Bennie Fowler
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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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Bye Week: Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Tennessee
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Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals – The Colts have allowed 300.7 passing yards per game.
Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota Vikings – The Browns have allowed 14 passing touchdowns already.
Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets – Likely playing from behind against Atlanta should mean a lot of pass attempts.
Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers – The Patriots have allowed 310.3 passing yards per game.
Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears – Cohen could get more use in the passing game trying to keep up with the Saints.
Mike Gillislee, RB, New England Patriots – When you think you have the Pats’ running game figured out, they switch it up. Could it be Gillislee’s turn against the Chargers’ 31st ranked run defense?
Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington, RB, Oakland Raiders – Marshawn Lynch’s suspension opens the door for a couple of desperation plays, though Buffalo has been stingy against the run.
Wendell Smallworld, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – The Niners have allowed 134.6 yards per game and 8 rushing scores.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers – Tampa ranks 17th with 113.7 ypg and 25th with 6 rushing scores allowed. Perhaps J-Stew turns in a usable game.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers – The Eagles have allowed 272.9 passing yards per game.
Bennie Fowler, WR, Denver Broncos – Increased role with Sanders out. Chiefs have allowed 271.7 yards and 13 TDs already.
Torrey Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles – Disappeared, but the Niners have allowed 12 passing TDs. Perhaps he resurfaces against his old team.
Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers – A dud most of the year, does he dial one in against the Pats.
Tyler Croft, TE, Cincinnati Bengals – The Colts have allowed 300.7 passing yards per game.
Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons – The Jets have allowed 15 passing touchdowns.
O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Went off last week. Will he continue to produce?
Miami Dolphins Defense – Baltimore’s offense is struggling.
New Orleans Saints Defense – Will they force Chicago into mistakes?
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Chris Thompson
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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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Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets
Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos
Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans
Knile Davis, RB, Green Bay Packers
Justin Forsett, RB, Detroit Lions
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins
Zach Zenner, RB, Detroit Lions
Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Chris Hogan, WR, New England Patriots
Anquan Boldin, WR, Detroit Lions
Marquise Goodwin, WR, Buffalo Bills
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
J.J. Nelson, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Torrey Smith, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans
Cleveland Browns Defense
Detroit Lions Defense
Tennessee Titans Defense
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Tavon Austin
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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, Kansas City Chiefs
Brian Hoyer, QB, Houston Texans
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Polk, RB, Houston Texans
Orleans Darkwa, RB, New York Giants
Shane Vereen, RB, New York Giants
Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Nate Washington, WR, Houston Texans
Tavon Austin, WR, St. Louis Rams
Ted Ginn, Jr., WR, Carolina Panthers
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburg Steelers
Richard Rodgers, TE, Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions Defense
Kansas City Chiefs Defense
Tennessee Titans Defense
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By Eric Stashin, www.rotoprofessor.com
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Looking for a sleeper option who may be available on your waiver wire who could make a major impact this week?  Let’s take a look at a few options (for consideration on this listing from week-to-week, a player must be owned in less then 50% of both Yahoo and ESPN leagues):
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Running Back
LeGarrette Blount – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Arizona

Is there a changing of the guard going on in Tampa Bay?  You have to think so after seeing the breakdown in carries in Week 7, though fantasy owners have seemingly not yet come to believe it.
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Blount had 11 carries for 72 yards, while Carnell Williams got just four carries for 12 yards.  On the season Williams is averaging just 2.5 yards per carry, a pretty pathetic number for any running back.  In limited touches (21 carries), Blount has averaged 4.9 yards per carry.
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Considering the difference in production and the way the carries were distributed last week, it would be a surprise to see Blount not enjoy lead back duties in Week 8.  With the Cardinals currently performing as the fourth worst rushing defense in the league (141.3 rushing yards per game), it seems like this week could be Blount’s coming out party.  Take notice now and stash him away, because next week it may already be too late.
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Blount is currently owned in 17% of Yahoo leagues and 10.3% of ESPN leagues.
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Another potential running back sleeper:

  • Mike Hart – Indianapolis Colts – 8% of Yahoo leagues and 4.0% of ESPN leagues (with Joseph Addai & Donald Brown both hurting, Hart may get his chance to be the lead back)

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During the bye weeks you often 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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Jon Kitna, QB, Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys have been terrible this season, but once Kitna got into a rhythm, he looked decent. With weapons like Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, Roy Williams, and Jason Witten as his disposal, Kitna could be solid this week. Especially when you consider he’s facing the Jaguars, who have allowed a league high 16 passing TDs.
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LeGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Blount didn’t set the world on fire last week, but he did manage to gain 72 yards on 11 carries (6.5 ypc). He isn’t active in the passing game, but should get the work at the goal line. He’s facing Arizona, who ranks 29th with 141.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
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Tim Hightower, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Hightower remains active despite Beanie Wells’ return. Against Tampa Bay’s 31st ranked run defense (157.7 rushing yard per game), he should get an opportunity to contribute. He also can help in the passing game. continue reading »


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