If you’re looking for a potential “boom” play or injury fill-in, our Week 15 fantasy sleeper picks, which include Van Jefferson, Alec Pierce, Dawson Knox, and Taysom Hill, can help you advance to the next round.
Week 15 Fantasy Sleepers: Latest news on Van Jefferson, Alec Pierce, Dawson Knox and Taysom Hill
- Van Jefferson, Rams @ Packers (Musial)
Jefferson has emerged as Los Angeles’ go-to option in the passing game, receiving 14 targets and scoring two touchdowns in the last three weeks.
Jefferson’s high snap share could lead to a six-target game in Baker Mayfield’s first start with the Los Angeles Rams.
- Alec Pierce, Colts @ Vikings (Iyer)
When the weather is bad outside, expect Alec to snowPierce his way to a second big game in a row in garbage time against Minnesota’s porous secondary.
- Dawson Knox, Bills vs. Dolphins (Musial)
UPDATE (DEC. 18): Knox had six receptions on eight targets for 98 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins’ 32-29 win on Saturday.
Knox has a favorable matchup against a Dolphins defense that allows the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends, giving him a chance to post double-digit fantasy points for the second week in a row.
Knox did draw seven targets in Week 14, and owning some stock in the Bills offense is never a bad thing.
- Taysom Hill, Saints vs. Falcons (Iyer)
Silver bells, silver bells … it’s Taysom time in Crescent City with Mark Ingram (knee) out.
- Arizona Cardinals vs. Broncos (Lutovsky)
Russell Wilson played his best game as a Bronco last week, taking six sacks and turning the ball over once before leaving with a concussion.
Even if he clears protocol, Arizona’s aggressive, playmaking defense will be able to generate sacks and takeaways. Even better if Brett Rypien gets the start.
- Carolina Panther vs. Steelers (Musial)
Because Kenny Pickett is still in the league’s concussion protocol, this pick assumes Mitchell Trubisky will start.
Trubisky struggled to muster much offense in relief duty last week, tossing three interceptions, and another multi-INT day against Carolina on the road could be in the works.
- Green Bay Packers vs. Rams (Iyer)
They’re preparing to bake Christmas cookies shaped like sacks and turnovers.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 15
Thursday, Dec. 15
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m., Amazon
Saturday, Dec. 17 or Sunday, Dec. 18 (Pool games)
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, TBD, TBD
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, TBD, TBD
Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings, TBD, TBD
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, TBD, TBD
New York Giants at Washington Commanders, TBD, TBD
Sunday, Dec. 18
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., Fox
Detroit Lions at New York Jets, 1 p.m., Fox
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., Fox
Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m., CBS
New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, Dec. 19
Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN/ABC