Week 15: Sleepers
Shorts' iffy third season presses on in Week 15 vs. Buffalo's third-worst fantasy defense against WRs. While Buffalo isn't quite as bad against the pass as they were at the start of the season, they're still worth your exploitation. Two weeks ago, they allowed Falcons WRs to catch 18 passes for 232 yards and were let off the hook last week by a particularly inept Bucs offense. Shorts is coming off a long week and should have enjoyed sufficient rest to recover from a nagging groin injury which was bothering him a couple weeks back. He remains one of the most often targeted WRs out there and will look to make it three straight games with a touchdown.
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.