While both teams have already been eliminated from NFL Playoff contention, tonight's Monday Night Football match-up could have a big impact on your fantasy football playoffs. As the New Orleans Saints host the Detroit Lions, we take a look at the fantasy football projections, one position at a time, for two of the worst teams in the NFC. Unsurprisingly, Matthew Stafford and Drew Breesare projected to be the highest scorers for their respective teams.

The fantasy football points have been tallied for every game of Week 15 except for tonight's game.

NOTE: All projections listed here are according to the standard scoring at NFL.com's fantasy footballsite.


  • Matthew Stafford (Lions): 21.08*
  • Drew Brees (Saints): 18.30


  • Joique Bell (Lions): 13.60
  • Ameer Abdullah (Lions): 5.70
  • Theo Riddick (Lions): 5.20
  • C.J. Spiller (Saints): 2.80
  • Tim Hightower (Saints): 0.00**


  • Brandin Cooks (Saints): 13.10
  • Marques Colston (Saints): 11.90
  • Calvin Johnson (Lions): 8.80
  • Golden Tate (Lions): 7.40
  • Willie Snead (Saints): 6.20
  • Brandon Coleman (Saints): 3.50
  • Lance Moore (Lions): 0.90


  • Eric Ebron (Lions): 11.70***
  • Benjamin Watson (Saints): 5.60
  • Timothy Wright (Lions) 1.90
  • Josh Hill (Saints): 0.80


  • Kai Forbath (Saints): 11.00
  • Matt Prater (Lions): 11.00


  • Detroit Lions: 5.00
  • New Orleans Saints: 4.50

* Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Staffordis projected to be the highest fantasy point scorer in tonight's game.

** At the beginning of the NFL season, when these projected fantasy football statistics were established, it was assumed that New Orleans running back Tim Hightower wouldn't be playing all season. Last week, when the Saints played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim Hightower played his first game since October of 2011.

Given his 85 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown against the Bucs, there's every reason to believe he'll have a significant game tonight against the Detroit Lions.

*** Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron is the highest projected tight end for tonight's game. However, Ebron has been listed as "Questionable" forMonday Night Football.

He missed practice on Saturday due to an illness.

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