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Week 15: Fantasy Football Tight End, Defense & Kicker Rankings

By December 12, 2014 No Comments

Fantasy football sure is a fickle beast. One minute you think you've got the tight end position all figure out, the next Jimmy Graham gives you a nice goose egg. It sucks but that's the way it goes.

Someone must have pissed the fantasy football gods off.

Luckily for all of you, it seems like things are going to get back on track for week 15.

There are some good and bad fantasy matchups for week 15 that you need to exploit or avoid.

As much as we truly believe that kickers are people too, we just can't justify doing a rankings post on kickers, defenses and tight ends separately. We're brining all the joy together.

Tight Ends for Week 15

This is being posted after the Thursday night game, which means I know Jared Cook didn't play well. I actually liked him this week, but oh well.

Gronk is a freak of nature. The guy leads all TE's in yards, 2nd in catches and 2nd in TD's. Start him <--- The most obvious advice you'll get all day.

Jimmy Graham is going to be okay. I've said it before and if I keep saying it I figure it'll have to happen at some point. Wait, the reality is he gets the Bears in week 15, whom is allowing the most fantasy points to TE's. It's time for Graham's fantasy football owners to be rewarded.

I owned Martellus Bennett this year and he was frustrating at times, but he's the #5 TE on the year. Plus he we 12 of 15 for 83 yards and a TD last week and has 26 targets over the past 2 weeks. With Marshall out look for it to continue.

There's hope for Travis Kelce, well at least we think Andy Reid is realizing that he's one of their best talents on the field. Or maybe he still think Fasano is the answer.

Top 15 for Week 15

Rank Name Opponent
1 Rob Gronkowski Dolphins
2 Jimmy Graham Bears
3 Martellus Bennett Saints
4 Julius Thomas Chargers
5 Antonio Gates Broncos
6 Greg Olsen Bucs
7 Larry Donnell Redskins
8 Delanie Walker Jets
9 Travis Kelce Raiders
10 Jordan Reed Giants
11 Coby Fleener Texans
12 Jason Witten Eagles
13 Dwayne Allen Texans
14 Jordan Cameron Bengals
15 Heath Miller Falcons

 

Kickers for Week 15

Kickers are people too. I believe it I really do. Hopefully you pick the right one. The wrong one could cost you a championship.

Rank Name Opponent
1 Stephen Gostkowski Dolphins
2 Adam Vinatieri Texans
3 Mason Crosby Bills
4 Cody Parkey Cowboys
5 Dan Bailey Eagles
6 Justin Tucker Jaguars
7 Steven Hauschka 49ers
8 Nick Novak Broncos
9 Connor Barth Chargers
10 Shayne Graham Bears
11 Shaun Suisham Falcons
12 Matt Prater Vikings
13 Matt Bryant Steelers
14 Phil Dawson Seahawks
15 Dan Carpenter Packers

 

Defenses for Week 15

Although everyone says they wait to take fantasy defenses until the last few rounds of drafts they're actually pretty important. If you've played the wire correctly all year you've probably one a game or two because of your defense. There's a chance you can do it again in week 15.

Rank Name Opponent
1 Lions Vikings
2 Seahawks 49ers
3 Ravens Jaguars
4 Chiefs Raiders
5 Giants Redskins
6 Patriots Dolphins
7 Packers Bills
8 Jets Titans
9 Bengals Browns
10 Panthers Bucs
11 Eagles Cowboys
12 Colts Texans
13 Titans Jets
14 Browns Bengals
15 Broncos Chargers

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Nick Schreck

Nick Schreck

I’m a simple man with simple pleasures. As someone who’s always approached life with the attitude that things could be worse, I’ve had an awesome time so far. I've been a fantasy addict for nearly a decade, and I've loved every second of it.

For the record, I never actually played football. I have no doubt that I would get crushed running across the middle for a pass, every single time.
Nick Schreck