Everyone ready for the NFL Week 15 DFS main slate today? Nothing better than Sunday football. Everyone got a nice, little taste of some GPP tournament fun with the three-game Saturday slate, but it's now time to get down to business with the NFL Sunday main slate of 10 games. This one is going to be interesting because of the way the slate is split up. If you recall from the NFL Week 15 DFS Playbook introduction, the late part of the slate is packed with fantastic possibilities, especially from the Tennessee Titans/Los Angeles Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals/Tampa Bay Buccaneers games, so we want to make sure we have the right amount of “late-game hammer,” but we also want to make sure we don't over-invest in the early games and get caught too far behind. That means we need the right components from the early part of the day, whether it's investing in Patrick Mahomes and/or Jalen Hurts or maybe we look at some wide receivers like CeeDee Lamb and/or Christian Kirk from the Jacksonville Jaguars/Dallas Cowboys game. However you do it, make sure there is enough of a balance. Too much in the late window could force you into a midday pivot onto a lesser player with lower ownership (check in with our NFL Week 15 DFS Ownership Projections) just to try and catch up.
Once you've gotten everything pretty close to settled, then you come here at noon (eastern) and check out what you have and compare it to what's here. Maybe you see something you weren't thinking about earlier and it gives you a different idea. Maybe you see what's here and just feel good about your roster construction and you leave it alone. Whichever the case may be, it's just good practice to look at alternatives whether you make an adjustment or not.
Just a few notes here about the lineups below...
The cash lineups were built solely off the players I put in the Playbook. These are the guys who, unless I have indicated otherwise, offer up the higher floor and will help you cash in your Double-Ups and 50/50s. For GPP tournaments, particularly the large-field ones, you need to find alternative routes to the cash line. I will utilize players from the Playbook and the DFS Dart Board to fill in the gaps, but what I am looking for are some lower-owned stacks that make sense based on expected game flow and other news. You may also see in the GPP lineups, there may be some names I haven't discussed this week on the site, but have talked about during the week on the Fantasy Alarm Show or even on the Fantasy Alarm Sunday Gameday Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. You will also notice, though, that others on the site have mentioned some of these players in places such as the position coaches, so it's not like we're trying to hide anything from you. The only time, and I mean the only time you will see a player in a GPP lineup who hasn't been discussed is if we are using a stack and need a player from the other team coming back. But it's rare when that happens.
Again, these lineups are meant to serve as examples for you; a sounding board, as I said. They are not meant for you to plug in as your own. That's the lazy way and we don't condone it. We are trying to teach you how to be a better DFS player; we aren't lineup-sellers. You should be creating your own lineups using all the information we provide you throughout the week and then coming here to see if there is anything you may have missed or simply for an alternative perspective.
Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!
SUNDAY MORNING NOTES:
According to Adam Schefter:
Broncos ruled out Russell Wilson for Sunday’s game
Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) is expected to be active for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Bears ruled out wide receiver Chase Claypool for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
Cardinals’ WR Marquise Brown, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an illness, is expected to play vs. the Broncos
Jets’ DT Quinnen Williams, listed as questionable for Sunday vs. the Lions due to a calf injury, is “truly a 50-50 call” and the team doesn’t plan to decide until pre-game warmups whether to play him
Players out Sunday include Mike White, Corey Davis, Brandin Cooks, Dameon Pierce, Derek Stingley, Trey Hendrickson, Hayden Hurst, Vita Vea, Carl Nassib, Jamel Dean, Russell Wilson, Courtland Sutton, Kendall Hinton, Zach Allen, Jalen Mills, DeVante Parker and Adoree Jackson.
Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (concussion) will not play in Week 15 vs the Panthers.
Patriots RB Damien Harris (thigh) will not play in Week 15 vs the Raiders.
Panthers' WR D.J. Moore (questionable, ankle) is expected to play Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
The Eagles did not activate Dallas Goedert (shoulder) from injured reserve for Week 15.
POTENTIAL WEATHER CONCERNS:
none – sorry, folks, cold temperatures or 10mph winds don't have any real impact here
As a reminder, when you're stacking in GPP, you always want to run someone back from the opposing team. One-sided games often turn to a running back seeing higher-than-usual volume or the back-ups start to play. For a stack to really pop, the other team needs to keep things competitive.
Chalk Stacks (Expect High Ownership):
Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:
Dart Throw Stacks: