Fantasy Football: 3 Must-Start Wide Receivers in Week 15
By Alex Hall (@AlexKHall)
Fantasy playoffs: they’re finally here. Now more than ever, there is no room for starting the wrong player at any position. With pride and possibly a little bit of cash on the line, here are three wide receivers that will get you one step closer to your league championship.
Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jackson has been everything the Bucs could have asked for in his first season with the team and has been a fantasy gem for his managers. V-Jax most recently went off against Philadelphia last week, when he caught six passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.
The Bucs No. 1 receiver has had at least five catches in four of the past five weeks. Quarterback Josh Freeman has targeted Jackson 113 times this season, so there’s a fair chance he’ll get plenty of grabs this week against the lowly Saints defense.
New Orleans ranks 30th in the league against the pass and Freeman’s favorite target is Jackson. Sounds like a pretty good chance V-Jax will get his chance to dominate the Saints’ defense and maybe even a trip to the end zone.
Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans
It’s been a miserable season for Britt, but he finally broke through last week. The controversial Titans receiver recorded nine receptions and 143 yards against the Colts.
There’s no doubt that Britt is a risky play but there is some promise for solid results this week against the New York Jets.
The Jets actually rank third against the run despite their roller coaster season but they are prone to lapses every once and awhile. Britt has a solid chance of getting into the end zone in this contest and is the Titans’ best chance to move the chains down the field.
Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Did you know that Moore is just 152 yards away from a 1,000-yard 2012 season? Yeah, he’s been pretty good.
The Giants shut him down in Week 14, but Moore lit up the Falcons secondary the week prior. Quarterback Drew Brees targeted him 11 times with Moore recording seven catches and 123 yards.
Moore is very hit or miss in terms of production but when Brees decides to make him his receiver of the day, he puts up big fantasy numbers. Like in Week 11 when he had just two catches but both were for touchdowns.
The Saints receiver is a safer start than Britt but he has the same big play upside as well. Picking Brees’ favorite receiver weak to weak isn’t easy but my gut says it might be Moore in Week 15.