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Week 15: Super Sleepers

While we're not projecting starting type stats for these players, they have good potential and could surprise. This week's picks include Ryan Fitzpatrick, Christian Ponder, Bernard Scott, Beanie Wells, and Jabar Gaffney.

It has taken Tate nearly two years to make his way into the Seahawks offense to where he may hold some fantasy value. Over the past couple of weeks Tate has pulled in 7 receptions for 86 yards with a touchdown. These may not be great numbers, but Tate has been one of the top two receivers in each of the last two games. Seattle has been running the ball well lately, so the need to pass has not been there. This should change on Sunday when Seattle heads Chicago to face the Bears' 11th ranked run defense. If Seattle wants to continue on their winning ways they'll need to pass the ball to beat the Bears. This could mean respectable numbers for Tate this Sunday. If you're in need of a flex start then this play could be the Golden ticket. I know it is cheesy, but it had to be done.

As one might expect, Young's numbers this season have been hit or miss. The rookie receiver for the Lions has had a couple of good game worthy of a fantasy start, but then he has tossed in a few stinkers too. The last couple of weeks, Young's numbers have not been that bad. Two weeks ago against the Saints, Young pulled in two receptions for 60 yards and added a run for 11 yards. Then last week against the Vikings, Young leads the team with 4 receptions for 87 yards with a touchdown. This week the Lions face a Raiders team who was just pummeled by the Packers. Raiders fans may not like this, but I believe there's a good chance we see another blowout this weekend too. Oakland's pass defense is ranked 17th in the league and they've allowed 23 passing touchdowns (3rd most in the league). Defenses are concentrating on Johnson, leaving the rest of the Lions receivers in single coverage. I believe Young will again capitalize on this and post fantasy worthy numbers once again this weekend.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings