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The playoffs are here, and for many of you congratulations are in order. Now it's decision time. We know you aren't going to play Ray Rice, Trent Richardson, or RG3, but will you play Josh McCown, Rod Streater or Bobby Rainey? If you have any or all of the aforementioned, my answer is you'd better give them a shot. Here is why you should play these super sleepers in the playoffs.
Josh McCown, Bears quarterback
I am of the mindset that the Bears are going to start Josh McCown against Cleveland on Sunday. If they do go with Jay Cutler, then scratch this idea immediately. That said, McCown is a fantasy player's dream, passing for tons of yards as well as touchdowns. He knows Marc Trestman's offense and is executing to perfection. The stats are off the charts in his past three games: more than 350 passing yards per game, eight total TDs in the air and one rushing, and only one interception.
Rod Streater, Oakland wide receiver
The Raiders are playing better as of late and Streater is a big reason why. He is sneaky fast and is the go-to wideout for Oakland. The stats are good: just under 800 yards receiving, three touchdowns and over 15 yards a reception. The Raiders play Kansas City, which is vulnerable to the pass.
Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay running back
The Bucs have been decimated by injuries at running back. However, they found gold with third-stringer Bobby Rainey. This kid is the real deal. Lights-out speed, very elusive and finds the end zone. Coach Greg Schiano knows how to use his running backs and Rainey is performing at a high level. I really like the matchup for Rainey against San Francisco's defense, which is great against the pass but suspect against the run.
RedEye special contributor Dan Richman hosted a fantasy football show on 670-AM for years. @danrichmanffl
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