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Liz Loza offers up a few players who could create some fantasy damage in week 15.
- Thanks, Andy. Yes, let's get to some sleepers who could do damage for fantasy managers in the first round of the playoffs. And let's start by acknowledging that this week is messy, which means sleepers are all the more valuable.
How about one attached to a quarterback who already has some antibodies? Allen Lazard drew a season-high seven looks in Green Bay's week 14 beatdown of the Bears. As evidenced by his six grabs for 75 yards and a score, the former cyclone is back to health after missing time with a shoulder injury. With Randall Cobb out of the lineup, Lazard's targets should be equally high on quantity and quality. The Packers travel to Charm City on Sunday to take on a Ravens defense that gave up nearly 300 receiving yards to the run-loving Browns last Sunday. I expect that trend to continue and believe Lazard will take full advantage of Baltimore's Marlon Humphrey and Jimmy Smith-less secondary.
Speaking of taking full advantage, what a great time to talk about Jacksonville. Everyone, including Vegas, is expecting that post-Urban bump, making the Jaguars potential fantasy darlings. How about a tight end? James O'Shaughnessy has averaged 5.6 targets per game, drawing six looks in back-to-back efforts since returning from IR in week 12. He's run at least 30 routes in two of his last three games. Today, he'll face a Texans defense that's allowed a generous seven scores to the position. If you're in a pinch-- and really, who isn't-- O'Shaughnessy is available in over 90% of Yahoo leagues.
Matt, if you don't mind, let's check back in the chat and find out what's triggering the people today.