Week 10: Super Sleepers
Meachem missed San Diego's week 9 games against Kansas City due to a hamstring injury. It didn't help that the game was played on Thursday night either. Had the game been scheduled for Sunday, there was a chance Meachem would have been able to go. That being the case, we believe Robert will be in the lineup when the Chargers head to Tampa Bay this Sunday. Through the first half of the season Tampa's pass defense has been the worst in the league, allowing a league high 321 yards per game. Just last week Tampa's secondary allowed Oakland's Carson Palmer to throw for 414 yards and 4 touchdowns. Against a similar defense (New Orleans back in week 5) Meachem had 3 receptions for 67 yards with a pair of touchdowns. Of course there is no guarantee Robert will pull in multiple touchdowns, but a solid 60-80 yards with a touchdown is well within the realm of possibility. If you're looking to fill a bye week vacancy then Meachem could be a good start.
Things have not gone well for Sanders this year, but a recent injury to Antonio Brown may be just what he needs. In last weekend's game against the Giants, Brown injured his ankle in the first quarter and did not return. It appears even with the Steelers game this weekend coming on Monday night, Brown won't be ready to play so Sanders will be taking his place in the starting lineup. Pittsburgh will face a tough Kansas City defense which is allowing just 222 passing yards per game (but don't let that scare you off). The Chiefs' secondary has allowed 17 passing touchdown (second most in the league) and opposing quarterbacks have a 106.3 rating again the second worst in the league. With more time on the field and time to prepare with the first string offense, Sanders should pick up a few of the touches that would have gone to Brown. With a few more receptions, Emmanuel's numbers could be fantasy worthy for owners looking to fill a bye.