Week 14: Super Sleepers
At this point in the season, if you need to fill a gap and can find a starter you have to give him a chance. On Sunday the Lions lost rookie receiver Ryan Broyles to a season ending ACL tear. At first you'd think Titus Young would be his replacement, but Young has been listed as inactive the past few weeks and at this time there's no telling when he will return. What this all means is that former Jacksonville receiver Mike Thomas will be starting opposite Calvin Johnson when the Lions head to Green Bay Sunday. Thomas' performance against the Colts last weekend was anything but stellar, but don't let that scare you off. With a week of practice working with the first team, he should be good to go some Sunday.
Bennett's performance this season has sent fantasy owners on a bit of a roller coaster ride. To open the season Bennett scored a touchdown in the Giants' first three games while catching 4, 5 and 6 passes for 40, 72 and 73 yards. Just as fantasy owners started to take notice, Bennett failed to reach 10 yards in 2 of New York's next three games. From there on out it has been hit or miss with Martellus. Hopefully Monday night's 5 receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown is an indication that Bennett is on the uptick once again. The Giants are in a dogfight for the NFC East title with Washington and Dallas -- it is likely only one of these teams reaches the playoffs. New York could do themselves a favor this Sunday by beating the New Orleans Saints at home. The Saints secondary is currently ranked 30th in the league allowing more than 285 yards per game, while also allowing a league high 8.3 yards per pass attempt. This could be a high scoring affair against one of the league's worst pass defenses, so Bennett could be a nice start come Sunday.