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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 15 best and worst picks

These are the players you should pick or avoid for 2015 NFL Week 15.

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If you're interested in checking it out, I'm here to guide you with who you should/shouldn't pick to be in your fantasy lineup. The Philadelphia Eagles are playing the Arizona Cardinals this week.

QB: Sam Bradford has played relatively well recently. He’s completed 80 of 123 attempts (65.0%) for 898 yards (7.3 avg), five touchdowns, one interception, and a 96.9 passer rating in his last four starts. While the Eagles will hope to see his progress continue, Bradford's going to have a tough matchup this week. The Cardinals are allowing the fifth least fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Bradford might actually be able to beat Arizona's blitz, but it's hard to count on him having a big day. Don't start him.

RB: Arizona allows the seventh least points to opposing running backs. It remains to be seen how the Eagles will split up carries this week. Ryan Mathews is fully healthy so perhaps he'll see a feature role. DeMarco Murray is bound to see limited playing time. Darren Sproles will also mix in. Kenjon Barner was kept active last week but he didn't get any carries. Mathews might be worth considering, but any of these running backs are far from a sure bet.

WR: Jordan Matthews is probable to play after dealing with a back injury that's been bothering him in recent weeks. He's always worth consideration since he's often the primary target in the passing attack. Nelson Agholor caught a deep bomb last week, which is an encouraging sign for him. At the same time, he's still struggling with drops. The Cardinals allow the seventh least points to receivers so it's probably best to ignore these options.

TE: Zach Ertz has been targeted an average of 6.25 times in his last four games played. The Cardinals allow the 19th most points to opposing tight ends. That's not exactly bad, but it's their biggest vulnerability compared to other offensive positions. In Philadelphia's two games against the Cardinals over the past two seasons, Ertz racked up 10 receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns. This could be another productive game for him. If anyone, start Ertz.

K: Caleb Sturgis had a pretty good showing last week. Arizona's defense is too good to expect him to be scoring a lot of points in this game, though.

DEF: Arizona's offense is deadly. They're scoring 31.2 points per game. Carson Palmer is an MVP candidate. Larry Fitzgerald always kills the Eagles. Michael Floyd and John Brown are also dangerous receiving threats. Philadelphia's defense has played well in recent weeks, but the Cardinals are just too good to bet against them.

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