Week 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Jody SmithContributor IDecember 18, 2010

Johnathan Stewart seems to heat up when it's fantasy playoffs time
Johnathan Stewart seems to heat up when it's fantasy playoffs timeStreeter Lecka/Getty Images

Jon Kitna (QB) Dallas- The switch to Jason Garrett as Head Coach has worked wonders for the Dallas offense. They have scored no less than 27 points in each of their last five games. The Cowboys host a Washington Redskins team this week that has struggled against the pass all season. Switching to Rex Grossman could have an added benefit for Dallas too. Grossman is far more likely to turn the ball over and give Kitna and the Cowboys offense repeated opportunities to put points on the board.


Kerry Collins (QB) Tennessee- After getting humiliated by the Texans 20-0 three weeks ago, the Titans are going to be thirsty for revenge. The Texans are on pace to be one of the worst defensive teams in NFL history and this time the Titans will have Collins and a healthy Kenny Britt in the lineup. It's not unreasonable to assume that Tennessee could pass for over 250 yards and 2+ scored in this game.



Johnathan Stewart (RB) Carolina- Since returning from a concussion injury that kept him out for two games, J-Stew has been red hot. Over the last three games he has 323 rushing yards and a score. With the Panthers still being unable to mount any sort of passing attack, Stewart and the ground game will remain Carolina's focal point and Week 15 brings the perfect match-up. The Panthers host an Arizona defense that is dead last in the NFL in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs.


LeGarrette Blount (RB) Tampa Bay- Blount has become the featured back for the Buccaneers. His emergence has opened up the passing game for Josh Freeman and has relegated Cadillac Williams to a third down back role. Over the Buc's last two home games Blount has averaged 97 rushing yards and scored in each contest. Tampa hosts the Detroit Lions 26th-ranked rush defense that has surrendered 17 rushing scores so far in 2010.


Chester Taylor (RB) Chicago- The Metrodome roof collapse has caused this game to be moved to and outdoor stadium in Minnesota ... in December. Weather will likely be a huge factor and the Bears are likely to give more carries to Taylor and Forte.

Taylor has become Chicago's short yardage back of choice. He's scored in back to back games and the Vikings just surrendered over 200 rushing yards to the Giants on Monday night. Minnesota will also be led by a rookie quarterback, so that increases the likelihood that Chicago will control the game and be looking to run out the clock.


Chad Ochocinco (WR) Cincinnati- Over the Bengals last five games Ochocinco has actually outproduced Terrell Owens. Since Week 10 Ocho is averaging five catches for 64 yards and has scored two touchdowns. Back in Week Four Owens destroyed the Browns for 222 yards, so he's likely to be the focal point of the Cleveland defense this week. That could open the door for Ochocinco to produce some nice numbers.


Santonio Holmes (WR) New York Jets- Classic “revenge” situation. Holmes had a terrible drop in the end zone last week and will no doubt be looking to make amends against his former team. Although the Jets offense has struggled recently, it's likely that they will make an effort to get Holmes the ball in his return to Heinz Field. The Steelers are actually only ranked 23rd in the NFL against the pass.


Mike Williams (WR) Seattle- Matt Hasselbeck will no doubt be happy to have his favorite target back into the Seahawks lineup. Atlanta is expected to win this game so it could lead to some nice second half fantasy stats for Williams and Seattle play catch up. The Falcons are surprisingly poor at allowing fantasy points to wide receivers- they rank 29th in the NFL.


Anthony Fasano (TE) Miami- In terms of match-ups, this is the best game of the year for Fasano. The Bills are ranked 30th in terms of allowing fantasy points to tight ends. Fasano has yet to have a zero catch game all season and makes a good target for Chad Henne on play action passed in and around the goal line.


David Buehler (PK) Dallas- Need a safe kicking option where weather won't be an issue? Buehler could be your guy. Since the revival of the Dallas offense he's scored 9 or more points four times. At home against a Redskins team that is in turmoil could set Buehler up for a lot of kicking opportunities.