Only one more week. One more week until the fantasy football championships. Each week this column will analyze a player at each position rostered in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues or less. This group of players is basically a dream stream team. For reference, the threshold used for wins and losses in this article will be if the quarterbacks can score 15 plus points and if the rest can score 10 plus PPR points. Here is the fantasy football stream team for Week 15. This week, Jalen Hurts and Keke Coutee are two of the best fantasy football options widely available.
Fantasy Football Week 15 Stream Team: Jalen Hurts, Keke Coutee, and More
Week 14 Recap
- Andy Dalton (DAL) @ CIN – 15.30 points – W
- Mitchell Trubisky (CHI) v HOU – 24.98 points – W
- Philip Rivers (IND) @ LV – 17.76 points – W
- Totals – Week: 3-0-0 / Year: 23-18-1
- DeAndre Washington (MIA) v KC – 7.20 points – L
- J.D. McKissic (WAS) @ SF – 10.60 points – W
- Phillip Lindsay (DEN) @ CAR – 5.10 points – L
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 17-23-2
- Tim Patrick (DEN) @ CAR – 12.60 points – W
- Darnell Mooney (CHI) v HOU – 10.70 points – W
- Keke Coutee (HOU) @ CHI – 9.40 points – L
- Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 17-25
- Jordan Akins (HOU) @ CHI – 5.00 points – L
- Logan Thomas (WAS) @ SF – 10.30 points – W
- Dalton Schultz (DAL) @ CIN – 6.40 points – L
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 13-27-2
- Grand Totals – Week: 7-5 / Year: 70-93-5
Fantasy Football Week 15 Stream Team – Jalen Hurts SZN
Quarterback – Jalen Hurts (PHI – 28%) @ ARI
From a real-life standpoint, it was a mixed bag for Jalen Hurts in his starting debut. It was definitely more good than bad as Hurts led the Philadelphia Eagles to the upset win over the New Orleans Saints, but the passing still left a lot to be desired. From a fantasy standpoint, however, it was a beautiful debut. Hurts finished as a top-10 option at quarterback this week and it was all due to what he did on the ground. He finished with 18 carries for 106 yards. This week he gets a pace-up matchup against the Arizona Cardinals who are the fastest-paced team in the NFL. This should allow more plays on both sides which leads to more fantasy goodness. As 6.5-point underdogs Hurts and the Eagles should be dropping back more than normal this week. 18 carries shouldn’t be the expectation any week, but it’s certainly a possibility and makes Hurts a great option this week and beyond
Jalen Hurts joins Lamar Jackson as the only QBs in league history to rush for 100+ yards in their first career start.
— Ryan McDowell (@RyanMc23) December 14, 2020
Honorable Mentions – Mitchell Trubisky (CHI – 12%) @ MIN, Philip Rivers (IND – 43%) v HOU
Running Back – Salvon Ahmed (MIA – 18%) v NE
Salvon Ahmed missed last week’s game with a shoulder injury and watched as DeAndre Washington disappointed in the role. As of this writing, Ahmed is practicing on a limited basis and seems likely to return this week. Matt Breida and Washington should also be active and will see their share of touches as well, but Ahmed should be the one to carry the load if he’s active. Earlier this year, when filling in for Myles Gaskin, Ahmed played well and showed some surprising burst. He was able to rack up double-digit touches and fantasy points in both games he started. This matchup against the New England Patriots isn’t one to worry about either as they haven’t been great in terms of stopping the run or the pass this season. While it could be a bit of a slower-paced game, the Miami Dolphins are favored in this one which should help Ahmed in terms of game script.
Honorable Mentions – Jeff Wilson (SF – 40%) @ DAL, Gus Edwards (BAL – 38%) v JAX
Wide Receiver – Keke Coutee (HOU – 43%) @ IND
Keke Coutee burned plenty of fantasy managers last week when he was coming off a big game in the previous week and now was going to be the main guy as Brandin Cooks was ruled out. Even though he disappointed, he should still be plugged into lineups this week against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are a good defense, but they can be passed on. That’s how it played out two weeks ago when the Houston Texans hosted the Colts. Coutee had a big game in that one putting up 25.1 PPR points as he hauled in eight balls for 141 yards. This game has another high O/U and will also be played in a dome, just like the last one. The Texans are also underdogs as well so the game script should be in Coutee’s favor once again. Coutee should be able to bounce back from a disappointing showing last week and make amends to help fantasy managers move on to the championship week.
Keke Coutee last four games:
15 rec, 192 yards, 2 TD
Projected over 16 games:
60 rec, 768 yards, 8 TD#Texans
— Texans Savant (@TexansSavant) December 14, 2020
Honorable Mentions – KJ Hamler (DEN – 5%) v BUF, Willie Snead (BAL – 3%) v JAX
Tight End – Cole Kmet (CHI – 9%) @ MIN
Boy has the tight end position been brutal this season. Just when it looked like this might be the year there would be plenty of tight end value, 2020 reared its ugly head again. Cole Kmet has been a surprising bright spot of late at the position. After spending most of his rookie season buried behind Jimmy Graham on the Chicago Bears depth chart, Kmet has rattled off two straight very good games. He’s now had seven targets in two straight games and been able to produce fairly well in both. He’s also played more snaps and ran more routes than Graham in both games as well. This week he gets to take on a Minnesota Vikings team that is mid-pack in terms of fantasy points allowed to tight ends. This isn’t a matchup that should be feared and is played in a dome as well, which is conducive for passing offenses so fire up Kmet if you’re in a pinch.
Honorable Mentions – Irv Smith (MIN – 12%) v CHI, Dalton Schultz (DAL – 20%) v SF
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