Did you know Jay Cutler has more fantasy points than Aaron Rodgers this season? Yes, you wisenheimer, Rodgers had his bye week already. But can I at least take some time to celebrate this part of the season?
But Cutler does have a very good matchup against the New York Giants this week. Sure the game is on Thursday night, and you know my feelings on playing guys on Thursday night. But I'm going with Cutler in as many leagues as possible.
Cutler was able to cut out the mistakes he made against the Lions in Week 4 and did pretty well against a good Rob Ryan-led defense in Week 5. The Giants have allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this year and I just can't help myself. Honestly, this will be the real litmus test on how I feel about Cutler.
Are you ready for the other 10 members of my sleeper squad?
Mike Glennon, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Maybe I'm so excited about Cutler because I put in a claim on Glennon in one of my deeper leagues. The Bucs take on the Eagles, who have allowed the sixth-most points to fantasy quarterbacks.
Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints: It was Thomas who got the majority of touches among Saints running backs against the Bears. It's not a great matchup against the Patriots, but it's the Saints offense.
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Willis McGahee, RB, Cleveland Browns: Don't look at his yards-per-attempt. Instead, focus on the fact he's the only running back on a team going up against the Lions, who have allowed the sixth-most points to fantasy running backs this year.
Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: I compared Allen to Anquan Boldin when the Chargers selected him in the 2013 NFL Draft. He might not reach Boldin's lofty rookie numbers, but Allen is no doubt the top receiving option for the Chargers.
Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys: We've been on this kid since Week 4 and he had a nice week against the Chargers. But he really did well against the Broncos. He's a great option as long as Miles Austin is out.
Leonard Hankerson, WR, Washington Redskins: And if you roll the dice on Williams and Austin does return, you can slip Hankerson into your lineup. He has shown the consistency he's lacked early in his career to become a reliable option for Robert Griffin III, who seems to trust him more.
Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: He caught a touchdown in Glennon's debut and hopefully a week off did his hamstring some good. A great matchup against the Eagles makes him a low-end sleeper option.
Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills: New quarterback Thad Lewis will look Woods' way a ton with Stevie Johnson nursing an injury. The Bengals are tough on running backs so I expect the Bills to throw.
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: Reed has separated himself from Fred Davis as the Washington tight end to have. Reed is healthy for this matchup against the Cowboys who showed last week they have trouble with athletic tight ends.
Indianapolis Colts defense: Not a great play for the Livingston Dell Shuffle Machine Defense of the Week, but not a terrible matchup against the Chargers on Monday night. Yep, that's about as scientific as I'll get.
Did you know that Adam Rank won last year's Expert's League title? Oh that's right, it's like the only thing he ever talks about. Well congratulations, Rank. You finally did something. What have you done for us lately? Let's worry about 2013 and stop living in the past. Typical Lakers fan, am I right? Oh, if you found this useful (as if) check him out on the latest "Dave Dameshek Football Program". And follow him on Twitter, please. He's taking us to lunch if he gets 17 more Twitter followers today. And we only got 15 the last time, so step up fantasy enthusiasts!