Fantasy Football: 5 Sleeper QB’s to Help You Win Your Playoffs

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Dec 1, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) prepares to throw a pass against the St. Louis Rams in the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s playoff time in fantasy football as most leagues enter the postseason for the last four weeks of the regular season. Some leagues choose to omit week 17 because so many teams rest their regulars, but either way the next few weeks can make or break your season. You don’t want to be like Dan Marino setting regular season records but without a championship. To get a championship, you need players who are ready to go for the next few weeks. Here are five Quarterbacks who aren’t necessarily locked in as starting QB’s in fantasy leagues, but who are set up for a great run down the stretch. Some of these are fringe starters you may want to consider locking in and others are available on the Waiver wire. Here are 5 sleeper QB’s who could come up huge in the next few weeks:

1. Colin Kaepernick-San Francisco 49ers

Kap has had his share of struggles this season including some downright brutal performances due to lack of weapons and his own inaccuracies. He ranks in the mid-QB2 range in most scoring systems based on his performance so far this season, but he could reward his long-suffering owners who managed to get into the playoffs with some big weeks coming up. His form is definitely on the upswing since a tough game against the Panthers in which he didn’t reach 100 yards passing or throw a touchdown. In he three games since, he has six touchdown passes, 66 rushing yards, and 637 passing yards while throwing just one interception. When you add to that the return of Michael Crabtree, Kaepernick could be ready to peak at just the right time. With all that said, this week he and the ‘Niners are headed to Seattle where they face a Seahawks team coming off a short week-but also an extremely impressive win. Seattle’s secondary has been thinned due to suspension but still managed to shut down Drew Brees last week. After this week, though, Kapernick has some juicy matchups as he faces the Bucs and Falcons in weeks 15 and 16 who allow the fourth and fifth most fantasy points to opposing QB’s respectively. If you can play him in those two matchups, you could be holding a trophy, check, or at least bragging rights at the end of your fantasy season.

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Topics: Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Fantasy Football Playoffs, Fantasy Football Sleepers, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Robet Griffin III, Ryan Fitzpatrick, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Week 14

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