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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30464207 Start ‘em – Jake Locker vs IND Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Jake+Locker+vs+IND Fantasy Football

Matt Hasselbeck (calf) may still suit up against the Colts, but if he doesn’t Locker is a nice start in two quarterback leagues. He put up monster numbers as he tried to rally the Titans against the Saints. Why I hesitate to give him the starting nod in standard scoring leagues is because a) Chris Johnson should be able to do most of the work and b) he’s not guaranteed to start. This suggestion is a mere “heads up” and something to monitor. Some owners base their starts and sits on matchups and it’s hard to ignore QBs playing the winless Colts. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30464210 Start ‘em – Kevin Smith vs OAK Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Kevin+Smith+vs+OAK Fantasy Football

The Lions can’t seem to keep their running backs healthy. The latest to fall victim to the injury bug was Maurice Morris on Sunday who injured his chest against the Vikings. He was able to return in a limited capacity, which allowed Keiland Williams to earn some work off the bench. As of Tuesday, all signs point to Smith returning to take on a Raiders rush defense that has allowed opposing running backs to average 81.3 yards per game and score four touchdowns in the last three weeks. Matthew Stafford is going to chuck the rock around, but the versatility of Smith is hard to ignore when healthy. He’s a RB 2 / Flex play in Week 15. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30464205 Start ‘em – Cedric Benson vs STL Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Cedric+Benson+vs+STL Fantasy Football

Five of Benson’s top fantasy performances this season have come against rush defenses that rank in the bottom 12. With the Rams showing no signs of slowing down opposing backs, Benson should be in line for another big day in Week 15. What helps his case is 91 yards on 21 carries against Houston’s fourth-ranked rush defense last weekend. He’s a must start. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30464209 Start ‘em – Jabar Gaffney vs NYG Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Jabar+Gaffney+vs+NYG Fantasy Football

Rex Grossman is a sneaky fantasy playoff start against the Giants in Week 15. He’s averaged over 269 passing yards per game with six touchdowns (five interceptions) the last four weeks. As the number-two receiver behind Santana Moss (and without Fred Davis in the picture), Gaffney hauled in six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots. He should find some gaps in coverage against the Giants who allowed Laurent Robinson, Miles Austin and Dez Bryant to roam free at different times on Sunday night. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30464212 Start ‘em – Golden Tate vs CHI Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Golden+Tate+vs+CHI Fantasy Football

I said in last week’s start and sit gallery that with Sidney Rice on injured reserve, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate were about to step up for the Seahawks and fantasy owners. They did not disappoint. The duo combined for 15 targets, 10 receptions, 132 yards and a touchdown against the Rams. Against the Bears, who just let Tim Tebow pass for 236 yards and allow 256.5 passing yards per game, Tate and Baldwin could be in store for more late fantasy season magic. Keep in mind Chicago, who is still in the playoff hunt, will attempt to hold Marshawn Lynch in check and need to cheat up to slow him down. This should leave some nice open spaces for the two receivers. I’m a fan of Baldwin over Tate. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30466170 Sit ‘em – Ryan Mathews vs BAL Sit+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Ryan+Mathews+vs+BAL Fantasy Football

I buried Mathews in the 2011 fantasy football landfill a month ago. I chose poorly. Truly out of nowhere, the Chargers running back has busted out three consecutive RB 1 performances. He’s averaged 121 rushing yards per game with a touchdown over that stretch. However, with Baltimore still fighting for a playoff berth and the likely return of Ray Lewis, I don’t like Mathews to make it four straight 100-yard performances. You can work him back into the mix in Week 16 against the Lions. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30464208 Start ‘em – Shonn Greene vs PHI Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Shonn+Greene+vs+PHI Fantasy Football

I’d be willing to bet Mike Vick wished he had Shonn Greene’s rib injury that hasn’t seemed to slow down the Jets running back over the last three weeks. He’s averaging over 95 yards and has scored four times on the ground during that stretch. While the Eagles have improved against the rush since the beginning of the season, opposing starting running backs (Lynch, Bush) have each racked up over 100 rushing yards the last two weeks. With how hot Greene has been, I think he’s worthy of a start this week. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30464196 Sit ‘em – Ryan Fitzpatrick vs MIA Sit+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Ryan+Fitzpatrick+vs+MIA Fantasy Football

The Dolphins held Fitzpatrick to 209 yards passing and picked him off twice when the two teams met a month ago. Those six fantasy points won’t cut it this week. My concern is the erratic play at times of the Bills quarterback. Against the Jets, Cowboys and Dolphins he threw for less than 210 yards in each game and combined for two touchdowns and seven interceptions. Then he turned around and threw for over 260 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in his next two games. I’ll pass. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30464204 Sit ‘em – Rashard Mendenhall vs SF Sit+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Rashard+Mendenhall+vs+SF Fantasy Football

This is under the assumption that Ben Roethlisberger will play in Monday night’s contest. If Charlie Batch starts for the Steelers, all bets are off. Like the play of Tim Tebow in the final minutes, I’m running out of adjectives to describe the 49ers rush defense. They get the job done. Period. Some owners were interested in starting Beanie Wells against the unit and would have been dealt a 27-yard performance on 15 carries. Mendenhall is not having the type of season where he has earned the benefit of the doubt against the best defense in the league against the run. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 15 fantasy football starts and sits 30464211 Start ‘em – Felix Jones vs TB Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Felix+Jones+vs+TB Fantasy Football

First-string running backs have averaged 118.3 yards against the Buccaneers over the last three games. Tampa Bay has allowed six rushing touchdowns over that same stretch. It was encouraging to see Jones average 6.6 yards per rush against the Giants on Sunday night once he took over for DeMarco Murray. He finished with 106 rush yards and another 31 receiving. He’s a must-start on Saturday. – Ryan Fowler
 

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