Fantasy Steals of the Week

By Chris Lehman

Another week of Fantasy Football is rolling around. Is your lineup set? Excluding the obvious must-starts, here’s who I like:

Quarterback

  • Tim Tebow – Get this guy in your lineup! I’ve been saying it for a long time now. But yet he’s still only starting in 30% of ESPN fantasy leagues. I understand that if you have an elite quarterback, you wouldn’t start Tebow over them. But Tebow is a top-10 fantasy quarterback on a weekly basis.
  • **Vince Young – Vince Young did not have a good game last week against the Giants. Keep in mind though, that he hasn’t really played in a game in a long time though. This all comes down to whether or not Vick plays. Vick is a very tough guy so part of me thinks he’ll gut it out and suit up for this matchup against the Patriots’ 30th ranked pass defense. If he cannot, then expect Young to have a huge game.
  • John Skelton – With Wells nicked up this week, look for the Cards to rest their star runner by going to the air early and often. I expect Skelton to have his best game of the year.

 

Running Back

  • Kevin Smith – When you type in Kevin Smith on Google, there are no results that represent football. That will probably change soon. After taking over the run game in Detroit last week, Smith was impressive. Don’t expect another 38 point fantasy outing, but this should be a very high scoring game which can only mean good things for all parties involved.
  • DeAngelo Williams – While Jonathan Stewart has been the more productive of the two backs, Williams is still getting more carries. Expect Cam newton to get this Panther team on the board early leaving the Colts to play catchup. With Williams leading the team in carries, he should be the one to get the ball to run clock when they are leading. The yards will come.

 

Wide Receiver

  • Laurent Robinson – The streak continues. He has five touchdowns in the last four games but yet is still only starting in 29% of ESPN leagues. The Cowboys are hot right now. As long as Austin is out, you should have Robinson in.
  • Early Doucet – He won’t be spectacular. But he will be good. If you’ve been starting a home-run hitter like Vincent Jackson and are sick of the occasional goose eggs, Doucet is your man. While he doesn’t possess the big-play capability, he’s been consistently good all year. If you need a receiver for a week, he’s your man. He’s only owned in 20% of leagues.
  • Antonio Brown – Similar to Doucet, only with slightly higher upside. He has the ability to break off a big play. And any fantasy owner knows that one big play can make for a huge game.

 

Tight End

  • Heath Miller – Another one of those consistently good, but not great players. He’ll guarantee you a few points every week and possibly have a big game given a red-zone look. He’s worth a start against the Chiefs defense, or lack thereof.
  • Anthony Fasano – In the Dolphins’ last five games, he’s had one huge and three solid games. He’s not getting too many looks, but he sure is making the most out of what he is getting.
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