FantasyFeud Quarterbacks Week 15 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

fantasy-football-qb-start-em-sit-em-week-15-2012Cam Newton, Nick Foles, and Tom Brady were the top 3 fantasy producers at the QB position last week, but it’s now time to take a look at the Week 15 match-ups to see which field generals have the best shot at topping the rankings.

I was dead on with my “Start” call on Eli Manning who went for 22 points (4th Best) in ESPN standard leagues, but I expected much more from Josh Freeman (16 points) who single handedly cost me a number of GPP cashes. As far as my “Sit” calls, both Matt Schaub and Jay Cutler combined for 18 points, so hopefully you listened to me. Flacco ended up being a decent “Value” QB2 call (15 points) but Wilson (8 points) was a bust after his defense singlehandedly trounced the Cardinals.

If you were bounced from your season-long league’s playoffs, or got money burning a hole in your pocket, then take your action over to FantasyFeud where you can either draft a team for free in their Week 15 $500 Freeroll, join a number of Guaranteed Prize Pool’s like the Vick in a Box, Brady Gaga, Rice Rice Baby, Pro Pick’em, or 50-Fiftys like the Sacks to be Cutler or Stiff Arm.

Here’s a look at some of my most and least favorite signal callers heading into Week 15 of the fantasy football season.

Start ‘Em

Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($173,995) Freeman failed to live up to my expectations last week throwing for just 189 yards and two TDs versus Philly who packed their “A” game with them to Tampa, but I’m gonna be stubborn and say he’s a must start Week 15 versus the Saints and their league-worst fantasy QB defense. He threw for 420 yards and three TDs the first time around vs. NO and had one TD wiped off the board in the game’s final moments. With TBY desperate for wins, I expect Freeman to mirror that effort while getting some major support from the “Muscle Hamster.”

Sam Bradford QB St. Louis Rams ($142,283) Now the Rams QB hasn’t done much to impress completing 60 percent of his passes for 2877 yards and a TD/INT ratio of 15/10, but he hasn’t done much to kill his fantasy backers either. The Boomer Sooner has tallied DD FPs each of the L/4 weeks, and with the Rams still clinging to playoff hope against a Vikings pass “D” known to give up their fair share of FPs to QBs and WRs, Bradford is worth looking to now with a healthy WR corps int he team’s final home game of the regular season.

Sit ‘Em

FF 500-2 FRMatt Stafford QB Detroit Lions ($165,419) The former Georgia Bulldog will end up coming nowhere close to his breakout fantasy season from a year ago when this season’s said and done with. The efforts in the teens have far outweighed the outputs of 20+ this season, and I hardly like his match-up this week against a Cardinals defense that ranks third in fantasy points allowed to QBs (10.5). The Lions’ receiving corps is very undermanned right now, and though Megatron will be in the house, do your bankroll a favor and keep this disappointing field general out of your line-up.

Tony Romo QB Dallas Cowboys ($149,904) The Cowboys find themselves in the thick of the playoff race and get to host this pivotal Week 15 clash with the Steelers in front of the hometown faithful. We all know what that means! Pittsburgh has made life a living hell for opposing QBs all season long, and last week was the first time it surrendered double-digit points to a field general since Week 8 (11). After Rivers carved them up last week, I don’t see Pittsburgh letting up in this one which means a bevy of turnovers are in store. Start Romo at your own risk!

**Week 15 Value Starts**

Brandon Weeden QB Cleveland Browns ($136,066) Whichever QB happens to be facing the Redskins woeful pass defense has to be considered an automatic start with DC Jim Haslett’s unit giving up an average of 17.8 FPPG to opposing QBs on the year. The rookie gets the nod this week and I expect him to at the very least throw for 2 TDs for the first time since Week 11. The Skins will make life tough for T Rich, so look for the Weeden/Gordon combo to rule the air on Sunday.

Mark Sanchez QB New York Jets ($92,349) So let me get this straight, the “Sanchize” costs less than Matt Moore, Byron Leftwich, and Blaine Gabbert at the Feud and neither of those three players will take a single snap under center in Week 15. That speaks volumes for the train wreck of a season the Jets signal caller has had to date, but I can’t help but think he shows up on MNF with New York’s playoff hopes hanging by a thread versus a Titz defense giving up the 9th most fantasy points to QBs. Extreme value here; hopefully he grabs the situation by the horns and makes the most of it.

Mike Rose

Mike Rose

Mike is a die hard of everything Chicago and one that bleeds the crimson and blue of his beloved Jayhawks. He was a successful handicapper for years before establishing a sports content distribution company that covers all the major sports from an investing point of view for many highly acclaimed sports media outlets. He's in the learning phase of tackling the daily grind of fantasy sports, but has caught on quickly and expects his sports betting background to lead him and his readers to greener pastures. You can find him on Twitter @MikeRose77
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