Our Week 15 DraftKings lineup will feature a pair of rookie wide receivers on bad teams. However, Nico Collins and Amon-Ra St. Brown are solid bets to outperform their modest price tags. Sure, Collins and St. Brown aren’t “safe” daily fantasy football picks, but we’re building daily fantasy football lineups for GPP contests, so we’re throwing caution to the wind. The savings they provide allow us to include a couple of high-priced DFS studs that we’re excited about this week.
Before we break down our picks, here are the most notable scoring rules for DraftKings contests: Full-point PPR, four-point passing TDs, three-point bonuses for 100 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, and 300 passing yards.
DraftKings Picks Week 15: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments
Sunday main slate, $50,000 budget
QB Jalen Hurts, Eagles vs. Football Team ($6,600). Hurts is expected to start Sunday after missing Week 13 with an ankle injury. For all of the hand wringing over his high-level quarterbacking traits — or lack thereof — Hurts has been good for fantasy. He’s scored at least 23.0 DraftKings points seven times, including eclipsing the 30-point plateau twice.
RB Joe Mixon, Bengals @ Broncos ($7,200). Mixon has hit a rough patch for the Bengals, but he should still be treated as a workhorse, especially in a matchup against the Broncos in which they’ll be favored. He’s been a timid performer of late — 10.4 and 8.8 DK points over his past two — but we’ve seen him go on stretches in which he was a lock for 20-plus. It’s fair to anticipate another performance of that quality.
RB Antonio Gibson, Football Team @ Eagles ($6,000). This is a bounce-back spot for Gibson, who scored over 20.0 DK points in three of four games leading into Week 14’s disappointing effort. The Football Team will head into the game as road underdogs, but the score shouldn’t get out of hand as much — or as quickly — as it did against the Cowboys last week.
WR Odell Beckham Jr., Rams vs. Seahawks ($5,400). Beckham appears to be finding a greater comfort level in his new digs. He earned 10 targets in Week 12 and scored a touchdown in Weeks 12-14. Cooper Kupp is still the dominant force in this offense, but Beckham remains a dynamic and explosive player capable of delivering a big score on Sunday. The upside is too tempting to pass him up at this modest price.
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions vs. Cardinals ($5,200). St. Brown has enjoyed his two best games as a pro over the past two weeks. He earned 12 targets in each contest and scored his first career touchdown over that span. Even if T.J. Hockenson (hand) returns, St. Brown appears to have established himself as one of Jared Goff’s go-to targets.
WR Nico Collins, Texans @ Jaguars ($3,500). We’re going to roll the dice a bit with Collins here against a floundering Jaguars team. Collins drew 10 targets last week, easily a career-best, and it would make sense for the team to design ways to feature him more prominently in the passing attack opposite Brandin Cooks. Collins was turning heads in camp, and he’ll likely earn an opportunity to do the same in the Texans’ remaining regular-season contests.
TE George Kittle, 49ers vs. Falcons ($7,500). Kittle is on quite the roll right now, and there’s nothing one can say that speaks louder than the 79.7 DK points he’s accumulated across Weeks 13-14. He drew 27 targets over that span, and while teams will adjust, trying to stop or slow a player is different from actually doing so. The Falcons will certainly make an attempt, but they haven’t exactly demonstrated that they’ll be able to have success in that area.
FLEX (RB) Myles Gaskin, Dolphins vs. Jets ($5,600). Gaskin landed on the reserve/COVID list during the Dolphins’ Week 14 bye, but he’s expected to return Sunday. He’s received more consistent workloads in recent weeks and scored more consistently as a result. He racked up 18.6 DK points on 26 touches against the Jets in Week 11, and another strong outing should be in the cards against the league’s 32nd-ranked defense per DVOA.
DEF Texans @ Jaguars ($2,800). Nobody is going to heap praise on the Texans, but the Jaguars are simply an unmitigated disaster. As bad as the Texans are overall, they’ve played better on defense according to various efficiency metrics. We love the near-minimum price tag and like the upside against an abysmal Jags squad.