Fantasy Football News

Game Recaps

Broncos linebacker Von Miller recorded two tackles (both solo) and one sack in Saturday’s 17-16 loss to the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: Miller has at least one sack in eight of his last nine games and is now up to 14 sacks on the season, his highest total since 2014. He has a shot at a big game next week against the Raiders who have allowed the third most sacks this season.

Browns linebacker Jamie Collins recorded six tackles (all solo), two tackles for loss, and one sack in Saturday’s 17-16 win over the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: The sack was the third of the season for Collins who is up to 92 tackles in 14 games. He’s having his best statistical season since his New England days. The Bengals are up next in Week 16.

Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack recorded six tackles (five solo) in Sunday’s 16-13 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Jack is now up to 89 tackles with two sacks, one interception, and one pass defensed in 14 games this season. The Dolphins are up next in Week 16.

Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard recorded four tackles (all solo) and one pass defensed in Sunday’s 17-0 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: It was a relatively quiet afternoon for Woodyard who is now up to 89 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 12 games this season. The Redskins are up next on Saturday.

Raiders linebacker Tahir Whitehead recorded four tackles (one solo) in Sunday’s 30-16 loss to the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Whitehead is now up to 108 tackles and one interception in 14 games this season. The Broncos are up next in a Christmas Eve showdown Week 16.

Bengals safety Jessie Bates recorded four tackles (two solo) in Sunday’s 30-16 win over the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie is now up to 98 tackles and three interceptions (one returned for TD) in 14 games this season. A rematch with the Browns is on the table Week 16.

Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell recorded seven tackles (six solo), two tackles for loss, and one sack in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice bounce-back performance for Campbell who was coming off one of his quieter outings of the season in Week 14. The veteran is now up to eight sacks on the year. Miami is up next in Week 16.

Vernon Davis caught two of his three targets for 16 yards against the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Davis left the game to be checked for a concussion, but returned shortly thereafter, not that it made much of a difference. A tight end in Jay Gruden's system is worth something, but it's tough to see fantasy owners relying on Davis against the Titans in their championship matchup.

Josh Doctson did not register a reception on Sunday against the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: It was a difficult matchup with the Jaguars' relatively strong secondary, but it was still a disappointing effort after Doctson had registered at least 51 yards in three straight games. With Josh Johnson under center, there doesn't look like any reason to risk playing Doctson next week against the Titans.

Kendrick Bourne caught two of his four targets for 16 yards on Sunday against the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: Other than the occasional big effort, Bourne hasn't been relevant in fantasy circles at any point for the entire season. Regardless of where he ranks on the depth chart, he's not worth your consideration in any format, particularly given where fantasy owners are in their seasons.

James Washington totaled a season-high 65 yards after reeling in three of his four targets against the Patriots Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Washington had a deep, 32-yard catch that was impressive, and he chipped in a few other plays against New England. He now has four targets in each of his last two games. The team has said repeatedly that they hope he can claim the No. 3 WR role. He's seen a high snap count overall this year, though he's been too inconsistent to play in redraft leagues. Still, he's someone to consider looking at for dynasty purposes, especially after his stock decreased a bit over the course of the season.

Dalton Schultz caught three of his four targets against the Colts Sunday for 23 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Schultz and the team's other TEs have become more active of late, but he's still not fantasy-relevant playing behind Blake Jarwin at this point.

Blake Jarwin caught four of his seven targets for 45 yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Jarwin was active for the second straight week, as he's seen seven targets in each of the last two games. It's an encouraging sign, but he's still a risky play given the overall inconsistency of TE production in Dallas this season and the fact that he's sharing the position with Dalton Schultz, who saw four targets against the Colts.

Anthony Miller didn't receive a target Sunday against the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: It marks the second straight week that Miller went catchless. He's seen his target share decline since early November. The team has had a hard time maintaining fantasy-relevant receivers, and that should continue to be the case through the remainder of the year. As such, Miller isn't someone to roster outside of dynasty leagues.

Eric Kendricks racked up six total tackles and his first sack of the year during Sundays win over Miami.

Fantasy Impact: Kendricks has been an absolute beast this season leading the Vikings in total tackles with 108 through Week 15. He is an LB1 every week and should be started as one in most formats.

Everson Griffen finished Sunday's win over the Dolphins with three total tackles and a sack.

Fantasy Impact: Griffen now has 4.5 sacks and 25 tackles this season. If this is a sign that Griffen is getting back to his old self, he is worth a look in most IDP leagues. In most cases, Griffen could be kept on waivers.

Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood rushed 10 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday night's 30-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Smallwood benefitted from fellow running back Josh Adams dealing with a minor back injury and a few red zone carries that he turned into touchdowns. With Adams, Sproles, and Smallwood all sharing time, it is difficult to trust Smallwood in fantasy, however.

Danielle Hunter finished Sundays win over the Dolphins with five total tackles and two sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Hunter now has 14.5 sacks this season which is the team lead for the Vikings. He is second in the entire NFL, just a few sacks behind Aaron Donald. He is a dominating force at the position and should be started every game.

Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor caught just one pass for eight yards in the team's win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Agholor had an opportunity to add about 40 yards to his total, but fellow wide receiver Alshon Jeffery jumped in front of him to haul in a deep ball. Agholor is having a down year, especially in terms of fantasy value, and he is not trustworthy in the fantasy playoffs right now.

Anthony Barr racked up seven total tackles and two sacks during Sunday's 41-17 win over Miami.

Fantasy Impact: Barr has three sacks in his last two games. IDP owners in need of some production at the LB spot should look at Barr as a possible replacement player. He is an LB2 in most cases, but if this trend continues, Barr could help owners win some IDP titles.