2012 Week 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IDecember 12, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 06: Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders passes against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 6, 2012 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of LestersLegends’ under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in Week 15.

Carson Palmer, QB, Oakland Raiders

Palmer throws for a lot of yards (292.7 per game) and throws only a few more touchdowns than interceptions (22 to 14). He has five games with 350-plus yards this year. Palmer is a much better home start, as he has 307.7 yards per game with 15 touchdowns in seven games, compared to 275.2 and seven in six road games. The Kansas City Chiefs have allowed 25 passing touchdowns this season.

Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets

Powell is averaging 62.3 total yards and a touchdown in his past four games. He is sharing carries with Shonn Greene, but has been getting double-digit touches. The Tennessee Titans have allowed 127 yards per game and a dozen rushing touchdowns. There should be enough for Powell to at least be a flex consideration.

Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns

Gordon is averaging 71 yards with five touchdowns in his last nine games. The Washington Redskins have allowed 289.3 yards per game and 27 passing touchdowns.

Martellus Bennett, TE, New York Giants

Bennett has scored in back-to-back games. I am expecting a shootout against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have allowed 50 yards or a touchdown to a tight end in nine of 13 games.

Rob Bironas, K, Tennessee Titans

Bironas has 24 field goals and 27 extra points. The New York Jets have allowed 20 field goals and 34 extra points.

Detroit Lions Defense

The Lions are an average defensive team, but because the Arizona Cardinals are so bad, I have them as my top defense this week. The Cardinals rank last in total offense (269.5 yards per game) and scoring offense (14.3 points per game). They might as well let Larry Fitzgerald play quarterback. At least he’d get the ball.

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