NFL Fantasy Football Pickups: DuJuan Harris, Tim Hightower, Fred Jackson, Zach Miller, Tyler Lockett, Jordan Reed, Isaiah Crowell, Nelson Agholor for Week 15

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Dec 13, 2015 06:39 PM EST
Tim Hightower #34 of the New Orleans Saints
Tim Hightower #34 of the New Orleans Saints carries during the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Tampa, Florida."

The fantasy football playoffs are here and some Week 15 pickups and sleeper options include DuJuan Harris, Tim Hightower, Fred Jackson, Zach Miller, Tyler Lockett, Jordan Reed, Isaiah Crowell, Nelson Agholor, Allen Hurns and Will Tye. Thomas Rawls was injured for the Seahawks and will be out for the season, while Hightower has taken over for Mark Ingram.

The fantasy playoffs are live for most leagues and with some major injuries going down in Week 14, the free agent market and waiver wire will be key for owners looking to stay ahead. Greg Olsen, Tyler Eifert, Rawls, Andy Dalton, Vincent Jackson and Charles Clay are among the notable players that dealt with injuries on Sunday. Rawls is reportedly out for the season with an ankle injury and that makes players like Fred Jackson and DuJuan Harris pickup options for the time being.

Marshawn Lynch remains out for the team while recovering from surgery and now that Rawls is out, the team will be hoping that Lynch can come back soon. Rawls was injured early in the game on Sunday and and reportedly tore ligaments, putting him out for the season. Harris came in and took over with Jackson and he ended up with 18 carries for 42 yards in the victory over the Ravens, while Jackson had eight touches with Rawls out. Jackson added seven carries for 15 yards and had one catch for eight yards in the game.

Tim Hightower was expected to take over with Mark Ingram out for the season and he did just that on Sunday, carrying the ball 28 times for the Saints. Hightower finished the day with 95 total yards and he scored a rushing touchdown and moving forward he could be a solid option for fantasy owners in the playoffs. Hightower already has been more effective than CJ Spiller and he should continue to get touches.

Zach Miller has been solid for the Bears over the past few weeks and now that Martellus Bennett is out, he is the main TE option. Miller had five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins and he should be a solid option for the Bears for fantasy owners. Miller now has four touchdowns in his last five games and he is a good red zone target for the Bears.

The Seahawks have lost Marshawn Lynch and now Rawls to injuries, but Russell Wilson has been playing out of his mind and both Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin have been taking advantage. Baldwin has put up some great numbers the past few weeks, while Lockett had a strong game on Sunday, putting up six catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the win against the Ravens.

Jordan Reed had a big game for the Redskins with nine catches on nine targets for 120 yards and a touchdown and he is worth starting moving forward. Isaiah Crowell had a big game for the Browns for the first time in a while, going for 145 yards on the ground and scoring two touchdowns. Nelson Agholor stepped up for the Eagles, scoring his first touchdown of the season and had three catches for 62 yards.

Check here for more on fantasy football heading into Week 15.

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