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Fantasy Football 2013: Week 15 Sleepers

Week 15 Sleepers: Who to Target in Fantasy Football

December 13, 2013

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It’s that time again. Week 15 in the fantasy football season is already upon us, so that means crafty owners who have lineup deficiencies will have to pull rabbits out of their hats once again. With that in mind, we’ve got a few sleeper prospects for you this week, so if you’re suffering in a particular area and need a lottery ticket, these guys could very well fit the bill. Here’s a closer look.

Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Hawks: Ryan is riding the bench in many fantasy leagues out there, and this week might be a good time to give him a call. In his last outing, he passed for multiple touchdowns for just the second time in his last seven outings, and he’s got a great chance of doing it again on Sunday. Ryan will face the hapless Redskins, who have been phoning it in for about a month now. Expect at least a couple of passing scores here.

Fantasy Football 2013: Week 15 Sleepers

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Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Cleveland Browns: We’ve been talking about Ogbonnaya a lot this week, and most of the fantasy community agrees that he’s a solid sleeper prospect for this weekend. He’ll be facing a porous Bears run defense, and should get plenty of opportunities to hit his stride. The only potential drawbacks here are the possible return of Willis McGahee (who is coming off a concussion) and the emergence of Fozzy Whittaker in the RB role. That said, there should be enough stats to go around.

Ace Sanders, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: We’ve been pretty high on Sanders for the past month or so, and he’s responded with mixed results. He’s coming off just three catches (and a passing score, oddly enough) in the Jags’ win over Houston last week, and will look to get back to his 20-catches-in-three-weeks pace against the Bills, who are just okay against the pass. More on them in a moment.

Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: There were some major question marks as to whether or not we’d even see Pitta this year after he sustained a hip injury in camp. After just one appearance, he’s become a legitimate fantasy option thanks to his six receptions, 48 yards and a TD against the Vikings.
Pitta and company will head to Detroit to take on the Lions this week, and although the Lions are pretty strong against opposing tight ends, he’s already heavily entrenched in the offense and should see a significant workload.

Buffalo Bills Defense: Now, let’s look at the other side of that Jaguars-Bills matchup and check out Buffalo’s defense. The Jacksonville offense has been pretty kind to opposing defenses so far this season, throwing 17 interceptions and allowing 40 sacks.
The Bills aren’t really anything to write home about, as they tend to give up more points than average, but are relatively strong in the areas the Jags are weak in--turnovers and sacks. Buffalo should be able to nickel-and-dime their way to a pretty decent fantasy score, so look their way if you’re in a pinch at the D/ST slot.

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