The fantastic playoffs are just around the corner and scoring is everything, so make sure these players are in your lineups. Now is not the time to get fancy or cute, now is the time to start the best bets to score before week 15 of the fantasy season.
D’ONTA CONTREMAN, Titans
Foreman is basically the leader in Tennessee while Derrick Henry is injured. Henry could come back for the playoffs, but until that happens, Foreman is our man. He’s either gone over 100 yards or scored in his last two games, having established himself as the main running back ahead of Dontrell Hilliard and now Jeremy McNichols. He’ll find room to fight the Steelers, who are our sixth best encounter for the opposing runners, having allowed RBs 13 touchdowns this season, which is the seventh highest score.
NICK CHUBB, brown
Chubb is set to have a field day against the Raiders this week, as Las Vegas has given RBs 18 touchdowns this season, the third-best score in the league. They’ve also given up second fantasy points to RBs over the past five weeks, so it’s not like they’re improving in that department. Additionally, Kareem Hunt might not play this week, which means Chubb is even more unlikely to leave the field on or around the goal line.
DALVIN COOK, Vikings
Cook had his best game of the season last week in a game a lot of people didn’t even get him to play to start the week. Cook, 23.42% dependent on TD, also scored twice in Week 14, making him four TDs in the last four games he’s played. He will face a Bears team this week, which is in the top 12 for opposing RBs heading into Week 15.
MELVIN GORDON, Bronco
The Broncos certainly get their money’s worth from Gordon, who may be the team’s second-best RB, but still the one they use the most on game days. Gordon passed rookie Javonte Williams 24-15 as a 1A in the Broncos backfield in Week 14, when he scored twice. This week, he will face a Cincinnati defense that gave RB 11 TDs and is right in the middle game.
CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE, Chefs
Edwards-Helaire has scored three touchdowns in his last three games, including two last week against the Raiders. The 36.36% TD dependent RB gets another friendly RB clash in Week 15 against a Chargers team that’s a last-four clash for opposing WRs, but a top-three clash for RBs adversaries. This type of defense is ideal for Edwards-Helaire, who shouldn’t have a hard time racking up hits and touchdowns this week.
JUSTIN JEFFERSON, Vikings
Scoring five TDs in his last six games, Justin Jefferson has recovered as the red zone target for the Vikings, especially as Adam Thielen suffers from an ankle injury. Thielen could miss at least one more game, so Jefferson will be heavily supported this week against a Chicago team that has given the WR the second-most TD (17) this season.
DIONTAE JOHNSON, Steelers
Average 12 targets and 92 yards in his last five games, and scoring three touchdowns in that span, Johnson is likely to have a big game against the Titans high school. The Titans have given the WR 16 touchdowns this season, the third highest score, and they have given the WR the second most fantastic points this season (27.6) behind only the Vikings.
DEEBO SAMUEL, 49ers
Boasting a solid 34.96% TD addiction, Samuel has scored six times in the last four games he’s played. Five of those scores were rush touchdowns, but we’ll take them anyway we can. This week he will face a Falcons team which is our second-best match for the opposing WRs heading into Week 15, after allowing the WR 16 touchdowns this season.
MIKE EVANS, Buccaneers
Evans has probably been on that list more than any other WR this season, and with good reason. Only one WR, Cooper Kupp, has more TDs (12) than Evans (11), but Kupp doesn’t have the game that TD-dependent Evans has in the Saints this week. Our ninth best game for the opposing WRs heading into Week 15, the Saints have given WR the third receiving yards this season and they’ve also allowed 12 healthy touchdowns. Evans will continue to ride against a team he has already scored on when they first met this season.
AMARI COOPER, Cowboys
Cooper is starting to heat up again after missing a few games due to COVID-19, scoring last week against Washington. Their opponent this week, the Giants, are in the top 10 for opposing WRs and a team that Cooper has already found the end zone once in their first meeting this season. With a lasting 34.78% addiction to TD, Cooper is a solid bet to score in the first week of the Fantastic Playoffs.
This column was provided to The Associated Press by RosterWatch, www.rosterwatch.com.