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Week 16: 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 Profiled players include Edwin Baker, Dennis Johnson, Andre Holmes, Andre Caldwell, and Tim Wright.

Denver has given up the ninth most fantasy points to TEs this season. This week under the leadership of Matt Schaub (who will be playing in place of the injured Case Keenum) Ryan Griffin should get plenty of looks. This game is shaping up to be a Peyton Manning clinic in my opinion and that means Schaub will be throwing early and often trying to keep pace. Last week Griffin was targeted six times and hauled in every target for 62 yards. Griffin is filling in for Garrett Graham, who is nursing a hamstring injury and will likely be sidelined again this week as his status is "iffy". In terms of targets, Griffin is right up there in looks with Dennis Johnson out of the backfield and not much behind Andre Johnson.

This week's match-up between Chicago and Philadelphia looks like it is going to be a shootout. If this happens then Henery could be a great kicker option if you are in need of some extra points – no pun intended. Last week he went three for three on field goals with two for 30-39 yards and one for 50 plus yards. Consider Henery if your kicker has not been performing up to expectations.

This week, a surging Cleveland defensive unit has a tasty match-up against a New York offense that gives up the second most fantasy points to defenses. Over the past two weeks, this defense has bounced back into the top ten on experts' rankings and they could very well net you 10-plus fantasy points for your playoff championship. Look for Geno Smith to get sacked, cough up the ball and help your fantasy efforts.

The only better match-up this week defensively -- besides the Cleveland / New York game -- is Detroit vs. New York. Eli Manning's offense is reeling after a huge loss to Seattle at home with multiple sacks and five INTs. This match-up is very popular with the high stakes fantasy players this week and for good reason. Most experts expect that Detroit's defense will be able to exploit Manning's weaknesses and cause turnovers. Look for Detroit to possibly put up double-digit fantasy points this week when you need them.

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

 
Jeb Gorham
Fort Collins, CO
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Since 2011 I have been an Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.