Welcome to Week 15 all! We have all of the teams back in action this week, and it is coming down to crunch time in the playoff race. There are really good matchups and ones that you shouldn’t need to bother with, but when it comes to fantasy football, we may not have the luxury of ignoring the players we have, so we are going to go over a few “sneaky” plays for the flex position that could take you to the top of your league. These guys are also options in DFS for value plays. In both fantasy leagues and DFS, we want to target the game environments that have the best potential to be high-scoring. High-scoring games help get you to a winning lineup. Always ask yourself if you think a player you are targeting is in a good game environment and how many points you think he can score without breaking your bank.
Best Value Plays Week 15
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have been one of the worst passing defenses in the league this season. They have given up 254 fantasy points to opposing offenses in the last five games, with the most (67.80) given up to the San Fransisco 49ers. In his last five games, JSN has been targeted 32 times for 221 yards and 42.1 PPR points. This game has high-scoring potential written all over it, so target JSN in a flex spot without any hesitation.
Demarcus Robinson, Los Angeles Rams vs.Washington Commanders
Demarcus Robinson was basically nonexistent in this offense until Week 9 against Green Bay, where he saw his first target of the season. His target count has progressively gotten higher since then, and it topped 10 last week against the Ravens. Tutu Atwell is questionable to return this week against the Commanders and that should set Robinson up for a starting role alongside Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp. Robinson had an 86% snap sahre in Week 14 and was able to score a TD for the team. This is another game environment that has the potential to blow up, so your scores should follow suit.
Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers
The Panthers are tied with the Titans for 17th against the run, so this is just a middling matchup for the Atlanta Falcons run game. However, the Carolina Panthers are much more difficult on the passing side of things, so there is going to be a lot of running in this game if the Falcons want to get anywhere. Insert Tyler Allgeier, because Arthur Smith just isn’t ready to give a workhorse role to Bijan Robinson. Allgeier has had 48 rushing attempts for 200 yards and a TD in the last five weeks. He is not getting enough to be the main man, but he is a nice flex option given the Falcons’ run game should be more successful than the pass. Allgeier is also a viable option for weeks ahead, as the Falcons have one of the easiest schedules remaining.
Odell Beckham Jr., Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Odell may be viewed as an unexciting veteran at this point in his career, but he has been the best weapon on the Ravens’ offense over the last five games. His 30% target per route run share is almost double that of Zay Flowers. He also leads in air yards and end zone targets for the team.
In the last five games, Odell has caught 17 passes on 31 targets for 343 yards and three TDs. He has averaged 14.3 fantasy points per game in those five starts. If Beckham is available, I would grab him and not even question it. Odell is also a start in Weeks 16 and 17 with potentially high-scoring games against the 49ers and Miami.