Rank's 11 Sleepers: Have confidence in Cutler

The Chicago Bears won on Sunday. And after the moment of disbelief fades away, it's not hyperbole to say there was a lot on the line for the Bears and really the entire City of Big Shoulders in Week 4.

For generations, the Oakland Raiders have been the punchline NFL franchise. Think about it, kids who were born in the year 2000 don't remember a time when the Raiders were good. A very dark age for the Silver & Black.

A lot of that has started to change this season. The Raiders are kind of great. The AC/DC connection of Amari Cooper and Derek Carr has been really fun to watch. Latty Murray has exceeded all of my expectations at running back, too. Plus this team has won some big games this year.

So there was a lot on the line when the Bears played host to the Raiders on Sunday afternoon. A loss to the Raiders would have passed the torch to Bears. Thankfully the steady leg of Robbie Gould prevailed and the Bears could relish in the fact that they are not the worst franchise in the NFL.

Hey, look. There isn't a lot for Bears fans to be excited fun, unless you want to count the Cubs and/or Northwestern. So to escape with a gutty win over the losing franchise of the 2000s might not be the kind of thing you raise a banner for, but it's pretty close.

But don't get cocky, Chicago. Week 6 will bring a trip to Detroit and the loser of that game is going to have a great shot at the No. 1 overall pick. (Well, maybe the second spot because the 49ers look awful. And speaking of the 49ers, there is going to be a time when we look back at Week 1 and wonder how in the world the 49ers were able to get a win over an NFL-caliber team. Wait, that time is now. The answer is Norv Turner.)

A lot of the credit for the Bears win should go to Jay Cutler. He's often the target of ridicule among NFL and fantasy enthusiasts, but one week of the Jimmy Clausen era should have quelled that. Bears fans might not ever be happy with him (you should be), but fantasy enthusiasts should come to embrace him this week.

Cutler has a great matchup this week against the Chiefs who have allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this year. Kansas City has allowed an NFL-high 11 touchdown passes on the season. If you're locked in quarterback drama right now, you can roll with Cutler this week.

Who is ready for the rest of Rank's 11?

Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars Dude, Bortles has been pretty sweet this year. I'm not sure he counts enough as a sleeper. The upshot here is the Bucs have allowed six passing touchdowns in two home games.

Antonio Andrews, RB, Tennessee Titans The Bills have allowed 132 rushing yards in their last six home games. Andrews looked like "the guy" just before the team's bye week. I'm comfortable with him in the flex spot this week.

Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants He's had at least 115 receiving yards in two of the last three home games. A TD in his last two games. He's seeing enough targets to remain viable in a wonderful matchup against the 49ers. That's right, I said wonderful.

Dontrelle Inman, WR, San Diego Chargers He had 88 yards against the Browns to lead the team. Most of it game in one solid shot. But he's one of the few Chargers receivers who are healthy this week. And the Steelers have allowed at least two receiving touchdowns in five of their last six games.

Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington He has 13 receptions in the last two games and he's been targeted a lot at the clip of nine per game (second-most on the team). The Falcons have allowed a ton of receiving yards this season. He's more an option for your super-deep leagues.

Kamar Aiken, WR, Baltimore Ravens He's had at least 75 receiving yards in two of the last three games. He also had seven targets against the Steelers. But remember, he will be more involved this week because of the injury concerns of Baltimore's receivers. I like this play against the Browns who have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to receivers over the past two weeks.

Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo BillsTyrod Taylor loves this guy. He's averaged close to 100-receiving yards per game over the last two. The Titans have allowed the fifth-most points to fantasy tight ends this year. I know, Owen Daniels will be the hot name this week because the Raiders can't stop tight ends. I'd feel a little bit better with the sure thing.

Giants D/ST I really like the Giants against the 49ers this week. The 49ers are not a good professional football team. The 49ers would destroy the University of Florida in football. I'm not sure there are many NFL teams they could beat.

Jaguars D/ST The Buccaneers have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this year. And this is the battle for Florida, you all. Although I did hear the Bucs were going to install an above-ground pool in their stadium to compete with my friends in Duval County, Florida. Take it home, Jags.

Which Washington RB do I go with this week?

You can pretty much make a case for any of the Washington running backs this week. But if I had to choose one, I'd go with Freddy Morris. You have to start one of them because the Falcons have allowed the most rushing TDs this year.

Deep, deep sleeper

All right, if you need to look out over the horizon to find one guy, how about this guy
Stefon Diggs? He had 87 receiving yards against the Broncos off 10 targets. And hey, this might be a reach, but the Vikings average starting field position is the 33.5-yard line. The second best ratio in the NFL.

-- You can hit Rank up for more advice or let him know how lousy his picks are on Twitter @adamrank. Don't be thrown off by his # wars, though.

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