Fantasy Sleepers for Week 16

20 December 2018

Nick Foles
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Patrick Mahomes Will certainly throw for well over 300 yards this week against Seattle, and Ezekiel Elliot should have no problem running over or through the Tampa Bay defense. Unfortunately, daily fantasy coaches aren’t going to get rich by loading up on high-priced players. Success as a daily fantasy coach demands one goes looking for value that can be spread throughout the roster.
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With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, let’s take a look at a few players who could put up decent numbers while offering great value against the Fantasy Football salary cap. The following information could also be used to place bets on brand new betting sites.
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Leonard Fournette, RB (Jacksonville) – It’s hard to pick an offensive player from a team that offers little hope in the way of offense. However, the Miami Dolphins have the 2nd worst rushing defense in the NFL, giving up 0ver 145 yards a game. This looks like a good place for the Jaguars to compensate for an anemic passing game by using Fournette as a bettering-ram. Look for 100+ yards and a TD
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Chris Carson, RB (Seattle) – Carson is coming off a solid performance against San Francisco where he ran for 119 yards and a TD. Kansas City’s rushing D is at least as bad as San Fran’s. Since Wilson might want to avoid a shootout with KC’s Mahomes, look for Seattle to give the Chiefs a big dose of Carson on the ground and through the air. Look for 140+ total yards and a TD
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Nick Foles, QB (Philadelphia) – For the 3rd week in a row, Foles will be filling in for injured Carson Wentz. This is a must win for the Eagles, a team that struggles to run the ball. There’s a good chance the Eagles will fall behind a very good Houston, forcing Foles to put the ball in the air out of necessity. While he has struggled so far this season, he is still the Super Bowl MVP and he still knows how to throw a football. Look for 320+ yards passing and 3 TDs.
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Amari Cooper, WR (Dallas) – Few teams have given up more passing TDs than Tampa Bat at 30. While the Cowboys entire offense went MIA against Indy last week, they are back home and in desperate need of the win. Two games back, it became clear that QB Prescott and late-season addition Cooper are forming a great alliance when Cooper went off for 217 yards receiving and 3 TDs against Philadelphia. Tampa Bay’s secondary is just as bad. Look for 125+ yards and 2 TDs.
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Marlon Mack, RB (Indianapolis) – The Colts are playing very good football and Mack figures to get a lot of touches for a team that plays great defense and ball-control offense. Against a very good defense, March rushed 27 times for 139 yards and 2 TDs. With the Colts very much in the playoff hunt, look for Mack to take the pressure off of QB Andrew Luck by running the ball a minimum of 25 times. That’s how the Colts love to play football. Look for +130 yards and 2 TDs.

Arizona Cardinals v Washington Redskins
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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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Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Kapri Bibbs, RB, Washington Redskins
Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants
Mike Gillislee, RB, New England Patriots
Elijhaa Penny, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams
Kendall Wright, WR, Chicago Bears
Antonio Gates, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Chicago Bears Defense
Washington Redskins Defense
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Kenny Stills
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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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Matt Barkley, QB, Chicago Bears
Matt Moore, QB, Miami Dolphins
Tom Savage, QB, Houston Texans
Kenneth Farrow, RB, San Diego Chargers
Justin Forsett, RB, Denver Broncos
Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
James White, RB, New England Patriots
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets
Travis Benjamin, WR, San Diego Chargers
Chris Hogan, WR, New England Patriots
Cameron Meredith, WR, Chicago Bears
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins
Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins
Ryan Griffin, TE, Houston Texans
Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons
Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Los Angeles Rams Defnse
San Diego Chargers Defense
San Francisco 49ers Defense
Tennessee Titans Defense
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Jay Ajayi
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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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Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins
Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Carolina Panthers
Bryce Brown, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Donald Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers
Mike Gillislee, RB, Buffalo Bills
Shane Vereen, RB, New York Giants
Malcom Floyd, WR, San Diego Chargers
Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins
Dwayne Harris, WR, New York Giants
Brandon LaFell, WR, New England Patriots
Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
Clive Walford, TE, Oakland Raiders
Detroit Lions Defense
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
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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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Tim Tebow, QB, Denver Broncos
I don’t love him as a fantasy quarterback (I have him ranked #24 this week), but he is facing the Texans’ league worst pass defense. However, after having allowed nearly 300 yards per fame for a good portion of the season, they are “down” to 275.1 per game. It’s what Tebow can do with his feet that intrigues me more than anything.  Miami’s Chad Henne is another decent sleeper option against Detroit.
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Lance Ball, RB, Denver Broncos
I hate to come off as a Broncos’ fan, not that there is anything wrong with that, but if Knowshon Moreno is out, limited, or aggravates his rib injury, Ball could get the looks. He’d be a desperation move, but sometimes it comes to that. Another desperation move could be rolling with Toby Gerhart if Adrian Peterson sits again.
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Michael Bush, RB, Oakland Raiders
Darren McFadden is getting the bulk of the carries and all of the attention, but Michael Bush has racked up 644 total yards (499 rushing, 145 receiving) and seven touchdowns despite missing two games and only have double-digit carries five times this year. The Raiders could use his physical running to win the battle of time of possession and keep Peyton Manning watching from the sidelines.
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Joe Webb, QB/WR, Minnesota Vikings
Webb qualifies at WR in many leagues, and despite a tough matchup against the Eagles, could do enough throwing and running the ball to outscore a good portion of this week’s receivers.
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Anthony Armstrong, WR, Washington Texans
Rex Grossman to Anthony Armstrong is not the connection that anybody envisioned as a key one at the beginning of the year. He’s got a good chance to get deep against a Jaguars team that’s ranked 27th in passing yards allowed (255.6) and tied for 27 in passing touchdowns allowed (26). Armstrong is averaging 76.7 receiving yard during the past three games. Cincinnati’s Andre Caldwell is another sleeper choice with T.O. out and Ocho looking to be on the outs.
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Ed Dickson, TE, Baltimore Ravens
Dickson scored his first career touchdown last week, and Todd Heap’s hamstring keeps his playing status in doubt. If Heap can’t go, Dickson might be worth a look as a deep sleeper.
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St. Louis Rams Defense
The Niners’ quarterback musical chairs continues with Troy Smith taking the job back. He played remarkably well in their first meeting, but now that they’ve got film on him, look for a much better performance out of the Rams defense.
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