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2015 NFL Fantasy Football: The Playoffs Begin!

Follow Dubs into the Fantasy Football playoffs, as he continues his quest for a championship trophy (or two).

Week 15 marks the first week of Fantasy Football playoffs in both of my standard leagues. I was fortunate to qualify for the playoffs in both leagues, having finished the regular season with a pair of 11-3 records. Luck will doubtless play a role in advancing to finals in Week 16. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed. Let the playoffs begin!

Week 14 Results & Statistics

After last weeks loss, Team Dubs heads into the playoffs in first place with an 11-3 record. Frank's Team finished the regular season with a win last week and an 11-3 record, good for 2nd place in my second league league.

5 players I'm glad I selected/added this season: Devonta Freeman, Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, A.J. Green and the Denver Broncos defense. 5 players who are my biggest disappointments: Andrew Luck, Marshawn Lynch, Melvin Gordon, Sammy Watkins and Dez Bryant. My top two players drafted in each league have woefully underperformed. Luckily, solid drafting overall, my Waiver Wire/Free Agent additions and dismal performances by my opponents have allowed me to remain at or near the top of the standings in both leagues.

Team Dubs
Week Team Dubs Opponent PF PA Rank Record
1 95.12 88.72 95.12 88.72 1st 1  0
2 93.90 78.06 189.02 166.78 1st 2  0
3 150.32 59.58 339.34 226.36 1st 3  0
4 72.84 81.94 412.18 308.30 1st 3  1
5 117.90 90.26 530.08 398.56 1st 4  1
6 130.98 88.18 661.06 486.74 1st 5  1
7 113.80 83.88 774.86 570.62 1st 6  1
8 118.84 114.52 893.70 685.14 1st 7  1
9 81.92 76.46 975.62 761.60 1st 8  1
10 107.56 84.24 1083.18 845.84 1st 9  1
11 65.68 97.42 1148.86 943.26 1st 9  2
12 108.00 75.94 1256.86 1019.20 1st 10  2
13 114.18 75.78 1371.04 1094.98 1st 11  2
14 93.94 110.00 1464.98 1204.98 1st 11  3

Position Player Team Fantasy Points
QB Tom Brady New England 18.04
RB Devonta Freeman Atlanta 4.20
RB Charcandrick West Kansas City 5.40
WR Eric Decker NY Jets 13.40
WR Jeremy Maclin Kansas City 6.60
Flex A.J. Green Cincinnati 19.20
TE Delanie Walker Tennessee 7.10
PK Brandon McManus Denver 13.00
Defense Denver Broncos 7.00
Total Points Week 14 93.94

Player Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14
Tom Brady 27.62 28.24 22.72 Bye 25.30 23.48 29.70 30.34 18.86 19.26 14.08 23.20 33.78 18.04
Andrew Luck 19.72 11.40 18.50 Out Out 27.98 26.02 17.74 21.48 Waived
Derek Carr 19.28 7.56 23.70 16.32 13.00
Andy Dalton 18.44 Waived
Marshawn Lynch 12.40 6.20 2.30 0.00 Out 11.40 18.20 8.20 Bye 11.00 Out/Inj. Waived
Melvin Gordon 4.70 9.80 5.10 4.60 7.40 0.90 2.90 6.10 5.60 Bye 4.90 Waived
Andre Williams 1.40 4.30 8.90 Waived
Devonta Freeman 32.90 25.70 27.60 13.00 13.10 13.90 Bye 4.30 Out 10.30 4.20
Charcandrick West 18.20 Bye 28.10 6.40 Out 4.90 5.40
Ronnie Hillman 17.50 0.10 11.10 10.40 11.90 5.60 6.10
Spencer Ware 17.50 8.50 5.20
Jeremy Hill 10.00 15.80 2.40
Arian Foster Out Out Out 1.50 11.80 17.20 24.50 IR
David Johnson 11.50 16.50 4.10 12.10 12.60 1.70 Waived
A.J. Green 6.30 10.50 34.70 8.20 7.80 3.60 Bye 17.80 5.30 4.70 7.90 18.10 18.80 19.20
Kendall Wright 16.10 1.70 16.80 Bye 3.00 3.40 Waived
Larry Fitzgerald 8.70 29.20 25.40 7.90 11.80 9.30 3.90 12.40 Bye 13.00 9.00 6.60 5.50 4.10
Jeremy Maclin 5.20 5.50 20.10 14.80 8.50 4.80 Out 9.50 Bye 1.70 2.90 22.00 19.70 6.60
Eric Decker 9.70 15.70 Out 10.60 Bye 9.90 9.40 12.00 13.90 14.50 8.10 12.20 10.10 13.40
Brandin Cooks 22.90 Bye 3.50 16.40 2.90
Jarvis Landry 7.10 9.06 Waived
Jimmy Graham 11.10 1.10 14.30 2.90 3.00 14.00 3.10 7.50 Bye 4.10 3.90 7.50 IR
Jordan Reed Bye 7.80 14.90 2.60 9.80 3.30 18.00
Delanie Walker 15.20 7.10
Charles Clay 0.70 6.20 2.60 Waived
Julius Thomas Out Out Out Waived
Dan Carpenter 11.00 2.00 13.00 6.00 2.00 Waived
Josh Brown 10.00 Waived
Brandon McManus 14.00 Bye 11.00 6.00 1.00 5.00 6.00 5.00 13.00
Pittsburgh Steelers 2.00 Waived
Denver Broncos 16.00 22.00 16.00 10.00 22.00 17.00 Bye 9.00 7.00 1.00 7.00 5.00 23.00 7.00
Frank's Team
Week Frank's Team Opponent PF PA Rank Record
1 91.34 79.82 91.34 79.82 3rd 1  0
2 91.14 60.66 182.48 139.88 2nd 2  0
3 68.90 119.06 251.38 258.94 4th 2  1
4 82.38 54.94 333.76 316.48 4th 3  1
5 81.82 63.40 415.58 379.88 3rd 4  1
6 117.32 111.02 532.90 490.90 1st 5  1
7 81.80 37.70 614.70 528.60 1st 6  1
8 88.20 74.74 702.90 603.34 1st 7  1
9 110.66 78.96 813.56 682.30 1st 8  1
10 53.48 67.00 867.04 749.30 2nd 8  2
11 74.40 67.62 941.44 816.92 2nd 9  2
12 86.50 33.30 1027.94 850.22 1st 10  2
13 95.50 104.56 1123.44 954.78 2nd 10  3
14 112.98 57.38 1236.42 1012.16 2nd 11  3
Position Player Team Fantasy Points
QB Russell Wilson Seattle 32.28
RB Devonta Freeman Atlanta 4.20
RB Thomas Rawls Seattle 4.40
WR Sammy Watkins Buffalo 14.20
WR Dez Bryant Dallas 0.90
WR Doug Baldwin Seattle 26.20
TE Travis Kelce Kansas City 1.80
PK Justin Tucker Baltimore 6.00
Defense Carolina Panthers 23.00
Total Points Week 14 112.98
Player Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14
Russell Wilson 16.14 23.04 16.20 15.48 13.62 18.86 13.40 14.60 Bye 17.80 25.40 35.20 34.06 32.28
Andy Dalton 28.04 21.52 Bye 11.64 21.86 9.88 22.00 20.72 23.90 1.36
Joe Flacco 2.68 22.56 21.48 8.56 Waived
DeMarco Murray 14.00 5.50 0.00 4.80 18.00 18.60 7.00 Bye 22.10 11.90 7.10 3.00 Waived
Melvin Gordon 4.70 9.80 5.10 4.60 7.40 0.90 Waived
Devonta Freeman 32.90 25.70 27.60 13.00 13.10 13.90 Bye 4.30 Out 10.30 4.20
Charcandrick West 18.20 Bye 28.10 6.40 Out 4.40 5.40
Alfred Morris 12.10 7.20 1.90 6.50 Waived
T.J. Yeldon 6.70 8.30 4.20 10.90 12.30 Out 18.40 Bye 10.10 Waived
Tevin Coleman 8.00 9.20 Out Waived
DeAngelo Williams 6.90 Bye Out 14.50 21.10
Thomas Rawls 14.10 16.30 4.40
Allen Hurns 9.00 11.30 Bye 18.20 12.20 1.90 4.20 Out 16.50
Doug Baldwin 26.20
Travis Benjamin 29.50 8.50 7.90 8.30 Waived 2.70 Waived Bye 16.00 Out Waived
Sammy Watkins 0.00 12.00 3.90 Out Out 10.80 Out Bye 22.80 1.40 3.90 27.80 16.90 14.20
Marvin Jones 1.00 Waived 1.40 Waived
Vincent Jackson 5.10 11.40 4.00 20.70 3.40 Bye 1.30 Waived
Dez Bryant 4.80 Out Out Out Out Out Out 1.20 16.40 4.50 10.50 2.60 6.20 0.90
Nelson Agholor 0.50 Waived
James Jones 13.70 9.00 Bye 0.20 5.70 0.00 Waived
Michael Crabtree 5.50 5.00 7.90 10.50 1.90
Travis Kelce 22.60 5.80 10.00 2.90 3.50 8.80 7.30 10.90 Bye 3.60 4.60 12.90 4.20 1.80
Ladarius Green 5.00 Waived
Gary Barnidge 3.50 Waived 5.90 14.40
Jimmy Graham 14.00 3.10 7.50 Bye 4.10 3.90 7.50 IR
Owen Daniels 0.50 1.90 8.80 Waived
Brandon McManus 6.00 Waived
Justin Tucker 10.00 15.00 6.00 15.00 6.00 8.00 5.00 20.00 Bye 2.00 11.00 10.00 7.00 6.00
Carolina 4.00 Waived 23.00
St. Louis 14.00 4.00 11.00 10.00 9.00 Bye 25.00 12.00 3.00 2.00 6.00 2.00 2.00 Waived

Transactions

A number of transactions this week for both teams. Injuries to Andy Dalton and Thomas Rawls necessitated a pair of moves by Frank's Team. Rawls' loss could end up being significant if Devonta Freeman or DeAngelo Williams falter.

Team Dubs
Week Added Dropped
4 Devonta Freeman Andre Williams
Charles Clay Julius Thomas
6 Brandon McManus Dan Carpenter
7 Josh Brown Kendall Wright
Pittsburgh David Johnson
8 Jarvis Landry Arian Foster (IR)
Ronnie Hillman Josh Brown
Charcandrick West Pittsburgh
Jordan Reed Charles Clay
10 Derek Carr Andrew Luck (INJ)
Brandin Cooks Jarvis Landry
12 Jeremy Hill Marshawn Lynch (INJ)
Spencer Ware Melvin Gordon
13 Delanie Walker Jimmy Graham (IR)
15 Ryan Fitzpatrick Derek Carr
Tim Hightower Spencer Ware
Tyler Lockett Brandin Cooks
Frank's Team
Week Added Dropped
2 Travis Benjamin Nelson Agholor
4 Devonta Freeman Tevin Coleman
Marvin Jones Owen Daniels
5 Andy Dalton Joe Flacco
Ladarius Green Alfred Morris
James Jones Marvin Jones
6 Allen Hurns Travis Benjamin
Carolina St. Louis
7 St. Louis Carolina
Travis Benjamin Melvin Gordon
Jimmy Graham Ladarius Green
8 Marvin Jones Vincent Jackson
Charcandrick West Travis Benjamin
9 Gary Barnidge Marvin Jones
Brandon McManus Justin Tucker
10 Justin Tucker Brandon McManus
Michael Crabtree Gary Barnidge
DeAngelo Williams T.J. Yeldon
11 Travis Benjamin James Jones
12 Thomas Rawls DeAngelo Williams
13 DeAngelo Williams DeMarco Murray
Gary Barnidge Jimmy Graham (IR)
14 Doug Baldwin Travis Benjamin
Carolina Panthers St. Louis Rams
15 Tim Hightower Thomas Rawls (IR)
Tyler Lockett Dez Bryant
Cam Newton Andy Dalton (INJ.)

Week 15 Starting Lineups

Team Dubs
Status Position Player Team
Starter QB Tom Brady New England
Starter RB Devonta Freeman Atlanta
Starter RB Jeremy Hill Cincinnati
Starter WR A.J. Green Cincinnati
Starter WR Eric Decker NY Jets
Starter Flex Larry Fitzgerald Arizona
Starter TE Delanie Walker Tennessee
Starter PK Brandon McManus Denver
Starter Defense Denver Broncos
Bench QB Ryan Fitzpatrick NY Jets
Bench RB Charcandrick West Kansas City
Bench RB Ronnie Hillman Denver
Bench RB Tim Hightower New Orleans
Bench WR Jeremy Maclin Kansas City
Bench WR Tyler Lockett Seattle
Bench TE Jordan Reed Washington

Not much in the way of surprises in selecting this weeks starting lineup. The toughest decisions? Starting Devonta Freeman and Larry Fitzgerald, while benching Jeremy Maclin and Charcandrick West.

Frank's Team
Status Position Player Team
Starter QB Russell Wilson Seattle
Starter RB Devonta Freeman Atlanta
Starter RB DeAngelo Williams Pittsburgh
Starter WR Allen Hurns Jacksonville
Starter WR Doug Baldwin Seattle
Starter WR Sammy Watkins Buffalo
Starter TE Gary Barnidge Cleveland
Starter PK Justin Tucker Baltimore
Starter Defense Carolina Panthers
Bench QB Cam Newton Carolina
Bench RB Tim Hightower New Orleans
Bench RB Charcandrick West Kansas City
Bench WR Tyler Lockett Seattle
Bench WR Michael Crabtree Oakland
Bench TE Travis Kelce Kansas City

Selecting the starting lineup was relatively easy, especially given the matchups.

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Fantasy Football Week 15 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em: Jamey Eisenberg - CBS Sports
Fantasy Football Week 15: Rankings & Matchup Analysis: Sablich Brothers - New York Times
Complete Player Rankings For Every Position: Michael Beller - Sports Illustrated