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Fantasy Football: 5 sleeper plays with upside for Week 15

2RYMW62 Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws downfield under pressure during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger)

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford has been on a roll: Stafford has finished as a top-eight fantasy quarterback in each of the past three weeks and will look to make it a fourth in Week 15 against the Washington Commanders.

New York Giants WR Wan’Dale Robinson gets a favorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints in Week 15: The Saints have been a top-five defense against wide receivers for fantasy this season, but their greatest weakness (and Robinson’s greatest strength) is in the slot.

As Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison deals with an ankle injury, his backup could be in for a big day: Ty Chandler could be in line to make his first career start against a beatable Bengals run defense.

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Most fantasy football leagues will kick off their playoffs in Week 15, but unfortunately, the NFL does not stop for injuries. With several big names on the injury report, including QB C.J. Stroud (concussion), WRs Ja’Marr Chase and Tyreek Hill (both dealing with ankle injuries), and Dalton Kincaid (shoulder and thumb injuries), you may need some potential “boom” plays in your lineups. If you need a high-upside flex or streaming quarterback for your fantasy lineups, here are five sleeper plays to consider with high upside (albeit, often high risk) for Week 15.

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QB Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

It shouldn’t be all that spicy to strongly recommend starting a guy who’s finished as a top-eight quarterback in each of the last three weeks. However, given the flukey lack of touchdown production to start the season, some fantasy managers may be wary of handing Stafford the reigns to their teams in the first week of the fantasy football playoffs. It’s fair enough, but considering Stafford is set to face the Washington Commanders, there are no more questions to be asked here. Unless you have a bonafide stud like Josh Allen, Dak Prescott or even Brock Purdy, Stafford belongs in your fantasy lineups in Week 15.

The Commanders lead the league in both passing touchdowns (30) and yards (3,458) allowed. Their defense has allowed a score on 46.9% of opposing drives this season, a mark that leads the league while forcing the fifth-lowest turnover rate at 8.4%. This has amounted to Washington having allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season – giving up 21 or more fantasy points in nine of 13 games so far in 2023.

RB Ty Chandler, Minnesota Vikings


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