Week 15 is here and it’s the first week of the playoffs in most leagues. 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 at least 17 points, if the tight ends can score at least eight PPR points, and if the rest can score at least 10 PPR points. Here is the Week 15 stream team.
Week 15 Stream Team: Taysom Hill, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and More!
Week 14 Recap
- Taysom Hill (NO) @ NYJ – 26.30 points – Win
- Teddy Bridgewater (DEN) v DET – 15.16 points – Loss
- Taylor Heinicke (WFT) v DAL – 8.68 points – Loss
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 19-23
- Jeff Wilson Jr. (SF) @ CIN – 5.60 points – Loss
- Ty Johnson (NYJ) v NO – 9.70 points – Loss
- Godwin Igwebuike (DET) @ DEN – 0.50 points – Loss
- Totals – Week: 0-3 / Year: 14-28
- Russell Gage (ATL) @ CAR – 10.40 points – Win
- Jamison Crowder (NYJ) v NO – 4.90 points – Loss
- Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (TEN) v JAX – 6.10 points – Loss
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 24-18
- Tyler Conklin (MIN) v PIT – 4.00 points – Loss
- Ricky Seals-Jones (WFT) v DAL – 1.80 points – Loss
- Jared Cook (LAC) v NYG – 8.80 points – Win
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 21-21
- Grand Totals – Week: 3-9 / Year: 78-90
Week 15 Stream Team
Quarterback – Taysom Hill (NO – 50%) @ TB
Why fantasy football players cannot buy into quarterbacks like Taysom Hill for fantasy football purposes is extremely confusing. He has now scored 26.30 and 27.66 fantasy points in back-to-back weeks. Both weeks he had 11 carries and turned those into 101 yards the first week and then 73 yards and two scores this week. If Hill is going to continue to run this much, he is going to not only be the premier weekly streamer but a weekly top-10 option at quarterback.
This week’s matchup is a great one as well. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the biggest pass-funnel in the NFL. They do such a great job at stopping the run that teams really only pass on them. The New Orleans Saints are also heading into this matchup as 11-point underdogs so the game script should also be in Hill’s favor. Hill dropping back more in this game than any other game this season would not be surprising. If that’s the case, Hill has a great shot at a third straight great fantasy game.
Taysom Hill fantasy finishes in six career starts:
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) December 13, 2021
Honorable Mentions – Tua Tagovailoa (MIA – 32%) v NYJ, Justin Fields (CHI – 19%) v MIN
Running Back – J.D. McKissic (WFT – 47%) @ PHI
J.D. McKissic has missed the last two games due to a concussion but the last time he was out there he was busy scoring 22.6 fantasy points. In his absence, Antonio Gibson has been a mixed bag. Gibson had an awesome game last week while taking on more of McKissic’s role but this week he did not look so hot. Had Gibson dominated in both games that McKissic missed, there would be a bit more concern about how much of a role McKissic would be returning to. However, that was not the case at all.
Gibson might possibly steal some of McKissic’s role moving forward but there is no reason to believe that will happen when the Washington Football Team has consistently shown over the past two seasons how they want to use McKissic. This week’s matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles is a nice spot. Washington currently sits as four-point road underdogs which should help the potential game script in McKissic’s favor. The Eagles have also allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to running backs so far this year. Admittedly it is a bit thin again at running back this week, but it could be much worse than using McKissic in a pinch.
Honorable Mentions – Rashaad Penny (SEA – 19%) @ LAR, Rex Burkhead (HOU – 15%) @ JAX
Wide Receiver – Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET – 12%) v ARI
That now makes two straight weeks of 12 targets for Amon-Ra St. Brown. No, that is not a typo, he actually drew 12 targets in back-to-back weeks now. St. Brown has turned those 24 targets into 18 receptions for 159 yards and a score. That gave him 40.10 fantasy points over the last two games. One of those games came without T.J. Hockenson in the lineup and both of them without D’Andre Swift. There is a chance that both return this weekend which could put a dent into St. Brown’s recent target share boost so that is something to monitor.
Even still, this looks like a great game environment. This week the Detroit Lions take on the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are one of the fastest-paced teams in the NFL so this is a pace-up spot for the Lions. They are also 13.5-point home underdogs meaning the game script should be one where the Lions will be throwing early and often. This game is also in a dome as well which is another boost to the outlook.
Amon-Ra St. Brown has more receptions in his last two games (18) than Courtland Sutton has in his last seven games (15)
ARSB has 24 targets in those two games, while Sutton has 25 targets in those seven games
— Adam Koffler (@AdamKoffler) December 13, 2021
Honorable Mentions – K.J. Osborn (MIN – 38%) @ CHI, Jamison Crowder (NYJ – 38%) @ MIA
Tight End – Ricky Seals-Jones (WFT – 20%) @ PHI
Ricky Seals-Jones is back once again as a viable streaming option at tight end. Sure, it did not go so well this past week. Keep in mind that it was his first game back from injury. Seeing both him and John Bates split snaps was interesting considering that the Washington tight end position has been a plug-and-play position all year. That’s a bit concerning if that trend continues. This is more of a vote of confidence that it was more due to shaking off some rust and easing back in from injury than anything and that Seals-Jones will go back to playing 90%+ of the snaps. If that comes to fruition, this is a great matchup to take advantage of. The Eagles have allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this year so far. As previously mentioned, Washington is four-point road underdogs which should help the game script for Seals-Jones. A nice bonus is that Seals-Jones will get to take on these same Eagles two of the next three weeks.
Honorable Mentions – James O’Shaughnessy (JAX – 1%) v HOU, Austin Hooper (CLE – 41%) v LV