Fantasy Football 2015: Week 14 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 14 Waiver Wire Trends and Sleeper Pickups
December 11, 2015
It’s a Week 14 fantasy football Friday, and that means it’s time once again for us to take a look at some of the trending sleeper options as we head into the weekend. We’ve got a fresh crop of relative unknowns for you today, so let’s see if anyone fits into your daily or seasonal fantasy leagues.
Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints: We’ve got a couple of guys to look at in the Saints backfield, but we’ll start with Hightower. With Mark Ingram on the IR, there are heavy indications that Hightower will earn the bulk of the early-down snaps as the RB.
Hightower will have to contend with fellow RB C.J. Spiller (who we’ll get to in a minute), but Hightower is the better back in pass protection. He could get a few goal-line looks as well; we’ll find out against the Bucs this weekend.
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C.J. Spiller, RB, New Orleans Saints: Now on to the aforementioned Spiller. He’s owned in more leagues than Hightower, but there seems to be less optimism surrounding him.
Spiller will definitely get more work moving forward, and he’s probably got a better ceiling of the two top backs remaining in New Orleans. Either guy is a dice-roll, but they could end up having a similar amount of touches.
Detroit Lions Defense: Those fantasy owners who are stringing defenses this year can look to the Lions, who will get the Rams in St. Louis this weekend. Sure, Detroit has only scored in double-digit fantasy points twice this year (and that was in the first four weeks of the season), but the matchup here is great.
St. Louis has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to team defenses this season. That puts the Lions in the mix for a nice payout. Even better, they’ll get another great matchup in Week 16 against the Niners.
Coby Fleener, TE, Indianapolis Colts: Speaking of great matchups, Fleener’s got one this weekend against the Jaguars. The last time these two teams met, he posted nine receptions on 12 targets for 83 yards and a TD.
Fleener has at least six targets in three of his last five appearances, so he’s definitely a big part of that Indy offense. The Jags are giving up the third-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year as well.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets: Let’s go running back one more time as we close out today and visit with Powell. He’s coming off a stellar outing against the Giants, with eight grabs (13 targets) for 91 yards and a touchdown. He’ll see the Titans this week.
Fantasy-wise, Tennessee is actually pretty good against opposing running backs. That said, Powell has been on a pass-catching spree lately and could come up with a few big grabs. He’s definitely on the radar as a PPR sleeper at least.
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