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Fantasy Football Week 15: Going With The Hot Hand

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Last week I picked Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant as the fantasy football sleeper of the week. Here's what I wrote:

There hasn't been a break out performance by Ryan Grant yet this season, but this has to be his best opportunity. WIth James Starks out, there will be more carries for Grant against the Raiders. But Grant will again be splitting carries with Brandon Saine, so he won't be a work horse. He'll have to make big plays out of the chances he'll get.

And everything went Grant's way last Sunday with two touchdown runs, and his first meaningful fantasy performance since 2009. James Starks is a strong runner, but he isn't a home run threat like Grant (when he's at his best). Grant certainly showed that off with a 47 yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

But I was also right that Grant wasn't a work horse either. He would have rushed for over 100 yards, if he'd gotten more than 10 carries. And the Packers don't match up as well against the Chiefs. The Raiders run defense is truly awful, while the Chiefs is good. Plus, Starks and Saine are both game time decisions. It's unlikely Grant will have a big game again if Starks is active.

So I'm not as high on Grant as I was last week, and Donald Driver is a really strong fantasy sleeper this week with Greg Jennings out, but Grant delivered against the Raiders and I'm sticking with him against the Chiefs.