Matt Spaeth 1 0
Coby Fleener 1 0
Jared Cook 1 1
Charles Clay 2 1
Brandon Pettigrew 2 2
Jermaine Gresham 3 3
Antonio Gates 3 2
Zach Miller 3 1
Heath Miller 4 4

And with that we bring this week's Target Winners and Losers to a close, but do not forget to join our Fantasy Alarm Sunday Morning Live Start/Sit Chat from 10am till game time every Sunday here: “Ask the Experts." and follow us on twitter.


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