Sneaky Week 14 Fantasy Football Pick-ups

Dec 4, 2010

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If your roster is pretty much set this week you may want to take a peak ahead to next week. I know you hear the phrase one opponent at a time, but that’s not the case in fantasyland. While people are struggling to fill out this week’s roster, be proactive and get a step ahead of them. Here are some targets with favorable Week 14 match-ups.
Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
He has a decent match-up this week against Atlanta’s 26th ranked pass defense (265.3 yards allowed per game), but has an even more enticing one next week against 29th ranked Washington (280.8). If you’re rolling with Sam Bradford this week, Freeman could be a nice substitute when Bradford faces New Orleans next week.
Anthony Dixon, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Brian Westbrook was likely the guy who was snatched up following Frank Gore’s hip injury. What if Dixon has a stronger game? What if Westy gets banged up? You could be stashing next week’s top waiver claim before he gets to waivers.
Danario Alexander, WR, St. Louis Rams
Alexander is coming off a four catch, 95 yard game. If he delivers again against Arizona’s 24th ranked pass defense (262.3), he’ll be a hot commodity next week.
Devin Hester, WR, Chicago Bears
Hester had three grabs last week for 86 yards. He squares off against Detroit. If he does well again, he’ll be a top add next week, especially since the Bears are facing New England’s league-worst pass defense.
Jeremy Shockey, TE, New Orleans Saints
Shockey could return this week against Cincinnati. If he does well against their struggling defense, he’d be a popular guy next week.
Atlanta Falcons Defense
The Falcons could be floating out there because they don’t have a good match-up against the Bucs. If you look ahead a week though, you’ll see they are facing Carolina. Gotta like that match-up. A deeper sleeper pick would be Denver, who faces Arizona.

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