FANTASY FOOTBALL: Week 15 studs and duds – Toronto Sun

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Dan Bilicki

Quarterback Tyler Huntley #2 of the Baltimore Ravens drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Quarterback Tyler Huntley #2 of the Baltimore Ravens drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr /Getty Images

The best and the worst in fantasy football for NFL Week 15:

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STUDS

Tyler Huntley, QB, BAL

215 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 73 rushing yards, 2 TDs, 35.9 points.

His point total this week is better than any game that starter Lamar Jackson has had all season.

Duke Johnson, RB, MIA

107 rushing yards, 20 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 25.2 points.

With Myles Gaskin apparently still feeling the effects of COVID, Johnson was the Dolphins’ workhorse.

Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, SF

110 rushing yards, 9 receiving yards, 1 TD, 18.9 points.

His 18.9 points are more than this total in his previous four games at 15.9.

Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU

102 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 25.7 points.

Had his second 100-yard game in a row and his first multi-TD game of the season.

Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF

85 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 23 points.

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One of our starts of the week, Davis scored for the third straight game and had his biggest total of the season.

Mark Andrews, TE, BAL

136 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 30.6 points.

Has proven to be the biggest beneficiary when Tyler Huntley plays instead of Lamar Jackson.

Pittsburgh Steelers DEF

13 points allowed, 4 sacks, 1 INT, 3 fumbles recovered, 16 points.

Got their pass rush back on track after recording no sacks for the only game of the season last week.

Ka’imi Fairbairn, K, HOU

3 FGs, 3 PATs, 16 points.

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DUDS

Mike Glennon, QB, NYG

99 passing yards, 3 INTs, 0.96 points.

How bad was Glennon? He scored fewer points than Jake Fromm, who relieved him and only went 6/12 passing.

Kyler Murray, QB, ARI

257 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 1 INT, 3 rushing yards, 13.5 points.

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Had his fewest rushing attempts of the season with four in a major upset loss for the Cards.

Dak Prescott, QB, DAL

217 passing yards, 1 passing TD, -1 rushing yard, 1 fumble lost, 10.5 points.

Quite worryingly for Cowboys fans, Prescott has now averaged 11.5 points over his past three games.

Michael Carter, RB, NYJ

18 rushing yards, 2 receiving yards, 2.5 points.

Didn’t impress in his return from injury, splitting carries evenly with Tevin Coleman.

Najee Harris, RB, PIT

18 rushing yards, 8 receiving yards, 3.6 points.

Had his worst game of the season with just 26 total yards, yet the Steelers scored the upset.

Amari Cooper, WR, DAL

8 receiving yards, 1.8 points.

Had his worst game of the season while seeing his target share diminish over the past few games.

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Chase Claypool, WR, PIT

12 receiving yards, 1.9 points.

Somehow managed 12 receiving yards without a reception by catching a lateral on a forward pass caught by another receiver.

I HOPE YOU STARTED

When it comes to unlikely 100-yard rushers, Craig Reynolds has to be way up on the list of unknowns. The Detroit sophomore was playing in just his fourth career game and second with the Lions this season when he went off for 112 yards on 26 carries against Arizona.

It must have been pretty weird checking after the early afternoon games and seeing two Detroit Lions near the top scorers among WRs. Both Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds had great days, scoring 19.5 and 15.8 points, respectively, against the Cardinals.

dbilicki@postmedia.com

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