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Week 15 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Seahawks vs Washington

Larry Rupp
The Seahawks' struggle to defend the pass makes Terry McLaurin a great start in Week 15.
The Seahawks' struggle to defend the pass makes Terry McLaurin a great start in Week 15. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Two teams currently projected to make the playoffs this season meet head-to-head in Week 15 as the Washington Football Team (6-7) hosts the Seattle Seahawks (9-4). Washington is looking to win their fifth game in a row, but are 5.5-point underdogs 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 Seahawks-Washington showdown.

Tyler Lockett Fantasy

Start Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks: As surprising as it may be, Tyler Lockett has really struggled to produce any kind of fantasy-relevant performance recently. Over the last three weeks, Lockett has 14 receptions for 138 yards and 0 TDs. He has become a boom-or-bust player this season, but is due for a boom performance soon enough. Washington will likely focus on stopping DK Metcalf, which may lead to Lockett being able to find open space across the field. If you're in the playoffs and roster Lockett, he's likely a reason you got this far already. Don't give up on him now.

Terry McLaurin Fantasy

Start Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team: Here we have another wide receiver struggling as of late in Terry McLaurin. He has just 4 receptions for 38 yards over the past two weeks. That is nowhere near starting receiver production, but he draws a perfect matchup this week. The Seahawks pass defense has been terrible all season, giving up the most yards to opposing wide receivers in the NFL (2,819). Washington knows how important it is to win these next few games, so they should rely on McLaurin like No. 1 receiver he is. You can feel comfortable sliding him into one of your starting WR slots this week.

Carlos Hyde Fantasy

Sit Carlos Hyde, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Even with the return of starter Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde tied a season high with 15 carries last week and rushed for 66 yards. He split the snaps with Carson pretty much right down the middle and received three more carries. However, this was likely just a move to get Carson back in the swing of things. This is Carson's backfield moving forward, but Hyde is a valuable handcuff to have on your roster as the fantasy football playoffs roll on. He just isn't worth a starting position right now.

Logan Thomas Fantasy

Sit Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Football Team: Logan Thomas has been a dependable streaming tight end almost all season, but he doesn't draw a great matchup in Week 15. While the Seahawks' pass defense has struggled overall, they have been solid at defending opposing tight ends. They rank within the top 15 teams in the NFL in both yards and touchdowns given up to the position. Plus, teams have targeted their tight end just 15.0% of the time against the Seahawks, the lowest mark in the league. Unless you are in dire need of tight end help, it would be best to avoid starting Thomas. There are other streaming options at the position this week.

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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.