Week 15 starts off with the Thursday night football match up of the Los Angeles Rams at the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams are 4-9 and played so bad last week there head coach Jeff Fischer was fired. John Fassel is the Rams interim head coach for the final 3 games. The Seahawks are 8-4-1 and in 1st place in the NFC West. Seattle was embarrassed last week by the Green Bay Packers 38-10 as Russell Wilson threw 5 interceptions. So with two teams looking to bounce back from bad games let's see if we can find the right guys to Start/Sit.


Jared Goff is still learning the quarterback position. He threw for his highest amount of passing yards last week 235 while throwing the most passes he has thrown in a game 41. Goff's not a fantasy option yet. SIT!

Russell Wilson is coming off a bad game and is playing in Seattle. I'm sure Wilson wants to rebound from last week and get a little revenge for the 9-3 loss to the Rams in Week 2. Wilson should be a good START this week.

Running Back:

You have to wonder if Todd Gurley will ever become the top player that people thought he would be. It's clear Gurley has the skills to be a good running back, but the Rams offensive line doesn't give him a lot of help. It's tough to bet on Gurley; so he's a SIT for me. 

Thomas Rawls has battled injuries just about all season. So do you believe that tonight is the night he breaks out. Rawls does average 4.1 yards per carry, but he's only found the end zone 2 times. I think I have to see him do it one time before I can get behind him. SIT!

Wide Receiver:

Quick; who leads the Rams in Receptions? If you said Kenny Britt you where right. Britt has 63 receptions and 5 touchdowns coming into tonight. It's tough to get behind any Rams receiver; so that makes Britt a SIT for me.

Tavon Austin is another player people have been waiting on to breakout. Austin is used in the passing game the running game and is still a dangerous return man, but he just never seems to do enough of one thing to be a fantasy factor. SIT!

Brian Quick has 36 receptions and 3 touchdowns and could be an under the radar play tonight in a deep league. I have Quick as a SIT because I don't think he'll get enough targets, but I won't be surprised if he ends up having a solid night.

Is Doug Baldwin a #1 receiver? Baldwin has 74 receptions and 5 touchdowns this season. Baldwin has been targeted 97 times this season; so Wilson looks for him a lot. If you're going to use Baldwin you have to hope for a high volume of catches. I have Baldwin as a SIT tonight.

Jermaine Kearse has had a down year with just 35 receptions. Kearse has yet to catch a touchdown pass this season. It's a bit of a surprise that Kearse has struggled and I think if there's a game to use him in this is it. I'm taking a chance on Kearse tonight as he's a START for me.

Tyler Lockett is another player who is used in all facets of the game. Lockett has 32  catches and while he doesn't have a receiving touchdown he does have a rushing touchdown. Lockett is also a top return man. I'm not sold on Lockett; so he's a SIT for me tonight.

Tight End:
​Lance Kendricks has had some quality fantasy games this season. With the struggles the Rams offense has had I'm surprised he's not a more consistent fantasy player. There's a chance that Kendricks could get quite a few short passes tonight as a check down type of guy. I'm going to take a chance and START him tonight.

Is Jimmy Graham back? Graham really struggled trying to find his role in the Seahawks offense, but this year he seems to have found it. Graham has 58 catches and 5 touchdowns while averaging 13.5 yards a reception. Graham has a chance to have a big game tonight; so he's a START for me tonight.

Defense/Special Teams:

In these teams 1st meeting the Rams held Seattle to just a field goal. The Rams have the 10th rated defense overall in the NFL. I think that Seattle is going to look to score as much ass they can tonight; so I have this unit as a SIT.

Seattle has lost a lot of their top players to injuries this season with the latest being Earl Thomas. Even with all those injuries the Seahawks are still the 8th rated defense in the NFL. The Rams offense doesn't scare anyone; so START the Seahawks Defense/Special Teams tonight.

Well there you go. I hope my advice helps you in some way. shape or form as you set your line up for Week 15. Thanks for taking the time to read this article and good luck this week. 

Published by John Burke