Fantasy Football 2014: Week 17 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 17 Sleepers in Fantasy
December 26, 2014
Week 17 is a difficult one for fantasy football owners to predict. There are lots of unknowns afoot, such as players dogging it in the final game or coaches resting their star players ahead of the postseason. That said, you may have to roll the dice on some sleeper prospects this week. The good thing is that there are a few viable plays out there. Let’s take a look at a few possibilities for you to consider.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings: Bridgewater started out pretty bad this year, but has turned things around and become a respectable NFL quarterback. He has multiple touchdown passes in four of his last five games and has gone over 300 yards in two of his last three.
We love Bridgewater this week. He’ll be facing off against the Bears in Minnesota and should do well.
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Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets: There was a time when we wouldn’t have recommended too many backs against the Miami run D, but those days are over. They’ve been a sieve against the run recently, which should benefit Ivory as he finishes off his year.
Ivory has at least 11 carries in his last four straight. He won’t do much in the pass game, but should get enough done on the ground to qualify as a low-end flex sleeper candidate.
Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills: We also like Jackson a lot this week. He’s been rolling the past couple of games and is coming off a nine-catch, 93-yard performance against Oakland.
Expect more screens and check-downs against the Patriots, since Darrelle Revis will be patrolling against the top receivers; Jackson should flourish once again in the passing game and will be a nice PPR play on the lower end.
Albert Wilson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Wilson has been building toward a nice game for the past few weeks. In his last three, he’s recorded 4/53, 3/69 and 5/87.
There’s a good chance that Wilson will be able to build off that momentum. The San Diego defense will be focused on Travis Kelce and the CB matchup looks to be favorable here. If the Chiefs are smart, they’ll come in with a WR-centric game-plan. No one will be expecting that.
Charles Clay, TE, Miami Dolphins: We wonder what Clay could have accomplished in the latter part of this year if he hadn’t been battling injury. He hinted at the possibilities against Minnesota, posting 114 yards on six grabs.
Clay has a nice matchup against the Jets in the finale. New York doesn’t stop anyone in the passing game; not quarterbacks, not wide receivers, not tight ends. We could see Clay’s first touchdown since November 2 here.
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