Fantasy football Player Projections: Breaking down Week 15
Most of the usual suspects showed up in the first round of the playoffs last week. If you own LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Peyton Manning or Josh Gordon, chances are you advanced to Week 15.
Will those same stars help their owners move on to the championship game? Will other stars, such as Calvin Johnson, come up huge in the semifinals? Find out that and more in our Week 15 Projections.
Manning needs 478 yards and five touchdowns to get to 5,000 yards and 50 scores on the season. The yards may be a stretch, but he could get the TDs he needs this week.
Brees threw for 313 yards and four touchdowns against one of the best defenses in the league last week. That's why you never bench him.
Rivers is one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league and faces a Denver defense that has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to passers.
Charles continued his MVP-caliber season, running for 151 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries last week.
McCoy carved up the Lions for 217 yards and two touchdowns last week. The Vikings have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs.
Forte had 175 total yards and a score against the Cowboys last week. He's an RB1 every single week.
The Chargers have been torched by receivers. Thomas should have another big day.
If you managed to survive the first week of the playoffs with a no-show from Johnson, get ready for him to make up for it this week.
Jackson should be one of the top scorers at the position going up against a Minnesota defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to receivers.
Another week, another huge game for Graham. This is as routine as it gets.
Clay caught seven passes for 97 yards and two scores last week. Start him with confidence.
Witten had just one catch against the Bears, though it was a 10-yard touchdown. Play him as you normally would.
Gano made two of his three field-goal attempts last week and is now 20-for-23 on the year.
Gostkowski made both of his field-goal attempts last week and is 30-for-32 on the year.
Henery didn't attempt any kicks last week because of the snow in Philadelphia.
The Panthers could be one of the standout fantasy players of Week 15.
The opportunistic Seahawks against the mistake-prone Giants? This should be fun for Seahawks owners.
The Saints are second in the league with 43 sacks, and the Rams have struggled to protect Kellen Clemens against strong pass rushes.