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NFL Week 15 DFS Cheat Sheet: Five recommended plays for all contests

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) hands off to running back Derrick Henry (22) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (85.1 PFF rushing grade): He is the position’s top cash-game play.

Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (81.2 PFF receiving grade): He returns to an excellent matchup against the Chicago Bears.

New Orleans Saints rookie WR Rashid Shaheed: He is an excellent under-the-radar GGP tournament play. 

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NFL Week 15 action is here. Here are five recommended plays to help you win big in DraftKings GPP and cash game competitions. 

RB DERRICK HENRY, TENNESSEE TITANS ($8,000 ON DRAFTKINGS) @ LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

  • Tennessee at Los Angeles offers a fantasy-friendly 46.5-point over/under.
  • PFF’s OL/DL matchup chart gives Tennessee the second-best run-blocking matchup advantage (20.0%) on the week.
  • PFF’s ownership projections place running back Derrick Henry’s (85.1 PFF rushing grade) 18.1% expected rostership rate as the second highest at the position. His $8,000 DraftKings salary is $500 less than this week’s running back maximum. 
  • Henry is the go-to running back chalk play in cash games.
  • Los Angeles’ fragile run defense will be without 2021 Pro Bowl safety Derwin James (76.9 PFF run-defense grade). 
  • The table below ranks Los Angeles’ run-defense data in parentheses among NFL teams. “No. 1” represents the position, player or team’s best performance.
PFF Run-Defense Grade Missed Tackles Stops Avg. Depth of Tackle Negatively Graded Run-Def. Play % 
34.6 (No. 30) 81 (No. 30) 162 (T-No. 23) 4.72 (No. 28) 69.3% (No. 31)
  • The table below ranks James’ run-defense data in parentheses among 13 Los Angeles defenders with at least 100 run-defense snaps
PFF Run-Defense Grade Tackles Stops  Tackles for Loss or No Gain Negatively Graded Run-Def. Play % 
76.9 (No. 1) 32 (No. 2) 13 4 (T-No. 5) 5.7% (No. 5)
  • The table below ranks Henry’s rushing data in parentheses among 39 NFL running backs with at least 100 rushing attempts.
PFF Rushing Grade Yds/Carry  Missed Tackles Forced/Carry YAC/Carry 10-Plus-Yd Rushing Plays
85.1 (No. 7) 4.3 (No. 20)  0.19 (T-No. 16) 3.7 (No. 4) 27 (No. 5)
  • Henry’s 275 rush attempts lead the position by six, and his 1,016 rushing yards after contact lead by 12.

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