With the win I will now face the overall No. 1 seed this Sunday. Are you still alive? If so this is the biggest Sunday of your season. One game at a time. Here's a recap of Week 14 and my Week 15 likes.
Best of Week 14
Le'Veon Bell (RB, Pittsburgh) –Bell totaled 235 yards from scrimmage with three scores. He became the second player in league history to record 200 yards from scrimmage in three straight games. The other player, Walter Payton.
Julio Jones (WR, Atlanta) –He recorded a franchise record 259 receiving yards on 11 receptions with one touchdown. Jones' 259 receiving yards were the fourth-most in Monday Night Football history.
DeMarco Murray (RB, Dallas) –Murray totaled a season-best 179 rushing yards with one score, and he added 49 receiving yards. The NFL's leading rusher has yet to total less than 70 rushing yards in a single game this season.
A.J. Green (WR, Cincinnati) –The Steelers had no answer for Green, who recorded a career-best 224 receiving yards on 11 receptions with one touchdown. It was a losing effort, but Green really couldn't be stopped.
Cam Newton (QB, Carolina) –It was arguably his best performance of the season, as he threw for 226 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown.
Week 15 Likes:
Peyton Manning (at San Diego) – **Manning had his worst game in quite some time and his touchdown streak came to an end. He's never thrown less than two touchdowns per game when facing the Chargers, and I expect that trend to continue.
Matt Ryan/Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh at Atlanta) –I don't think you can go wrong with either one of these guys. I expect a high scoring affair and whoever has the ball at the end of the game will win it for their team.
Joe Flacco (vs. Jacksonville) –Flacco has put together a solid season. He doesn't put up big numbers but the team he will face this Sunday has given up big plays all season. I expect Flacco to throw for at least three scores.
Le'Veon Bell (at Atlanta) – **I think he is the best back in the game right now. He's been on fire. There's no reason why it shouldn't continue this week against the team that allows the most total net yards per game. Could he make it four straight games with 200 scrimmage yards?
Arian Foster (at Indianapolis) –This is my upset of the week, the Texans over the Colts. Foster will lead this charge he has seven 100-yard games on the year and that number will be eight by the end of the day Sunday.
Jonathan Stewart (vs. Tampa Bay) –I don't expect Cam Newton to play so Stewart will get to carry his team this Sunday. Tampa Bay is in the bottom-10 in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, which bodes well for Stewart.
Odell Beckham, Jr. (vs. Washington) –Besides Antonio Brown and Julio Jones, Beckham, Jr. has been the most consistent wide receiver since Week 9. He hasn't totaled less than six grabs or 90 receiving yards over that span.
A.J. Green (at Cleveland) –The Bengals will be looking to avenge their Week 10 loss to Cleveland, and Green will be fired up to do so. Green has 27 receptions for 402 yards and two scores in his last three games.
Sammy Watkins (vs. Green Bay) –The Bills will keep this one close due to defense and Sammy Watkins. The Packers had no answers last week for Atlanta's wide receivers and will struggle this week to defend one of the best rookie wide receivers in the game.
Rob Gronkowski (at San Diego) – **Gronk hasn't totaled less than 68 receiving yards since Week 4 and has six scores in his last six games.
Greg Olsen (vs. Tampa Bay) –Olsen has had a solid season and he's coming off of a 10 reception, 72-yard outing with one score. He's the second-best option at tight end.
Heath Miller (at Atlanta) –Miller had a tight end special last game, one reception for one yard with a touchdown. I think he gets ample opportunities in the middle of the field in this game.
Baltimore Ravens (vs. Jacksonville) –The Ravens host a team that has one of the worst offenses in the league and a quarterback that throws multiple interceptions per game.
Seattle Seahawks (vs. San Francisco) –The 49ers are coming off of a loss to Oakland and suddenly the Seahawks defense is back. They've recorded three straight games with at least 13 fantasy points.
Denver Broncos (at San Diego) –San Diego's brutal schedule continues with the Broncos coming to town. Denver has totaled double-digit fantasy points in two straight games.
Adam Vinatieri (vs. Houston) –The ageless kicker has yet to miss this season and has totaled double-digit points in eight games this season.
Shaun Suisham (at Atlanta) –Suisham has made multiple field goals in four straight games and has made 30 straight from 40-49 yards out.
Matt Bryant (vs. Pittsburgh) –Coach Tomlin called him one of the most mentally strong players in the game. He's totaled at least 15 points in three of his last five games.