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Fantasy Football Standings Week 15: Sleepers, Start, Sit | Desmond Ridder, Chris Moore and more

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Congrats if you made it to the fantasy football playoffs and if yours haven’t started yet, I hope you’re ready for next week. Continuing the Christmas theme for fun rankings in the Week 15 fantasy football rankings, Nicole and I took a holiday lights walk this past weekend. After an extremely disappointing show at Richmond Raceway the week before, we’ve seen some fun Christmas light shows online. So this week I’m featuring the top 10 I found. Perhaps you have found/seen others, so please share them if you have them.

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🚨 ATTENTION 🚨 These are sleepers. They will not mimic my rankings 100%. This is chasing the upside and usually comes with more risk.

QUARTERBACK

POSSIBLE START: Desmond Ridder, ATL “In your first game?! You are crazy?! Well, let’s consider Ridder the runner, because his skill gives him a fantasy perspective similar to Daniel Jones. He can run, but he won’t take off every time. Ridder is a really good pocket passer, and a 225-yard game with 1-2 touchdowns is doable, even against the Saints, and then an additional 40 yards on the ground with hopes of a quick touchdown gives Ridder both ground and head. And that advantage would be in the marginal range of the QB1.

RUNNING BACK

POSSIBLE START: Gus Edwards, BAL – Tyler Huntley looks likely for Week 15, but it won’t change the Ravens’ game plan to run, run, run some more. Yes, the Steelers defense is vulnerable, but 28 combined attempts by JK Dobbins and Edwards is enough volume to make Edwards a decent driver against the Browns and their lack of run defense.

HAIL MARIA START: Cam Akers, LAR – That’s why I drafted Akers in rounds 4-5 – miss the playoffs and get my consolation key on your shoulders! It’s still extremely risky to rely on this offense, the broken offensive line, Sean McVay, or even Akers himself. However, Akers gets a favorable matchup (Packers) and is RB10 in the last two weeks.

WIDE RECEIVER

POSSIBLE START: Alec Pierce, IND – It was a long wait from Pierce’s third double-digit score to his fourth (six games), but he returned to relevance with 8-4-86-1 against the Cowboys in Week 13. As mentioned in the disclaimers, I bow slightly to Pierce over Parris Campbell, as Pierce is the future #2 solution for the Colts. Campbell is a free agent — yes, he’s that old — and Pierce has the biggest game and touchdown potential, especially against the Vikings’ porous defense.

POSSIBLE START: Elias Moore, NYJ – With Corey Davis sidelined, Moore rises through the ranks of the target division, and boy is it the perfect matchup for a big game. For the year, the Raiders are the only team worse against slot receivers, and since week 8 they have “jumped” to 27th place, while the Lions are in last place. As long as the weather stays below 30 degrees and no precipitation, turn Moore on week 15. No – get this right now that Zach Wilson is starting with Mike White out.

AVE MARIA START: Chris Moore, HOU – Speaking of the Moops (Seinfeld fans understand), if Nico Collins stays out, you can tackle Moore if he’s weak as a wide receiver. No matter what the Texans do at quarterback, the Chiefs are a favorable match for wideouts, especially as they put pressure on opponents to keep pace. Moore has been WR37 since Week 7 with 8.6 FPPG and is now pushing for the team lead in receiving yards (sad, I know).

TIGHT END

AVE MARIA START: Dawson Knox, BUF – If you’re on Yahoo, the answer is Jeff Driskel, who the team listed as a tight end last year, giving him eligibility there this year. Knox was a lot more wrong than he was right this year, especially compared to 2021, but the Bills face the Dolphins in Week 15. This is another “watch the weather” game, but if things aren’t bad, the Dolphins are seventh at APA tight end, which isn’t at the level of the Cardinals or Seahawks, but with Gabe Davis being mostly disappointing and the frustrations surrounding Isaiah McKenzie (they signed Cole Beasley), Knox is worthy of a start.


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Best Christmas Light Shows

As I mentioned, this week I’m featuring the top 10 I found. Perhaps you have found/seen others, so please share them if you have them.

  1. Carol dos Sinos – Big ups for instrument timing.
  2. Holly JollyChristmas — Fun music, fun lights, including a screen with the snowman (Burl Ives).
  3. Winter Wonderland / Here Comes Santa Claus — Snoop Dogg Christmas song?!
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean — I don’t care that it’s not a Christmas song… I love that theme, and the lights are great.
  5. sugar fairy dance — Really cool even though it’s techno-y/dubstep. Also, imagine the electric bill!
  6. star wars christmas — Another one that isn’t Christmas music, but who complains?
  7. Christmas Light Show — Compilation with a good mix and singing bulbs.
  8. all i want for christmas — The song of trees and bulbs is fun.
  9. drummer boy — Don’t mind this Little Dummer Boy version, even though it’s also dubstep.
  10. The most wonderful time of the year “It loses some of its newness when you’ve seen this house, but it’s still an impressive piece of work to originally build it and then time it. Still, can I take a picture?

OTHERS

More Star Wars Lights!

And more!

A 32-minute show!

Another LONG show (almost an hour)

Another Carol dos Sinos
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Nice drone shot of a large field/woods, but not Christmas style… I guess.
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Week 15 Fantasy Football Predictions

🇧🇷 ATTENTION 🇧🇷 These may differ from my ratings, and my rankings are the order in which I would start players out of context added, like “Needs higher edge even if it’s risky”. Also, based on 4-point TDs for QB, 6-point rest and Half-PPR

Link to download projections

***These are NOT Updated Sunday morning, FYI***


Fantasy Football Week 15 Standings

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  • We could have found a solution to the ranking widget issue using Fantasy Nation (via Football Diehards). All three scores work and are editable by me (unlike before), and the widget will allow you to scroll on Android (browser) without using two fingers! YAY!
  • Updated regularly, so check all the way through to blocking lineups.

GRADES

  • BAL/CLE – Weather: Moderate concern as of now (low 30s with some wind), but no real must-sits given the value of passing game options already here.
  • MIA/BUF — Weather: Seems bright enough, but COLD, to have very little concern for passing games.
  • PHI/CHI — Climate: Almost no worries; just below 30 temps. Dallas Goedert for now which is a downgrade to DeVonta Smithwhich is boom/bust when Goedert is active.
  • DET/NYJ — Weather: No real concerns for those over 30… except disappearing completely Jared Goff outdoors. Furthermore, D’Andre Swift has no injury designation (as of now) and has only twice seen it (week 1 and 13 when he had big games). updated to Zach Wilsoninjuring most of the Jets.
  • NE/LV 🇧🇷 rhamondre stevenson will play (supposedly) and Damien Harris it’s out, which is what the rankings reflect. If Stevenson is also out, Pierre Strong would rank over Kevin Harris to go upside down as RB2 and half-RB3 fringe respectively.

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