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Week 15: 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 Andy Dalton, Ryan Tannehill, Ryan Mathews, Toby Gerhart, and Cecil Shorts.


The Jags are having issues in their secondary, which should play right to the benefit of Johnson. Jacksonville has given up six WR TDs over their last four games. In three of those games, they allowed at least 15 WR receptions along with 267 or more yards. Relying on E.J. Manuel to get Johnson the ball is a concern. The rookie is experiencing growing pains, to say the least. Luckily for fantasy owners, the Bills have all their eggs in one Johnson basket. Admittedly, starting Johnson is a risk. He hasn't scored a touchdown since October. The targets are there though (9.8 per game over his last six games) and this is simply a matter of believing a poor matchup will benefit Johnson statistically.

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How can fantasy's number five TE be a sleeper? Explain that to ESPN fantasy owners. He is only owned in 59.2-percent of leagues! Casual owners or not, Clay is widely available and barely starting in half the leagues where he is owned. That may finally change after last week as he caught seven passes for 97 yards and two scores. It was his best stat line by far and his ability to work the middle of the field has only opened things up for guys like Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline. This week, Miami goes up against New England. The Pats are having TE issues as of late; they've given up four TE TDs in their last four and most recently were torched by Cleveland's TEs to the tune of 12 receptions for 173 yards and two scores. Start Clay if you've got him and double-check the waiver wire because he might be available.

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