Fantasy 411 - Week 15
Dec 11, 2012
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The final few weeks of the fantasy football season comes with its own set of challenges. Teams are not only fighting through a litany of injuries, but many teams who find themselves out of contention are quietly beginning the process of preparing for next season. With several young and emerging players getting extended looks setting your fantasy playoff roster can be tougher than ever to fill out. Which situations should you be monitoring as we close the season out?
No waiver wire addition will draw more attention than David Wilson this week, and the interest is well warranted.
With the Cowboys pushing to make a run towards the playoffs in the muddled NFC East the ominous word out of
Danario Alexander is a solid option that fantasy owners should give consideration to adding to fill in at reveiver. Alexander has always had the talent to perform at a high level and this season he has shown that ability to stay healthy and is getting reps as a starter. Alexander displaced Robert Meachem half way through the season and has been developing a nice rapport with quarterback Philip Rivers. Despite some tougher matchups, Alexander should be added for owners who need depth at receiver.
Brent Celek has already been ruled out for Week 15 with the lingering effects of a concussion and Brandon Pettigrew left the Lions’ game on Sunday as he was hobbled by an ankle injury leaving many teams with a hole at the tight end position. Fantasy owners looking to solidify their team or add some options should consider Celek’s fill in
In addition to these position players, if you don’t have a reliable defense there are a couple of waiver wire flyers who should perform well. The Lions have a nice matchup in week fifteen against the hapless Cardinals and the Chargers are set up for a good outing in week sixteen with the Jets.
It’s crunch time in fantasy football and making a key move or two down the stretch could easily be the difference between claiming your league title or being an also ran.