- Injury pivots for questionable IDPs: The linebacker position has a few injury situations to monitor for the fantasy playoffs.
- How to treat Chase Young in his return: Young and many other edge rushers should be considered questionable this week. See the options that are better for Week 15.
- Two top interior defenders at risk: Quinnen Williams and Aaron Donald could both play this week but are questionable at best. Be sure to check the interior defensive line ranks to learn where to pivot.
Estimated reading time: 14 minutes
It’s the fantasy football playoffs and for any IDP managers reading this, congratulations on making it to the dance where sights can finally be set on securing a championship.
At this point in the season, IDP managers are acutely aware of who these players are and what they’re capable of so going forward most of the focus will be on pivot points in case starters can’t go this week and where their replacements fit into the rankings if that is the case.
Check the PFF rankings page for any updates closer to game time.
JUMP TO A POSITION:
|4||1A||Zaire Franklin||IND||@ MIN||SAT|
|5||1B||Micah Parsons||DAL||@ JAX|
|7||1B||Rashaan Evans||ATL||@ NO|
|9||1C||Nick Bolton||KC||@ HST|
|10||1C||Roquan Smith||BLT||@ CLV||SAT|
|15||2A||T.J. Edwards||PHI||@ CHI|
|16||2A||Dre Greenlaw||SF||@ SEA||TNF|
|19||2B||Fred Warner||SF||@ SEA||TNF|
|22||2C||Bobby Wagner||LAR||@ GB||MNF|
|29||3B||Logan Wilson||CIN||@ TB|
|32||3B||Zaven Collins||ARZ||@ DEN|
|34||3C||Bobby Okereke||IND||@ MIN||SAT|
|35||3C||Isaiah Simmons||ARZ||@ DEN|
|38||4A||Patrick Queen||BLT||@ CLV||SAT|
|42||4B||Mykal Walker||ATL||@ NO|
|43||4B||Ernest Jones||LAR||@ GB||MNF|
|45||4C||Willie Gay Jr.||KC||@ HST|
|46||4C||Alex Anzalone||DET||@ NYJ|
|47||4C||Jerome Baker||MIA||@ BUF||SAT|
|48||4C||Kyzir White||PHI||@ CHI|
|49||5A||Ja’Whaun Bentley||NE||@ LV|
|50||5A||Jaylon Smith||NYG||@ WAS||SNF|
|51||5A||Leighton Vander Esch||DAL||@ JAX|
|52||5A||Germaine Pratt||CIN||@ TB|
|53||5B||Devin Bush||PIT||@ CAR|
|56||5B||Dylan Cole||TEN||@ LAC|
|57||5C||Monty Rice||TEN||@ LAC||WW|
|58||5C||Robert Spillane||PIT||@ CAR|
|59||5C||Myles Jack||PIT||@ CAR|
|60||5C||Jahlani Tavai||NE||@ LV|
Chad Muma (LB11) missed last week’s game after a massive fantasy performance in Week 13, but the obvious pivot point here would be Devin Lloyd, who Muma displaced this season. Lloyd hasn’t been very effective since the first month of the season, so he’ll be less valuable than Muma this week, slotting in as a low-end LB2/high-end LB3 just behind Drue Tranquill (LB24) and Denzel Perryman (LB25).
Pete Werner (LB26) is expected to return this week after missing the last three games, but he is still considered questionable. Kaden Elliss is the clear replacement option and does not carry an injury designation or risk for reduced snaps if Werner is out, so he can be treated as a one-for-one replacement this week.
Matt Milano (LB17) is considered questionable but played every snap last week and isn’t a major risk for missing Week 15. However, if he does miss this game, then A.J. Klein figures to fill in once again as the last Buffalo Bills linebacker to play an every-down role with one of the starters out.