Fantasy Football 2014: Week 14 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 14 Sleeper Trends in Fantasy
December 5, 2014
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time once again to check out the sleeper candidates in the world of fantasy football. We’re up to the Week 14 edition, and it’s a crucial time right now as it marks the first week of the playoffs in many fantasy leagues. That said, let’s check out a few viable names who could have big games this weekend.
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: Given the fact that there’s quite a shortage of viable tight ends out there in fantasy, you can’t afford to overlook anyone. That’s where Reed comes in. He’s found some chemistry with Colt McCoy, posting nine grabs for 123 yards against Indianapolis.
Reed’s matchup isn’t that great this week (Rams), but he should at least get a lot of opportunities to put up numbers.
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Dan Herron, RB, Indianapolis Colts: There are some red flags on Herron (namely, his fumbling problems), but he’s all the Colts have--they sure aren’t going to put all their eggs into Trent Richardson’s basket.
Herron posted 88 yards and a score on eight carries against Washington, and with Cleveland coming up on the schedule he’s a favorite to rack up some more nice numbers--as long as he can hang onto the ball.
Marion Grice, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Andre Ellington owners should already have Grice on their rosters as an insurance policy. Ellington has had some issues this week with his hip, and if he can’t play or is limited this week Grice will take the majority of the carries I his absence.
Grice is a deeper sleeper, sure, but against KC--the Cards should be able to run here--he makes sense.
Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions: Let’s revisit the TE position and check out Ebron, who has shown some positive flashes lately. He posted three grabs for 23 yards against the Bears on Thanksgiving, which was his third straight game with at least 22 yards and his second game in three weeks with at least three catches.
Ebron and company will host Tampa Bay this weekend; he could find some room underneath the bigger-name receivers.
Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins: Each week, we’re liking Landry more and more in fantasy. He had four touchdowns in four games last month, and he’s starting out December with some very nice target numbers (comparable to No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace).
It seems Landry is the Phins’ secondary option underneath, and with QB Ryan Tannehill’s inability to connect with Wallace on the deep ball, he’s a valuable asset to have. He’ll see the permissive pass defense of the Ravens this week.
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