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Week 15 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Lions vs Titans

Larry Rupp
D'Andre Swift's fantasy outlook comes with a lot of upside in Week 15.
D'Andre Swift's fantasy outlook comes with a lot of upside in Week 15. / Nic Antaya/Getty Images
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The Tennessee Titans (9-4) are tied for first place in the AFC South heading into a Week 15 home matchup against the Detroit Lions (5-8). The Titans will need a win to keep pace with the Indianapolis Colts and are currently 10.5-point favorites in this game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 15 Lions-Titans showdown.

D'Andre Swift Fantasy

Start D'Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions: Lions' starting running back D'Andre Swift was able to return to play last week and posted 50 total yards to go along with a touchdown. Swift would've seen more work, but the Lions were forced to pass the ball a ton in order to keep up with the Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Matthew Stafford may not play in this game, but that shouldn't affect Swift's production much at all. He has proven he can take on double-digit carries and also be a check down receiver coming out of the backfield. The rookie should see a lot of touches this week and is a solid start.

Corey Davis Fantasy

Start Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis may have been quiet on the stat sheet last week, but he was still able to haul in all three of his targets. In fact, Davis has now caught 17 out of his last 18 targets and has emerged as a reliable No. 2 receiver alongside AJ Brown. He draws a great matchup this week as the Lion's defense has given up the third-most yards to opposing wide receivers in the NFL this season (2,561). Expect Davis to see upwards of 5-plus targets this week and possibly find the end zone in this favorable matchup. Slide him into your FLEX spot this week and don't think twice about it.

Adrian Peterson Fantasy

Sit Adrian Peterson, RB, Detroit Lions: The return of Swift goes hand in hand with the downgrade of veteran running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson was impressive when Swift was out with an injury as he received at least 15 carries and scored 2 touchdowns in both Weeks 12 and 13. However, he immediately slid back into his backup role when the rookie came back healthy. While it's possible the two players split work down the stretch, Swift will likely see the bulk of the carries moving forward. This means that Peterson is nothing more than a valuable handcuff right now and shouldn't be in your starting lineup.

Jonnu Smith Fantasy

Sit Jonnu Smith, TE, Tennessee Titans: It has been a tale of two halves for Jonnu Smith this season. He came out of the gate red hot scoring 5 touchdowns in his first four games played and looked to be a top-five fantasy tight end. However, he has scored just 2 touchdowns over his last eight games and has hauled in more than 2 passes just once since Week 6. He is being used more and more as a blocking tight end in this Titans offense. While he remains a red zone threat, Smith has a very low floor and that is not the type of player to mess around with in the playoffs. If you need help at tight end this week, there are a lot of better streaming options.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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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