RBs to Sit/Start Wk 15 – Phong Ta

Welcome to the playoffs, you cream of the crop Fantasy Football team you. With most Fantasy playoffs taking place during weeks 15 and 16, I figured there was no better time to release this article than now, so without further ado let’s get right to it.

RBs to Consider Sitting

Todd Gurley

So I completely understand if you decide you want to roll the dice regardless of what I say, Gurley has certainly earned that level of trust this season with his level of play, but do keep in mind Gurley has a brutal playoff schedule.

In Week 15 he’ll square off with the Seahawks(4th fewest points against in PPR against RBs) for the second time this season, a team that held him to just 50 yards from scrimmage and no TDs in their first meeting. On top of that it doesn’t get much easier in Week 16, with a matchup against the 11th ranked Titans.

Melvin Gordon

Gordon has not been doing so hot in Fantasy lately after a fast start to his season. Over his last 5 games, despite seeing 111 total touches, he’s managed to put up just 399 total yards and 2 TDs. Now certainly those aren’t bad numbers by any means, but a far cry from what he was producing earlier in the year, and it’s unlikely yo get much better in Weeks 15 and 16.

First up in Week 15 he’ll be playing the Kansas City Chiefs, who give up the 8th fewest points to RBs in PPR Leagues. And if that weren’t bad enough he gets an even tougher matchup in the New York Jets the following week, who give up the 6th fewest points to RBs in PPR.

It’s gonna be hard to find a replacement for Gordon, but if you have a viable alternative it may not be a bad idea to consider him over Gordon.

RBs to Consider Starting

Kareem Hunt

I know, I know, similar to Melvin Gordon, Kareem Hunt has slowed down in a major way since the start of the season, but the next two weeks are the time to trust him. Not only did Hunt finally get back on track last week with 116 yards and a TD, plus 3 catches for 22 yards against the Raiders, he has an easy playoff schedule to boot.

In Week 15 Hunt will get to play the Chargers, who give up the 8th most points to RBs in PPR, in part due to Hunt’s running all over them in Week 3 to the tune of 17 carries, 172 yards and a TD, while adding a catch for 11 yards. Then in Week 16 he’ll play the Dolphins, who give up the 4th most points to PPR RBs.

Hunt had gone pretty quiet for awhile there, but everything is turning his way to makeup for it in the next two weeks.

C.J. Anderson

Anderson has been a major disappointment after a strong opening month, but if there is a time to start him it would be now.

Anderson has been featured heavily for the Broncos over the last couple of games, with 37 carries and 6 catches(9 targets) over that span. On top of that workload he also gets some favorable matchups in the Colts and Redskins, who give up the 11th and 13th most points to opposing Fantasy RBs.

Anderson may be inconsistent, but if you’re in a pinch and you’ve understandably been keeping him on your bench, he’s worth a roll of the dice these next two weeks.


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