2012 NFL: Week 9 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 31, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 28:  Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears throws the ball while playing the Carolina Panthers on October 28, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of Lester's Legends' under-the-radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in Week 9.


Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears

It’s always an uneasy feeling when you’re trotting out Cutler. He is more than capable of crushing your week with a bevy of interceptions. I like his chances this week, though, against Tennessee, who has allowed 17 touchdown passes and 282.0 passing yards per game.


Daniel Thomas, RB, Miami Dolphins

The Colts are 27th against the run, giving up 137.4 yards per game. They are also one of ten teams to have allowed eight or more rushing touchdowns. With three scores in the past five games, that could play into Thomas’ favor. He’s received double-digit carries the past two games, a trend that should continue this week.


Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Oakland Raiders

Heyward-Bey continues to work his way back. He caught just one pass last week, but it went for a touchdown. He had 85 yards the prior week. Denarius Moore is the top dog, but against a Bucs team that’s yielding 309.6 passing yards per game, there should be plenty to go around.


Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

The Redskins have allowed six touchdowns to tight ends. They have also allowed five tight ends to go for over 50 yards. The odds are in Olsen’s favor that he adds to those totals.


The San Diego Chargers Defense

The Chargers rank tenth in total defense (326.6 yards per game) and are tied for ninth in scoring defense (20.6 points per game). And they are facing a Chiefs team that has quarterback issues, has forgotten they have an explosive Jamaal Charles in the backfield and can only score 17.1 points per game.


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