Last week was a solid one for my fantasy surprises as Mark Sanchez and Percy Harvin had very big days while Jonathan Stewart also had a solid performance. In many leagues, this is the last week of the regular season so some owners could be satisfied having already clinched a playoff berth while others are stressing out as it is going to come down to this game. Continue to pay frequent attention to matchups and the waiver wire as an available player could be the difference maker in the end result of your season.
QB: Matt Moore vs Raiders:
In recent weeks, Moore has developed into a decent fantasy option and now has a very nice matchup against a struggling Raiders pass defense. If you are in need of a quarterback this week, he is certainly worth a shot. Expect around 200 yards and two touchdowns.
RB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs Colts:
The “Law Firm” has all the makings to have a big game this Sunday. The Colts run defense is one of the league’s worst and the Patriots should be in goal line situations early and often. Plus, they should also be able to build an early lead which would result in even more touches. Expect around 90 total yards and a touchdown.
WR: Michael Crabtree vs Rams:
In points per reception leagues, Crabtree has been very valuable of late as he is almost a lock to catch at least five passes a game. Now he goes up against a very beatable Rams secondary and should be able to have an impact for owners in all formats. Expect around 70 yards and a touchdown.
TE: Jake Ballard vs Packers:
In a game that should be a shootout, Ballard has a chance to put up some numbers as he continues to see a larger role in the offense. He is available in a good chunk of leagues and is worth starting if you need a tight end this week. Expect around 60 yards and a touchdown.
K: Matt Prater vs Vikings:
The Broncos offense doesn’t put up a ton of points in their ball control scheme but the Vikings defensive struggles should result in some opportunities for Prater. Expect around three field goals and an extra point.
DEF: Chargers vs Jaguars:
The Chargers defense hasn’t done much this year but if you are in desperate need of a defense this week, they are worth a look. Blaine Gabbert doesn’t have many weapons at his disposal and can be very hesitant in the pocket which could equal good things for the Chargers. Expect around five sacks and an interception.