The races for fantasy football playoff spots are heating up. If you are in the hunt and need help at quarterback, you should try to acquire one these players right away. Carson Palmer, Josh Freeman and Russell Wilson are still available in many leagues or are backups you can get through a trade. Let's take a look at these fantasy sleepers.
Carson Palmer, Oakland
Palmer is a fantasy stud. The former No. 1 pick is averaging more than 300 yards passing per game, and has thrown for 15 touchdowns and only nine interceptions. The Raiders often are playing from behind, so Palmer is throwing a ton. Another advantage is the Raiders schedule; they still play New Orleans, Cincinnati, Kansas City and Carolina. These are great matchups for Palmer, who's a terrific fantasy play the rest of the year.
Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay
Leading the Buccaneers back from the depths is Josh Freeman. He' been on fire, throwing for 18 scores and averaging over 250 yards per game. Freeman's big advantages are Vincent Jackson, a true No. 1 wide receiver, and rookie running back Doug Martin, who opens up the short passing game. Freeman is the type of quarterback who will not get you in a lot of trouble from a fantasy perspective, having thrown only five interceptions in nine games. If you need help at quarterback, get him on your radar screen ASAP.
Russell Wilson, Seattle
This undersized rookie from Wisconsin is the man in Seattle. Wilson is a model of consistency, averaging over 200 yards a game. He also has thrown 10 touchdowns and only two interceptions in his past two games. Wilson, along with receivers Sidney Rice and Golden Tate, is getting better each week. Wilson is for real, both as a winner and a solid fantasy option.
Dan Richman hosted a fantasy football show on The Score (670-AM) for years under the moniker "Super Fan Dan." Disagree with him? Tweet Dan @danrichmanffl.
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