Surgex Sports Fantasy Five: Week 15
As the fantasy football is nearing a completion, every single point could pay huge dividends towards your weekly total and be the difference in fantasy immortality or just another losing season. Here’s our sleeper picks:
1. David Wilson (RB) New York Giants
Wilson is coming off of a monster performance vs. the New Orleans Saints in Week 14 and with the news of a dinged up Ahmad Bradshaw you can expect the number of touches Wilson receives to go up. Don’t expect a repeat performance (especially not those special teams bonuses) but a perpetual threat to break a big run, the more chances Wilson gets the more opportunities he has for a scamper.
2. Kirk Cousins (QB) Washington Redskins
It’s still unclear whether Robert Griffin III will play or how effective he will be coming off the gruesome week 14 knee injury he sustained, so what’s an RGIII owner to do? Cousins just might be your answer. If Griffin can’t suit up, Cousins will get the start and in limited time this season Cousins has proven he can be an effective option. He may be a grab and stash for now, but if Griffin isn’t to play you’ll be rewarded.
3. Detroit Lions D/ST
When it was announced that Ryan Lindley would be the starting quarterback for the Cardinals this week, all eyes collectively turned towards their week 15 opponent the Lions. Defenses have been making their living off of Lindley’s mistakes the past few weeks and we expect nothing to differ this week. If the Lions are available they should be added and played immediately.
4. Joique Bell (RB) Detroit Lions
He’s gaining momentum in the Lions backfield and has just about worked himself into an all out platoon situation there. Mikel Leshoure still seems to be the Lions “starter”, however Bell is slowly taking away a share of his carries, especially in the red zone. If you’re in a deep league (12+ teams), you could do a lot worse than adding Bell.
5. Clay Harbor (TE) Philadelphia Eagles
Harbor is a good look as a sleeper this week because the usual tight end in Philadelphia, Brian Celek, suffered a concussion last week and is highly doubtful to be ready to play by Thursday meaning Harbor would get the start and by proxy a bulk of chances to score fantasy points.