Buccaneers vs. Saints: Fantasy football projections featuring Josh Freeman, Darren Sproles, Doug Martin

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We break down the pertinent fantasy football projections for the Week 15 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints.

The New Orleans Saints host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Week 15 NFC South grudge match. The Bucs are in "must win" mode to stay alive in the playoff races, and with two bad pass defenses squaring off, there should be fantasy points galore in this game. In order to help you set the optimal playoff lineup, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Doug Martin broke out of his slump with 128 rushing yards last week. The rookie back is a safe RB1 down the stretch. The last time Josh Freeman faced the Saints, he torched their pass defense for 420 yards and three touchdowns. Look for another fine fantasy performance.

Vincent Jackson was the biggest benefactor of Freeman's monster Week 7, with 216 yards and a score of his own against the Saints. Even Mike Williams could have a quality WR3 day. Really, you can't go wrong with any of the playmakers on this offense.

New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees has been in an inexplicable slump with nine interceptions in the last three games, but he should have a nice bounce back against the Bucs' atrocious secondary. Also look for good games from Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham. Darren Sproles remains a PPR flex stud, but his low rushing totals make him just a flex play in standard leagues.

One of the few things the Bucs defense does well is stop the run, and one of the few things the Saints offense doesn't do well is run the ball. Leave Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram on your bench this week.

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