Week 15 Fantasy Football Recap!
Week 15 was great for me as I won my fantasy football league’s semi-final game and advanced to the championship game.
Thursday Night Football started with the San Francisco 49ers thumping the Seattle Seahawks 21-13. Christian McCaffrey rushed 26 times for 108 yards and a touchdown, and George Kittle caught 4-of-5 targets for 93 yards and two touchdowns for the 49ers.
The K.C. Chiefs clinched the AFC West title for the seventh straight season with a 30-24 overtime win over the Texans. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes goes 36-41 for 336 yards and two touchdowns, and tight end Travis Kelce had 10 receptions for 105 yards passing Hall-of-Famer Shannon Sharpe for the fourth-most current receiving yards in NFL history. In addition, Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon had 10 rushes for 52 yards and a touchdown adding eight catches for 70 yards and an additional touchdown on eight targets.
The Jaguars beat the Cowboys 40-34 in overtime with a pick-six by safety Rayshawn Jenkins to seal the game. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence goes 27-44 for 318 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Zay Jones caught six passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns.
Jalen Hurts opened the fantasy playoffs with three rushing touchdowns. With 17 carries, he gained 61 yards and converted a two-point play. He also completed 22 of 37 passes for 315 yards in the Eagle’s 25-29 win over Chicago. A.J. Brown had 181 receiving yards for the Eagles. Bears quarterback Justin Fields reaches 1,000 rushing yards for the season, becoming the third quarterback to accomplish the feat (Michael Vick and Lamar Jackson). Chicago put up a good fight. Justin Fields completed 14-of-21 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while running back David Montgomery rushed 12 times for 53 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 38 yards and another touchdown.
The Minnesota Vikings beat the Colts for the biggest comeback in NFL history. The Vikings were down by 33 points to Indianapolis, but they scored five touchdowns in the second half to force overtime. Kirk Cousins led the charge with 460 passing yards and four touchdowns. Dalvin Cook rushed 17 times for 95 yards and caught all four targets for 95 yards and a touchdown, while Justin Jefferson caught 12-of-16 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 39-36 win over the Colts. Kicker Chase McLaughlin had a big fantasy day connecting on five field goals and accounting for 21 standard fantasy points for the Colts.
Dawg Pound Chomps on the Ravens. The Cleveland Browns defense held the Baltimore Ravens to just three points while getting three sacks, an interception, and one fumble recovery in their win over their AFC North rivals 13-3.
Las Vegas Raiders stun the New England Patriots on the bizarre final play of the game. Running back Rhamondre Stevenson‘s ill-fated lateral to Jakobi Meyers with the score tied 24-24 and the clock reading 0:00 set in motion one of the worst losses in NFL history. Jakobi tried to lateral the ball, but he was intercepted by the Raider’s Chandler Jones, who trampled Mac Jones and ran into the endzone for a touchdown giving the Raiders a 30-24 win. Rhamondre Stevenson rushed 19 times for 172 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots, while Derek Carr completed 20-of-38 passes for 231 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception for the Raiders.
The Tennessee Titans lose on a last-second field goal to the Chargers 17-14. Derrick Henry rushed 21 times for 104 yards and a touchdown for the Titans, adding four catches for 59 yards.
The Bills rallied to beat Dolphins 32-29 on Tyler Bass’ game-winning field goal in the snow. Dawson Knox caught 6-of-8 targets for 98 yards and a touchdown, while quarterback Josh Allen completed 25-of-40 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns, adding 10 carries for 77 additional yards and a two-point conversion.
The Bucs lose a big lead and lose to the Bengals 34-23. Tampa Bay had a 17- 0 lead over Cincinnati in one of their best halfs of the season, and then the Bucs committed five straight turnovers to start the second half and saw the Bengals score 34 unanswered points. Joe Burrow completed 27-of-39 for 200 yards, four touchdowns.
The New York Giants beat their NFC East Division Rivals, Washington Commanders, 22-12 behind a strong defense that held them to 12 points, 3 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and a touchdown. Jahan Dotson caught 4-of-6 targets for 105 yards and one touchdown for the Commanders.
Tyler Allgeier shines while Desmond Ridder flops in the Falcon’s 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Allgeier rushed 17 times for 139 yards and a touchdown for Atlanta.
AJ Dillon rushed 11 times for 36 yards and two touchdowns, receiving an additional 35 yards in the Packers’ Monday Night win over the Rams 24-12.
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