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Week 16: 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 Kirk Cousins, Ben Roethlisberger, Bobby Rainey, Jordan Todman, and Michael Crabtree.

Randle hasn't done much of anything over the last month. After scoring six TDs over a six-game stretch earlier in the year, he's been ice cold. He hasn't caught more than three passes since Week 5 (October 6). So what has changed, you ask? Well Victor Cruz may be done for the year after sustaining a concussion and a sprained knee on Sunday. He is listed as questionable, although there are multiple reports out suggesting his season could be over. Randle would see a big jump in playing time and those extra snaps would come against Detroit's defense (which ranks third-worst against WRs). This play obviously carries with it some risk, considering Randle's dip in production; however, the last time one of the Giants' top two receivers was out (Nicks back in Week 12), Randle played on 99-percent of the offensive snaps.

Walker made the most of his easy matchup last week against the Arizona Cardinals (ranked dead-last in points allowed to TEs). He could be in line for even more against Jacksonville in Week 16 since the Jags rank second-to-last in points allowed to TEs. Walker bounced back nicely from his missed game following a concussion. He caught eight of his 11 targets for 53 yards and a score. Although he likely isn't thought as one, Walker is ranked among the Top 12 TEs in fantasy scoring, point being he is a TE1. With a weak opponent on tap, Walker should be locked into your starting lineup or snagged off waivers if available (only owned in 23-percent of ESPN leagues).

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