2015 Fantasy Football: Wild Card Round Deep Sleepers
We are going to do the deep sleepers article a bit different this week. We are going to roll with some DFS sleepers on DraftKings.com. Some may be a bit more obvious than others, but all will be lower-end players. We will try to name players that may be decent for playoff pools and playoff challenges as well. With only eight teams on the slate, I’m not doing any quarterbacks. A.J. McCarron and Brian Hoyer are the obvious choices, and I don’t think we need a whole write up on why.
Fitzgerald Toussaint, PIT DK Price: $3,900
Toussaint is actually $200 cheaper than Jordan Todman, but all signs this week point to Toussant being the top back in Pittsburgh this week. While Cincinnati isn’t a great matchup, the Steelers’ running backs have been very good this season. Plus, Todman has been awful at every opportunity. He’s been a starter before in Jacksonville when a slew of injuries hit and was a fantasy darling for a week. Things didn’t go well. I love Toussaint this week. I actually own him in almost every DFS league I’m in this week.
Chris Thompson, WAS $3,000
At minimum price, Thompson is a great choice. The Packers secondary is actually pretty decent so the Redskins’ running backs are going to have to get involved, which is something they are not very good at. It looks like Matt Jones isn’t going to play and Alfred Morris just isn’t very good. Since the Redskins’ offensive line just can’t block, look for them to use Thompson as a pass-catcher as a sort of rushing attack.
Jamison Crowder, WAS $3,800
Much like Thompson, look for Crowder to be used in the short passing game and on reverses and trick plays. Crowder has far exceeded all expectations other than mine. I’ve really liked him all year and I’m sticking with him. This is a very talented young wideout.
Jaelen Strong, HOU $3,000
Strong is another very talented rookie. He was in the doghouse after a miserable summer. The rookie was overweight and Bill O’Brien was less than complimentary. He found himself inactive until all the Texans WRs were hurt and Strong responded by catching two TDs in his first game, then he was back to the inactive list. However, he has gotten in shape and O’Brien has been singing his praises as of late. We also like Cecil Shorts, but this is deep sleepers. Just make sure Strong is active before rostering him.
Heath Miller, PIT $3,300
Miller has certainly had his ups and downs this season. However, he has 60 receptions and 535 yards this season. He has 20 receptions and 171 yards in two games against the Bengals. If that doesn’t draw your attention, nothing will. Cincy has solid defensive backs to at least matchup with the Steelers receivers. Because of this, Miller abuses the middle of the field. The wideouts just draw so much attention, but they aren’t wide open as they often are against so many teams. I really like Miller this week.
Chase Coffman, SEA $2,800
Seahawks starting tight end Luke Wilson has been ruled out for this weekend’s game. Late Saturday night Marshawn Lynch was also ruled out. Since Bryce Brown and Christine Michael are terrible, look for Russell Wilson to throw it a ton. That could bode well for Coffman this week. He’s a very solid deep sleeper if you’re punting on TEs.