It’s the second week of the fantasy football playoffs. Making a start ’em sit ’em list is unfair, because no two teams are in the same position this week. You can be losing by a decent amount, in need of risky, high-ceiling players. You can also be in a position where you have a sizable lead and need stable, high-floor players to get you into the championship. The following players are boom or bust guys that should be started if you are losing coming into Week 15:
- Sammy Watkins – Watkins has a great matchup against the Browns, and his big play ability gives opportunity for a huge game.
- Marques Goodwin – Also playing against the Browns, Goodwin has proven to be a downfield threat against poor secondaries this year. If you’re truly desperate, start the Buffalo speedster, as there’s always a chance he breaks a long touchdown.
- Desean Jackson – Jackson is playing against the depleted Panther secondary this week, and has had deep touchdowns numerous times in 2016. If you’re losing, consider starting the seasoned speed-demon.
- Tevin Coleman – Against the 49ers this week, Coleman actually has a decently high floor. He has torn up bad defenses this year, and his redzone workload gives him a chance for big numbers this week.
- Davante Adams – With a strong matchup against the Bears, Adams’ big-play ability and decent efficiency gives him a good opportunity for big numbers this week.
- Tyreek Hill – Hill has an awesome matchup against the struggling Titans secondary, and has had some of the biggest plays of any player all year. He is actually a must start this week.
The following players are stable players with high fantasy floors that should be played if you have a lead:
- Demaryius Thomas – Thomas has been very efficient in 2016. He is a lock for double digits in a PPR league, even in a date with the stingy New England defense.
- Jaemson Crowder – Although he has big-play ability, Crowder has been the number one receiver in Washington this year, giving him a stable floor.
- Amari Cooper – Despite recent struggles, Cooper has still been great this year. Look for a bounce-back week against the Chargers.
- Spencer Ware – Ware has a heavy workload and does not rely heavily on touchdowns, giving him a stable floor.
- Travis Kelce – Kelce has been the leader in targets in Kansas City. He’s a rare bright spot in a position that has given fantasy owners headaches all season long.
- Doug Martin – Martin receives a constant heavy workload, giving him great upside and reliability against the Cowboys on Sunday night.
I wish you the best of luck in Week 15!