Fantasy Football 2014: Week 13 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 13 Sleeper Trends in Fantasy
November 28, 2014
With the fantasy football playoffs just around the corner (next week, in many leagues), this current round of games is supremely important for owners wanting to get out of the regular season intact. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few sleeper prospects out there who might be able to buoy your lineup through this final weekend and beyond into the playoffs.
Tim Wright, TE, New England Patriots: At the very least, Rob Gronkowski owners will want to pick up Wright as an insurance policy against injury. That said, even with Gronk on the field, Wright has posted some pretty good numbers in fantasy. He’s coming off a five-catch, two-touchdown effort against Detroit, even though he only registered 36 yards.
Wright, like many of his Patriots teammates, is pretty annoying when it comes to fantasy. He may hit pay dirt again in Green Bay, but he’s a bit of a risk as well.
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Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans: Hunter is trending as a hot fantasy sleeper commodity this week after his four-catch, 64-yard effort in Philadelphia. Sure, one of those catches was a long touchdown, but he also got quite a bit of targets (10).
Hunter is young and still learning, but seems like he could have a bright future. He makes sense as a pickup in the Houston game this week.
Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings: The Minnesota backfield is something of a fantasy mess right now, so there’s no clear-cut favorite to pour in the points. Asiata just might do the trick, however, as he’s on track to return from a concussion this week against Carolina.
If Asiata does indeed play, he should receive a decent amount of touches--even with Ben Tate in the mix--and could find the end zone here.
Drew Stanton, QB, Arizona Cardinals: If you didn’t manage to catch Ryan Tannehill on the waiver wire and still need a streamer quarterback, give Stanton a look. He’s going up against the Atlanta Falcons, and we all know how permissive that defense can be against the pass.
Stanton posted just 149 yards, no touchdowns and a pick last week, but that was against Seattle. He should do much better here.
Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins: Let’s finish things up today with Landry, who posted a two-touchdown breakout against Denver last week. He’s quickly developing some nice chemistry with Tannehill, and makes a nice second option behind Mike Wallace.
Landry and the ‘Phins will be taking on the Jets Monday night, and we all know how atrocious New York’s secondary is. We see lots of success with this matchup.
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