Week 15 QB winners
Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers 41.60
How about this tidbit from ESPN Stats & Information: Newton has at least four touchdown passes in three career games and they have all come since Week 11 this season. Newton had 31 fantasy points five minutes into the second half and finished the game with 41, the second-highest mark this season (Drew Brees had 44 in Week 8).
Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins 35.86
Cousins completed his first nine passes against the Bills. Only three other quarterbacks have gone 9-of-9 or better in the first quarter this season. Cousins accounted for five touchdowns four passing and one rushing on his way to scoring 35 fantasy points on the day.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings 32.94
Bridgewater beat his previous fantasy career-high by 10 points after putting up 32 on Sunday. He threw for 350 yards and five touchdowns on the day, leading the Vikings to a big win over the rival Bears.
Week 15 RB winners
David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals 40.90
Johnson had gained more than 100 total yards in each of his past two games, but he had yet to really blow up from a fantasy standpoint. That changed on Sunday night against the Eagles, as the RB had 34 points through 35 minutes of the game. He finished the night with 40 the second-highest total of Week 15 behind 229 total yards and 3 TDs.
Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers 30.00
Woodhead's past four games entering this week: 0, 3, 3, 0 points. On Sunday, he exploded for 30 points, behind four touchdowns. (He had never scored more than twice in a game.) Woodhead did it despite getting just 14 touches against the Dolphins.
Week 15 WR winners
Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers 30.90
Facing a terrible matchup against a lockdown Denver defense, Brown caught 16 of his 18 targets, totaling 189 yards, 2 TDs and 30 fantasy points. For some perspective, the Broncos had allowed 31 fantasy points to opposing wide receivers in the past five games combined.
Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders 24.00
On a day in which he became the fourth WR ever to reach 1,000 receiving yards by age 21, Cooper put up 24 fantasy points against the Packers (six catches, 120 yards and 2 TDs). It was his best output all season and came a week after getting shut out by the Denver Broncos.