Ravens’ LB CJ Mosley an Elite Play in IDP Week 15 Match-up Plays and Sits

Ravens LB CJ Mosley one of the elite plays in IDP Week 15 Match-up plays

Week 15 means the semi-finals of your playoffs, and hopefully, you’re still alive. I’ve decided to take a look at the match-ups and give you my starts and sits for each game.

Elite Plays: Match-up Proof
Safe Plays: These guys have a nice floor with high ceiling. They are your steady plays
Sleeper Plays: Off the radar guys, or maybe steady guys that have tougher match-ups
Leave on Bench: It says it all. Don’t play them


Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams

Points Allowed By Position

St. Louis: 6th DL/2nd LB/30th DB
Arizona: 31st DL/32nd LB/22nd DB

Elite Plays: Calais Campbell, Robert Quinn
Safe Plays: Rashad Johnson, Larry Foote, Chris Long, T.J. McDonald, Chris Long
Sleeper Plays: James Laurinaitis, Alec Ogletree, Tony Jefferson, Frostee Rucker, Alex Okafor, E.J. Gaines (CB leagues)
Leave on Bench: Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie, Tommy Kelly, Kevin Minter, Mark Barron, Jo-Lonn Dunbar


Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons

Points Allowed by Position

Pittsburgh: 18th DL/5th LB/18th DB
Atlanta: 27th DL/16th LB/7th DB

Elite Plays: Paul Worrilow
Safe Plays: Lawrence Timmons, Desmond Trufant (CB leagues)
Sleeper Plays: William Gay (CB leages), Cameron Heyward, Michael Mitchell, Jonathan Massaquoi, Dwight Lowery
Leave on Bench: Joplo Bartu, Prince Shembo, William Moore, Kemal Ishmael, Ryan Shazier, Sean Spence, Troy Polamalu

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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens

Points Allowed by Position

Jacksonville: 15th DL/7th LB/12th DB
Baltimore: 29th DL/12th LB/32nd DB

Elite Plays: C.J. Mosley, Daryl Smith
Safe Plays: Jonathan Cyprien, Telvin Smith, J.T. Thomas, Elvis Dumervil (big play scoring)
Sleeper Plays: Terrell Suggs, Will Hill, Brandon Williams (DT-required leagues), Chris Clemons, Sen’Derrick Marks (DT-required leagues only)
Leave on Bench: Darian Stewart, Matt Elam, Lardarius Webb, Josh Evans, Dwayne Gratz, Demetrius McCray


Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills

Points Allowed by Position

Green Bay: 22nd DL/30th LB/27th DB
Buffalo: 1st DL/15th LB/19th DB

Elite Plays: Morgan Burnett, Mario Williams
Safe Plays: Preston Brown, Clay Matthews (big play scoring), Mario Williams, Jerry Hughes, Aaron Williams, Marcel Dareus (DT-required leagues), Nigel Bradham
Sleeper Plays: Stephon Gilmore (CB-leagues), Mike Daniels, Kyle Williams (DT-required leagues), Julius Peppers (big play scoring), Corey Graham (CB-required leagues)
Leave on Bench: A.J. Hawk, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Jamari Lattimore, Brandon Spikes, Da’Norris Searcy


Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers

Points Allowed by Position

Tampa Bay: 11th DL/25th LB/23rd DB
Carolina: 12th DL/6th LB/28th DB

Elite Plays: Lavonte David, Luke Kuechly
Safe Plays: Charles Johnson, Thomas Davis, Michael Johnson, Alterraun Verner (CB-required leagues), Gerald McCoy (if active; DT-required leagues)
Sleeper Plays: Clinton McDonald (DT-required leagues), Bene Benwikere (CB-required leagues), Dashon Goldson, Jacquies Smith, Danny Lansanah, Bradley McDougald, Johnathan Banks, Mason Foster
Leave on Bench: Dwan Edwards, Leonard Johnson, William Gholston, Da’Quan Bowers, Roman Harper


Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns

Points Allowed by Position

Cincinnati: 23rd DL/9th LB/31st DB
Cleveland: 24th DL/14th LB/24th DB

Elite Plays: Vincent Rey, Craig Robertson
Safe Plays: Carlos Dunlap, Emmanuel Lamur, George Iloka, Joe Haden (CB-required leagues), Buster Skrine (CB-required leagues)
Sleeper Plays: Reggie Nelson, Christian Kirksey, Donte Whitner, Geno Atkins (DT-required leagues), Leon Hall (CB-required leagues), Paul Kruger (big play scoring), Justin Gilbert (CB-required leagues)
Leave on Bench: Domata Peko, Terence Newman, Rey Maualuga, Wallace Gilberry, Jim Leonhard, Desmond Bryant


Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts

Points Allowed by Position

Houston: 19th DL/10th LB/17th DB
Indianapolis: 14th DL/4th LB/4th DB

Elite Plays: J.J. Watt, D’QWell Jackson
Safe Plays: Jerrell Freeman, Kendrick Lewis, Mike Adams
Sleeper Plays: Brian Cushing, Jumal Rolle (CB-required leagues), Jonathan Joseph (CB-required leagues), D.J. Swearinger, Cory Redding, Vontae Davis (if active; CB-required leagues), Greg Toler (CB-required)
Leave on Bench: Erik Walden, Bjoern Werner, LaRon Landry, Sergio Brown, Jonathan Newsome, Kareem Jackson, Justin Tuggle, Mike Mohamed, Akeem Dent, Jared Crick


Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Points Allowed by Position

Oakland: 30th DL/18th LB/16th DB
Kansas City: 9th DL/20th LB/20th DB

Elite Plays: Justin Houston (big play scoring), Charles Woodson
Safe Plays: Miles Burris, Khalil Mack, Ron Parker, Tamba Hali (big play scoring)
Sleeper Plays: Jaye Howard, Josh Mauga, Husain Abdullah
Leave on Bench: Justin Tuck, Tarell Brown, Brandian Ross, James-Michael Johnson, D.J. Hayden

Injuries: Sio Moore has been ruled out for the game


Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

Points Allowed by Position

Miami: 4th DL/29th LB/14th DB
New England: 26th DL/23rd LB/11th DB

Elite Plays: Jamie Collins, Cameron Wake
Safe Plays: Rob Ninkovich, Donta Hightower (if active), Devin McCourty, Brent Grimes (CB-required leagues), Reshad Jones
Sleeper Plays: Patrick Chung, Koa Misi, Olivier Vernon, Philip Wheeler
Leave on Bench: Darrelle Revis, Philip Wheeler, Chris Jones, Akeem Ayers, Brandon Browner

Injuries: Jelani Jenkins is listed as doubtful


Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants

Points Allowed by Position

Washington: 3rd DL/22nd LB/5th DB
New York Giants: 10th DL/3rd LB/2nd DB

Elite Plays: None
Safe Plays: Damontre Moore, Jason Pierre-Paul, Devon Kennard, Antrel Rolle
Sleeper Plays: Ryan Kerrigan (big play scoring), Will Compton, Perry Riley, Ryan Clark, David Amerson, Bashaud Breeland, Dominique Rodgers- Cromartie, Johnathan Hankins (DT-required leagues)
Leave on Bench: Spencer Paysinger, Quintin Demps, Jason Hatcher, Brandon Meriweather

Injuries: Keenan Robinson is out leaving Will Compton as a sleeper play this week


Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers

Points Allowed by Position

Denver: 32nd DL/21st LB/13th DB
San Diego: 17th DL/27th LB/10th DB

Elite Plays: Von Miller, Brandon Marshall, Demarcus Ware, Eric Weddle
Safe Plays:
Sleeper Plays: Malik Jackson, T.J. Ward, Donald Butler, Bradley Roby (CB-required leagues), Shareece Wright (CB-required leagues), Brandon Flowers (CB-required leagues)
Leave on Bench: Corey Liuget, Kendall Reyes, Andrew Gachkar, Kavell Conner, Manti Te’o, Jahleel Addae, Derek Wolfe, Steven Johnson, Chris Harris

Injuries: Danny Trevathan is expected to be active for Sunday for the first time since Week 6. He’s a risky play due to the possibility of a snap count. Brandon Marshall is still in play as he’ll move to MIKE and should remain an every-down role. If I’m a Trevathan owner, I’m not taking the risk.


New York Jets vs. Tennessee Titans

Points Allowed by Position

New York Jets: 2nd DL/1st LB/9th DB
Tennessee: 16th DL/28th LB/26th DB

Elite Plays: Avery Williamson
Safe Plays: Derrick Morgan (big play scoring), Jurrell Casey, Michael Griffin, Jason McCourty (CB-required leagues), Sheldon Richardson
Sleeper Plays: Marqueston Huff, George Wilson, Dawan Landry, Damon Harrison (DT-required leagues), Wesley Woodyard, Sammie Lee Hill (DT-required leagues)
Leave on Bench: David Harris, Demario Davis, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Antonio Allen, Calvin Pryor


Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

Points Allowed by Position

Minnesota: 7th DL/26th LB/25th DB
Detroit: 5th DL/24th LB/21st DB

Elite Plays: Chad Greenway, DeAndre Levy
Safe Plays: Everson Griffen, Harrison Smith, Ezekiel Ansah
Sleeper Plays: Xavier Rhodes (CB-required leagues), Linval Joseph (DT-required leagues), Gerald Hodges (if Anthony Barr inactive), Ndamukong Suh (DT-required leagues), Tahir Whitehead, Captain Munnerlyn (CB-required leagues), Andrew Sendejo
Leave on Bench: Brian Robison, Kyle Van Noy, Darius Slay, Glover Quin, Jason Jones, Anthony Barr (check injury report)

Injuries: Anthony Barr is out so Gerald Hodges will get the snaps and makes a sleeper play this week. Robert Blanton has also been ruled out, so if you’re scrambling for a backup option, Andrew Sendejo should get the start.


San Francisco 49’ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Points Allowed by Position

San Francisco: 13th DL/14th LB/16th DL
Seattle: 8th DL/11th LB/30th DB

Elite Plays: Chris Borland, Bobby Wagner
Safe Plays: Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, K.J. Wright, Aldon Smith (big play scoring)
Sleeper Plays: Aaron Lynch (big play scoring), Justin Smith, Michael Wilhoite, Antoine Bethea, Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril
Leave on Bench: Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith, Perrish Cox


Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Points Allowed by Position

Dallas: 20th DL/20th LB/8th DB
Philadelphia: 21st DL/31st LB/1st DB

Elite Plays: Mychal Kendricks
Safe Plays: Barry Church, Orlando Scandrick (CB-required leagues), Cary Williams (CB-required leagues), Bradley Fletcher (CB-required leagues)
Sleeper Plays: Rolando McClain, Anthony Hitchens, Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton, Vinny Curry (big play scoring)
Leave on Bench: Casey Matthews, Malcolm Jenkins, Nate Allen, J.J. Wilcox, Tyrone Crawford


New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears

Points Allowed by Position

New Orleans: 28th DL/8th LB/4th DB
Chicago: 25th DL/17th LB/7th DB

Elite Plays: Curtis Lofton
Safe Plays: Cameron JordanKyle Fuller (CB-required leagues), Jon Bostic
Sleeper Plays: Pierre Warren, David Hawthorne, Junior Galette (big play scoring), Jared Allen, Tim Jennings, Ryan Mundy, Marcus Ball
Leave on Bench: Willie Young, D.J. Williams, Khaseem Greene, Chris Conte, Brock Vereen, Keenan Lewis


If you have specific questions, feel free to leave a comment or get me on Twitter. Good luck this week!

Mike Woellert is an IDP Contributor for FakePigskin.

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