Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 15 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

Digging In The Crates (DraftKings)

Week 15 Main Slate (11 Games)






Nick Mullens vs. Seahawks ($4,800)

Going right back to the Nick Mullens well week 15. Mullens has had 22 or more DraftKings points in back to back weeks including a 26 point fantasy point week 13 against the Seahawks. The 49ers have had a ton of misfortune on offense this season but George Kittle has been a shining star that’s meshed fantastic with Mullens. It’s a close point spread and the Niners are at home. Mullens is just fine in cash games at his price point and a stack with George Kittle is affordable. The Seahawks have a middle of the road secondary and we’ll take 20 more DraftKings points from him again week 15. He’s becoming a Crate favorite.

Dak Prescott @ Colts ($5,500)

First and foremost, the Cowboys look legit. In fact, I think they can go to the Super Bowl. Dak Prescott all of a sudden has a fine tuned, balanced machine of an offense. He was a Crate favorite last week and he hung 455 yards on the Eagles. I’m going back to Prescott this week in cash games or tournaments. Vegas has this game with one of the highest point totals on the week (47) and it should be a close one. His numbers have been spotty and I dont know if I trust him in cash games but he’s a fine tournament play. Stack him with Amari Cooper who has looked like Jerry Rice over the last few weeks.

Running backs

Kenyan Drake @ Vikings ($4,200)

Let me get this out of the way. As a Patriots fan, Kenyan Drake is responsible for the breaking of my heart week 14 in their last second loss. Secondly, he’s become a top-15 running back in PPR formats and really one of the only solid offensive pieces that the Dolphins have. If the coaching staff uses him properly in a more consistent fashion, then who knows how good of a season he could be having. The Dolphins are in playoff contention and if they are going to win games then it would behoove the Dolphins to feed Drake. He’s scored four touchdowns over the last three weeks. He’s in a time share and as fantasy players, we hate playing the guessing game. He’s a strong tournament play at a great price week 15 on the road against a stingy Vikings defense.

Jordan Howard vs. Packers ($3,900)

If you drafted Jordan Howard in season long leagues at his ADP then there is a good chance you had to squirm for other running backs. The beauty of DFS is that we’re not married to anyone. Jordan Howard has 35 carries over the last two weeks and it looks like the Bears want to get back to running the football. We’re paying for volume on the cheap here. He’ll get a bottom ten Packers rub defense week 15 at home. He’s never been involved in the passing game but he’s too cheap to pass on in this spot. I bet he gets in the end zone week 15. Tread lightly.



Wide receivers



Jordy Nelson @ Bengals ($4,200)

The Raiders have been an absolute embarrassment in 2018 but Jordy Nelson is still alive and well. He’s caught 16-of-18 targets over the last two weeks. With Amari Cooper out of the equation Nelson and Jared Cook are just about the lone fantasy pieces on the Raiders offense. They’ll get a Bengals team that has been equally as atrocious on defense. Nelson is a great salary saver if you dont want to pay up at wide receiver. I’ll have exposure to him in cash games and tournaments.

Dede Westbrook vs. Redskins ($4,500)

The Jaguars have been a real disappointment in 2018 at just about every position aside from Jalen Ramsey. Dede Westbrook was the only bright spot in the thrashing that Derrick Henry handed the Jaguars week 14. Westbrook caught 7-of-10 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown. He’s quietly piecing is a decent season together on an offense that has lacked stability at quarterback and running back. He’s gotten 19 targets from Cody Kessler and he’ll get a Redskins secondary that has been bad recently. Feel free to use him sparingly in cash games and in tournaments.



Tight ends



Cameron Brate @ Ravens ($4,000)

Jameis Winston absolutely loves Cameron Brate and with O.J. Howard done for the season, Brate has been the lone ranger at tight ends for the Buccaneers. He’s caught three touchdown passes over the last three weeks and has been a fixture in the red zone. The Ravens have allowed the fourth most touchdowns to tight ends so far in 2018. In fact the Ravens have allowed a tight end to score in each of the last four games. They are a stingy defensive unit as a whole but Winston has leaned on Brate. He’s touchdown dependent and I feel like we’re chasing points but he feels safest if we don’t want to pay all the way up. He’s a fine cash game play but he’ll be popular.



Vance McDonald vs. Patriots ($3,900)

In the sea of mediocrity Vance McDonald falls right in the middle of it. He’s just about a lock for five targets a week, and hovers close to 10 DraftKings points each contest. He’s in a good spot against the Patriots week 15 in a game that should have a good amount of offense. He is Ben Roethlisberger’s modern day Heath Miller. Similar to Brate they are trusted and depended on by their quarterbacks but the production is capped. Week 15 has playoff implications and the Patriots pass defense has been horrendous.





Defense/Special teams



Giants vs. Titans ($2,600)

The Giants defense has been making plays everywhere over the last four weeks. They have nine interceptions, 14 sacks, and three touchdowns. Love the price at home in tournaments.