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Published: Dec. 12, 2018 at 01:47 p.m.
Updated: Dec. 12, 2018 at 02:16 p.m.

Cynthia Frelund's Week 15 fantasy projections

My projections are based on historical trends, personnel, matchups and probable game scripts. Yes, it could be considered overkill to use 10 full years of past actual data and comparables to forecast each week, but why wouldn’t you want to at least try to be as accurate as possible? I know I can’t find a reason not to:

18 Photos Total

  • 317 pass yards, 3 TD 18

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    1. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

    317 pass yards, 3 TD

  • 301 pass yards, 2 TD 17

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    2. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

    301 pass yards, 2 TD

  • 294 pass yards, 2 TD 16

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    3. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts

    294 pass yards, 2 TD

  • 270 pass yards, 2 TD, INT; 22 rush yards 15

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    4. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

    270 pass yards, 2 TD, INT; 22 rush yards

  • 152 pass yards, TD; 49 rush yards, TD, fumble lost 14

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    5. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

    152 pass yards, TD; 49 rush yards, TD, fumble lost

  • 272 pass yards, 2 TD 13

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    Upside Pick - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

    272 pass yards, 2 TD

  • 133 scrimmage yards, TD; 7 rec 12

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    1. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

    133 scrimmage yards, TD; 7 rec

  • 123 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 rec 11

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    2. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

    123 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 rec

  • 121 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 rec 10

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    3. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints

    121 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 rec

  • 118 scrimmage yards, TD; 4 rec 9

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    4. Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams

    118 scrimmage yards, TD; 4 rec

  • 99 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 rec 8

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    5. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers

    99 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 rec

  • 101 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 rec 7

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    Upside Pick - Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns

    101 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 rec

  • 8 receptions, 82 yards, TD 6

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    1. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

    8 receptions, 82 yards, TD

  • 7 receptions, 91 yards, TD 5

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    2. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings

    7 receptions, 91 yards, TD

  • 7 receptions, 90 yards, TD 4

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    3. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints

    7 receptions, 90 yards, TD

  • 6 receptions, 88 yards, TD 3

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    4. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

    6 receptions, 88 yards, TD

  • 6 receptions, 72 yards, TD 2

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    5. Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams

    6 receptions, 72 yards, TD

  • 4 receptions, 65 yards, TD 1

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    Upside Pick - Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans

    4 receptions, 65 yards, TD