WEEK 15 PLAYOFF PREPARATION
9 THOUGHTS WORTH THINKING
I like to follow stats, trends, and matchups, as well as a little thing I like to call a hunch. These thoughts are based on those observations.
1. You can rely on Chris Moore as a flex option - The Houston Texans have a favorable schedule against the pass with trends in their favor for the wide receiver position as well. They will face Kansas City, be at Tennessee, and host Jacksonville in the next three weeks. All three yield a positive strength of schedule that can be exploited. Brandin Cooks is dealing with a calf strain, which can be tricky to recover from that also comes with a risk of re-injury. Nico Collins has a foot injury and may not be available himself in Week 15 or later. Chris Moore has assumed the primary receiving role and has blossomed as a result. He finished with 10 catches on 11 targets for 124 yards in the Week 14 loss to Dallas. If both Cooks and Collins are out, look for Moore to be a key participant in the offense once again, especially against a tough Kansas City team who have struggled against the pass lately, allowing 275.0 yards passing with 3.0 touchdown passes per game in the last two weeks.
2. The combo of Aaron Rodgers and Christian Watson should be beneficial for the fantasy playoffs - Green Bay has a favorable schedule against the pass with games against the Rams, at Miami, and Minnesota. With two games at Lambeau Field, the late December weather comes into play. How will it affect the outcome of those games? Aaron Rodgers has not had a 300-yard game since Week 14 of last year, but he has nine games this season with multiple touchdown passes. Christian Watson has exploded onto the scene over the last month with seven touchdowns since Week 10! In that span, he has only 15 receptions, but he and Rodgers are meshing well together. The upcoming matchups make this combo even more attractive for the playoff stretch.
3. If/when you make it past Week 15, consider targeting one of these defenses for Weeks 16 and 17 in this week's waiver claims:
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