Week 15 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Detroit Lions vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jason Schandl
Kenny Golladay has 10 touchdown receptions this season.
Kenny Golladay has 10 touchdown receptions this season. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images
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Now that we're in the heart of the fantasy football playoffs, every single lineup decision you make can be the difference between victory and the end of your season. And since we're done with bye weeks for the year, there are also a huge number of plays to consider at every position. Some matchups carry more weight than others for fantasy production, and this one is no exception.

With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Sunday's matchup between the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Who Should I Start in Fantasy Football?

Start Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions: With Marvin Jones on IR, Kenny Golladay's fantasy outlook gets a nice boost for the rest of the season. Golladay had actually fallen behind Jones in targets since Matthew Stafford went down, but Jones vacates a 19 percent share of the team's targets and 28 percent share of the air yards since Week 10. The Bucs have allowed the NFL's most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts, and our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings have Golladay at WR5.

Start Breshad Perriman, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The big story in Tampa is that Mike Evans is done for the season. Breshad Perriman has already been serving as the team's No. 3 WR behind Evans and Chris Godwin, and he stepped up to play 83 percent of the offensive snaps with Evans going down in Week 14. Perriman now has 11 targets over the last two games, and he stands to play nearly all of Tampa's snaps in this game. That is an especially valuable role against a Lions team that checks in at 25th in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings.

Sit Bo Scarbrough, RB, Detroit Lions: The Bucs are a great matchup for the Lions' passing attack, but a terrible one for the running game. Football Outsiders' DVOA metric has Tampa ranked 19th against the pass, but No. 1 in the NFL against the run. This is reflected in the fact that they've held opposing RBs to the league's third-fewest points. This is a brutal matchup for Bo Scarbrough, who doesn't contribute in the passing game (72 carries and one reception on the year).

Sit Justin Watson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Watson stepped up with more targets than Perriman last week (eight), but he didn't see nearly as high a snap share (55 percent). Scotty Miller is also back at practice this week, and with Miller active, Watson almost never saw the field. From Week 5 to Week 12, Miller played 155 snaps and saw 22 targets, while Watson has only posted a snap share above 15 percent once this season (Week 14, when Miller was inactive).


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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