Notorious' NFL DFS Picks - Core Plays: Week 15

Want to know who you should build your NFL lineups each week? Derek “Notorious” Farnsworth, one of the most legendary daily fantasy sports players around, will focus on his core picks in this weekly in-depth feature for Premium subscribers.

Week 15

It’s hard to believe that there are only three weeks left in the regular season. Football comes and goes in the blink of an eye, which is significantly different from the other DFS sports that I write content for. Golf is year round, baseball feels like it is year round, and basketball essentially goes for nine months when you factor in the playoffs. It doesn’t feel like the NFL season started yesterday, but it feels like we are at the midpoint of the season at the latest.

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About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

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  • Kevin

    Hey Noto, did you catch any of the discussion about the LA Rams “11 package”, this week? I think they used it probably for 60-70 percent of their offensive sets. Do you think they’ll continue with it, because it worked well, or is it something we probably won’t see again this season?

  • papemerson

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    I feel like almost every play here will be top chalk?

  • jfl52

    Do u think any players from teams out of playoff contention will be played less (CMC, Fournette, Kirk) ? TIA

  • deejay232323

    Notorious…I was all about Josh Jacobs until you said Fournette…looking back now I’m wondering, why Fournette when Jacksonville defense has given up and it in no way leads to a path for rushing…even catches, he doesn’t get many…I just don’t get that pick bud and I always trust you

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