The NFC South is full of games dripping with playoff implications. The Atlanta Falcons travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks. The New Orleans Saints meet the Baltimore Ravens. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tangle with the Detroit Lions and the Carolina Panthers duel with the Arizona Cardinals. Believe it or not every one of those games could effect the playoff picture but how will it affect your fantasy football team? This week, we rank, project and guess our way to fantasy glory.
NFC South Players That Should Be In Your Week 15 Fantasy Lineups
RB Michael Turner, ATL: Turner is as hot a running back as there is in the NFL right now. Over the last four weeks, he's first in carries, second in yards rushing, and first in rushing touchdowns. He's topped 100 yards rushing in five of his last seven games and has seven such games this season. He's the bellcow for this Falcons team and you don't dare bench him against a Seahawks team that gives up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs.
QB Matt Ryan, ATL: He's a much better real-life quarterback than fantasy quarterback but this matchup is way too good to pass up. The Seahawks have given up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and Ryan should have no trouble posting a solid fantasy day.
WR Roddy White, ATL: Yep, you might as well start all your Falcons. With Turner, Ryan and now White, the must start section is getting full of Falcons. White has slowed down lately and hasn't scored a touchdown or reached 100 yards receiving since Week 10 but the Seahawks 28th-ranked pass defense is the elixir that cures all ails. Look for White to return to form with a big game in the rainy Northwest.
QB Drew Brees, NO: You're not benching Brees anyway, but don't be discouraged about the Ravens defense. They're still ranked in the top half of the league but this team has been torched before, most recently last week against the Texans and five weeks ago against the Falcons. Brees will pile up the stats.
QB Josh Freeman, TB: Freeman is not going to give you a huge fantasy day but every week he goes out and delivers fantasy points in the teens. He protects the ball and has thrown at least one touchdown in all but one game this season. Against the Lions 25th-ranked fantasy pass defense, Freeman will turn in another good performance.
RB Mike Goodson, CAR: The return of Jonathan Stewart from injury has lowered Goodson's value but he's still scored in three straight games. Mix in Arizona's second-worst run defense in fantasy football and Goodson is points waiting to happen.
RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR: Speaking of Stewart, he's been on fire lately with 323 yards in his last three games. He's only scored once (Goodson has been collecting those) but he's playing too well to sit him down now and the Cardinals run defense scares no one.
WR Marques Colston, NO: After not scoring for the first six weeks of the season, Colston now has seven touchdowns in his last seven games including three in his last two. He's as much a number one target as that Saints offense can have and after seeing the Ravens secondary look lost last week, Colston is a solid play.