Week 10: Super Sleepers
You can probably do better than Jeremy Kerley, but I like the match-up this week so I've included him in this week's article. The reason New York was able to let Mason go is because Kerley had stepped up and proven he could get the job done. As the Jets' third receiver, Kerley doesn't get a ton of looks. With Keller, Holmes and Burress ahead of him on the depth chart Kerley usually doesn't see enough action to be fantasy worthy. However, from time to time he will post good fantasy numbers when the match-up is right and I believe this weekend at home against the Patriots is one of those games. New England's defense is allowing a league high 315 yards per game. The last time these teams got together Kerley had just 3 receptions for 35 yards, but one of those catches was for a touchdown. There is little reason to believe Kerley will perform better than this on Sunday, but then again there's no reason to believe he'll be worse. If you're looking for a flyer to start in place of an injured receiver then Kerley could be a good choice.
If you're well on your way to the playoffs then now may be a good time to start looking at match-ups for weeks 14-16. One guy with a nice match-up week 14 is Torrey Smith. Back in week 3 against the Rams, Smith had 5 receptions for 152 yards with 3 touchdowns against a weak Rams defense. In week 14 the Ravens will see the Colts, whose defense has proven to be even worse than St. Louis. Another 150 yard multi-touchdown game in the first round of the playoffs would be nice. If you're already deep at receiver and can make a move to pick up Smith, it could pay dividends down the road.