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Yahoo DFS Picks Week 15: NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments

We're paying up for an elite fantasy QB and taking some chances on some high-upside RBs in daily fantasy football this week. Check out our Week 15 Yahoo DFS picks before putting together your tournament lineup.

Paying up at the quarterback position isn’t a move we go out of our way to make very often. However, Kyler Murray has as much upside as anyone at the quarterback position, and we can include him in our Week 15 Yahoo DFS tournament picks without sacrificing elsewhere. Since we're playing in GPP tournaments, we'll have our fair share of guys with low floors and high ceilings, but that's part of it.

We're also calling on a few chalky DFS plays, but we'll have enough differentiation to make some noise in this type of format.

WEEK 15 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Before we break down our picks, just a reminder of some key rules for Yahoo DFS. It's essentially the same as FanDuel, with  four-point passing TDs  and  half-point PPR .

WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Yahoo DFS Picks Week 15: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments

Sunday main slate, $200 budget, no more than six players from the same team.

WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel

UPDATE: This lineup has been significantly reworked since its original publishing because of the loss of players from the Seahawks-Rams and Washington-Philadelphia games.

  • The Cardinals are heavy road favorites against the Lions, and if the contest unfolds as expected, they will have things done and dusted by the fourth quarter. Murray should have his fingerprints all over the action that leads them to that point, however. If we’re a little lucky, the Lions will be peskier than expected and force Murray and Co. to keep their foot on the gas.

  • With Urban Meyer out of the picture in Jacksonville, Robinson will likely receive the type of workload most expected him to handle all season. Robinson delivered a three-game 20-plus-point streak earlier this season, and another similar run to finish the season isn’t out of the question.

  • Barkley enjoyed his best game since returning from his ankle injury, turning 19 touches into 17.0 fantasy points. He finished with 95 total yards and has steadily been creeping his way toward the century mark in recent contests. The Giants are getting 10 points in this contest, so there’s the threat of Dallas jumping out to an insurmountable lead, but the plus side as it pertains to Barkley is he’s just as dangerous as a receiver as he is as a runner.

  • Johnson continues to handle a heavy target load. He earned another 10 against the Vikings last Thursday night, the fifth time in a row he’s had 10 or more passes thrown his way. As long as he’s dominating Ben Roethlisberger’s attention to this degree, we’re going to continue trying to include him in our lineup.

  • With high-volume pass-catcher Jaylen Waddle (reserve/COVID) out, Parker should soak up a lot of his targets. That's enough to get him in this lineup, especially at this price. It doesn't hurt that the Jets are a leaky defense to WRs in addition to be the leakiest against RBs.

  • Ja’Marr Chase woke up from a multi-week slumber with two touchdowns last week, but Higgins continued to perform as a No. 1-caliber producer in his own right. He’s had three straight games with over 100 yards with two touchdowns over that span. Even if Chase is ready to pick his game back up down the stretch, Higgins deserves to be viewed as a top wide receiver choice.

  • We’d certainly prefer Lamar Jackson (ankle) to be the one throwing darts to Andrews, but backup Tyler Huntley fed the star tight end well in relief. Andrews caught all 11 of his team-leading targets and has earned 40 total looks over the past four games. If you’re turned off by a backup quarterback taking the snaps, Dawson Knox is an easy pivot, but don’t underestimate what Andrews can do in the event Jackson is forced to miss this contest.

  • Kirk may be overshadowed in name by a pair of receivers in his own locker room, but he’s the one who leads the Cardinals in targets. His 17.2-percent share of the passing game is likely to increase with DeAndre Hopkins set to miss the rest of the regular season. Kirk is capable of putting a couple of big plays together in a game in which the Cardinals are laying 12.5 points.

  • We’re not underestimating the power of Urban Meyer’s absence, but the Jags are still a mess. Meyer’s ousting will boost morale in the building, but they still have to undo nearly a year’s worth of damage before they can worry about being an offense worth fearing.

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