Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Browns vs Giants Fantasy Playoffs
By Max Staley
The Cleveland Browns will look to rebound from a heartbreaking Week 14 loss with a matchup against the New York Giants in Week 15. FanDuel Sportsbook lists Baker Mayfield and the Browns as hefty 6.5-point road favorites ahead of this one.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 15 Browns-Giants showdown.
Nick Chubb Fantasy
Start Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns: A matchup against the stout Giants' defense may look imposing, but that's not a reason to sit Nick Chubb. The guy is rolling right now, averaging 109.2 rushing yards on 18.6 carries per game since returning from injury. With FanDuel Sportsbook listing the Browns as heavy favorites, Chubb should see a heavy dose of carries in this one.
Wayne Gallman Fantasy
Start Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants: Wayne Gallman has been a revelation since taking over for Devonta Freeman. Since Freeman went down in Week 7, Gallman is averaging 83.0 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring 5 TDs across 6 appearances. Aside from Myles Garrett, this Browns' defense is nothing special, ranking No. 23 in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric. Gallman shouldn't have much trouble maintaining his strong play in Week 15.
Baker Mayfield Fantasy
Sit Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield has been red-hot lately, but he's still not someone you can trust in fantasy. The Browns QB is averaging 28.8 passing attempts per game, which ranks outside the top 32 among qualified passers. That's just not enough volume to make him worth a look here. In a game that Cleveland is expected to be playing from ahead, expect a heavy dose of Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
Evan Engram Fantasy
Sit Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants: Evan Engram has been frustratingly inconsistent this year, ranking outside the top 12 at the position. He's finished with single-digit PPR points in eight of his 13 appearances on the year. With Colt McCoy likely starting in place of Daniel Jones, the Giants' passing game might not move the ball much in Week 15. Don't expect a blowup game from Engram here.
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