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We took a look at some Sleeper Options. Here’s a look at some deep sleepers for leagues with minimal options on the waiver wire.
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Eli Manning
Ben Roethlisberger
Alex Smith
Montee Ball
Joique Bell
Jonathan Stewart
Andre Holmes
Greg Jennings
Brandon LaFell
Emmanuel Sanders
Joseph Fauria
Ladarius Green
Brandon Myers
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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of Lester’s Legends under-the-radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you this week.
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Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Joe Flacco is averaging 249.4 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game, but should look like an All-Pro against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 287 yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game.
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Willis McGahee and Chris Ogbonnaya, RBs, Cleveland Browns
Willis McGahee and Chris Ogbonnaya aren’t exactly a premier 1-2 punch at running back for the Cleveland Browns, but they both have a decent outlook this week. McGahee, who had 71 total yards and a touchdown last week, could do the damage early. When the New England Patriots get up, Ogbonnaya will get his touches in the passing game. New England is allowing 138.2 rushing yards per game.
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Jacoby Jones, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Jacoby Jones is averaging four catches for 78 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his past two games. He has the ability to break a long one against a bad Minnesota Vikings secondary. The Vikes are allowing 287 passing yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game. Jones could also break one in the return game.
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Alex Henery, K, Philadelphia Eagles
Alex Henery has 88 points on 18 field goals and 34 extra points. He’s facing the Detroit Lions. The Lions have allowed a league-leading 28 field goals and 25 extra points.
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Buffalo Bills Defense
The Buffalo Bills aren’t great defensively, but they can get after the quarterback. They lead the league with 43 sacks. The Bills have also forced 21 turnovers. They face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are 31st in total offense with 295.3 yards per game and 30th in scoring offense with 18.1 points per game. Tampa has allowed 33 sacks and has 14 turnovers.
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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of LestersLegends’ under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in Week 14.
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Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Flacco has seven games with 234 or fewer passing yards. He has just three games with multiple touchdown passes. He also has four games with 341 or more yards. The Washington Redskins rank 31st against the pass, allowing 299 yards per game and 24 passing scores. This feels like one of those big games for Flacco.
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Shonn Greene, RB, New York Jets
The Jets are a soap opera gone wrong. Their quarterback situation is a joke. Greene has been one of the lone bright spots on offense. He ran for 104 yards last week. He has the chance to put up another big game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They have allowed 144.0 yards per game and 16 rushing touchdowns.
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Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
It’s sad that Maclin is even considered a debatable option. That’s how bad it in Philly. He’s a roll-of-the-dice option this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed 309.4 yards per game and 21 passing touchdowns. Nick Foles did look improved against Dallas.
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Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
Rudolph could easily be a no-brainer weekly option if he got even average quarterback play. He is a great red zone threat with eight touchdowns. He just doesn’t provide steady yardage, thanks to Christian Ponder. Rudolph has a touchdown in three straight games, including Week 12 against the Chicago Bears.
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Adam Vinatieri, K, Indianapolis Colts
Vinatieri has 21 field goals and 26 extra points. The Tennessee Titans have allowed 24 field goals and 39 extra points.
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Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags aren’t a good defensive team by any means, but the New York Jets have serious issues at quarterback. The Jets are averaging 13.8 points in their past five games.
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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of LestersLegends’ under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in Week 14.
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Rex Grossman, QB, Washington Redskins:  I know you don’t necessarily want to risk you fantasy playoffs on Sexy Rexy, but he is facing the Patriots that are giving up 310.0 ypg. He’s averaging 275.7 yards in his past three games. Let’s not forget last year that he averaged 280.0 yards in Weeks 15-17 with seven TDs and four INTs. Alex Smith @ Arizona is also a nice sleeper play. He limits his mistakes and Arizona ranks 25th with 251.1 passing yards allowed per game.
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Daniel Thomas, RB, Miami Dolphins:  Reggie Bush is on fire, but Thomas has averaged 47.5 yards the past four games, with 13 carries for 73 yards last week. The Eagles have allowed 11 rushing TDs and 115.6 rushing ypg. Marcel Reece @ Green Bay could see a lot of work in the passing game if/when the Raiders get down early.
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Nate Burleson vs. Minnesota Vikings:  Nate caught just two passes for 14 yards in the first meeting, but Brandon Pettigrew caught 11 passes in that game. Believe it or not the Vikings secondary has gotten dramatically worse since that Week 3 battle. When he’s not pushing off Nate is averaging 6.3 catches in his past four games for 69.5 yards. Malcom Floyd vs. Buffalo topped 100 yards last week. With Philip Rivers looking closer to form and Buffalo having allowed 21 TDs, he could be a solid option this week. The Chargers have allowed 22 passing touchdowns so David Nelson and Brad Smith could be fantasy heroes.
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Logan Paulson, TE, Washington Redskins:  Thanks a lot Fred Davis for getting suspended during the fantasy playoffs, especially right before facing the league’s worst pass defense. He hasn’t done much to date, but he’ll get an opportunity this week. Joel Dreesen @ Cincinnati has scored the past two weeks and five times since Week 5.
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Tampa Bay & Jacksonville Defense/Special Teams:  They combine for a 7-17 record and are scoring 18.2 ppg and 12.7 ppg respectively. There is turmoil in both locker rooms as Raheem Morris sent Brian Price home last week and Jacksonville looked like a different team defensively last week after Jack Del Rio’s firing.
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Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
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Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Smith is back as the Niners’ starting quarterback. With Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree at his disposal, the former number one pick should be able to exploit Seattle’s 30th ranked (283.7 yards allowed per game) pass defense. A little smaller reach would be to go with Josh Freeman against Washington.
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James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
Sparks got everybody’s attention with his 73 yard debut.  He should get plenty of more work this week against Detroit’s 25th ranked (127.4 ypg) run defense.
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Earl Bennett, WR, Chicago Bears
It’s hard to call somebody that followed up a four catch, 56 yard, two touchdown performance with seven catches for 104 yards a sleeper, but Bennett is not exactly on most fantasy radars. He’s on Jay Cutler’s radar though, and that’s what matters, especially when he’s facing New England’s 31st ranked (287.8 ypg) pass defense.
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Jordan Shipley, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
The Steelers will bring the heat on Carson Palmer, meaning he will be looking to dump the ball off to Jordan Shipley and Jermaine Gresham. If you have a better alternative, play him, but if you’re desperate, Shipley could be a solid play. Anthony Armstrong is a decent gamble to break a long play against Tampa Bay.
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Ed Dickson, TE, Baltimore Ravens
Dickson caught three passes for 21 yards last week, but is in a good position to take a jump this week. Todd Heap isn’t expected to play and Houston has allowed a league worst 298.3 passing yards and 27 passing touchdowns.
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Denver Broncos Defense
It is definitely hard to rely on a defense who’s coach was recently fired, but it seems that the teams that have fired their coach have played looser with that pressure gone. Denver’s defense has been less than adequate, but they are taking on a solid match-up against Arizona.
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