Week 16: Super Sleepers
In 14 games, Ogletree has posted decent fantasy numbers just twice. The first came week one in the season opener against the Giants when Kevin had 8 receptions for 114 yards and a pair of touchdowns. This performance made Kevin the most sought after free agent when free agency opened for week two. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Kevin failed to post fantasy worthy numbers again until week 9 when the Cowboys faced the Falcons. In that game, Kevin had 3 receptions for 96 yards with a touchdown. Ogletree's performance in those two games accounted for 210 of his 399 yards this season and all of his touchdown receptions, so saying he is hit or miss this year would be an understatement. So you're probably wondering why is it we like Kevin this week? Simply put, if the Cowboys lose this weekend, they need help from the Giants if they're going to make the post season. Dallas has everything to lose should they blow the game this weekend against New Orleans. Couple this can't lose attitude with the Saints' 31st ranked pass defense and we could see some big fantasy numbers from Dallas players. Ogletree would be a risky start, but based on his week one and nine performances we see he could be fantasy gold. The 4th year man out of Virginia is still available in over 75% of fantasy leagues. If you're searching for a flex start who could surprise then Kevin could be a good choice.
Early in the season, Kendrick's numbers were all over the place. Fast forward to the past month and we see a much different picture. In the last four games Lance has averaged 35 yards on 1-3 receptions and he even as a pair of touchdowns. While not great numbers, if you're searching for a filler in these final weeks, someone with steady numbers could be a welcome sight. This week the Rams head to Tampa Bay to face the league's worst pass defense. Through 14 weeks the Bucs defense is allowing a league high 311 yards per game, while allowing the second most (27) passing touchdowns. After watching Bradford's 377 yard 3 touchdown performance last weekend against Minnesota, there is little doubt in our minds he could post similar numbers this Sunday. If you're in search of a tight end fill in for this weekend then take a good look at Kendricks (he is still available in nearly 90% of fantasy leagues).