Week 15 Fantasy Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 4 a.m.
Posted By William Del Pilar

Some studs that were early draft picks came up big, while others have left their owners on the outside looking in. This week's players helped catapult their owners into fantasy championship games.

QB Drew Brees, Saints (at Vikings) 412 yards, five TDs
Brees edged out Lions QB Matthew Stafford with his best game of the year vaulting owners into championship games.

TE Brent Celek, Eagles (vs. Jets) 5-156-1 on six targets
Celek fell one yard short of a having a 74-yard TD. QB Michael Vick looks for him. 

TE Aaron Hernandez, Patriots (at Broncos) 9-129-1 on 11 targets
Hernandez had a career day fantasy-wise, coming up huge. if Deion Branch isn't ready and teams double Rob Gronkowski, never say never.

Seahawks DT/ST (at Bears) five turnovers and two TDs
The Seahawks picked the right moment for their fantasy owners with four sacks, four interceptions and one fumble recovery to go with two TDs and holding the Bears' offense to eight points.

Player of the week

WR Calvin Johnson, Lions (at Raiders) 9-214-2 on 14 targets
Johnson literally won fantasy games for his owners as he came out of a five-game slump.