Deeper PPR Sleepers For Week 14

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On to the fantasy playoffs we go! Well, hopefully for you at least. Even if you are indeed eliminated, don't hesitate to keep on setting a full lineup anyway. Fantasy is supposed to be fun and we only get a finite amount of weeks to play it. You might as well make it last. Enjoy the ride, make it last, stretch it out, and continue to give it your all these last few weeks regardless.

Now for the task at hand. As I alluded to lat week, the waiver wire is super thin at this point. So much so that I'm afraid these names are not only all repeats, but they aren't the deepest of names either. They're fairly obvious as well. That's the nature of teh beast this late into the season. Plus, I'm rolling with the safe assumption that your playoff lineups are fairly set in stone as well. No sense in throwing a crazy deep flier into your lineup in a win-or-go-home matchup.

Here are some deeper PPR-league sleepers for Week 14. All ownership percentages are from Yahoo leagues.

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Deeper PPR Sleepers For Week 14

Zay Jones - WR, Buffalo Bills (19% Owned)

Zay Jones is just barely under the threshold for our deep sleepers piece at 19% ownership. Jones didn't do much in Week 13's bout with the New England Patriots, but the Buffalo offense struggled mightily throughout. Throw in an injury to Tyrod Taylor and Jones didn't have a chance to show off what he can do. Still, Kelvin Benjamin remains sidelined so Zay gets another crack at the No. 1 role against the Colts on Sunday. The Colts are ranked 27th against the pass in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers, making Zay Jones a deep flier in PPR formats. You'd have to be pretty desperate, but he's at least in the conversation.

Disclaimer: throw all of this out the window if someone other than Tyrod Taylor is under center. Nathan Peterman can't even throw to his own teammates, and Joe Webb hasn't started a game since 2011.

Giovani Bernard - RB, Cincinnati Bengals (13% Owned)

I told you this week's names would be fairly obvious. With Joe Mixon concussed, Giovani Bernard might be the lead back for the Bengals this week. Bernard hasn't been a true fantasy asset in quite a while but the opportunity for massive volume makes him a legitimate RB streamer. If anything, the absence of both Mixon and Jeremy Hill pretty much solves the problems that previously plagued the Cincinnati backfield. A timeshare seemingly always prevented any of these guys from breaking out, and with Bernard as the last man standing, he's absolutely worth a last second dart throw. You'll need to track Mixon's status ahead of Sunday's game to ensure that Bernard is indeed worth starting.

Dontrelle Inman - WR, Chicago Bears (16% Owned)

Another repeat name here in Dontrelle Inman of the Chicago Bears. Last week I noted that I was hesitant to throw Inman on the list out of fear of a weak offense. Turns out, that fear was warranted as he only managed 21 yards on his only two targets. He did, however, find the endzone on one of those receptions. It was both his first score with his new team as well as his first touchdown of the year. The two targets are disheartening, but it was his lowest in his four games with the Bears. Out of the three players who appear on our sleeper list this week, Inman is by far the deepest of the bunch. You'd have to be super, super thin at receiver to consider him, but he's earned himself a roster spot in tougher leagues.

 

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