Fantasy football sleepers: TE - Week 16

by Tim Heaney on December 23, 2010 @ 17:24:00 PDT


In this article KFFL breaks down the fantasy football sleepers of the week. We will avoid marquee names because players of that caliber are rarely benched, regardless of their matchup. Instead, we will focus on the players that make your fantasy lineup decisions stressful each week. Read on to learn which midrange to low-end players you wouldn’t necessarily consider that you need to get into your lineup.

Note: All statistics are from Week 12 to Week 15, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Tight ends

Owen Daniels, Houston Texans at Denver Broncos

Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans
Daniels picking up steam

Fantasy value: High-end No. 1

  • In his two weeks since returning from the sidelines, Daniels has caught nine of his 19 targets and has been looked at twice in the red zone. He's once again becoming a regular in this offense.
  • Andre Johnson may draw Champ Bailey a lot this week, forcing Matt Schaub to check down to Daniels more than usual.
  • The Broncs have allowed 4.50 catches, 54.8 yards and 1.00 touchdowns per game to this position, which has come from the St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders.

Benjamin Watson, Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens

Fantasy value: High-end No. 1

  • With Colt McCoy back behind center Sunday, Watson was elementary in getting back into the swing, catching all seven of his targets for 92 yards. McCoy favored Watson for most of his tenure and should continue to do so.
  • The Ravens' secondary is spotty and has been plagued by tight ends. They've allowed 5.00 catches, 60.3 yards and 0.75 touchdown grabs per game to this position.
  • In his first matchup with the Ravens this year, Watson caught five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. 
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