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Week 15 NFL DFS Fades

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

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When setting your weekly NFL DFS lineups, it can be just as helpful to have an idea of whom you DON’T want to include as whom you do. Every Friday we’ll highlight a few players that you might want to fade. When a player appears here, it mainly refers to fading him in cash games. If you play in a lot of large field, multi-entry tournaments, you might consider just being underweight on these players relative to the field rather than not using them at all.

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Players I’m fading for Week 15 include:

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers at Buffalo

Despite recent tough losses, the Buffalo defense is still among the best in the league. They allow the fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs and third-fewest real points per game. Newton isn’t your typical QB, but he might have to work with a top receiver that is less than 100 percent. D.J. Moore’s hamstring has him limited in practice this week and he may not be up for the big downfield plays he’s known for. Buffalo is in must-win territory and this defense is going to be going all out to stop Newton and the Panthers.

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals at Denver

Burrow has had two good weeks against two good defenses, but neither are as good as the Broncos, in Denver. They allow the second-fewest points per game and accordingly, this game has one of the lower point totals and Denver is the small home favorite. You can bet that it will be tough to get the ball in Ja’Marr Chase’s hands against this secondary and Chase is the key to Burrow’s success this year.

Receivers, Washington Football Team at Philadelphia

The Eagles are a run funnel defense, so I think this shapes up to be a heavy workload for Antonio Gibson. No one wants too much of the Football Team, which leaves Terry McLaurin, who is progressing through the league’s concussion protocol, DeAndre Carter, and Ricky Seals-Jones on the outs for me.

James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston

On a week with the running back position a sea of red tags, it might not be easy to fade a relatively inexpensive one in a great matchup with the Houston Texans. Houston is the fourth-best RB matchup for fantasy, but I don’t trust Robinson to take advantage. He totalled four rushing yards last week on six attempts and saw no targets. The Jaguars are the second-lowest scoring team in the league (ahead of the Texans), having not surpassed 20 points since Week 6. This should be a fairly demoralizing game overall and I want no part of it.

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Players I like, but who are expected to have high ownership in Week 15 include:/player/4716Josh Allen, Kyler Murray, Najee Harris, Antonio Gibson, Cordarrelle Patterson, CeeDee Lamb, DeVante Parker, George Kittle, Mark Andrews, Cardinals D/ST, Miami D/ST, Cowboys D/ST. You might consider deviating away from this player pool and pivoting in large GPPs if you’re after a more unique lineup.