What sleepers might you turn to in your IDP leagues in Week 11? Let’s take a look.
D/ST Sleeper: Washington Redskin Potatoes – Their D has been inconsistent, but they host the awful Bucs this week, so they could be a great waiver wire fill-in. Look for two or three sacks and two turnovers at the least.
DL Sleeper: Everson Griffen, Minnesota Vikings – The man has nine sacks in half a season – he should no longer be considered a sleeper – but the Vikes are coming off a bye, which means he was available in 32% of CBS leagues last week. The schedule remaining is filled with slow QBs and/or poor offensive lines.
DL Sleeper: Ziggy Ansah, Detroit Lions – He’s not the superstar pass rusher some envisioned, but Ziggy is still solid in his own right. A trip to Arizona, now back to Drew Stanton at quarterback, should provide another sack to go with about five tackles – still a nice day on the stat sheet for a defensive lineman.
LB Sleeper: Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings – Another Vike off the bye, he’s been good at getting to the QB, can see up to double-digit tackles, and the schedule is hardly killer down the stretch. He should be owned in most leagues anyway, but LB value is easier to find than at DL.
LB Sleeper: Keenan Robinson, Washington Redskin Potatoes – He’s finally rounding into form in his third year, although he missed all of 2013 and much of 2012 with injuries. The matchup versus Tampa could get him a sack; he should be safe for six tackles, possibly up to a dozen, depending on how many times Tampa’s offense will get the ball.
DB Sleeper: T.J. McDonald, St. Louis Rams – The Rams host the Denver Broncos this week, so Peyton Manning will eviscerate them in the air – but that could mean 10-12 tackles for McDonald and the rest of the Rams secondary that has to clean up the mess in front of them. The Broncos won’t score on every play, after all – some will be stopped for 14-yard gains.
DL Sleeper: Mike Adams, Indianapolis Colts – A normally decent cover man, Adams had seen a sharp uptick in tackles the last two games before the bye last week. The New England Patriots love to throw the ball, of course – so he should be able to keep it up. After this week, he won’t see another good passing offense until Week 16 in Dallas.