Week 15 Saturday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Dolphins vs Bills (Snowy Battle Favors Cook)
Week 15 of the 2022 NFL season continues with an AFC East showdown on Saturday Night Football between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. The betting markets are heavily siding with one side over the other with the Bills being the -7 spread favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's our start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 15 Saturday Night Football matchup.
Raheem Mostert Fantasy
Start Raheem Mostert, RB, Miami Dolphins: Raheem Mostert hasn't been too productive since returning from injury, recording just 67 rushing yards on 18 carries over the last two games. While some fantasy owners might be losing faith in him, it's worth pointing out that he's played at least 61% of snaps in his last two games, signaling that better things could be on the horizon. Sure, the Bills might allow the ninth-fewest PPR points to RBs, but the snow conditions in Orchard Park likely mean that the Dolphins will run the ball more, giving Mostert a solid floor regardless of the matchup. With Buffalo having also allowed eight rushing touchdowns this season, I see Mostert being a solid RB3/FLEX play.
James Cook Fantasy
Start James Cook, RB, Buffalo Bills: After looking like he was poised to break out, James Cook finished Week 14 with just 2.5 PPR points, landing him as the RB55. The silver lining is that the rookie RB still saw a lot of playing time, only playing five fewer snaps than Devin Singletary (29) and 14 more than Nyheim Hines (10). Like Miami's rushers, Cook could see more work because of the snow — especially because of his pass-catching talents. The former Georgia product is averaging four targets in his last three games, turning them into nine catches for 54 receiving yards. He'll also likely see opportunities to succeed on the ground since the Dolphins allow 127.7 rushing yards per game on the road (above their season average of 108.3).
Mike Gesicki Fantasy
Sit Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins: If you're holding onto Mike Gesicki this far into the season, there's only one question to ask: why? After being a reliable option in 2021, the veteran tight end has been putrid more often than not, entering the week as the TE26, averaging 5.8 points per game. What's even worse is that he's finished with zero fantasy points in each of his last three games despite averaging 23.3 snaps in that span. He's been targeted two or fewer times in each of those matchups, further proving his team losing faith in him. With the Bills allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points to TEs and the Dolphins potentially not passing the ball as much in the snow, fade Gesicki while you still can.
Isaiah McKenzie Fantasy
Sit Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Buffalo Bills: Fantasy owners expected big things from Isaiah McKenzie after he finished Week 12 as the WR7 (22.3 points). Unfortunately, he hasn't reached those heights since then, averaging 7.6 points in the following two games, which is good enough for WR53 status. Although the Dolphins give up the 13th-most fantasy points to wideouts, it's just too tough to trust McKenzie. He's only hit double-digit points in PPR three times this season and likely won't do it again this weekend with how the weather is shaping up. Unless your lineup is completely injury-ridden, there's no reason to give McKenzie a start.
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