Fantasy Football Week 15: Rex Grossman and Sleepers Who Need to Start
It may be Week 15, but there is no reason to stop making moves to try to improve your fantasy football roster every time the opportunity presents itself.
The season isn't over until the final game is played.
With the playoffs starting up in most leagues, finding sleepers now may be more important than it has been all season.
Every little edge you can get in points will be crucial in playoff matchups.
Here are three sleepers you may want to look at as starters this weekend.
QB Rex Grossman (Washington Redskins)
Rex Grossman is one of those guys who is extremely difficult to predict.
He can either show up and put on a heck of a performance, or he'll be the sole reason that you lose your matchup for the week.
This weekend, chances are it will be the first option.
The Washington Redskins are taking on the New York Giants in an important NFC East showdown.
Although the Redskins won't likely win, they will be able to keep this game closer than most are probably predicting.
The Giants may put up 35 points on Washington, but they will likely give up around 31.
Grossman is a gunslinger. That means he will put up yards against this 29th-ranked pass defense.
RB Felix Jones (Dallas Cowboys)
With DeMarco Murray out the remainder of the season, Felix Jones will once again be the primary back in Dallas.
Who will have the best day?
Jones didn't have a lot of success early in the season, but that may not be the case this time around.
Last week against the Giants he played well after stepping in.
The big reason for that success is actually because of fullback Tony Fiammetta.
Jones had his best game this season with Fiammetta blocking. Much of the damage Murray was able to do was running behind Fiammetta as well.
This week the Cowboys take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have an atrocious run defense. One hundred yards and a touchdown isn't out of the question for Jones.
WR Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers)
For some reason, Antonio Brown is still available in roughly 30 percent of ESPN standard leagues.
If he is available in yours, you need to grab him right now.
Whether or not Ben Roethlisberger plays is irrelevant at this point.
Since Week 7, only Larry Fitzgerald and Percy Harvin have more yards after the catch than Brown.
That means that if Charlie Batch does get the start, Brown will likely see the ball often on quick, short routes.
Brown has been on fire recently. The Steelers may be facing the 49ers, but expect that to continue.
If there is any weakness on the San Francisco defense, it's in the secondary.
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