DraftKings Picks Week 15: Best NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football tournaments

After 14 long and exhausting weeks, most season-long fantasy football leagues have reached the first round of the playoffs. That means many of us have packed our proverbial bags and we’re headed home until it’s time to get started again in the summer. Fortunately, your fantasy season doesn’t have to end as long as DFS is around. Maybe your team fell short with countless injuries or poor performances and you spent most weeks admiring other teams in your league. Well, fear not because we have the game for you. Our Week 15 DraftKings lineup gives each of us a peek into some players we hoped to roster in season-long formats all year long.

Now we get to see what it’s like to root for these players rather than the other way around. Better yet, we get to profit immediately if they pay off for us.

Before we break down all of our picks, here are the most notable scoring rules for DraftKings contests: Full-point PPR, four-point passing TDs, three-point bonuses for 100 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, and 300 passing yards.

DraftKings Picks Week 15: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments

Sunday main slate, $50,000 budget

QB Jordan Love, Packers vs. Buccaneers ($6,200). Something has finally clicked for Love in Green Bay, and that has to be a welcome sight for Packers fans as the Cheeseheads march toward a playoff spot. The QB looks like a completely different player from earlier in the season, with the highlight being when he outdueled Patrick Mahomes in a prime-time game. Now he has a chance to continue to build on an impressive run against a Tampa defense that has been Swiss cheese-esque this season. It’s hard not to love a QB against the league’s 30th-ranked pass defense.

RB Derrick Henry, Titans vs. Texans ($6,900). The Texans’ run defense is actually pretty good, but it’s officially “Henry Season” as we head toward the regular season finale. The RB always manages to find another gear in December, and he posted back-to-back two-TD games in Weeks 12 and 13. The arrow is pointing up for his outlook this weekend, as well. All hail the king!

RB Bijan Robinson, Falcons @ Panthers ($6,800). From one of the NFL’s most consistent players to one of the most inconsistent, we now would like to welcome Robinson to the program. Atlanta’s offense is next to impossible to figure out, and who knows what HC Arthur Smith has up his sleeves for Week 15. However, we just can’t avoid taking shots with an offense that has so much underutilized talent. Robinson should feast in a matchup against the lowly Panthers, not only because Carolina’s run defense leaves plenty to be desired but also because of a positive game script. Regardless, the opportunity should be there and we are likely getting a discount because of the Falcons’ unreliability. For a guy who’s scored a touchdown in two of the past three games, we’ll pair that production with a big workload in what should be a good day for the former Texas star. 

WR Puka Nacua, Rams vs. Commanders ($7,300). It feels like every Commanders game ends up seeing a lot of points — and for good reason. Washington’s offense can certainly score, but the defense couldn’t stop your local flag football team that’s headed to Applebees for appetizers when the game is over. The explosive Nacua should be open all afternoon, and weather won’t be an issue this time around under the roof at SoFi Stadium. Everything adds up to a big day from the rookie, and we even used a calculator to double check our work. 

WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS:
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs | Kickers

WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers @ Cardinals ($7,200). Deebo Samuel has been getting all of the attention as of late, but Aiyuk hasn’t suddenly disappeared. The receiver duo is crushing it lately for a 49ers team that no one wants to see when the playoffs roll around. Aiyuk saw his four-game touchdown streak snapped in Week 14, but he finally went over 100 yards receiving after being held in check in the two previous outings. This is a matchup that Aiyuk dominated this season, hauling in six catches for 148 yards. Given the roll that San Francisco has been on recently, we’ll expect more of the same as it eyes the top seed in the NFC.  

WR Jayden Reed, Packers vs. Buccaneers ($4,900). Much like the Commanders, the Bucs can’t stop any receivers except their own. If Tampa channeled as much energy into slowing down the WRs on the other side like they do Chris Godwin, we wouldn’t be putting Reed into the lineup. That isn’t the case, though, and Reed is in position to exploit a vulnerable secondary. With Christian Watson (hamstring) banged up, the rookie should become Green Bay’s top weapon in the passing game whether Watson plays or not. Recent history suggests that’s a good spot to be in. 

WEEK 15 STANDARD RANKINGS:
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs | Kickers

TE Tyler Conklin, Jets @ Dolphins ($3,100). On the rare occasion that the Jets let Zach Wilson play football this season, some good things tend to happen. Defenses suddenly can’t sell out to stop the run on first and second downs or defend the sticks on third down when Wilson is allowed to throw down the field. It’s rather simple football, all things considered, something New York hasn’t handled well this year. When those good things happen, it’s usually some combination of Breece Hall, Garrett Wilson, and Conklin making the play. The TE has been sneaky good this year, one of the bright spots for a team that hasn’t had many. He’s a great security blanket for the young QB and can be penciled in for around five catches and 60 yards when things are going well. He’s also no stranger to getting looks in the red zone, but he’s still looking for his first touchdown of the year. Miami’s CBs will create difficulties for New York, meaning Conklin is someone who should have added involvement on Sunday. 

FLEX WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Patriots vs. Chiefs ($3,600). Suddenly, Smith-Schuster is finding himself on the fantasy radar, one of the more bizarre twists in a bizarre season. He’s coming off a 90-yard performance against the Steelers and is developing a chemistry with Bailey Zappe. New England doesn’t have many weapons, and the bonus ere is that they’ll likely be playing from behind. With injuries limiting the options available to them, we like Smith-Schuster to follow up with another solid day at the office. 

DEF Falcons @ Panthers ($3,600). Whatever defense is playing the Panthers is essentially now a free space. As long as the budget allows, put them in the lineup and watch the Panthers’ nightmare season continue. 

Best SuperDraft NFL DFS Picks for Week 15

This season, we’re also listing our favorite Week 15 DFS lineup on SuperDraft, with some of our picks and analysis overlapping. 

For those unfamiliar, SuperDraft’s DFS scoring involves point multipliers as opposed to traditional salary-capped or tiered contests. A winning lineup will likely feature a strong mix of stud fantasy contributors with 1x-1.6x boosts, as well as a few matchup-based sleepers with larger multipliers. Each player is assigned a scoring multiplier based on their value as determined by SuperDraft. Users can roster any player in their lineup with no restrictions.

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Here are the most notable scoring rules for SuperDraft NFL contests: Half-point PPRfour-point passing TDstwo-point bonuses for 100 rushing yards100 receiving yardsand 300 passing yards.

MORE SUPERDRAFT DFS: How to play SuperDraft

  • QB: Matthew Stafford, Rams (Multiplier 1.3x) 
  • RB: Rachaad White, Buccaneers (Multiplier 1.2x)
  • RB: Bijan Robinson, Falcons (Multiplier 1.25x)
  • WR: Puka Nacua, Rams (Multiplier 1.25x)
  • WR: Deebo Samuel, 49ers (Multiplier 1.2x)
  • WR: Rashee Rice, Chiefs (Multiplier 1.35x)
  • TE: Tyler Conklin, Jets (Multiplier 1.7x)
  • FLEX: RB Derrick Henry, Titans (Multiplier 1.2x)

Our SuperDraft lineup aims to keep our Rams stack together with Stafford and Nacua while adding in other players with high floors and ceilings like White, Samuel, and Henry. Considering the matchups, we like taking shots on Robinson, Rice, and Conklin, especially with the multipliers working overtime to bring in an even better score. 

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