2016 FanDuel Fantasy Focus: Week 15

Intro: Colts.com’s Andrew Walker brings you his fantasy lineup, sleepers and passes for Week 15 of the 2016 NFL season, as well as a look back at the previous week’s results.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Game over.

Thanks to my extreme dud of a Week 14 performance — in which I scored a season-low 69.3 points and two players had a robust 0.8 points apiece — I fell to Colts.com's Kevin Bowen, who captured his ninth victory of the season to claim the 2016 FanDuel Fantasy Focus season crown.

Congrats, Kevin. You have much to be proud of — well, not really your Week 14, either, which wasn't good at all, but still beat me by 15.

There's still lots to play for these remaining three weeks — mainly, pride. Perhaps I can win out, earn my second three-game winning streak of the season, and finish up at 9-8?

I'm running back-heavy this week to try to get the job done, putting most of my chips into the ultra reliable David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell — who almost scored 50 points on his own last week against the Buffalo Bills.

My wide receivers? Um, yeah…

Anywho, here's my entire Week 15 FanDuel lineup, sleepers and passes, as well as the full results from last week's action.

As always, send me any chatter, questions, "LOL"s or anything else to @AWalkerColts on Twitter using #FanDuelFF.

Also, be sure to catch this week's FanDuel Fantasy Focus show LIVE around noon on Friday on Colts.com and/or on the Colts Mobile App, as Caroline Cann, Kevin and myself discuss the upcoming week in fantasy football.

Andrew's Week 15 FanDuel Lineup:

QB: Kirk Cousins ($7,500; vs. Carolina): I'm hopping back on the Cousins bandwagon this week. It's done me well in the past; besides, he's going up against a Carolina secondary that isn't the same without Josh Norman this season. Cousins also plays better as the later in the year it is.

RB: David Johnson ($9,800; vs. New Orleans): Huge price. I've got to play him, though. He gets solid points every week, and last week he had a little blip, but still was productive. Also: going against that New Orleans defense, which is why his price even went up again this week.

RB: Le'Veon Bell ($9,400; at Cincinnati): I'm putting my faith in my running backs. Bell had a MONSTER game last week with 49.8 points (!) on his OWN, and though you can't expect that every week, of course, it's hard to go against the hot hand in this divisional matchup.

WR: Brandon Marshall ($6,800; vs. Miami): Marshall hasn't had the season you might expect out of him, and he has a rookie quarterback now calling the shots. But I like this in a "revenge" type game for Marshall against his former team, the Dolphins, who are hoping to keep their playoff hopes alive. Maybe Marshall and the Jets can have a say in that?

WR: Jamison Crowder ($6,100; vs. Carolina): I'm pairing Crowder with Cousins this week, and I like Crowder's value at $6,100. He's consistently at least in double-digits scoring-wise, but I like him in the slot against the Panthers this week.

WR: Aldrick Robinson ($4,500; vs. San Francisco): I'm out of money, and this is what I was left with. Robinson has had some impactful games this season, and he's facing the lowly 49ers. Kyle Shanahan has always found ways to keep Robinson involved in the gameplan in some way, so maybe he'll get a deep pass or two or a score.

TE: Greg Olsen ($6,300; at Washington): The Redskins have been known to struggle against opposing tight ends, and I think Olsen has a huge game and gets back to his early-season form in this one. He had his first double-digit scoring performance in five weeks last week, so he's on the rise.

K: Adam Vinatieri ($4,800; at Minnesota): The GOAT against a really good defense means he could get plenty of opportunities to hit some field goals in the comforts of the indoors in an otherwise extremely chilly Minneapolis.

DEF: Baltimore Ravens ($4,700; vs. Philadelphia): The Ravens have been solid on defense all season, and I like this matchup against an Eagles team that just hasn't been able to recapture the magic it had early in the season. Look for the Ravens to pick on rookie Carson Wentz a little more.**

Andrew's Guys To Pass On:**
QB Joe Flacco ($7,400; vs. Philadelphia): There are much better options than the inconsistent — and possibly elite — Joe Flacco at the $7,400 price point. The Eagles' defense hasn't been terrible this season, either.

QB Ben Roethlisberger ($8,000; at Cincinnati): Coming off a flopper of a 5.6-point performance, Big Ben takes his act on the road again, where he just isn't the same player, averaging 100 yards fewer than he does at Heinz Field. he also had zero touchdown tosses and six picks the last four times he's started on the road in December.

QB Matthew Stafford ($7,800; at New York Giants): Stafford's had a great season, but he has a finger injury, and I don't like this matchup against a good Giants defense. If you've relied on Stafford all season, go somewhere else this week and see how he does.

RB Ezekiel Elliott ($8,500; vs. Tampa Bay): Elliott is actually coming off one of his worst performances fantasy-wise (10.7 points), and he's facing one of the hottest defenses in the league. Just lay off of him this time around and go for other options.Andrew's Sleepers ($6,000 or less)
WR: Aldrick Robinson ($4,500; vs. San Francisco): I'm out of money, and this is what I was left with. Robinson has had some impactful games this season, and he's facing the lowly 49ers. Kyle Shanahan has always found ways to keep Robinson involved in the gameplan in some way, so maybe he'll get a deep pass or two or a score.

TE Zach Ertz ($5,900; at Baltimore): Ertz is getting hot, as evidenced by his 16.2-point performance last week, and has 19 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown on 28 total targets the last two games. He's been a safety blanket for Carson Wentz in a season that's gone downhill, so look for him to be a factor again.

WR Dontrelle Inman ($5,500; vs. Oakland): Inman has emerged as a solid No. 2 wide receiver target in San Diego, and he's going up against that suspect Raiders secondary. He had 16.1 points last week, and at $5,500, if he can do it again, that's great value.

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Week 14 Results

Andrew's Week 14 FanDuel Lineup:
QB: Russell Wilson ($7,900; at Green Bay): 10.5 points (19.75 minimum value; -9.25 total value)

RB: David Johnson ($9,700; at Miami): 14.6 points (24.25 minimum value; -9.65 total value)

RB: Matt Forte ($7,700; at San Francisco): 0.8 points (19.25 minimum value; -18.45 total value)

WR: Terrelle Pryor ($6,700; vs. Cincinnati): 0.8 points (16.75 minimum value; -15.95 total value)

WR: Julian Edelman ($6,600; vs. Baltimore): 10.8 points (16.5 minimum value; -5.7 total value)

WR: DeSean Jackson ($5,800; at Philadelphia): 17.7 points (14.5 minimum value; 3.2 total value)

TE: Jimmy Graham ($6,600; at Green Bay): 2.1 points (16.5 minimum value; -14.4 total value)

K: Dan Bailey ($4,700; at New York Giants): 1 point (11.75 minimum value; -10.75 total value)

DEF: Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($4,100; vs. New Orelans): 11 points (10.25 minimum value; 0.75 total value)

= 69.3 total points (-80.2 in total FanDuel value; -8.9 per player)

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Kevin's Week 14 FanDuel Lineup:**
QB: Andrew Luck ($8,200; vs. Houston): 18.24 points (20.5 minimum value; -2.26 total value)

RB: Ezekiel Elliott ($8,500; vs. New York Giants): 10.7 points (21.25 minimum value; -10.55 total value)

RB: Thomas Rawls ($6,500; vs. Green Bay): 7.9 points (16.25 minimum value; -8.35 total value)

WR: Mike Evans ($8,900; vs. New Orleans): 6.2 points (22.25 minimum value; -16.05 total value)

WR: Donte Moncrief ($6,400; vs. Houston): 0 points (15.5 minimum value; -15.5 total value)

WR: Golden Tate ($6,300; vs. Chicago): 8.7 points (15.75 minimum value; -7.05 total value)

TE: Tyler Eifert ($6,700; vs. Cleveland): 19.3 points (16.75 minimum value; 2.55 total value)

K: Ryan Succop ($4,500; vs. Denver): 10 points (11.25 minimum value; -1.25 total value)

DEF: Cleveland Browns ($4,000; vs. Cincinnati): 4 points (10 minimum value; -6 total value)

= 85.04 total points (-64.46 in total FanDuel value; -7.16 per player)

WEEK 14 WINNER: Kevin (9-5) * CLINCHES SEASON SERIES*

WEEK 14 PICK OF THE WEEK: WR DeSean Jackson, Andrew (17.7 points; 3.2 total value)

WEEK 14 JOKE OF THE WEEK: RB Matt Forte, Andrew (0.8 points; -18.45 total value)REVIEW: Week 14 Guys To Pass On

Andrew:
QB Tom Brady ($8,600; vs. Baltimore): 27.14 points (21.5 minimum value; 5.64 total value)

WR Julio Jones ($8,300; at Los Angeles; DID NOT PLAY): 0 points (20.75 minimum value; -20.75 total value)

QB Cam Newton ($7,800; vs. San Diego): 12.5 points (19.5 minimum value; -7 total value)

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ($7,200; at San Francisco; DID NOT PLAY): 0 points (18 minimum value; -18 total value)

ANDREW'S RECORD: 3-1
ANDREW SAVED YOU: 40.11 in total valueKevin:
QB Ben Roethelisberger ($8,100; vs. Kansas City): 5.6 points (20.25 minimum value; -14.65 total value)

QB Aaron Rodgers ($8,000; vs. Seattle): 21.24 points (20 minimum value; 1.24 total value)

RB David Johnson ($9,700; vs. Miami): 14.6 points (24.25 minimum value; -9.65 total value)

WR Odell Beckham Jr. ($8,500; vs. Jacksonville): 17.4 points (17.75 minimum value; -0.35 total value)

KEVIN'S RECORD: 3-1
KEVIN SAVED YOU: 23.21 in total value

REVIEW: Week 14 SleepersAndrew:
RB Jerick McKinnon ($6,000; at Jacksonville): 9.9 points (15 minimum value; -5.1 total value)

WR Brandon LaFell ($5,800; at Cleveland): 3.7 points (14.5 minimum value; -10.8 total value)

WR DeSean Jackson ($5,800; at Philadelphia): 17.7 points (14.5 minimum value; 3.2 total value)

ANDREW'S RECORD: 1-2
ANDREW COULD'VE GIVEN YOU: -12.7 in total value

Kevin:
RB Frank Gore ($6,000; vs. Houston): 14.4 points (15 minimum value; -0.6 total value)

WR James Starks ($5,700; vs. Seattle): 0.3 points (14.25 minimum value; -13.95 total value)

WR Jarvis Landry ($6,100; vs. Arizona): 10.3 points (15.25 minimum value; -4.95 total value)

KEVIN'S RECORD: 0-3
KEVIN COULD'VE GIVEN YOU: -19.5 in total value

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