2020 Dynasty/Fantasy Week 15 Game Analysis: Titans 46, Lions 25 (Short Report)
I take notes during the live watch. I re-watch the game on tape looking for hidden clues to report on. Here are my notes/takes on what I saw and how it related to FF 2020. I normally write anywhere from 1,000-3,000+ words on each game, and I must move fast to get to all of them through the week…so, please forgive any typos/grammar.
SHORT REPORT is an attempt at ‘just the facts’ report on this Week 15 game with a Week 16/title week focus for conveying what we need to know.
As you might expect… The Lions never led in this game. Titans up 7-0 quickly and led 24-15 at the half. A few minutes into the 4th-quarter the Titans took a 21-point lead. The Lions played with good effort all game…they just couldn’t hang with Tennessee.
The Titans are (10-4)…a game away from falling to a #6-7 seed or a game away from rising up to a #2 seed. Bad time for Tennessee to play the Packers in Green Bay in cold weather. The odds are that Tennessee ends up (11-5), wins the AFC South on a tiebreaker over (11-5) Indy and the Titans wind up a #4 seed…but all the extremes on outcome are still very much in play.
Detroit falls to (5-7) and the new GM and coaching search is in full effect.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW FOR WEEK 16?
-- Marvin Jones (10-112-1/12) seasonal splits…
2.8 rec., 29.4 yards, 0.20 TDs per game = Jones Weeks 1-5 (as I dropped him everywhere)
5.3 rec., 63.3 yards, 0.60 TDs per game = Jones Weeks 6-15 (the #18 WR in all of FF PPR)
Since Week 8, he is the #11 WR in PPR.
I don’t look so stupid for pushing this so hard in the preseason now, huh?
Doesn’t matter, I dropped him everywhere and got him back almost nowhere. Thanks for nothing you stupid idiot. Made me look stupid anyway.
Since Week 8 (PPR PPG scoring)…Marvin is #11, Curtis Samuel is #14, and Diontae is #16. I wasn’t that crazy in the preseason, was I?
-- D’Andre Swift (15-67-2, 4-15-0/5) is getting RB1 touches/work since being named the starter. Why isn’t he ranked higher for Week 16? Facing Tampa Bay is the issue. The Bucs run defense is #1 with a bullet in yards per game allowed (77.8)…#1 in yards per carry allowed (3.4)…and #2t for rushing TDs allowed (9) this season.
-- This season, Ryan Tannehill (21-27 for 273 yards, 3 TDs/0 INTs) is the #9 PPG (4pts TD) in fantasy…another QB1 finish for Tannehill…back-to-back seasons.
I’d like to get more excited about Week 16 at GB…but that weather forecast has me spooked.
-- Jonnu Smith (5-52-0/6) had his first 5 catch game since Week 5 here…and his first 50+ yard game since Week 3. Nice spike, but I don’t know how you can buy it/trust it for Week 16.
ANY 2021 FUTURE THOUGHTS (Dynasty Offseason or Stash Items):
-- TEN rookie RB Darrynton Evans (8-30-0, 2-27-1/2) got a good run at the end of the game here. I think he came in for some relief snaps but looked so quick/confident they just let him go the whole drive he came in on.
A healthy Darrynton is probably in line to be the main #2 back in 2021…not D’Onta Foreman. Evans always looks like Miles Sanders (as a player) to me, going back to his college scouting.
-- TEN LB David Long (12 tackles, 0.5 TFLs, 1 PD) had his best game of 2020. Second week in-a-row where he played 98%+ of the snaps. Third game in a row as a starter.
SNAP COUNTS OF INTEREST:
43 = D Henry
13 = Darr Evans
08 = McNichols
63 = Jonnu
38 = Pruitt
17 = Firkser
42 = D Swift
16 = AP
07 = Kerryon