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Week 17: Sleepers of the Week

These lesser-known players deserve to start this week due to matchup or other circumstances. This week's picks include Jay Cutler, Chad Henne, Colin Kaepernick, Jackie Battle, and Mark Ingram.


Danny Amendola and the St. Louis Rams travel to Seattle to face the Seahwaks in week 17. Amendola has been a hit or miss fantasy play this season, having a few good games mixed in with a few duds. Amendola turned in one of these less than stellar performances last week, catching just two passes for 5 yards, following up a game in which he caught six passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. Amendola caught six passes for 55 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Seahawks this season, and I can see him having a similar or better game this week. Fantasy owners should not give up on Amendola following last week's performance and can expect at least five catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.


T.Y. Hilton and the Indianapolis Colts return home to take on the Houston Texans in week 17. Hilton caught just two passes for 34 yards in week 16, but did catch three passes for 78 yards in a touchdown in a week 15 matchup with these same Texans. The Texans' pass defense has been a mediocre unit this season, while their run defense has allowed less than 100 yards per game. The Colts should look to establish the passing game, and I am betting on Hilton making at least one big play this week. Fantasy owners can start T.Y. Hilton as a WR 3 or Flex play and can expect at least 70 receiving yards and a touchdown from the rookie.

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