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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 15

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Mike Davis, RB, Carolina

It’s been a lost season for Christian McCaffrey and Davis has been the one to benefit the most. He’s coming off a monster Week 14 where he had 93 total yards, five receptions and two touchdowns. Davis gets a great matchup this weekend at Green Bay. The Packers are hot, but their run defense hasn’t been great this year. They are allowing the fifth most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs so Davis should be treated as a fringe RB1 in Week 15.

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Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati

Higgins has had a great rookie season this year. He has shown great promise moving forward, but has really suffered with the injury to Joe Burrow. He registered eight fantasy points or less in three of his last four games and has seen his targets dip a bit. Higgins cannot be trusted the rest of the season and has a miserable matchup this weekend against the angry Steelers. Keep him on the bench.

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Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia

Hurts is the latest duel threat quarterback to make an immediate fantasy impact. In his first career start last week, the rookie was just shy of 20 fantasy points in a victory against a very tough New Orleans team. Hurts only threw for 167 yards and one score, but he rushed for a wild 106 yards against a solid defense. He lost a fumble, but didn’t throw any interceptions so overall it was an impressive first start. Hurts gets the nod again this weekend against the Cardinals and is a good bet to repeat with another 20 plus point fantasy day. Take a look his way.

Jeff Wilson, RB, San Francisco

It looks like Raheem Mostert is once again going to be out of action in Week 15. He’s a talented player, but he simply can’t stay healthy. This bodes well for Wilson on Sunday. He got 11 carries and three targets last game and should see more of the same this week if Mostert is indeed out. Wilson gets an appetizing draw against the lowly Cowboys defense and should have no problem putting up double-digit fantasy points.

Lock of the Week

Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay

Tonyan had a quiet middle of the season, but has really come on for fantasy owners over the last four games. He isn’t getting a ton of catches or yards, but he’s scored a touchdown in each of the last four weeks, and that is really all that counts in fantasy. He’s facing a weak Carolina defense on Saturday and is a sure thing TE1 for the last few weeks of the fantasy playoffs. Expect Tonyan to stretch his streak to five straight games with a score in Week 15.

About Steve Rudy

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