Kyle Orton (KC): Orton started his first game in quite a few weeks in week 15, and for a new team he had just joined the wee prior. He also had to make that start against the undefeated Green Bay Packers. While he may not have had great fantasy outing, he got the struggling the Chiefs a big win over the leagues top team while throwing for 299 yards on 74% pass completion and no turnovers. This week against the struggling Raiders, Orton has a good chance for similar yardage with some touchdowns.
Kahlil Bell (CHI): Matt Forte was already lost for the season and now Marion Barber is unavailable this weekend for the Bears, as a result the bulk of the teams carries will land in the arms of Kahlil Bell. The workload should give Bell ample opportunity to match his 60 yards rushing and 25 receiving with a TD from last week against Seattle.
Lance Ball (DEN): Willis McGahee is out for this matchup and the ball will end up being handed up to Lance Ball as a result. Buffalo has been very soft against the run and will give Ball lots of chances to put together a decent fantasy performance.
Jonathan Stewart (CAR): Carolina plays Tampa Bay this week in a match up of some pretty terrible rush defences; Tampa has been the worse of the two. Stewart will split carries with Williams again but is the bigger and more consistent runner, and also scored a touchdown against them earlier this year while adding 80 yards on 14 carries.
Davone Bess (MIA): Miami rematches New England this week in what will be a very tough game for the re surging ‘Fins. The matchup however is great for fantasy owners. Matt Moore has been a solid QB and should be able to put up some decent yardage against New England (think of the yardage put up by Brady and Henne in week 1). Marshall is the obvious candidate to haul in the yards, but Davone Bess sees lots of targets and is one of the most consistent ball catchers in the league today.
Plaxico Burress (NYJ): Burress and he Jets look to bounce back this week against the up and down Giants. The Giants are allowing opposing WR’s to score almost at will in recent weeks and Burress is about as hard to stop in the red zone as they come.
Andre Roberts / Early Doucet (ARZ): With Larry attracting so much attention each and every week, #2 and #3 receivers Doucet and Roberts reep the benefits. For the most of the year it has mostly been Doucet, but Roberts has come onto the scene lately, especially last week, hauling in a TD.
Hope you enjoyed my Deep Sleeper Picks for Week 16 of the 2011-2012 season!
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