Week 15 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Bengals vs Broncos in Fantasy Football Playoffs
The Cincinnati Bengals look to halt a two-game losing streak when they visit the Denver Broncos in a Week 15 NFL matchup. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Broncos as the 2.5-point home favorites.
Fantasy Football Playoffs Advice
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 15 showdown.
Ja'Marr Chase Fantasy
Start Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Ja'Marr Chase returned to form in Week 14, finishing with five receptions, 77 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It was good enough to land him as the WR5 in PPR with 25.3 fantasy points. While the Broncos defense has been solid this season and present a difficult matchup on paper, it's hard ignoring that Chase has averaged 8.1 targets in his last seven games. He's seen at least 92% of offensive snaps in all but one game since Week 8 and should continue seeing such great usage with the Bengals pushing for a playoff spot Sunday.
Javonte Williams Fantasy
Start Javonte Williams, RB, Denver Broncos: Rookie rusher Javonte Williams has been making a name for himself lately. He's been the RB8 in PPR since Week 9 and has done that despite splitting carries with Melvin Gordon for the majority of that stretch. Now, Williams goes up against a Bengals defense giving up the 15th-most points to running backs. Cincinnati's run defense has been better over the last month or so, however, Williams has proven that he can produce regardless of the opponent or his usage. There's no reason to not start him with confidence.
Tyler Boyd Fantasy
Sit Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Boyd has been a fantasy afterthought this season. While he continues seeing at least 70% of offensive snaps more often than not, he ranks as WR49 since Week 9 and has just one touchdown in his last 10 games. Joe Burrow hasn't really thrown the ball his way much lately, proven by his 5.5 targets over his last four games. Boyd is too volatile to trust and it doesn't help that Denver has the 11th-best defense against wideouts in fantasy this season.
Courtland Sutton Fantasy
Sit Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos: Courtland Sutton has had a disaster of a fantasy season. While he's the WR39 overall, he's averaged just 3.9 points in PPR over his last five outings and has been held to 40 or fewer receiving yards in his last six. Even though he's on the field for most plays, it's clear that he's taken a backseat to the rest of the Broncos' pass-catchers. At the end of the day, there just isn't a scenario where you should be risking your fantasy playoff run by starting Sutton.
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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.