Welcome to the DFS Playbook for NFL Week 15!

I mean…what do you even say about this week? If you've been using the Fantasy Alarm NFL Week 15 COVID Tracker, then you already have the full picture of how brutal things have been. And as such, the NFL has now moved three games with the number of cases spiking around the league which means we've lost two games from the Sunday main slate which brings us down to just nine games. No Rams, no Eagles, no Seahawks and no Washington Football Team. which actually takes a lot of top plays off the board. And that's not even including the players from the other games we can't use either. Make sure you follow the COVID Tracker and definitely check with it before you finalize your lineups this week.

Now it's not all doom and gloom, so don't get down on the Sunday main slate too much. We still have the Bills, Packers, Cardinals and Cowboys in strong match-ups and let's not forget about the #FreeJamesRobinson campaign which got a huge boost with the firing of Urban Meyer. I was just talking to our DFS running back coach, Justin Vreeland who is a Jacksonville fan, and he seems almost as bullish as I am on Robinson and the possibilities against a garbage Houston run defense. So we've got options, baby! And lots of them, so let's get to it.

Before we get to the Playbook players, allow me to remind you what you should be doing leading up this step in your research.

Step 1: Check out the DFS Position Coaches

QB Coach – Jon Impemba (@jimpemba777)

RB Coach -- Justin Vreeland (@JustinVreeland)

WR Coach -- Colby Conway (@colbyrconway)

TE Coach -- Andrew Cooper (@CoopAFiasco)

D/ST Coach -- Dan Malin (@RealDANlanta)

Step 2: Check out the rest of the relevant DFS content

In addition to the positional coaching pieces, you also have things like the DFS Watch List, where I provide you with a list of players I am looking at throughout the week. We have the NFL DFS Podcast with me and Jon Impemba, who also does the Contrarian Corner video and check out the DFS Bargains from our newest #FAmily member Tera Roberts (@ItsTeraTime). 

Also, our Master of Tools, Matt Selz (@theselzman), supplies you data junkies with the Weekly Match-Up Report and everyone should also be checking out the WR/CB Match-Up Report from Ryan Hallam (@fightingchance). 

Step 3: Make your own list of players

It's real easy to just sit and wait for the Playbook, but as you are doing your research throughout the week, it is important to make notes and list the players who interest you the most. Maybe they end up in the Playbook and maybe they don't. If they're there, then great, it should mean we are honing in on the same things that make him a strong play. If not, maybe you're onto something else that someone overlooked. We aren't perfect and if you uncover something different, maybe you're right. I would be careful of routine groupthink and hype from beat writers, but often times someone will tell me something they saw about their local team that I missed and I am always looking to investigate more if its there. If you do, then say something in our Fantasy Alarm Discord Chat,. Talk it out and see what the rest of the #FAmily thinks. That's why the chat is there, isn't it?

With those three steps complete and discussions are in progress, you are ready to look at the Playbook players, make comparisons and finalize your list for lineups, so let's get to it.

How about one final step before we actually begin? 

CHECK FOR LATE CHANGES TO THE PLAYBOOK

Every now and again, we throw in a late add to the Playbook. More often than not, a late add is done for cash game play as we are seeing higher-than-expected ownership on a bargain player. These can, often times, become a “free square." If the ownership is high, it won't matter if the players succeeds or not. It's about keeping pace with the masses and watching out for lineup trains. We won't recommend if we don't believe in the player, so if you see one, understand the major reasoning behind it.

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