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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 15

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Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams

Higbee has been on an absolute tear the last two weeks. He’s seen 19 targets and combined to put up 14 receptions, 223 yards and a touchdown over that span. He looks to be a solid TE1 for the fantasy playoffs. The bump in production is due to Gerald Everett being out with a knee injury, but no one expected Higbee to see so many targets. Everett didn’t practice again yesterday and it’s looking like he will miss another game. The Rams get Dallas this week in a showdown of two good offenses so Higbee should be involved early and often as Jared Goff’s safety valve. He’s a must start as long as Everett doesn’t suit up.

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Odell Beckham Jr, WR, Cleveland

2019 has been a disaster for Beckham and his fantasy owners. He’s been battling injuries and isn’t happy about his role with the Browns. He’s already made it perfectly clear that he doesn’t want to return next year which doesn’t bode well for him down the stretch. Owners who are still alive in the fantasy playoffs should look elsewhere this week. I know it’s tough to bench a player like Beckham, but he’s just not there mentally or physically right now. He has a sports hernia injury that has hindered him and even though he gets a dream matchup with the Cardinals, stay away.

Shark Sleepers

Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo

Singletary has been on a roll the last three games for the Bills. He’s shown explosiveness as both a rusher and receiver and has averaged just under 21 touches per game over the last three. He’s coming off an impressive 118 total yard game against the red hot Ravens defense and though he didn’t find the end zone, he had some big plays. His matchup against the Steelers in Week 15 isn’t ideal, but he’s been solid against whomever he faces over the last month; start Singletary with confidence.

Tampa Bay Wide Receivers

Yes I’m talking to you Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson. With news that star receiver Mike Evans is done for the year, Perriman and the unknown Watson get a nice bump for fantasy purposes. Perriman has been around for a few years and is decent at best, but Watson is the intriguing one for Week 15. After Evans went down early in the first half last week, Perriman saw about 30% more of the snaps than Watson, but Watson had eight targets to Perriman’s five. Watson also saw three red zone targets. I know it’s nutty, but I think Watson has a day on Sunday.

Lock of the Week

Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco

Mostert isn’t the starter, but he’s surely the back to own right now in San Francisco. He’s had two huge games in-a-row on the road against the Ravens and Saints. Against the Ravens he ran for 146 yards and a score. Then last week at New Orleans, Mostert had a rushing and a receiving touchdown. He’s been an absolute force for the 49ers and should continue to see around 15-20 touches the rest of the season. He draws the Falcons in Week 15 and I expect another 100 total yards and a score.

About Steve Rudy

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