2011 Fantasy Football: NFL Week 14 Sleepers

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IDecember 10, 2011

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 04:  Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass against the New York Jets at FedExField on December 4, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/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 14.

Rex Grossman, QB, Washington Redskins

I know you don’t necessarily want to risk you fantasy playoffs on Sexy Rexy, but he is facing the Patriots that are giving up 310.0 ypg. He’s averaging 275.7 yards in his past three games. Let’s not forget last year that he averaged 280.0 yards in Weeks 15 through 17 with seven TDs and four INTs. Alex Smith @ Arizona is also a nice sleeper play. He limits his mistakes and Arizona ranks 25th with 251.1 passing yards allowed per game.

Daniel Thomas, RB, Miami Dolphins

Reggie Bush is on fire, but Thomas has averaged 47.5 yards the past four games, with 13 carries for 73 yards last week. The Eagles have allowed 11 rushing TDs and 115.6 rushing ypg. Marcel Reece @ Green Bay could see a lot of work in the passing game if/when the Raiders get down early.

Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions

Burleson caught just two passes for 14 yards in the first meeting, but Brandon Pettigrew caught 11 passes in that game. Believe it or not, the Vikings' secondary has gotten dramatically worse since that Week 3 battle. When he’s not pushing off, Burleson is averaging 6.3 catches in his past four games for 69.5 yards.

Malcom Floyd, WR, San Diego Chargers

Floyd topped 100 yards last week. With Philip Rivers looking closer to form and Buffalo having allowed 21 TDs, he could be a solid option this week. The Chargers have allowed 22 passing touchdowns, so David Nelson and Brad Smith could also be fantasy heroes in that game.

Logan Paulson, TE, Washington Redskins

Thanks a lot, Fred Davis, for getting suspended during the fantasy playoffs, especially right before facing the league’s worst pass defense. He hasn’t done much to date, but he’ll get an opportunity this week. Joel Dreesen @ Cincinnati has scored the past two weeks and five times since Week 5.

Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Defense/Special Teams

They combine for a 7-17 record and are scoring 18.2 ppg and 12.7 ppg, respectively. There is turmoil in both locker rooms as Raheem Morris sent Brian Price home last week and Jacksonville looked like a different team defensively last week after Jack Del Rio’s firing.

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