Writing about fantasy football sleepers is really helping me destroy my fantasy league. This week Colt McCoy and Kevin Boss are ready to exceed their averages if you are looking for a QB or TE option.
Before I get into that let me honk my horn. Last week my sleepers were DHB and Kevin Walter. Needless to say, they both crushed it—winner, winner chicken dinner.
For a full fantasy breakdown of this game, check out Raiderdamus' post. My sleepers are actually in contrast to what he had to say, but I feel confident enough in the matchups that I will defy the Omniscient One. Jump over for the breakdown....
McCoy is having a decent year. In four games he has 984 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. He will beat his averages this game.
As I brokedown earlier, the Raiders are going to shut down the Browns running game. I also expect the Raiders to be in the lead for this game. That means plenty of passing attempts for McCoy. And does anyone have faith that the Raiders can completely shut down a passing game?
McCoy has three receivers that are producing, and the Raiders secondary is still banged up. They will likely be without Chris Johnson and Chimdi Chekwa again.
The Raiders should be able to get pressure on McCoy, and this could lead to some big turnovers, but the Browns will get some yards in the passing game.
Boss seems to alternate games being almost exclusively a blocker and being more of a pass catcher. He should get some opportunities in pass routes in this one.
The Browns are 32nd in guarding opposing tight ends. And we all know Campbell loves to hit his tight ends. The one concern here is the Browns have a very good pass rush.
They have 11 sacks in four games and they are fourth in the league in sack percentage. Boss will see his share of pass protection, but I have faith that Hue Jackson will find protection packages that will free Boss to exploit the Browns inability to stop tight ends.