TNF Preview, Week 15

We’ve reached Week 15 of the NFL Season. With four games left, the pressure is on for all the teams hoping to make the playoffs. Doubtless, you’re feeling the pressure too as the fantasy playoffs begin. The good news is there are no bye weeks. The bad news is we’re still contending with injuries, time shares and some unfavorable matchups. We also get a game of big consequence for Thursday night!

The San Francisco 49ers have remained atop the heap in the NFC West despite plenty of obstacles. The team lost its top two quarterbacks—Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo—leaving the final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy, as the last man standing. Purdy is battling his own injury but figures to play. The 49ers will be without Deebo Samuel, who suffered an ankle and knee injury in last week’s game. Star running back Christian McCaffrey is also ailing, but also expected to play, meaning the 49ers are down but still have three great offensive contributors in McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk and tight end George Kittle.

For the Seahawks, it’s simple—they need wins. The team was atop the NFC West at one point but has struggled of late. The Seahawks are 1-3 in their last four games and now sit at 7-6, on the cusp of being pushed out of the playoffs entirely. The Seahawks need a win over the 49ers to tighten the race in the NFC West and keep their playoff hopes going strong.

For fantasy, Purdy is a QB2 for me. I like Aiyuk as a potential Top 12 WR, but at least a solid WR2. Kittle is still a Top 12 option at TE and McCaffrey is my RB1 this week. For the Seahawks, Ken Walker is off the injury report, which is good news. He’s still got a tough matchup, so he’s an RB2 for me. D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are WR2s and Geno Smith is a top-tier TE2 for me.

I’m hoping for a good, competitive game. Now, on to my Week 15 picks!

NFL Picks, Week 15

49ers Over Seahawks
Vikings Over Colts
Browns Over Ravens
Bills Over Dolphins
Saints Over Falcons
Eagles Over Bears
Lions Over Jets
Panthers Over Steelers
Cowboys Over Jaguars
Chiefs Over Texans
Broncos Over Cardinals
Patriots Over Raiders
Chargers Over Titans
Bengals Over Buccaneers
Commanders Over Giants
Packers Over Rams

Last Week: 7-6
Season: 114-92

Matthew Fox is a graduate of the Radio, Television and Film program at Biola University, and a giant nerd. He spends his free time watching movies, TV, and obsessing about football. He is a member of the FSWA. You can find him @knighthawk7734 on Twitter and as co-host of the Fantasy Football Roundtable Podcast.

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