Moss, Spiller have sleeper appeal in fantasy football

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

Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens: Flacco has been a major fantasy disappointment in 2011, but it's hard not to like this week's matchup. The Colts have give up the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, surrendering 21 touchdown passes and close to 19 points per game.

Rex Grossman, QB, Redskins: Over the last three weeks, Grossman has scored 16-plus fantasy points twice. And while he is no lock to put up monster numbers, facing a Patriots defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks makes him attractive.

Matt Moore, QB, Dolphins: The Eagles have surrendered 22-plus fantasy points to quarterbacks in two of their last four games, which makes Moore a legitimate option. The Dolphins signal-caller has been hot lately, averaging 17.03 fantasy points in the last three weeks.

Marion Barber, RB, Bears: With Matt Forte out of action, Barber will see a major increase in carries this week in Denver. And while the Broncos have been pretty tough on the defensive side of the football, Barber still has flex starter value based on opportunity alone.

C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills: Spiller has assumed the featured back role in Buffalo, and this week's matchup against the Chargers makes him a solid flex starter. The Bolts have allowed an average of 23.32 fantasy points to running backs over their last four games overall.

Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints: With Mark Ingram injured, Thomas figures to see more work out of the Saints backfield this weekend. That makes him a nice option against the Titans, who have allowed an average of close to 17 fantasy points per game to running backs.

Santana Moss, WR, Redskins: Though he has been invisible since returning from a broken hand, Moss is still a nice sleeper against the Patriots. Not only has New England allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers, but Moss will see more targets without Fred Davis.

Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens: The rookie out Maryland has been inconsistent, but you have to love this week's matchup against the Colts. Their defense has surrendered the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, which makes Smith a viable No. 3 fantasy option in Week 14.

Golden Tate, WR, Seahawks: Tate has seen more opportunities in recent weeks, scoring a touchdown in two straight games with Sidney Rice on the sidelines. With a matchup against the Rams next on the schedule, the Notre Dame product is well worth a roll of the fantasy dice.

Seahawks defense: The Seahawks have been solid over the last three weeks, averaging better than 12 fantasy points in that time. Next on the schedule is a date with the Rams, who could be starting third-stringer Tom Brandstater. Seattle is still available in most leagues.

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on Have a burning question on anything fantasy related? Tweet it to @Michael_Fabiano or send a question via Facebook!

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