Justin Hunter's Instant Fantasy Reaction for 2013 Fantasy Playoffs

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIDecember 8, 2013

Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter (15) pulls in a forty one yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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With fantasy playoffs either starting or getting ready to start, some are looking for sleepers to come up with big games.  While Justin Hunter had another big game against the Denver Broncos, he's still an incredibly risky fantasy play for the rest of the season.

The Broncos came away with a 51-28 win over the Tennessee Titans, but Hunter still had a good game.  He caught four passes for 114 yards and a touchdown, giving him 17 fantasy points in ESPN's standard scoring leagues.

This is the second big outing for Hunter in his last three games.  His other came against the Oakland Raiders two weeks ago, catching six passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.  While that may make him a tempting fantasy option, he's not worth the risk.

If you take away these two big games, Hunter has only eight receptions for just 131 yards and two scores.  He's been more involved recently in the offense, but that hasn't guaranteed success, as he had zero fantasy points last week against the Indianapolis Colts, catching one pass for nine yards.

Hunter's inconsistency is exactly the opposite of what fantasy owners want entering their fantasy playoffs.  There are plenty of other more reliable options at the wide receiver position, and unless you're totally desperate for a player that could unexpectedly blow up, it's probably best to leave Hunter off of your team.