Fantasy Football 2014: Week 16 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 16 Sleepers in Fantasy
December 19, 2014
It’s Week 16 in the NFL, which means it’s championship time (or semifinals time) in fantasy football leagues everywhere. You might be needing a lottery ticket on your roster if you want to finish the season with a win, and that’s where the sleeper pickups come in.
Let’s check out a few of the popular sleepers out there who might be just the thing you need to put your team over the top this week.
Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: Miller always seems to come up in the conversations about borderline fantasy starts. Such is the case this week. He’s got at least 6.8 fantasy points in three of the last four weeks, but the downside is that he hasn’t found the end zone since October 26.
Still, Miller is nearly always involved in the offense, and he should get enough chances against Kansas City this week to warrant a lower-end TE start.
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Charles Johnson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: We’ve been very high on Johnson over the last few weeks, and it’s pretty easy to see why. It may surprise you to learn that he has at least 7.2 fantasy points in four of his last five outings, and has become the go-to guy in Minnesota.
Johnson and company will head to sunny Miami this weekend, where the chemistry between Bridgewater should continue to develop.
Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: Griffin isn’t really on anyone’s fantasy radar anymore, but if you’re stringing quarterbacks or need a QB2 he’s a pretty smart pickup this week. He’s coming off 236 yards and a touchdown (and 46 rush yards) against the Giants, which sounds pretty promising.
Griffin may be auditioning for a new team this week against Philadelphia, and with their pass defense subject to big plays, he may find himself some suitors.
Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills: Though he didn’t get into the end zone last week against the Packers, Jackson’s 98 total yards were a good sign of things to come. He now has at least 9.7 fantasy points in three of his last four outings.
Jackson will get a great matchup this weekend in Oakland, and those fantasy owners looking for a lift at running back should not leave him on the bench. He’ll be the workhorse out of the Buffalo backfield.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans: Assuming he starts this week (he’s dealing with an ankle injury), Hopkins is a nice play in fantasy. Sure, he’s coming off a pair of sub-eight-point performances in his last two outings, but this week his fortunes look brighter.
Hopkins will be going up against the Baltimore secondary in Houston this week, and should be able to come away with a solid stat-line. He’s a nice flex or even WR2.
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