Week 15 Fantasy Football Gems & Sleepers

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Quarterback
Fantasy Gem- Nick Foles @ Minnesota Vikings. This match up has the potential to be an offensive behemoth at the quarterback position. The Minnesota have been terrible at basically everything this year not named Adrian Peterson or Cordarelle Patterson. With the plethora of weapons that Nick Foles has at his disposal, he will undoubtedly exploit their secondary and attack down field for points.

Fantasy Sleeper-Matt Ryan vs. Washington Redskins. The Washington Redskins, like the Minnesota have been terrible on defensive. Matt Ryan has had a tough year due to the absence of Julio Jones and in the earlier half of the year, Roddy White.Roddy White has come back and is still not 100%, but Tony Gonzalez and Harry Douglas will provide enough weapons for Matty Ice to perform against a weak Redskins defense.

Running Back
Fantasy Gem-Alfred Morris @ Atlanta Falcons. As we saw when the New York Jets played Atlanta this year, a team with a good running back will be able to run the ball against this soft Atlanta defense. Morris has had an off-year as the Redskins are always playing from behind but he will have a chance to set the tone of the game and I believe he will put up more than his share of points this week. With Kirk Cousins starting this week in place of RG III, I believe they will lean on the Morris more than usual.

Fantasy Sleeper- Zac Stacy vs. New Orleans Saints. The New Orleans Saints looked great against the Carolina Panthers last week and shut their offense down completely. I don’t expect that to be an every game thing and I believe they will revert back to the mean. Even though they are better defensively by leaps and bounds than they were last year, you can definitely run the ball on the New Orleans Saints. Zac Stacy has had a pretty nice year with the platoon the Rams have had at running back this year. He is elusive and a tough runner as long as the STL line can neutralize Cameron Jordan , Stacy has nice sleeper potential.

Wide Receiver
Fantasy Gem- Alshon Jeffrey @ Cleveland Browns Alshon Jeffrey has been  a  beast this year. It’s a terrible reminder that Stephen Hill was picked before Alshon Jeffrey. With Joe Haden covering Brandon Marshall, look for Alshon Jeffrey to go bananas on the Cleveland

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Browns secondary. Buster Skrine is a nice #2 corner but Alshone Jefrrey would be a #1 receiver on any other team, I know he would be on our beloved Jets. The bottom line is Jeffrey will be too much for Skrine and should pile up the points this fantasy playoff week.

Fantasy Sleeper- Steve Smith vs New York Jets. Rushing yards will be at premium this week in this match up as both teams have stout run defenses. This week Santonio Holmes stated the Carolina secondary was the weakest link in the Panther defense. I believe the same holds true for the New York Jets defense. I look for Steve Smith to have a great game against the Jets defense that boasts and injured Cromartie and a revolving door at the 2nd CB position. Steve Smith is a solid sleeper pick this week.

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