The business end of the season is approaching and Week 15’s Monday action includes some key games.

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Aaron Rodgers – QB – $15,510

It has been a disappointing season in Green Bay, but Rodgers remains one of the elite quarterbacks in the league even if he has been quiet lately. On paper, he’s got a very difficult match up against one of the strictest defenses in the NFL, the division leading, arch rival Bears. Rodgers, however, is a player who consistently steps up, as he already did once against the Bears this season when he led a three touchdown fourth quarter comeback win. That game was his third highest Draftstars outing of the year. Rodgers is 16-4 in career starts against Chicago.

Joe Mixon – RB – $14,110

In a clash of the two worst run defenses in the NFL, Mixon should see plenty of opportunities when the Bengals host the Raiders. Mixon is coming off a strong outing last week putting up 111 yards on the ground, along with a score, but also grabbing five catches for 27 yards in the air. He had a couple of good but not great performances prior, failing to find the end zone in back to back weeks. But having got a taste against the Chargers last week, The Raiders allow 114.5 yards per game on the ground, second most in the NFL.

Jared Cook – TE – $10,370

Cook has been in hot form recently, posting back to back 100 yard games with touchdowns in three of his last four outings. He now visits a Bengals defense that has allowed the fourth most passing yards in the NFL and the fifth most receiving touchdowns. He hasn’t posted quite the dizzying high scores some of the more expensive at his position are capable of, but he has become a guy who can consistently give good scores at tight end which has been difficult to find in such an inconsistent position.

Josh Gordon – WR – $11,200

This game figures to be a shootout with the Steelers prolific passing game in a must win situation, they’ll be going to the air a lot and Brady and the Patriots won’t be shy about joining in the festivities to stay in front of them. Pittsburgh are 11th in passing yards allowed, but 21st in passing touchdowns conceded, which is welcome news for Gordon who has only put up two touchdowns in his last five. Despite the lack of scores, he is regularly putting up good yards with four or five grabs a week. A high flying game should push those good numbers to something big this week.

Jacksonville Jaguars – DST – $7,160

The Jags are the most expensive DST on the slate, but with good reason. Jacksonville has disappointed this year, but they still maintain the second fewest passing yards conceded in the NFL, and the least passing touchdowns. This pick is more about the opponent though,a juicy match up against a broken Washington offense. Down to their fourth string quarterback, nursing multiple injuries to their offensive line, and without tight end Jordan Reed, the Redskins are struggling to even put an offense on the field. The Redskins have averaged 14 points, while throwing four picks and conceding seven sacks over their last two games. Everyone on the Jacksonville defense is excited for this.

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Pass TD = 4 pts

1 Pass Yard = 0.04 pts

Interception = -1 pts

1 Rush Yard = 0.1 pts

Rush TD = 6 pts

1 Receiving Yard = 0.1pts

Reception TD = 6 pts

Reception = 1pt

Return TD = 6 pts

2 pt Conversion = 2pts

Lost Fumble = -2pts


Sack = 1 pt

Interception = 2 pts

Fumble Recovery = 2 pts

Touchdown = 6 pts

Safety = 2 pts

Blocked Kick = 2 pts

Kickoff/PR Touchdown = 6 pts

Points allowed – 0 = 10 pts

Points allowed – 1-6 = 7 pts

Points allowed – 7-13 = 4 pts

Points allowed – 14-20 = 1 pt

Points allowed – 21-27 = 0 pts

Points allowed – 28-34 = -1 pt

Points allowed – 35+ = -4 pts