Welcome to the Week 15 Start Sit IDP 2020 from RotoHeat!
Welcome to Week 15! It is a week full of football, with Thursday night done, but Saturday, Sunday and Monday left! Thanks for reading and supporting throughout the year, and submitting all the questions you have! Let us know if you have more for Week 16, and Week 17 if you play, as we will go through the end of the regular season. Now let’s get to the questions!
*Disclaimer: Start/Sit results are subject to change do to injury reports and other factors leading up to game time. Any rankings and scoring discussed is based off the RotoHeat IDP Scoring we have discussed.
Start one edge: Shaq Barrett or Sam Hubbard?
Hubbard averages 6 points/game on a 75% snap share, the Steelers give up the 6th fewest points to opposing defensive ends. In Week 10 when the played, Hubbard had 1 solos, 2 assists and 1 PD. Barrett has not played Atlanta yet, but they give up the 6th fewest points to opposing linebackers. He averages 8.5 points a game and has a 77% snap share.
Matt Ryan has been sacked 33 times this year, while Roethlisberger has been sacked 11 times; both have played in 13 games. Shaq has had a better year thus far, and is a better match-up of the two.
Start one: Kyzir White or Eric Wilson?
The Raiders give up the 5th fewest points to opposing linebackers. White averages 7.8 points/game, and a 77.7% snap share, although only having a 10% share in Week 1 alters that. This will be his second week playing coming off the COVID list; last week he has 5 solos and 2 assists against Atlanta (6th fewest points to opposing linebackers) on a 75% snap share. In Week 9 when the Raiders played the Chargers, White had 3 solos, 2 assists and 1 PD.
Wilson plays the Bears, who give up the 9th fewest points to opposing linebackers. In Week 11 when they played he had 4 solos, 3 assists 1 TFL, .5 sack and 1 PD. On the year he averages 10.3 points/game, but over the past three that has dipped to 7.5. Despite the lower production recently and the match-up (although he did well when they played previously), I would still go with Wilson. He has had a better year, and even his recent production dip is similar to where White is on the year, while White also didn’t do much when he faced the Raiders earlier.
Start one: Eddie Jackson or Adrian Amos?
Jackson is averaging 6.8 points/game. The Vikings give up the 15th most points to opposing safeties and in Week 10 when they played, he had 6 solos, 1 assist and 1 forced fumble. Jackson has nearly a 100% snap share for the year. Amos averages 8 points/game, the Panthers give up the 13th most points to opposing safeties, and like Jackson he is getting nearly a 100% snap share on the year.
I think that the Green Bay/Carolina game has a good chance to be a high scoring one. The snap shares and match-ups are about the same on paper, but Amos has played better in general and with liking that game more as well, I would start Amos.
Start one: Troy Reeder or Tyrell Adams?
The Rams play the Jets, who give up the 7th fewest points to opposing linebackers. Reeder is averaging 6.7 points/game this year, but in the past three games that is up to slightly over 11 points/game on a low 90s snap share. Adams and the Texans play the Colts, who give up the 10th fewest points to opposing linebackers. Adams is averaging 8.6 points/game this year, but over the past 7 games (within which he has a 98% snap share) that is up to 10.4 points/game.
The Texans played the Colts in Week 13, and Adams had 4 solos and 8 assists, good for 8 points with our scoring. Even with Reeder playing better the past few games, I am going with Adams here. He has been more consistent throughout the year, and did well in a bad match-up not too long along.
Sit one: Budda Baker or Jabrill Peppers?
Budda is averaging 10.7 points/game, has a 97% snap share and Philadelphia gives up the 12th most points to opposing safeties. Peppers plays his former team (Cleveland), and they give up the 2nd fewest points to opposing safeties. He is averaging 9.8 points/game, and has an 86% snap share, although that includes one game where he played 11% at the start of the year; the past five games he has had a 100% share.
Budd has has the better year and has the better match-up. Peppers has had a nice year as well, but I am starting Budda over him.
Start Devin White or Deion Jones?
With a 11.5 points/game average, White is our LB 2 right now and has played 100% of defensive snaps for the Buccaneers this year. He has not faced the Falcons yet this year, but the give up the 6th fewest points to opposing linebackers. Deion is not far off that pace, also playing 100% of the defensive snaps this year. Our LB 6 is averaging 10.4 points a game, and the Buccaneers give up the 2nd fewest points to opposing linebackers.
Clearly either of these are fine choices for the week. White has played a bit better this year for fantasy owners, and with the match-ups slightly favoring him as well, he would be my pick. It is a good problem to have though.
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