Week 14 Start Em Sit Em: Matt Hasselbeck and Sleepers You Need to Consider

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIIDecember 10, 2011

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 27:   Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans looks for a receiver under pressure from DaQuan Bowers #91 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at LP Field on November 27, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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It may be Week 14, but there are still plenty of sleepers around the league that may be better options for your fantasy team as you make a final push for the playoffs.

There are players at each position this weekend who are typical backups, but should find their way onto a fantasy squad as a starter due to their matchups.

Here are three sleepers you need to take a look at in Week 14 action.


Matt Hasselbeck, QB (Tennessee Titans)

Matt Hasselbeck has quietly put together a solid season in Tennessee that has gone unnoticed by most of the league.

Over the last month, he has struggled quite a bit.

However, this weekend he will have the opportunity to turn that all around.

The Titans are set to take on the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans surely doesn't have the best secondary in the league. They are ranked 30th in pass defense this season.

They are also the top-ranked offense. That means they will be putting up points, and Tennessee will have to keep up.

Hasselbeck should be throwing the ball quite a bit and should be relatively effective.


C.J. Spiller, RB (Buffalo Bills)

It's still a little early to make a decisive comment on the ability of C.J. Spiller.

After struggling with replacing Fred Jackson initially, he made a jump last week, rushing for 83 yards and a touchdown.

The Bills play a San Diego team this weekend that isn't as good as it has been in years past. Don't let the name scare you off.

The Chargers are allowing opposing running backs an average of 132 rushing yards, 57 receiving yards and .75 scores per matchup.

That's an average of 21.5 fantasy points.

Spiller is worth taking a shot on as a No. 2 running back.


Nate Burleson, WR (Detroit Lions)

What do the Detroit Lions do best?

They throw the ball.

What do the Minnesota Vikings do the worst?

Stop the pass.

That means it could be a huge day for the No. 2 guy in Detroit. Calvin Johnson will likely dictate double coverage all game.

That means Burleson could see an increase in throws his way. He has the ability to put up big numbers while the Lions fight to keep playoff hopes alive.