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Week 15 Fantasy Projections: Cooper Kupp and Cam Newton for the Win

The RotoViz Game Level Similarity Projections help you make lineup decisions using historical matchups as your guide. Week 15 is upon us, and it’s time to make start/sit and roster management decisions. Earlier in the week, we looked at preliminary GLSP projections derived from a model I pulled together. Let’s compare and contrast these results with the GLSP projections calculated by the RotoViz apps and identify players with a surprising range of outcomes. As a reminder, GLSP projections are agnostic of a player’s situation, health, and external factors. They are compiled through the use of historical data to identify matchups between comparable players and defenses. How have wide receivers similar to Marvin Jones fared against defenses similar to the Bears? These are the types of questions that GLSP attempts to answer. GLSP projections rely solely on historical data.

How’d We Do Last Week?

I made some good calls in Week 14 that were offset by some very bad ones. Jameis Winston, the surprisingly good quarterback call, fell flat producing just 14 points. Even worse, Dak Prescott, who had been expected to struggle, scored 27 points as QB3. Running back results were more favorable. Frank Gore performed well, as expected, and scored 15 points as RB20. Jerick McKinnon proved to be limited and was held to under eight points. Demaryius Thomas was surprisingly good. He turned 12 targets into eight receptions, 93 yards, and a touchdown. Thomas finished with 23 points as WR6. Stefon Diggs was a WR3, as predicted, scoring 12 points and finishing as WR32. I heard from a number of fantasy owners last week that needed to choose between the two, so I’m happy it worked out. On the flip side, my apologies for the tight end calls. Julius Thomas was awful; he scored just three points. Jared Cook crushed my expectations. He scored 19 points and was the TE3.

Week 15 Fantasy Projections

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By Dave Caban | @DaveCabanFF | Archive