Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia
Well it’s been two great performances in-a-row for the rookie quarterback and even though the Eagles lost last week, Hurts has brought a lot of life to the team. He had a massive Week 15, throwing for 338 yards and three scores while also chipping in 11 rushes for 63 yards and a rushing touchdown. He is clearly the starter for at least the rest of the season and is making Philly think twice about keeping Carson Wentz in the future. Hurts has an appetizing game against Dallas for the fantasy championships and needs to be started in all formats.
James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
Conner is one of those guys who gets drafted higher than he should every year. He’s always hurt and is only good for a handful of solid performances each season – 2020 has been no different. Conner has been inconsistent, had COVID-19, and is now nursing a quad injury. He should be back for Week 16, but do you really want to play him? I sure would have him nowhere near my starting lineup. Plus with the Steelers absolutely reeling right now as a team? It’s best to leave Conner on the bench.
Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Detroit
Jones has been the number one receiver for the Lions with Kenny Golladay on the sidelines. He’s had some up and down games, but overall he’s been solid for fantasy owners. He’s been over 20 fantasy points in two of his last three games and is coming off a big 10 catch performance in Week 15. Jones has a matchup with Tampa Bay at home this weekend in what could be an offensive shootout – make sure he’s in your lineup.
Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay
Fournette filled in great for Ronald Jones last week who’s been out with COVID-19 and a finger injury. He had 65 total yards and two touchdowns and at the very least should be in a timeshare with Jones if he comes back in Week 16. If Jones is out, then Fournette immediately becomes a solid RB2 for owners looking to win their fantasy leagues this weekend. He should see double-digit carries against the Lions in a great matchup.
Lock of the Week
Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland
Landry and the Browns have clearly been better without Odell Beckham Jr. He’s been a target monster over the last four games, seeing 38 of them, and has three touchdowns. Landry has been the go-to guy for Cleveland the second half of the year and has been solid for fantasy managers. The Jets defense is next on the schedule for Landry in a game the Browns need to win so expect a big game out of him. The Jets pass defense hasn’t been stopping anyone so Landry should be open all game.