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Monday and Tuesday Night Football Previews: Week 15

By: Jay Pounds (@jaypoundsnfl)

Dynasty Owners! Welcome to the wildest Monday/Tuesday article of the season where we have four games to cover in a short amount of time. Due to the fact there are so many games I will keep this intro short and sweet. The Dynasty Owner playoffs have arrived just in time for a massive Covid outbreak throughout the NFL, which is why we are seeing four games this late in the week. If I were going to describe this season in one word the word would be an easy choice, mayhem. I am honestly at a point with all the injuries, insane outcomes, and a Covid outbreaks that I am officially declaring this season much crazier than 2020. I honestly feel like the 2021 season pulled the hold my beer card when compared to the 2020 season. Enough of the jibber jabber, let’s dive into these four late week games!

Raiders vs Browns

I usually start each game off with things that I am watching for and to be honest I am not quite sure with this one. If I knew for sure who was playing, I would be watching to see how Baker performs with the playoffs on the line, but it’s uncertain that he will even play this week and looks as if the Browns will roll with Nick Mullens at the quarterback position. The Browns vs Raiders should be a low scoring contest because of the number of key players out for both teams on the offensive side of the ball. The only real difference between the two teams is the fact the Browns are dealing with Covid, while the Raiders have a few key guys out with injuries. I’m looking at you Darren Waller. Regardless of how things play out, it’s better than having no football at all, I just hope it doesn’t hurt too many of your playoff runs.

Jay’s Raiders vs Browns Prediction

 
Las Vegas Raiders 17    Cleveland Browns 13

Over/Under Projections

Raiders

PlayerPositionSalaryProjected PointsOver/Under
Derek CarrQB$25,000,00022.7Under
Josh JacobsRB$2,983,35015.8Over
Hunter RenfrowWR$708,98716.5Over
Zay JonesWR$2,500,0006.1Over
Foster MoreauTE$752,0987.6Over

Browns

PlayerPositionSalaryProjected PointsOver/Under
Nick MullensQB$970,00016.5Under
Nick ChubbRB$1,845,77416.9Over
Donovan Peoples-JonesWR$870,4027.9Over
Rashard HigginsWR$2,377,5004.9Over
David NjokuTE$6,013,0007.9Under

Value of the Game – Raiders vs Browns

If you have been an avid reader this season, you will remember back a month or two ago when I selected Hunter Renfrow and thought, he was a somewhat risky pick for Value of the Game. Fast forward in time to the present and Renfrow is an absolute no brainer for the pick. Over the past three weeks, Renfrow has absolutely balled out hitting the century yardage mark in all three outings and adding a touchdown in one of them. Hunter Renfrow for Value of the Game has a nice ring to it if I do say so myself.

Winner – Hunter Renfrow

Jay’s Projected Stat LineReceptionsReceiving YardsTDsDOFP
Hunter Renfrow9106019.6

Vikings vs Bears

This matchup is what I am calling the O.G. Monday Night Football game. In our original Monday night matchup, we have a fun divisional matchup which should feature more than a couple splash plays. The Bears and the Vikings have been questionable to say the least on the defensive side of the ball all season long and it gets no easier for either team in tonight’s matchup. The biggest thing I will be looking for on the Vikings side of the ball is if Justin Jefferson can continue his dominant run that started when Adam Thielen went down with an injury. On the other side of the ball, I will be watching one player as well and that is none other than the former Buckeye Justin Fields. Justin Fields has been red hot in terms of fantasy scoring when he finishes the game over the past month, and I will be looking for more of the same tonight.

Jay’s Vikings vs Bears Prediction

 
Minnesota Vikings 27   Chicago Bears 20

Over/Under Projections

Vikings

PlayerPositionSalaryProjected PointsOver/Under
Kirk CousinsQB$33,000,00024.9Over
Dalvin CookRB$12,600,00021.2Under
Justin JeffersonWR$3,280,70118.9Over
K.J. OsbornWR$890,69311.7Over
Tyler ConklinTE$685,2589.2Over

Bears

PlayerPositionSalaryProjected PointsOver/Under
Justin FieldsQB$4,717,98922.5Over
David MontgomeryRB$1,003,84515.6Over
Jakeem GrantWR$2,300,0005.3Over
Darnell MooneyWR$894,26311.4Over
Cole KmetTE$1,894,4447.8Under

Value of the Game – Vikings vs Bears

In our second matchup on this beautiful Monday night, I have Darnell Mooney as my Value of the Game. When Justin Fields has played, Mooney has been his favorite target by a significant margin, and I see no reason that changes against a suspect Vikings defense. I am looking for Mooney to see right around double-digit targets and pulling in around half of them while hitting on at least one big time play at some point. The Fields and Mooney connection is here to stay folks!

Winner – Darnell Mooney

Jay’s Projected Stat LineReceptionsReceiving YardsTDsDOFP
Darnell Mooney568117.8

Seahawks vs Rams

Up next, we have our third matchup in what has been the craziest start to a fantasy playoff we have ever seen. In the second divisional matchup of the late week, we have the Seahawks traveling to Hollywood to take on the Rams. In this matchup, I will be watching for a couple of things but none more important than how the Rams respond after a massive win over the Arizona Cardinals last week. The Rams must capitalize on the Cardinals’ massive slip up against the Detroit Lions yesterday. On the other side of the ball, we have the Seahawks who are playing for pride at this point in their disappointing 2021 season. The main thing I will be watching for from the Seahawks is to see if Russell Wilson can get back to playing the way we’ve become accustomed. If that happens to be the case, we should see DK Metcalf get going as well.

Jay’s Seahawks vs Rams Prediction

 
Seattle Seahawks 21    Los Angeles Rams 31

Over/Under Projections

Seahawks

PlayerPositionSalaryProjected PointsOver/Under
Russell WilsonQB$35,000,00024.0Under
Rashaad PennyRB$2,961,36010.9Over
D’Wayne EskridgeWR$1,488,3764.8Over
DK MetcalfWR$1,146,51316.3Over
Gerald EverettTE$6,000,0008.0Under

Rams

PlayerPositionSalaryProjected PointsOver/Under
Matthew StaffordQB$27,000,00028.6Under
Darrell HendersonRB$1,053,00112.8Over
Cooper KuppWR$15,750,00023.2Over
Odell BeckhamWR$1,250,00012.5Over
Brycen HopkinsTE$987,0330.0Over

Value of the Game – Seahawks vs Rams

As I mentioned earlier in this segment, if Russ gets to cooking, we should see a big day from DK Metcalf. Metcalf has not had a great season by his standards but there is still time to salvage and help Dynasty Owners with him on their rosters to make deep runs in the Dynasty Owner playoffs. Traditionally Metcalf struggles against Jalen Ramsey, but he exploded against him earlier in the season and I am thinking we should see more of the same from the track star at the receiver position.

Winner – DK Metcalf

Jay’s Projected Stat LineReceptionsReceiving YardsTDsDOFP
DK Metcalf486118.6

Football Team vs Eagles

Finally, we have our fourth matchup on the list featuring our third and final divisional matchup between the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles. In this matchup, I will be watching for multiple things but let’s start on the Football Team’s side first. The Football Team will be without its top two quarterbacks in this matchup and will likely have to depend heavily on Antonio Gibson if they want any chance at escaping with a win. Gibson has shown the ability to dominate a game this season, now it’s just a matter of him getting the touches and repeating the performance. I am not expecting much from the passing game without their top two signal callers and a banged-up McLaurin. On the Eagles side of the ball, there are two things that stick out to me, and both have to do with player health. I am curious to see how Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders play after being banged up in recent weeks. If Hurts and Sanders can stay healthy, they could prove to be a deadly backfield combination.

Jay’s Football Team vs Eagles Prediction

 
Washington Football Team 13    Philadelphia Eagles 24

Over/Under Projections

Football Team

PlayerPositionSalaryProjected PointsOver/Under
Garrett GilbertQB$920,0000.0Over
Antonio GibsonRB$1,233,15916.9Over
Terry McLaurinWR$961,91816.1Under
Cam SimsWR$2,133,0003.7Over
Ricky Seals-JonesTE$990,0007.2Over

Eagles

PlayerPositionSalaryProjected PointsOver/Under
Jalen HurtsQB$1,506,29224.7Over
Miles SandersRB$1,337,54413.4Over
DeVonta SmithWR$5,035,34813.9Over
Jalen ReagorWR$3,317,6696.5Under
Dallas GoedertTE$1,406,06810.8Over

Value of the Game – Football Team vs Eagles

My fourth Value of the Game pick is none other than Antonio Gibson. A couple weeks back we saw Gibson have the game fantasy managers have been waiting for and I would not be surprised if we see a repeat performance Tuesday, especially in terms of volume. As I mentioned earlier, the Football Team is without its top two quarterbacks, and it would be an absolute travesty if we don’t see more than 20 touches out of Gibson in this situation. Ultimately, Gibson gets the work and the Value of the Game award!

Winner – Antonio Gibson

Jay’s Projected Stat LineRushing AttemptsRushing YardsReceptionsReceiving YardsTDsDOFP
Antonio Gibson18112432118.6

Be sure to check out my Free Agent Auction article and video that will be released this week on Wednesday afternoon before Free Agent Auction bids are processed on Thursday at 5 AM. Don’t forget about Steve Van Tassell’s weekly recap article and Friday preview article and video, as well as Matt “The Jerk” Morrison’s weekly article that will be published on Tuesday and his video that will be posted on Wednesday, plus his Thursday Night Football preview article. Don’t forget to check out Dynasty Owner on YouTube!

Thank you all for reading and hopefully tonight’s game will be a good one with all these projections coming true. Stay safe and good luck on your 2021 Chase for the Ring!

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