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Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings

Watson comes in at No. 9 this week. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

QB

  1. Patrick Mahomes vs. LAC
  2. Philip Rivers @ KC
  3. Ben Roethlisberger vs. NE
  4. Jared Goff vs. PHI
  5. Drew Brees @ CAR
  6. Andrew Luck vs. DAL
  7. Tom Brady @ PIT
  8. Russell Wilson @ SF
  9. Deshaun Watson @ NYJ
  10. Josh Allen vs. DET
  11. Cam Newton vs. NO
  12. Dak Prescott @ IND
  13. Lamar Jackson vs. TB
  14. Matt Ryan vs. ARI
  15. Kirk Cousins vs. MIA

RB (Standard)

  1. Todd Gurley vs. PHI
  2. Ezekiel Elliott @ IND
  3. Saquon Barkley vs. TEN
  4. Christian McCaffrey vs. NO
  5. Phillip Lindsay vs. CLE
  6. Joe Mixon vs. OAK
  7. Alvin Kamara @ CAR
  8. Nick Chubb vs. DEN
  9. Leonard Fournette vs. WAS
  10. Tarik Cohen vs. GB
  11. Chris Carson @ SF
  12. Dalvin Cook vs. MIA
  13. Lamar Miller @ NYJ
  14. David Johnson @ ATL
  15. Sony Michel @ PIT
  16. Mark Ingram @ CAR
  17. James White @ PIT
  18. Aaron Jones @ CHI
  19. Justin Jackson @ KC
  20. Jaylen Samuels vs. NE
  21. Damien Williams vs. LAC
  22. Derrick Henry @ NYG
  23. Marlon Mack vs. DAL
  24. Gus Edwards vs. TB
  25. Jeff Wilson vs. SEA
  26. Doug Martin @ CIN
  27. Josh Adams @ LAR
  28. Adrian Peterson @ JAX
  29. Dion Lewis @ NYG
  30. Tevin Coleman vs. ARI

WR (Standard)

  1. Antonio Brown vs. NE
  2. Michael Thomas @ CAR
  3. Keenan Allen @ KC
  4. DeAndre Hopkins @ NYJ
  5. JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. NE
  6. Adam Thielen vs. MIA
  7. Julio Jones vs. ARI
  8. Davante Adams @ CHI
  9. Amari Cooper @ IND
  10. Odell Beckham Jr. vs. TEN
  11. TY Hilton vs. DAL
  12. Tyreek Hill vs. LAC
  13. Robert Woods vs. PHI
  14. Stefon Diggs vs. MIA
  15. Julian Edelman @ PIT
  16. Brandin Cooks vs. PHI
  17. Jarvis Landry @ DEN
  18. Mike Evans @ BAL
  19. Tyler Lockett @ SF
  20. DJ Moore vs. NO
  21. Corey Davis @ NYG
  22. Josh Gordon @ PIT
  23. Tyler Boyd vs. OAK
  24. Curtis Samuel vs. NO
  25. Allen Robinson vs. GB
  26. Alshon Jeffery @ LAR
  27. Kenny Golladay @ BUF
  28. Larry Fitzgerald @ ATL
  29. Calvin Ridley vs. ARI
  30. Josh Reynolds vs. PHI
  31. Golden Tate @ LAR
  32. Courtland Sutton vs. CLE
  33. Adam Humphries @ BAL
  34. Mike Williams @ KC
  35. Dante Pettis vs. SEA
  36. Demaryius Thomas @ NYJ
  37. Dede Westbrook vs. WAS
  38. Chris Godwin @ BAL
  39. Anthony Miller vs. GB
  40. Doug Baldwin @ SF

TE (Standard)

  1. Travis Kelce vs. LAC
  2. Zach Ertz @ LAR
  3. Eric Ebron vs. DAL
  4. George Kittle vs. SEA
  5. Jaylen Samuels vs. NE
  6. Rob Gronkowski @ PIT
  7. Jared Cook @ CIN
  8. Cameron Brate @ BAL
  9. David Njoku @ DEN
  10. Austin Hooper vs. ARI
  11. Ian Thomas vs. NO
  12. Vance McDonald vs. NE
  13. Kyle Rudolph vs. MIA
  14. Evan Engram vs. TEN
  15. Trey Burton vs. GB

D/ST

  1. Jaguars vs. WAS
  2. Texans @ NYJ
  3. Bears vs. GB
  4. Ravens vs. TB
  5. Seahawks @ SF
  6. Rams vs. PHI
  7. Vikings vs. MIA
  8. Bills vs. DET
  9. Titans @ NYG
  10. Falcons vs. ARI
  11. Redskins @ JAX
  12. Broncos vs. CLE
  13. Lions @ BUF
  14. Saints @ CAR
  15. Packers @ CHI

Every-Thing Sports

Texans vs Chiefs: Good, bad & ugly

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The Texans and Deshaun Watson won the battle of the two best quarterbacks from the 2017 draft over Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs 31-24. Here are my observations:

The Good

-Although both young quarterbacks had two turnovers each, it was Watson who outdueld Mahomes. He had a total of 322 yards and three touchdowns to Mahomes' 272 yards and three touchdowns. It was his ballsy playmaking ability on two fourth down conversions, as well as his timely rushing touchdowns in a big time road win that put him over.

-Rookie defensive lineman Charles Omenihu had a crucial strip sack of Mahomes just before halftime. Linebacker Benardrick McKinney recovered the fumble and the Texans scored on the next play to go up 23-17 with their 20th unanswered points of the first half. This was a huge momentum shifter.

-Tashaun Gipson caught the first Mahomes interception of the season in the second quarter. The Chiefs were driving again and in field goal range when Mahomes took a shot at the end zone thinking he had a free play because of a potential pass interference/defensive holding call. The refs remarkably overruled the original call and ruled it an interception. Shocker!

The Bad

-Whitney Mercilus jumped offsides and Mahomes took a deep shot knowing he had a free play. Tyreek Hill won the jumpball over Justin Reid and Phillip Gaines. Hill is listed at 5'10, but looked as if he was 6'7 when he leaped to catch the ball. Reid appeared to have the ball in his grasp, but came up empty.

-Carlos Hyde fumbled on the first play from scrtimmage where he appeared to have simply lost his grip on the ball. The no-contact fumble was recovered by the Chiefs and led to a field goal to put the score at 10-0 about five minutes into the game.

-Watson threw a pick into double coverage trying to go for DeAndre Hopkins in the end zone while thewy were in field goal range down 24-23. It was his second pick of the day. It also came after Hopkins dropped a potential touchdown catch uncharacteristically taking his eyes off the ball before securing the catch.

The Ugly

-Horrible missed call on an offensive pass interference on the Chiefs opening drive! Travis Kelce basically threw a pass block that opened up Damien Williams for a huge 52-yard gain. The Texans challenged the call and the refs upheld it. This was the epitome of ref C.Y.A.

-The two teams combined for 14 penalties for 114 yards in the first half. That was most in a half this season. In an offensive shootout, penalties can kill you. They ended the game with 21 combined penalties for 149 yards.

-Rookie offensive lineman Tytus Howard was carted off with a leg injury on the third play of the 3rd quarter. It looked to be somewhat serious as his leg was rolled on and bent in a weird way. Bradley Roby gingerly walked off the field mid way throught he 3rd quarter and left the Texans with four healthy corners. Few plays later, Chiefs went up 24-23 on another Hill touchdown catch.

The Texans put together a great gameplan and it went as well as one could expect against a juggernaut like the Chiefs. Bill O'Brien deserves come credit. He gambled on a couple key 4th down conversions because he trusted Watson to do the right thing. He also committed to the run to the tune of 192 yards on the ground, despite Hyde's early fumble. Hyde himself ended up with 116 yards rushing. If O'Brien and Watson keep this up, there could be big things on the horizon. Next week's matchup against the Colts in Indy will tell us who's the big dog in the AFC South. Can O'Brien and Watson make magic again?

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