2018 NFL Week That Was: Week 15
Glenn Colton takes an in-depth look at the past week of the NFL season and how everything turned out for fantasy football owners.
Chris Carson : Chris Carson carried a big load for fantasy players Sunday despite his real team losing a game they should never have lost. Carson rushed 22 times for 119 yards and a TD Sunday. He also contributed in the passing game, hauling in all 6 targets for 29 yards. In PPR, that is a very healthy 26.8 points. With the Chiefs next and the Seahawks needing to control the ball and the clock, Carson will get a ton of run in a game they need to win. I am buying and you should too.
Nick Chubb : Nick Chubb is becoming the bell cow back the Browns drafted him to be. In Saturday’s huge win against the Broncos, Chubb toted the rock 20 times for an even 100 yards. The zero targets was disappointing but given that he had 13 receptions in the previous four games, I would not worry too much. With the weak Bengals next on the schedule and a ton to still play for, you can bet Chubb will see a lot of touches. I do not own many shares, but DFS lineups, here we come!
Kenny Golladay : The Lions are bad but Kenny Golladay is good. Very good. Kenny G had a big day Sunday reeling in 7 of 8 targets for 146 yards. That is a sweet 21.6 fantasy PPR points. I do not love the matchup against the Vikes next week but Golladay is pretty much the only reliable target Stafford has left so I expect the volume to continue and the production to be there – even if it is only in garbage time. Stay the course.
Robby Anderson : Robby Anderson had himself a day Saturday hauling in 7 balls for 96 yards and a TD. Add in the fact that Anderson had a team leading 11 targets and you have a guy who could really help you if you are still playing in Week 16. With a date against a Green Bay team who was eliminated and has nothing for which to play, I like Anderson’s chances of scoring for a third straight week. (Note, the next closest Jet in targets was just 4. Clearly, Darnold has eyes for Anderson).
Rob Gronkowski : Gronk had a mere two catches for 21 yards on 5 targets. Despite Tony Romo continuing to call for Gronk to get the ball, he did not (unfortunately, Romo was calling the game on TV and not calling the plays). If you own Gronk in season-long and you made the finals despite him, run him out there because you must. However, there is no way I am paying the price in DFS. With just three touchdowns and only two games over six receptions, I am not paying the freight. Not gonna do it.
Final Note: I do not want to talk about the Cowboys game. But I will give a shout out to Phillip Rivers and the Chargers. No Gordon. No Ekeler. No Allen. No problem. Huge win! Nice work there by a team on the rise.