MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 20: Chaz Schilens #81 of the Oakland Raiders pulls in a touchdown against Asher Allen #21 of the Minnesota Vikings on November 20, 2011 at Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
I gave you Toby Gerhart as a sleeper last week, and if you managed to grab and/or start him in your league, you were rewarded with 91 rushing yards and 42 receiving yards, a pretty decent afternoon for a non-premium running back at this point in the season. In most leagues, this is the last week of the regular season, and some leagues have already started their playoffs. So, what's out there to be had at this point?
Well, this week the Oakland Raiders travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers. While the Raiders have had their issues at the wide receiver position, the Green Bay pass defense has been pretty terrible as far as yards allowed this season, ranking second-to-last in the league. Yards are a big part of fantasy football, and they've been giving them up in bunches. So, one of Carson Palmer's favorite targets could potentially provide you a boost this week, and there's a 99% chance that he's available in your league.
Wide receiver Chaz Schilens, who had a touchdown reception when the Raiders came to the Metrodome a few weeks back, has seen his catches increase in each of the last two weeks, including six last week against the Miami Dolphins for 89 yards. With the Raiders' receiver issues, Schilens could see a lot of targets on Sunday afternoon. As I mentioned, he's only owned in 1% of all leagues, according to the folks at Yahoo! Fantasy Football.
He's a bit of a "deep sleeper," but in some leagues that's about all that's left. If you're in need of a wide receiver, roll with Chaz Schilens. You get to root for your fantasy team and root against Green Bay (like you weren't doing that already anyway).