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Cash Game QB: Philip Rivers ($5,900) vs. Texans:
Rivers and the Colts met up with the Texans just two weeks ago and while the Indy QB didn’t blow anyone away with a spectacular stat line, he did finish with 19 DKFP. That’s a total we should all be very pleased with considering his sub-$6,000 salary. No reason to pay up for a stud passer when Rivers brings a solid floor to the table, allowing you to spend up elsewhere.
GPPs QB: Jalen Hurts ($5,900) vs. Cardinals:
At the same price tag as our cash game QB, the Eagles rookie brings a bit more upside to your lineup thanks to his rushing ability. Hurts ran for 106 yards in his first career start last week and threw for 167 yards and a touchdown. Philly is somehow still in the playoff hunt and needs to win out to remain alive in the NFC East. Look for the team’s momentum to continue against the Cardinals, especially after a major upset victory over the Saints last week.
Player Prop: Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen Combined Touchdowns. Bet OVER 5.5 (Opt-In Boosted Odds from -110 to +125):
Aaron Rodgers has nine passing touchdowns in his past three games, while Josh Allen has 10. Both the Packers and Bills are heavy favorites and the totals for their games are both over 50 points. Thanks to the odds boost on DraftKings Sportsbook, we’re looking to cash in on the positive odds by banking on both Allen and Rodgers to have big games against the Broncos and Panthers, respectively.
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Cash Game RB: Derrick Henry ($9,500) vs. Lions:
We’re not exactly going out on a limb here with the suggestion of Henry. He’s priced as the highest running back for a reason … his DOMINANCE. But why not take the sure thing at RB, especially for cash game lineups. When the calendar hits December, Henry brings his production to a whole different level. In 2019, he rushed for 549 yards and six TDs, while in 2018, he rushed for 625 yards and eight scores in each of the seasons’ final four games. In just two games this December, the Titans’ All-Pro has 275 yards and two scores. He’s about 500 yards short of becoming the eighth rusher in NFL history to reach the 2,000-yard threshold and following a 215-yard performance last week, it sure seems he has his eyes set on becoming a member of the 2K club.
GPPs RB: Cam Akers ($6,600) vs. Jets:
The Rams rookie is finally being handed the keys to the Los Angeles backfield. Akers has 29 and 21 attempts in the past two weeks, which he turned into a whopping 243 yards. Los Angeles is a double-digit favorite against the Jets, which should yield a positive game script for Akers’ production.
There are only five running backs with more yards than Taylor since Week 11 despite the fact Taylor missed a game due to COVID-19. In his past three games, Taylor has picked up a minimum of 90 yards on the ground in each, including a 91-yard performance against the Texans just two weeks ago. Houston struggles mightily against the run as their defense has allowed the second-most rushing yards (1,790) in the league.
Cash Game WR: Brandon Aiyuk ($6,300) vs. Cowboys:
The 49ers rookie hasn’t had less than 75 yards or five catches in his past five games. He’s scored three touchdowns in that same span and soaked up 16, 9, 14 and 10 targets in his past four outings. Volume is a great indicator in both the stock market and measuring potential statistical production and Aiyuk is getting plenty of it. Add in the fact the Cowboys have allowed the second-most points to receivers this season along with the most touchdowns (22) to the position and it should be a no-brainer to include the first-year player in your lineups.
GPPs WR: Justin Jefferson ($7,300) vs. Bears:
Jefferson is the fifth rookie we are mentioning in this article and no we don’t have a rookie obsession, but we are obsessed with top performers. Kind of like the DoorDash and AirBNB IPOs that set records during their first week of trading, this year’s crop of rookies are exceptional talents and perhaps the best of the bunch has been the Vikings’ playmaker. His total of 1,078 yards is the sixth-most in the league and his seven touchdowns put him in the top 15 at the position. A matchup against the Bears may seem tough on paper, but when taking a closer look, Chicago has actually allowed the fourth-most points to receivers over the past five weeks of the season compared to the fourth-least when factoring in their entire season.
We aren’t crazy about the odds on this player prop — -155 is perhaps the highest we’d go. But we’re confident in the Colts’ playmaker, who has been the Texans’ biggest Achilles heel throughout his career. Hilton grabbed eight passes against the Texans just two weeks ago and the Texans have allowed an opposing receiver to catch at least five passes in their past five games. And by now you have likely realized we are pretty high on three of the Colts’ playmakers with our suggestion of Rivers for cash games and Taylor as our running back prop. But can you really blame us? The Texans’ defense is eight-worst in points allowed, ninth in yards to receivers and second-worst in rushing yards per game.
Cash Game TE: T.J. Hockenson ($5,200) vs. Titans:
The Lions will likely be without Kenny Golladay (again), which opens the door for Hockenson to continue to soak up targets. In terms of elite tight ends, only Travis Kelce and Darren Waller have averaged more points per game this season (minimum of eight games). Detroit’s second-year tight end has four straight games of double-digit DKFP and has hit that mark in seven of his past eight games.
GPP TE: Irv Smith Jr ($3,600) vs. Bears:
A great matchup against a Bears defense that has allowed nine touchdowns to tight ends (tied for third-most) and a sub-$4,000 salary? We couldn’t click his name fast enough to add him to our rosters. Kyle Rudolph won’t play in Week 15, which opens the door for Smith to see plenty of action and build on his momentum from a week ago when he caught four passes for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Almost like clockwork, the Packers’ tight end has five catches in three of his past four games — and in the game in which he didn’t have five catches, he hauled in four. In other words, he’s gone over the 3.5-catch threshold in his past four games. He also has a TD in four straight games, so if you are looking to double-dip on the Green Bay playmaker, take his player prop to find the end zone at +160.
Good luck in Week 15!
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Jim Cramer is the host of “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” He is also an author and a co-founder of BullMarketFantasy.com.
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