StarStreet Pick 5 for Week 15
Josh Collacchi takes a look at this week's StarStreet Pick 5.
StarStreet Pick 5 for Week 15
One of my favorite games over at StarStreet is their Pick 5, which you can play for free each week to win a ticket to other daily games or for money.
The game is simple. There’s five player vs. player matchups, and you pick who you think will score more that week. The best part is that you can play straight from our site by clicking here.
Here’s this week’s Pick 5:
Eric Decker vs. Keenan Allen
Matthew Stafford vs. Nick Foles
Matt Forte vs. LeSean McCoy
A.J. Green vs. Josh Gordon
Dez Bryant vs. Alshon Jeffery
There’s some pretty tough choices here, but here are my picks for Week 15:
Eric Decker vs. the Chargers
This is the toughest choice of the two, considering the fact that Decker has not been as consistent as Allen. But Decker is my choice this week because Wes Welker is out. Decker runs different routes than Welker, but that just gives him the opportunity to receive more targets. Decker has also been on fire as of late, so go with the hot hand and take him over Keenan Allen this week.
Nick Foles vs. the Vikings
In the first half of last week, the weather conditions were so bad that no one thought either the Eagles nor the Lions would score points. Nick Foles still ended up with 19.5 fantasy points. If he can do that in six inches of snow, imagine what he does to the Vikings this week in a dome. Take Foles over Matthew Stafford this week, who faces off against the Ravens.
LeSean McCoy vs. the Vikings
McCoy’s story for last week was similar to Foles, except for the fact that he went on to have one of the best halves of football in Eagles history. McCoy was the best player on the field last week in the snow against a tough Lions front seven, this week he is inside against a Vikings team who does not have near the talent that the Lions do. Expect McCoy to have another spectacular day and pick him over Matt Forte who faces a good Cleveland defense.
Josh Gordon vs. the Bears
It is tough to pick against Josh Gordon at the moment, as he has been the best fantasy wide receiver in the NFL of late, A.J. Green will take on the Steelers, and he has been on a tear with just one bad fantasy game since Week 6. But as aforementioned, Josh Gordon is the best fantasy receiver in the NFL, and you cannot pick against him. Gordon has 71 catches for 1400 yards and 8 touchdowns this season, and he missed the first two games of the season.
Dez Bryant vs. the Packers
The Cleveland Browns have one of the best corners in the NFL in Joe Haden, and it is not clear whether he will matchup with Alshon Jeffery or Brandon Marshall. But even if Jeffery gets “lucky” and does not draw Haden, Dez Bryant is still the better pick. The Packers do not have anyone who can match up with Bryant’s speed and size, and the Cowboys need a win. Expect Romo to rely heavily on Dez Bryant to try and steer the Cowboys back in the playoff picture.
Don’t forget, Pick 5 can be played on our site as well.
In addition to PFF, Josh writes for eDraft and ProFootballCentral. With any comments or questions, each him on Twitter @PFF_JCollacchi !