PlaySqorr Playbook - Week 15
Steve Pimental takes us through his NFL PlaySqorr Playbook for Week 15 with the best plays for Sunday's slate!
Our PlaySqorr picks are improving slowly but surely, and while I only hit three of the five picks on my card, hopefully, you followed the three I had correct and ignored the others. One of the great things about PlaySqorr is you don’t have to play an entire card if you don’t want to. I made all six picks on last week’s NFL Wide Out card, but you only have to pick four to play. Of course, the more you pick, the more you can win.
This week, we’re going to transition from the receivers to the running backs. If you haven’t already, be sure to download the PlaySqorr app, which makes playing from your phone fun and easy. This week, we’re playing a four-pick card, so you have to play all four picks if you want to play this card. If you have questions about another PlaySqorr card, hit me up in the FantasyAlarm Start/Sit chat Sunday before kickoff.
NFL All Day RB’s Week 15
Christian McCaffrey Over 22.5 fantasy points
McCaffrey is averaging 24.7 fantasy points this season, and Seattle is 15th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. McCaffrey has been held out of the end zone in three of his last four games, which has be a bit nervous, but he has proven he can top 22.5 fantasy points even without scoring a touchdown. I think he gets at least one TD in this game, and goes over relatively easily.
Saquon Barkley Under 19.25 fantasy points
If you go Over, it is a bet almost entirely on the Miami Defense, which is 25th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. Barkley has topped 19.25 fantasy points just twice all season, and just once since Week 2. He hasn’t even come particularly close most weeks. He is obviously capable of going over, especially if he has his first multi-touchdown game of the season, but with the way he has looked this season, I wouldn’t count on it.
The only reason I would hesitate at all is that Derrick Henry hasn’t practiced all week with a hamstring injury. If his workload is reduced, or he aggravates the injury, this could go poorly. That being said, Derrick Henry has at least 23.6 fantasy points in five straight games, while Nick Chubb has topped 14.1 fantasy points just once in his last seven games. Even if Henry sees fewer touches, he could still come out on top.
This feels wrong. Chris Carson should not be ahead of Ezekiel Elliott , ever. But this week, for me, he is. Carson should see even more work than usual with Rashaad Penny out, and he faces the worst run defense in the NFL in Carolina. Elliott will probably have some success against the Rams, but I think that defense is good enough to at least slow him down.