2012 NFL Week 7: Fantasy Football Sleepers

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 17, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16:  Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes the ball in the first quarter against the New York Giants on September 16, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Sometimes, you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of LestersLegends’ under-the-radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in Week 7.


Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Remember when once upon a time he was a budding NFL/fantasy football star? Last week, with 328 yards and three touchdown passes, he flashed some of the potential that was seldom on display since the 2010 season. He will likely have to attempt a ton of passes against a porous Saints secondary.


Vick Ballard, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Ballard had a decent opportunity taken away as the Colts couldn’t slow the Jets and allow Ballard to get more than eight carries. This time around he’s playing at home and should take advantage of Cleveland’s soft run defense that is allowing 131.3 yards per game.


Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill, New York Jets

The Jets, more than likely, will be playing from behind against the Patriots. They will likely have to attempt a ton of passes. New England struggles to defend the pass and this could be a decent week for both Jets receivers.


Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars

Lewis has 14 catches the past four games, two of them going for touchdowns. He’s only averaging 29.0 yards during the stretch. He’s taking on Oakland, who has allowed 43.8 yards per game and four touchdowns to tight ends.


Oakland Raiders Defense

The Raiders rank 28th in scoring defense (29.6 ppg) and 24th in total defense (386.4 ypg) so they are far from a sure thing. However, they are playing at home against the team with the worst scoring offense (13.0 ppg) and total offense (241.2 ypg).


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