This late in the season it can be really hard to find undervalued players that are solid plays. So, this list is mainly filled with deep sleepers that are pretty gutsy plays. They all have the potential to post solid numbers, but that doesn’t come without risk.
Brock Osweiler, QB – Denver Broncos ($5900)
Welp, Peyton Manning is heading to the bench for a little while due to injury and that brings in the young whipper snapper, Brock Osweiler. We haven’t seen much play from him yet, but he instantly plugs into a very solid offense with a ton of weapons. With the QB position being so pricey, he looks pretty attractive for the price of $5900.
Marvin Jones, WR – Cincinnati Bengals ($4600)
The Arizona defense will most likely be locked in to the Bengals main weapons, AJ Green and Tyler Eifert. That could leave a lot of room for Marvin Jones to make some big plays. Both teams have solid defenses, but even better offenses. That could mean this will turn into quite an interesting shootout.
Jamison Crowder, WR – Washington Redskins ($3900)
Crowder just seems like he’s due for a breakout game. The number of targets he’s seen has increased over the course of the season, and Kirk Cousins seems to be more consistent in throwing the ball lately. Carolina’s secondary is solid, but a shifty guy like Crowder should definitely make for a great option in the passing game.
Jay Ajayi, RB – Miami Dolphins ($2400)
A lot of people are thinking Jay Ajayi snags a red zone look or two from Lamar Miller going forward. It’s not necessarily a long shot to think that, especially with Ajayi’s skillset, and how well he’s played since being activated off the IR. It’s a gutsy play, but not a terrible gamble for your flex spot.
Shaun Draughn, RB – San Francisco ($3300)
Kaepernick is out, and now Carlos Hyde is out. The 49ers will now be looking to Shaun Draughn to takeover the starting RB position. It’s a tough matchup against the stout Seattle defense, but he should be in for a pretty large workload. $3300 for a starting RB is not too shabby.
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