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Corner Lockdown – Week 15

Bold Predictions

Jordan Reed outscores all Buffalo receivers.

Reed has been able to stay healthy for most of the season and hasn’t disappointed. He’s coming off a huge Week 14 where he caught all nine of his targets for 120 yards and a trip to pay dirt. Reed has a great matchup Sunday against Buffalo. It’s been tough to run on Buffalo, but tight ends have had recent success and that should be the case this week. I think Reed has another big day and scores more fantasy points than all the Buffalo wide receivers combined. Obviously, Reed is a must-start in all formats regardless of who he’s playing, but he might be the highest scoring tight end in Week 15.

Blake Bortles and Matthew Stafford dominate Week 15.

Bortles and Stafford both have great matchups this week and should be considered high-end QB1’s. Jacksonville is home against Atlanta, while Detroit is at New Orleans. Atlanta and New Orleans have been two of the worst defenses in 2015 so look for Bortles and Stafford to remain hot. I think Bortles has a chance at 30 fantasy points this week, while Stafford should be in the neighborhood of 25. Get both in your lineups even if you have a bigger name quarterback on your roster and reap the benefits.

Shark Sleepers

Bryce Brown, RB, Seattle

It seems like every week another important player goes down for Seattle. Last week, running back Thomas Rawls suffered a broken ankle in the first quarter and is now out for the season. Marshawn Lynch is close to returning, but won’t be ready this week so Brown is your starting running back in Seattle. He does have experience, but hasn’t gotten any carries yet this season so you must keep your expectations in check. Plus, Seattle just re-signed Christine Michael so he could be in the mix. The good news is, Brown is going up against the worst run defense in the NFL in Cleveland and should see around 15 touches. No offense is hotter than Seattle right now so Brown is an interesting flex play for those in need.

Zach Miller, TE, Chicago

Those of you who own Tyler Eifert or Greg Olsen should pick up Miller for some insurance in the case either of them doesn’t play this week. Miller has put together a string of five touchdowns in his last six games and has been the starter in Chicago for the past few weeks with Martellus Bennett done for the season. He has a decent matchup against Minnesota and should be treated as a back-end TE1 for Week 15.

Lock of the Week

Denard Robinson, RB, Jacksonville

Robinson is expected to start at running back and get plenty of work since T.J. Yeldon suffered a knee sprain. In relief of Yeldon last week, Robinson ran for 75 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown and also had one reception for 12 yards. The scary part about this performance was that Yeldon didn’t get hurt until midway through the third quarter. Robinson now gets a full game to showcase his skills and is going up against a terrible Atlanta run defense. Sign me up. At worst, Robinson is a flex play in Week 15, but you can expect RB2 production. He needs to be owned and started in most leagues.

Who’s on Revis Island?

The New York Jets head to Dallas for a Saturday night contest where Darrelle Revis will have his hands full with Dez Bryant. Normally, this would be a very tough assignment for Revis, but since Bryant has Matt Cassel throwing him the ball instead of Tony Romo, I don’t think there’s much of a threat. Bryant has had a lost season due to injury to himself and Romo. I know we are in the middle of the fantasy playoffs, but I would suggest putting Bryant on the bench this week.

About Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.