DFS Roundtable: Matchup Plays

The DFS team discusses their favorite matchup plays for Week 15


Pick a matchup from each positional grouping you are targeting in Week 15:

Quarterbacks
Baker Mayfield vs. Arizona
Gardner Minshew vs. Oakland
Eli Manning (or Daniel Jones) vs. Miami
Ryan Tannehill vs. Houston

Running Backs
Chris Carson vs. Carolina
Josh Jacobs (or DeAndre Washington) vs. Jacksonville
Philip Lindsay vs. Kansas City
Ronald Jones II (or Peyton Barber) vs. Detroit
Sony Michel (or James White) vs. Cincinnati

Wide Receivers
Kenny Golladay vs. Tampa Bay
Golden Tate (or Sterling Shepard) vs. Miami
Chris Godwin vs. Detroit
Keenan Allen (or Mike Williams) vs. Minnesota

Tight Ends
David Njoku vs. Arizona
Greg Olsen (or Ian Thomas) vs. Seattle
Nick O'Leary vs. Oakland
Logan Thomas vs. Tampa Bay
Tyler Higbee (or Gerald Everett) vs. Dallas

JASON WOOD

QB
Baker Mayfield vs. Arizona -- The Cardinals are awful defensively, so Mayfield is a possibility. But he's been awful, too. It's hard to get excited about Mayfield but Jarvis Landry is one of the best receivers on the slate.

Eli Manning (or Daniel Jones) vs. Miami -- Manning started off hot against the Eagles but was shut down in the second half. His full-game performance was middling, even at a discounted price. I don't see Manning as an interesting play.

Ryan Tannehill vs. Houston --
Giddy up! Tannehill is playing career-best football and the Titans are making a strong push for the postseason. In a key divisional game, Tannehill will have plenty of opportunities to throw as the Texans aim to shut down Derrick Henry.

RB
Chris Carson vs. Carolina -- This is a no-brainer. Rashaad Penny had played his way into a true time share with Carson (even though Carson continued playing well) but now Penny is done for the season. The Seahawks will ride Carson as the offensive centerpiece down the stretch.

Josh Jacobs (or DeAndre Washington) vs. Jacksonville -- Josh Jacobs is playing with a broken shoulder. Let that sink in for a minute. The biggest fear for Jacobs was Jon Gruden's propensity to overwork his backs. Cadillac Williams was a workhorse until he wasn't, and then was washed up. Jacobs may be on the same trajectory. I'm steering clear.

WR
Chris Godwin vs. Detroit -- Godwin may be the highest-owned receiver now that Mike Evans is done for the season and Jameis Winston appears okay after hurting his thumb. His ownership makes him unattractive in GPP builds but he's one of the best cash options on the slate.

Keenan Allen (or Mike Williams) vs. Minnesota --
Allen is always a strong play on paper, but it's been a maddeningly inconsistent season for the star veteran. He is worth being overweight slightly if you build a lot of different lineups, but he's not a priority if you're only playing one or two cash lineups.

TE --
None of these plays are particularly exciting. This isn't a week to go cheap at the tight end position.

PHIL ALEXANDER

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