The fantasy playoffs are here and these scoring stars have a vast sample size to bolster their likelihoods to pay off for you in Week 15. These are the best bets to score.
JAMAAL WILLIAMS, Lions
Williams is nothing if not prolific in the end zone this season for the Lions. He’s only topped 100 rushing yards once, in Week 4, but he’s scored more rushing TDs (14) than any other back in the NFL. He’s 49.91% TD dependent and he’s taking -125 odds to score with him into a matchup with the Jets front, a team that is middling against the run (18th), but makes for the worst matchup (32nd) for opposing WRs.
DERRICK HENRY, Titans
Henry has been up and down as of late, having two sub-40-yard, no-score games sandwiched in between two games of at least 85 yards where he found the end zone. This week, he’ll face a Chargers team that defends the pass well, but is a top 10 matchup for opposing RBs. Henry’s snap count increased about 10% from the previous two games in Week 14 to 75%, so the team has reinvested in him even more as they push for the playoffs, and Henry has a league-best -200 odds to score this week.
MILES SANDERS, Eagles
Perhaps in an effort to preserve their potential MVP QB Jalen Hurts a bit more, the Eagles have been giving goal-line chances to Sanders over the past few weeks. He’s scored five touchdowns in the past three games, on the ground, and he’s primed to keep up the good work against the Bears. They’re our third-best matchup for opposing runners, so it’s no surprise that Sanders has -125 odds to score in Week 15.
KEENAN ALLEN, Chargers
Keenan Allen has been productive in fantasy since returning to action in Week 11, either scoring or topping 90 yards in four straight games. He’s set to potentially do both this week, as he goes up against Tennessee’s defense, a unit that is our second-best matchup for opposing WRs in Week 15. Averaging an 88% snap count since he’s returned, Allen maintains an integral role in the Chargers offense, especially their red zone efforts. Most of the scoring should come from the air this week and Allen is the likely beneficiary.
DAVANTE ADAMS, Raiders
Adams has more receiving TDs (12) than any other wide receiver this season. He has strong odds (-135) this week, as no other WR has better ones, with the Raiders facing a Patriots team that defends the pass well. Adams is somewhat matchup proof though. Only two wide receivers had more snaps than Adams (97%) last week so Adams will be on the field when the Raiders are in scoring position and he’s likely to be the player that they go to as the Patriots are even tougher against the run than they are against the pass.
JA’MARR CHASE, Bengals
Chase is playing this week against a Tampa team that has been reeling over the past couple of weeks. A once-formidable unit, they’re now our 12th-best matchup for opposing receivers and Chase has favorable -105 TD odds and had a 94% snap count in Week 14.
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