December 5 2010 Last updated at 11:00 AM ET
4th & 26: Dexter McCluster, Secret Killer
4th and 26 is here to throw you a couple of deep sleepers, guys available in at least 90 percent of Fleaflicker leagues that could give your fantasy football team a big boost.
Dexter McCluster, WR, Chiefs (11% owned)
Let's start off with McCluster, by far, the most recognizable name on this week's list. The rookie wideout has missed his last five games with a high ankle sprain but is expected to return this Sunday against a Broncos defense that can't stop anyone (23 passing scores, 16 rushing scores allowed in 12 games). With Champ Bailey shadowing Dwayne Bowe all day long (like that'll help), and the Broncos focused on stopping Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones (good luck with that), McCluster could sneak in the back door for a score. For the true gamblers out there, Chris Chambers smells like a super-duper sneaky play this week, too.
Brian Robiskie, WR, Browns (2% owned)
Jake Delhomme may be a below-average NFL QB, but as long as he's lining up behind center for the Browns, Robiskie's got some life. The second-year flanker flew under the radar a week ago, hauling in seven passes for 50 yards, a stat line deep leaguers in a pinch would sign up for any day. The Dolphins do present a challenge for the Browns passing game in Week 13 -- only six other teams have ceded fewer points to opposing wideouts -- but they did give up some big plays to Oakland's Jacoby Ford and Louis Murphy last weekend.
Kassim Osgood, WR, Jacksonville (0% owned)
With Mike Sims-Walker out, and Cortland Finnegan getting under Mike Thomas' skin (say what you want about Finnegan, but the guy is a darn good corner), someone's gotta step up, right? I'm betting on Osgood to be that guy, although Jason Hill -- recently claimed off waivers from the 49ers -- or tight end Zach Miller could factor as well. Look at that, I just gave you three deep sleepers in one. Call it the Gus Johnson bonus (he's calling the game).
Ovie Mughelli, RB, Falcons (0% owned)
Jason Snelling didn't practice this week and is unlikely to suit up against Tampa Bay's 27th-ranked rush defense. Backup Antone Smith is also questionable with a hamstring injury. Unless the Falcons plan on giving Michael Turner 30-35 carries (I wouldn't put it past them), or are going to completely avoid throwing the ball to their running backs (Turner has 33 receptions in 97 CAREER games), Mughelli should net at least a handful of touches in Week 13. That may not seem like much, but when the pickings are slim, you'll take it.
Dimitri Nance, RB, Packers (0% owned)
Let's try this again (this is Nance's third 4th & 26 mention of the season). Nance participated in practice on Thursday and Friday after suffering a concussion early in Week 12, and is officially listed as probable for Week 13. Assuming he gives it a go, I fully expect to see him punch one in from short yardage against the 49ers. If he doesn't make it onto the field, I feel exactly the same way about James Starks.
Naufahu Tahi (0% owned)
Adrian Peterson may ultimately wind up playing in Week 13, and Toby Gerhart would obviously carry the load if he doesn't, but fullback Tahi could see some work, specifically as a receiver out of the backfield, if AP sits this one out.
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