Vikings vs. Saints
Emmanuel Sanders - WR (NO)
Sanders caught four passes for 76 yards on Sunday, a day in which Drew Brees completed only 7 total passes to wide receivers. Sanders in the clear top option on the outside with Michael Thomas out until the playoffs and Tre’Quan Smith banged up. The Vikings rank 30th against fantasy WRs, and with Brees inching closer to being 100%, Sanders should be in for a good outing on Christmas day.
Around the League
Tony Pollard - RB (DAL)
Zeke Elliot was a late scratch on Sunday morning, leaving Tony Pollard to fill in for “America’s Team.” Pollard scored more points on Sunday (27) than Zeke has in any game this season. There is a chance Elliot plays on Sunday, but the way Pollard is running, it would be hard for the Dallas Cowboys to ignore him in the offense even if Elliot is available. The Cowboys are only a game behind in the the venerable NFC East so they will not be inclined to be cautious with Elliot, but add Pollard today instead of waiting because if Elliot is out again, he should be a top 10 option.
Baker Mayfield - QB (CLE)
Mayfield has score 18+ fantasy points and has a TD-INT ratio of 10-1 in his last four games. He now faces off against the suddenly resurgent Jets as New York will try and extend their season high winning streak to 2 wins in a row. I wouldn’t count on that though, and if you have made it this far streaming quarterbacks, or are just unhappy with how yours has performed lately, Baker could be the one to get you over the top.
Le’Veon Bell - RB (KC)
Bell became just the fifth running back to score a rushing touchdown against the Saints this year, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire exiting due to a high ankle sprain means that he will be the feature back for Kansas City probably until the playoffs start. Bell will face the Falcons in Week 16, who are fresh off another blown double digit lead, and also gave up a pair of rushing TDs to Leonard Fournette. Bell should be in for a big afternoon if he is used like a true #1 back.
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