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GRAB BAG: Week 15

The playoffs are now in full swing. Are you still with us? If you are, congratulations on your victory or welcome back from a deserved bye week. Now to business. Don’t get comfortable because anything can happen and you need to be ready for it. Let’s get into the good part and see who can help you along.

QB Derek Carr, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, in general, didn’t look good in Week 14 against Indianapolis. Derek Carr did enough to salvage a good fantasy day with 314 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and a rushing score. That makes back-to-back games with over 300-yards and multiple touchdowns also, over 300-yards in three of his last four games. Carr is doing everything he can to keep Las Vegas in the playoff hunt and it’s been good for fantasy teams.

Las Vegas will face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15 for the second time this year. In Week 9, Carr threw two touchdown passes in Los Angeles. The Chargers have allowed multiple touchdown passes in six of their last eight games. If you’re in need of a streaming quarterback, Carr could be your guy this week. He is still available in more than half of fantasy leagues.

RB DeAndre Washington, Miami

With injuries and COVID ravaging the Miami backfield, DeAndre Washington became the de facto starter against Kansas City. Washington took 13 carries for only 25 yards and added another 17 yards on two receptions. Should Myles Gaskin, Matt Breida and Salvon Ahmed miss another week, it would leave Washington as the main ball carrier again. Ahmed missed the entire last week of practice while Gaskin and Breida entered the COVID list late in the week.

Miami and New England will meet for a second time in Week 15. Breida and Gaskin averaged 4.4 yards per carry in the previous matchup against New England. It’s very possible that Washington will be the main runner again in Week 15. He is unrostered in 75-85 percent of fantasy leagues.

WR Chad Hansen, Houston

Chad Hansen has been a surprise standout over the last two contests for a team dealing with injuries. Brandin Cooks was a late scratch for the team after initial reports claimed he would play in Week 14. Hansen stepped up by making 7 receptions for 56 yards, leading the team in receiving yards. He has been targeted seven times in each of the last two games. His value is capped if Cooks comes back in Week 15.

Houston faces Indianapolis for the second time in three weeks. In the prior matchup, Hansen grabbed five balls for 101 yards. Hansen is virtually unrostered. He’ll have another big role in the passing game, alongside Keke Coutee, if Houston is still plagued by injuries.

TE Logan Thomas, Washington

After putting up career high numbers in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (98) in Week 13, Logan Thomas was on a lot of fantasy radars. He tallied solid tight end numbers in Week 14 with six catches for 43 receiving yards. Thomas has caught 19-of-20 targets for 161 receiving yards and two touchdowns over his last three games and should be considered for anyone who doesn’t have any of the top fantasy tight ends.

Washington will host Seattle in Week 15 in a moderate matchup. Seattle has allowed tight ends to score three touchdowns across its last four games. Thomas has been a more than adequate play at tight end for those who have taken the chance. He is available in about 45-55 percent of fantasy leagues for those who want to join the party.

WR Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas

Averaging more than eight targets per game in the last four weeks, Nelson Agholor has produced well for fantasy teams. Since the Week 6 bye, Agholor has had three games of over 80 receiving yards and a touchdown. His 210 air yards (total combined yards from targets) was the highest in the league, which shows his big play potential.

The Los Angeles Chargers are the Week 15 opponents for Las Vegas. Four different wide receivers have scored touchdowns against the Chargers in the last two games. Agholor has been off and on the fantasy radar all season with his ability to make huge catches. You can add him this week in more than 65 percent of fantasy leagues.

About Benjamin Ditlevson

I may be new to the Fantasy Football writing game, but I've been giving winning advice to friends and family for years. I have run numerous leagues including my league of record for 18 years. If I'm not working/studying Fantasy Football, I'm spending time with my wife and my furry, long-eared kids, Cinna and Grayson.