Week 15 of the NFL season is broken up into a couple of different slates. We of course have the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Seahawks and 49ers but we also have a three game slate on Saturday before a 10-game Sunday main slate featuring top matchups for Justin Herbert and Jalen Hurts but limited value options given the matchups. Let's take a look at the three-game Saturday slate before diving into Sunday's featured slate of matchups.
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NFL DFS Saturday Main Slate
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
So, the weather Saturday in Buffalo is not going to be great but we've seen Allen play in the elements before. In fact, I think the fact that Buffalo is facing Miami in cold northeast weather is actually a bonus as the Dolphins have historically struggled in cold weather games. Allen's ability to run the football continues to give him a good fantasy floor and we know what he is capable of doing with his arm.
Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
The Colts do have a decent secondary and Cousins continues to be a wild card but it's just too hard to ignore the talent the Vikings have at receiver led by Justin Jefferson but also includes Adam Thielen and T.J. Hockenson. Cousins has 11 touchdowns and just two interceptions in home games this season compared to nine touchdowns and seven interceptions on the road. With some home cooking in order again this week maybe we get a solid performance from Kirk.
Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts
Ryan has largely been a walking corpse this season but the Vikings pass defense is absolutely abysmal, allowing games of 380, 360 and 330 yards over the last three weeks to opposing QB's Mac Jones, Mike White and Jared Goff. Not exactly the leagues elite throwers. If there was ever a matchup where maybe we get a vintage Matt Ryan performance this could be the spot.
NFL DFS Sunday Main Slate
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Hurts has pretty consistently been among the top scoring QB's in DFS all season long. This week he draws a road matchup against a Bears defense that has dealt away it's two best pass rushers and is just playing out the season. Hurts has proven that he can beat you with both his arms and his legs with 22 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns on the season.
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
The way to beat the Texans all season long has been to run the football but the Chiefs are a team that goes as Patrick Mahomes goes so while I'm sure there will be plenty of Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon in this game it also wouldn't be too shocking to see Mahomes go for 250 and three touchdowns before it's all said and done here either.
Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
We got a home matchup for Herbert this weekend against a Titans defense that has fallen back to earth after a few good weeks, allowing a total of 71 points to their opponents and 754 passing yards to the likes of Trevor Lawrence and Jalen Hurts. Herbert is well equipped to throw all over the field in this matchup with Keenan Allen and a healthy Mike Williams at his disposal. He is likely going to be the highest rostered QB of the top guys.
The trouble with trusting Prescott on a weekly basis is the Cowboys have an elite running game. This is a great matchup for Dak however with the Jacksonville defense bleeding fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Prescott has plenty of weapons at his disposal from CeeDee Lamb to tight end Dalton Schultz.
Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
Going to be one of the toughest tests of the season for the Lions who are very much in the NFL playoff picture. The Jets have had one of the leagues stingiest defenses this season but the Lions also boast one of the leagues best offensive lines. If Goff has time in the pocket then Amon-Ra St.Brown, DJ Chark and possibly even rookie Jameson Williams are all talented enough to make the Jets pay.
Zach Wilson, New York Jets
With news that Mike White is not going to be cleared for contact prior to Sunday's game the Jets are going back to Wilson. Now, Wilson has not been a good QB this season and White was great for fantasy purposes because of his passing totals. IF the Jets are willing to let Wilson throw and see if he can improve his play then there is still an opportunity for him to have success in this matchup against the Lions.