As you can imagine, as we get deeper into the NFL Playoffs, and the less teams there are, the less likely we are to stumble on one of those awesome “hidden” games. Luckily, we had four games last week, and we still have four games again this week.
This is the last week of the year that will happen, so now is the time to do the research and pluck out those sneaky plays that can play a helping hand in winning some cash. Here are a few guys that could help round-out your fantasy football games this week that your opponent might not be using:
Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers
It’s between Smith and Yates for the “sleeper” quarterback of the divisional round, as I think all the other guys (yes, Tebow, too) are locks to put up quality numbers. But Smith really has a chance to follow suit, too, because the Saints will make this a high-scoring affair.
John Kuhn, RB, Green Bay Packers
They’re really aren’t any true running back sleepers in the second round, so I’ll drop down to the fullback position. The Packers are weird on offense at times, and in the playoffs, it doesn’t matter who scores – just that someone scores. Kuhn is a big guy in third-down packages and near the goal-line at times, so I wouldn’t be shocked if he randomly scored once or twice in the Pack’s first playoff game.
Lee Evans, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Evans was off and on hurt all year, and hauled in just four receptions in his first season as a Raven. Still, he’s rested and can bring big-play ability to the table if Baltimore suddenly decides to go to him. Anquan Boldin isn’t quite 100%, so don’t be horribly shocked if Evans comes up with a decent stat-line.
Eddie Royal, WR, Denver Broncos
He’s not a huge sleeper considering he did score last week, but with Eric Decker out, he’s primed for his biggest role arguably of the season. The Pats’ pass defense stinks, too, so I like Royal to have a nice day.
Joel Dreessen, TE, Houston Texans
Owen Daniels messed his hand up last week, so even if he plays he could be limited or lose field time if he’s ineffective. Dreessen has had at least 2-3 solid games on the year and can come up big when needed. The Texans will have to pass this week, too, so he could be an interesting play on the cheap.