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NFL DraftKings Week 15 picks: Top value plays and most overrated, including Matthew Stafford

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NFL Week 15 is already here and it’s time to get those DraftKings lineups in place. So, let’s look at some NFL DraftKings value plays, as well as some overrated picks that are not worth your time this week.

For starters, look for a stud rookie WR to potentially score a ton of DraftKings fantasy points in a dream Week 15 matchup. And should we also expect a scorching hot NFC West QB to keep agonizing his defenders? Aside from this, another rookie is a must-start at RB in DraftKings Week 15 lineups facing his NFC South divisional rival.

From these value picks to an overrated fantasy tight end who simply cannot be trusted to a quarterback possibly playing without his top weapon, you might be surprised about our best DraftKings Week 15 picks and some players slated to come up short.

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DraftKings Week 15 picks: Quarterbacks

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
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Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers, $6,800

Purdy has been an inferno lately as a DraftKings value play and remains one again in Week 15. Look for him to thrive again at Arizona, with the Cardinals giving away the ninth-most QB fantasy points. Starting Purdy in Week 15 saves $1,400 from DraftKings’ top QB option.

Sam Howell, Washington Commanders, $6,300

Rested from a bye, get Sam Howell in your Week 15 lineup as a DraftKings value play against the Rams, currently offering the eighth-most DraftKings fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Look for Howell to throw plenty, being the league leader in passing attempts with 509 on the season.

Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams, $6,000

In this same clash, Matthew Stafford makes for an excellent DFS start in Week 15, with Washington coming to town. Stafford has averaged 23.7 DraftKings fantasy points over his last three games and he should continue to remain hot with the Commanders giving away the most QB fantasy points.

Will Levis, Tennessee Titans, $5,400

At this price, Levis is a gamble who could pay off in DraftKings in Week 15. He’ll get to play the Texans that have surrendered the seventh-most QB points in DraftKings. Levis is coming from an impressive 327-yard one-TD performance that helped stun the Dolphins into a loss last Monday evening. The upside is here.

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DraftKings Week 15 picks: Running Backs

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
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Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers, $9,300

Worth the spend, McCaffrey should live up beyond his DraftKings salary in Week 15. The 49ers head to Arizona, where CMC should once again slice and dice a Cardinals defense that is yielding the second-most DraftKings RB fantasy points. The last time CMC met up with the Cards, he annihilated them 177 yards and four TDs.

Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins, $7,100

Much more affordable in DraftKings, Mostert is a value play hosting the Jets. The Jets are 10th-worst in allowing RB fantasy points and have given up 143.6 RB yards per game. With Tyreek Hill potentially sitting out or limited, Miami will run, run, run!

Rashaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $7,000

White has been very consistent as far as a start in DraftKings lineups. So, at this salary, start White at Green Bay, whose run defense is yielding the ninth-most RB DraftKings fantasy points. The Packers last allowed Saquon Barkley to rush for 86 yards and two touchdowns. That’s good news for White.

Bijan Robinson, Atlanta Falcons, $6,800

Facing the Panthers, Robinson should be on course for one of his better games, making him a Week 15 value start in DraftKings. The Panthers have given up 27.5 RB DraftKings points per game and a league-high 21 touchdowns to the position.

Ezekiel Elliott, New England Patriots, $5,800

On the cheap, Elliott is a DraftKings value play when the Pats host the Chiefs in Week 15 (if Rhamondre Stevenson sits out again). The Patriots used Elliott in 91% of their offensive snaps last week when he scored 36.5 DraftKings points. This should be the case again against a Chiefs defense that last let James Cook burn it for 141 yards and a TD.

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DraftKings Week 15 picks: Wide Receivers

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Rams
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Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams, $7,300

Priced $2,600 less than the highest-priced DraftKings WR, start Nacua versus Washington and watch the fantasy points pour in. Washington’s defense is giving away 44 wide receiver DraftKings points on average per game. This is the second-most in the league. Nacua should go bananas this Sunday.

DJ Moore, Chicago Bears, $6,900

Priced cheaply in DraftKings after last scoring 26.8 points, start Moore at Cleveland and watch how the Bears keep Moore in play. Chicago will have to get creative to score against a mean Cleveland defense, which means Moore is likely going to run for some plays as well as catch balls. Garbage yards equate to fantasy points.

DeAndre Hopkins, Tennessee Titans $6,200

Hopkins was last very productive (seven catches, 124 yards, and a TD), making him an appealing DraftKings start in Week 15. The Titans host the Texans that just let Garrett Wilson catch nine passes for 108 yards. With Houston starting to unravel, look for Hopkins to take advantage.

Jayden Reed, Green Bay Packers, $4,900

If Christian Watson (hamstring) remains sidelined, Reed makes for a nice DraftKings value start in Week 15. With Watson out last week, Reed scored 20.5 DraftKings points. This Sunday, the Packers host Tampa Bay, whose defense is allowing the sixth-most WR fantasy points.

Greg Dortch, Arizona Cardinals, $4,100

On the very cheap, Dortch is a DraftKings sleeper play who could take advantage of his matchup against the 49ers. San Francisco currently has given up 39 WR DraftKings points per game. The Cards are going to have to air it tons to keep up with an unstoppable 49ers squad.

DraftKings Week 15 picks: Tight Ends

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers
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Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals, $5,200

In this same game, look for McBride to be targeted plenty against San Francisco making him a value play, priced $2,400 less than Travis Kelce. McBride has been a beast as of late to stop, having been targeted 34 times over his last four games. This has amounted to 323 yards and a TD.

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns, $4,700

Ride with Njoku while he is hot and cheap in DraftKings and start him versus Chicago in Week 15. Aside from Amari Cooper, Njoku received the second-most targets in his last game and he found the end zone twice. The Bears rank 12th-worst in defending the TE position.

Tucker Kraft, Green Bay Packers, $3,000

Practically free, Tucker Kraft is a Week 15 value play facing the Bucs, who have yielded the third-most TE fantasy points this year. Look for the Packers to keep Kraft — who has recorded 101 yards over his last two games — plenty involved.

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DraftKings overrated plays Week 15

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Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins, $7,900

Overrated in DraftKings at QB is Tagovailoa. Potentially playing without Tyreek Hill could ruin Tua again in Week 15. We saw what that was like last Monday night. With Hill out much of the game, Tagovailoa scored only 10.1 fantasy points in DraftKings. And it doesn’t help one bit that the Dolphins face the Jets, whose defense has surrendered the third-least QB fantasy points.

Running Backs:

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints, $8,600

As the second-highest-priced DraftKings RB in Week 15, Kamara might perform to his value. The Saints host the Giants, whose defense last limited the Packers’ RBs to just 83 yards. With the Saints often not knowing who’s on first and who’s on second on offense, Kamara’s fantasy ceiling might be capped a bit short.

Wide Receivers:

Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins, $7,400

Priced seventh-highest at WR in DraftKings, Jaylen Waddle is overrated. Waddle’s matchup is awful, playing the Jets, who rank first in the NFL, against opposing wide receivers. Even with Hill out a lot of last week’s game, Waddle did not benefit. He received eight targets — the same amount that he did in his previous three games.

Tight Ends:

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs, $7,600

Kelce is just not cutting the mustard as DraftKings’ top-priced TE every week. And, he’s once again an overrated play traveling to New England in Week 15. The Patriots defense has been on a squeeze and it currently is giving up the third-least TE fantasy points. This would include it only allowing one tight end to score all season.

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