Fantasy Football 2013: Week 10 Sleepers
Week 10 Sleepers: Who to Target in Fantasy Football
November 8, 2013
Fantasy football owners everywhere are digging into their benches this week in an effort to remedy the current round of byes and injury situations out there in the NFL. The thin rosters will lead to some less-than-ideal starts, but hitting the lottery on a sleeper could carry your team to a victory this week. That said, let’s take a look at a few underutilized names out there who could provide big statistical returns in Week 10.
Case Keenum, QB, Houston Texans: Those owners in need of an Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady replacement this week have been looking toward Philly’s Nick Foles and Houston’s Case Keenum. We like both, but Keenum is a little more off-the-radar. He posted some nice stats in a loss against the Colts last week (350 yards, three touchdowns) and has developed some nice chemistry with star WR Andre Johnson. That said, he doesn’t have the greatest matchup this weekend (a road game against the Cardinals), so he loses a little luster.
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Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts: With Trent Richardson hurting--and not really doing much when healthy--someone’s got to pick up the slack for Indy. Enter Brown, who has made the most of his touches recently. He’s coming off a 49-yard effort on just six carries against the Texans, and that was with Andrew Luck throwing like crazy in a comeback bid. Brown and company will get a tasty matchup against the Rams this weekend, so he’s now fantasy relevant.
Shonn Greene, RB, Tennessee Titans: Speaking of the Rams, Greene posted a nice outing in an expanded role against them last week. He managed 38 yards and his first TD of the year on nine carries, and added another 28 on a reception. Better yet, the Titans will welcome the hapless Jaguars to town this week, so we should see all sorts of running once the Titans build a lead. That means there will be plenty of carries to go around for both Chris Johnson and Greene.
Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: There’s very little to get excited about when it comes to the Giants, and that includes their passing game. Randle has been all over the place when it comes to production: after scoring four times in three weeks, he managed exactly zero catches for zero yards in the Giants’ last game. There’s light on the horizon, though; the Raiders will pay a visit to New York on Sunday. After their defense allowed seven scores to Nick Foles, we’ve got reason to be optimistic about Randle.
Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Cotchery went nuts against the Pats last week, hauling in seven receptions for 96 yards and three touchdowns. That gives him 14 grabs for 176 yards over the past three weeks. We expect another pretty good outing this weekend, as the Buffalo Bills have displayed some weakness toward the pass. It wouldn’t surprise us at all to see Cotchery find the end zone again.
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