Campbell, Collins have sleeper value during fantasy playoffs

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings.

Jason Campbell, QB, Raiders

Fantasy owners in deeper leagues or that need to start two quarterbacks each week should consider using Campbell, who has averaged a solid 19.67 fantasy points in his last two games. This week he faces the Broncos - their defense has allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Campbell is still a free agent in many leagues.

Kerry Collins, QB, Titans

If you've been playing the matchups at the quarterback position, then you know that facing the Texans is quite an advantage. That is the situation with Collins, who faces their porous pass defense in Week 15. No unit has allowed more fantasy point to quarterbacks. What's more, the Texans will be even more vulnerable without DE Mario Williams.

David Garrard, QB, Jaguars

Garrard hasn't put up enormous numbers for fantasy owners in recent weeks, but he is averaging close to 18 fantasy points in his last six games. That's a solid number. This week he faces a Colts defense that he shredded for three total touchdowns and close to 25 fantasy points in Week 4, so Garrard is an attractive option.

Jon Kitna, QB, Cowboys

Kitna might not be Tony Romo, but he's still putting up some terrific totals both on the field and in the fantasy stat sheets. In fact, the veteran has scored 15 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games. The Redskins have surrendered the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, so Kitna is worth a look.

LeGarrette Blount, RB, Buccaneers

Blount has shown major potential at the NFL level during his rookie season, and this week's matchup against the Lions makes him a nice option for fantasy owners. Their defense has surrendered the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, so Blount should find plenty of statistical success on the ground this week.

Tim Hightower, RB, Cardinals

Hightower is coming off an absolutely huge game, rushing for 148 yards and two touchdowns in what was a blowout win over the Broncos. With Beanie Wells all but out of the backfield mix in recent weeks, Hightower should continue to see the lion's share of the carries against the Panthers and their swiss cheese run defense in Week 15.

Javarris James, RB, Colts

With Joseph Addai and Mike Hart injured and Donald Brown not playing at a high level, James has seen his role in the Colts backfield grow exponentially in recent weeks. In fact, he's the clear-cut goal-line back at this point. With a favorable matchup against the Jaguars in Week 15, James has flex-starter value in deeper fantasy leagues.

Ryan Torain, RB, Redskins

Clearly, Torain is not the most durable runner in the NFL. But when he is on the field, Torain can make big plays. That was evident last week, as he rushed for 172 yards against the Buccaneers. This week's matchup against the Cowboys makes Torain a borderline No. 2 fantasy back or flex starter, and he's still a free agent in many leagues.

Kevin Boss, TE, Giants

Boss hasn't been the most consistent tight end in fantasy football this season, but he has scored a touchdown in four of his last six games, including one last week against the Vikings. With Steve Smith out and a great matchup against the Eagles next on the slate, Boss makes for a viable fantasy starter if you need a No. 1 tight end.

Cardinals defense

The Cardinals haven't had much success on the defensive side of the football, but this unit is still well worth starting against the Panthers in Week 15. Defenses facing rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen and his shaky offense have combined to score the most fantasy points, so the Cardinals could be a top-five unit.

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com. Have a burning question for Michael on anything fantasy football related? Leave it in our comments section or send it to AskFabiano@nfl.com!

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