Thursday, December 23, 2010

WRITER'S SLEEPER CHALLENGE WK 16

Week 16 of the Writer's challenge and we are looking at a bad run of picks. Can't blame the crew with the pickings being slim this time of year trying not to repeat picks too many times. I think this is going to be a turn around week for us all. Check out the picks below along with a blurb from each writer. Let's hear your sleepers of the week in the comments section.

DEADHEADBILL'S PICKS
Lance Ball - RB - Denver(owned in 1% of leagues)--whether K Moreno can go or not, Ball is an interesting sleeper--he's clearly earned more of the coaches trust then either Buckhalter OR L Maroney so he should get a chance to showcase himself w/5-10 carries on Sunday--just keep in mind if Moreno cant go he becomes a much better start in 12 team leagues--if Moreno does play Ball could still be a serviceable flex play in deeper leagues.
PROJECTION: 60 total yards and a possible score

Randy McMichael - TE - SD(owned in 5% of leagues)--anyone with TE issues(or A Gates owners)should give McMichael a look--don't expect him to clone Gates' numbers or anything, but he's a big target who could get a couple red zone looks especially if Malcom Floyd is out or limited. He probably wont get a ton of yardage, but a trip to the endzone is very possible with Philip Rivers throwing the pigskin.
PROJECTION: 40 yards and a score


RYAN'S PICKS

Toby Gerhart - RB - MIN - Again not a deep sleeper here but going into the fantasy playoffs, anyone needing a quick pick me up should look for Toby. He isn't going to score like A.P., but he can put up serviceable numbers and IF Webb starts at QB again, Minnesota is going to have to establish a running game or Webb might be joining Favre in "la la land". 19 Carries - 87 Yards - 1 TD

Marcel Reece - RB - OAK - 2% Owned - Not much here really other than the occasional game where he is feature for 3 or 4 catches in the passing game. He isn't going to carry the ball hardly at all with Bush and McFadden and might see the field only 15 plays, but if he gets open on a screen pass he could just get your fantasy team 5 pts. 3 catches for 51 yards.

SHOW's PICKS

Andre Caldwell - WR - Bengals 1% owned- No more T.Owens means someone has gotta step up for the Bengals WR corp. I like Caldwell more than Shipley at this point. He'll be targeted 5-6 times...what he does with it is anyone's guess, but I like him to make some noise this week. I am starting this guy in a championship game as a flex WR, obviously it's a deeper league. I usually start one of the guys I mention here in one league or another because even though I put some deep reaches in here from time to time I also put my money where my game is.

Derrick Ward - RB - Texans 11% owned. D.Ward is a big bruising back that can do serious damage when given the touches. With Arian Foster alittle gimply last week look for the Texans to blast away with both Foster and Ward this weekend.

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