Fantasy Football Playoffs: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 15 Quarterback Edition

By Dom DeCarlo
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The quarterback on an NFL team is known as being the star, the leader or both on most teams’ offenses. This position, to some people, gets overlooked because fantasy football managers tend to focus more on running backs more than anything else.

If you are still in your fantasy league’s playoffs, a congratulations to you is well deserved. Heading into this very crucial Week 15, I have two quarterbacks that you should definitely start if you own them. On the other hand, I also have two quarterbacks that, if you own, need to be nowhere near your starting lineup.


Start: Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck is having a very up and down season. One reason for this is because of the loss of Reggie Wayne. Nevertheless, if you drafted Luck, you drafted him for weeks like this where you have to win and you hope that he will come through for you. If you do have Luck, then you are in “luck” in Week 15. The Indianapolis Colts are taking on the lowly Houston Texans. In their first matchup against the Texans, Luck threw for three touchdowns, and last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, Luck threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns. Trust in Luck this week, my friends. You will be glad you did, especially when he throws for around 300 yards and multiple touchdowns.

Start: Colin Kaepernick

Like Luck, Colin Kaepernick is having a very up and down season. Is it because the San Francisco 49ers are trying to protect Kaepernick? Is it because Michael Crabtree has been injured for most of the season? Regardless of the reasons, Kaepernick has been a lot better the last two weeks. In Week 15, the 49ers are taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs can be beat; it is obvious by their record. With the 49ers having all of their receivers healthy, I can see Kaepernick having one of his best games of the season. Look for Kaepernick to have around 300 yards of total offense and two touchdowns.

Sit: Eli Manning

The Manning brothers are having very different seasons. Peyton Manning is working on breaking Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record, while Eli Manning is throwing more interceptions than he ever has in the past. In Week 15, Eli and the New York Giants are taking on the very tough Seattle Seahawks defense. If the Seahawks could shutdown Drew Brees, what do you think will happen to the 2013 version of Eli Manning? Look for Eli to throw multiple interceptions in this game and maybe have one score.

Sit: Robert Griffin III

After the Washington Redskins‘ loss in Week 14 to the Kansas City Chiefs, there were many reasons why you should not start Robert Griffin III in Week 15. However, I have a better reason not to start RGIII in Week 15, because he is not even playing in the game against the Atlanta Falcons! RGIII has been benched by head coach Mike Shanahan for Kirk Cousins. Now, I know that many of you drafted RGIII to be the man that would get your fantasy team to the Promised Land. However, if you want to stay alive at all in your fantasy league, go out and pick up someone else, and quick! Some good replacements for RGIII are Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco or Ryan Fitzpatrick. All of these men are starting, which is more than RGIII is doing right now.

Dom DeCarlo is a Fantasy blogger for Follow him @DomDecarlo1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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