Week 15 Week Winning Stats

by Bradley Stalder · Analytics & Advanced Metrics

This is Week Winning Stats Week 15!

Palpable Tension

The fantasy football playoffs create a unique and intense experience. We eagerly anticipate and feel the pressure of each week, knowing that our entire season hinges on the outcome of every game. The tension is palpable, and the stakes are high. To assist you in navigating these crucial final weeks, here are some key statistics that can make a significant impact in Week 15.

Matthew Stafford Leads all QBs with 10 Passing TDs Over the last Three Weeks.

Recall when Stafford earned the Super Bowl MVP title? That was just under two years ago. Fast forward to the present, and Stafford is now building a compelling case as the shootout MVP. It’s not just about his touchdown passes; he’s excelling with minimal interceptions, having thrown only one. Remarkably, Stafford’s 802 passing yards in this period rank him No. 6. What sets him apart?

His ability to avoid sacks is the answer. Even with a pass-blocking offensive line graded in the bottom 10 by PFF, Stafford has been sacked the least among all quarterbacks in the last three weeks, with a minimum of 68 dropbacks. Now, with Cooper Kupp back in action and Puka Nacua poised to maintain his impressive performance, the Week 15 matchup against the Washington Commanders solidifies Stafford’s status as a QB1.

Michael Pittman Leads all WRs with 40 Targets Over the Last Three Weeks.

Pittman leads the league with 89 targets in the last seven weeks, surpassing Keenan Allen, who holds the second spot. In this timeframe, Pittman’s stats include 29 receptions for 307 yards and a touchdown. Notably, his performance has improved as the season progressed, with five of his 80+ receiving yard games occurring in the last seven weeks. Currently ranked as the WR12 in fantasy points per game, Pittman stands No. 2 in targets, No. 4 in receptions, and No. 4 in red zone targets.

Gardner Minshew, stepping in for the absent Anthony Richardson, has seamlessly connected with Pittman, demonstrating a strong chemistry between them. Looking ahead to Week 15, the Colts face the Steelers. This is a matchup that sets the stage for Pittman to continue his stellar run. In the first round of the fantasy playoffs, confidently start Pittman, who has proven to be a reliable and high-performing asset.

Derrick Henry Leads all Running Backs with 6 rushing TDs over the last three weeks.

Although Henry’s efficiency metrics, with 3.8 yards per carry and 3.02 yards after contact per attempt, may not stand out, his consistent workload of 19 carries per game provides the volume needed for high-scoring performances. Notably, he has achieved double-digit touchdowns in each of the last six seasons. As Henry approaches 30 years old and currently holds the RB13 position in fantasy points per game, some may argue he’s past his peak.

However, the upcoming matchup is favorable for Henry and the Titans as they host the Houston Texans. The Texans might be without star rookie QB C.J. Stroud, who is in concussion protocol. With a positive game script expected at home, the Titans are likely to rely heavily on Henry, trusting him to lead them to victory. In Week 15, there’s no need for strategic maneuvers – fantasy gamers should stick to the basics and consider Henry a must-start option.

Pivotal Playoff Moments

As the fantasy football playoffs intensify, key statistics highlight Matthew Stafford‘s remarkable performance. These stats position him as a QB1 with both precision and resilience. Michael Pittman‘s consistent rise, leading in targets and demonstrating synergy with Gardner Minshew, solidifies his status as a reliable and high-performing WR for the crucial Week 15 matchup. Derrick Henry, despite potential age-related concerns, remains a must-start RB. He has showcased an unparalleled volume and scoring prowess, especially in a favorable matchup against the Texans. As the playoffs unfold, these insights offer clarity and confidence for fantasy gamers navigating the pivotal moments ahead.

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